Tires a must? - Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Tacteam1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 3
Tires a must?

Purchased an 01 Z06 about two weeks ago. Friend of mine says I must purchase tires first thing because the edges are showing cracks due to the car sitting up for a pretty long time. Do I really need tires right now? Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	D38F4283-B7C6-40C8-9630-247F04D493C6_1545504268208.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	34.3 KB
ID:	12705  
Tacteam1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 01:28 PM
Bruno
Z06 Addict
 
Bruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 204
Garage
Re: Tires a must?

A few observations here. First off those lines that are running north to south on your tires are not cracks. They are mold lines from when the tires were molded. Second if you want to know the age of the tires because you think they are getting old, check the DOT numbers on the sidewall and decode them, that will tell you when they were manufactured. If they are ten + years old regardless of the tread left get new tires.

13 Z06 Blk/Blk Halltech mf103 Corsa sport axle back exhaust custom tune by Team ZR1 533rwhp 463rwtq 48lb/hr injectors
Bruno is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 01:31 PM
jub jub
Moderator
 
jub jub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: God's Country
Posts: 21,275
Re: Tires a must?

There should be time stamp on the tires. If they're not over 10 years old I would keep them unless you have minimal tread or less than about 3/32". The ones in the pic look good from what I can see.

jub jub is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
Tacteam1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
A few observations here. First off those lines that are running north to south on your tires are not cracks. They are mold lines from when the tires were molded. Second if you want to know the age of the tires because you think they are getting old, check the DOT numbers on the sidewall and decode them, that will tell you when they were manufactured. If they are ten + years old regardless of the tread left get new tires.
Thanks but, Lol, yeah I know those are the molds but I was referring to the east and west small cracks across the molds. That these maybe could cause a blowout. The date of the tire is 0713.
Tacteam1 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Tacteam1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by jub jub View Post
There should be time stamp on the tires. If they're not over 10 years old I would keep them unless you have minimal tread or less than about 3/32". The ones in the pic look good from what I can see.
Good deal! The date on the tire is 0713. I appreciate your help👍
Tacteam1 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 05:41 PM
racingvette
Z06 Tech Advisor
 
racingvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,801
Re: Tires a must?

The photo due to it's size was not clearly showing the East/West areas you are concerned about
so I enlarged it below

Those are surface only and not anything to be concerned about, bit scrubbing of tire edge
Would look different if seeing in person so if concerned have full 4 wheel alignment done

As to age, you state made on July of 2013,
refer to your state as some states 6 years maximum age
Also if doing any type of racing check as to their rules as some only allow from 1 to 2 years age allowed
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	08.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	54.0 KB
ID:	12707  

Mike M - 2001 / 2008 Z06s
racingvette is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2018, 11:25 AM
Plakin
Z06 Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tulsa, Ok.
Posts: 88
Re: Tires a must?

My 2010 ZR-1 continues to have its original tires-tread looks good on all four at 30% wear. Just turned over 16k miles-obviously never hard driven. EVERYONE says "get new tires no matter what". I see no age cracks with magnifying glass. Tires DO seem to break loose easier now than when the car was new (late 2009) so I am figuring that is age. I do not drive any high speed for very long (seconds as opposed to minutes) like on ramps etc occasionally maybe touching 3 figures. I will replace the tires in the spring with OEM Michelin's.
Plakin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Z06Vette.com - Corvette Z06 Forum > C5 Z06 Specific Topics > C5 Z06 - Pit Road


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUST SELL ASAP: Chrome Y2k Wheels with Tires!! 2003yellowZ06 Member Sales/Trades - Parts & Cars 0 07-08-2004 02:15 PM
LT4 for sale - must sell ASAP dsinned Member Sales/Trades - Parts & Cars 2 10-14-2001 11:14 AM
MUST READ --Today at the Corvette Plant 7-19-01 GNX Guy C5 Z06 - Grandstand 16 07-22-2001 09:03 AM
2001 VETTE CONVERTIBLE $3230 OFF!!!!!! MUST SELL!! JIMMYZEE Member Sales/Trades - Parts & Cars 3 04-28-2001 01:22 PM
Must drive mine in the snow! oxford01 C5 Z06 - Grandstand 3 01-18-2001 06:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome