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Old 22-08-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
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I need some new yoko a008 tyres for the mini so thought I would ask the main mini part suppliers what the date stamps were on the tyres they have in stock. they only have tyres from 2017, so already over a year old. Does anyone know of a supplier that can get newer tyres?
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Old 22-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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Try camskill, not sure if they do 008ís.


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Old 22-08-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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Your qwestion is fair , can I ask why?
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Your qwestion is fair , can I ask why?
Tyres harden with age, how much difference one year makes I'm not sure, but if you have the option to get the youngest tyre available you will get the most grip from it, the hardening reduces the wear rate too. Although having said that a newly fitted 5 year old tyre on the back of my little Dax looks like it'll still be worn out in 2,000 miles the same as a factory fresh one.
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I just don't see why I should pay for a brand new tyre that's already a year old and so has a year less life in it
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Yes that's a astute reconning! I never thought of it like that, mine tread don't last long enough , but like you say, if you're paying the want to be as new as possible,
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I know the way they're stored has an effect on the ageing, for example UV light makes them perish faster. If the car gets driven so rarely that it's likely to perish before it wears out, then it might make a couple of quids worth of difference.

Don't forget that the tyres come over on a very slow boat from a very distant place, so even the newest ones are unlikely to have been made in the last month!
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