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I've seen that, It's pretty scary when you think about it! Great video!
 

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i am pretty sure the date the tire was made is printed on the sidewall..... i might be mistaken
 

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i am pretty sure the date the tire was made is printed on the sidewall..... i might be mistaken
^^^Yep, but it's in "code" according to the video.

It will be the last set of digits found after the DOT identification.
Again, according to the video:
4302 = 43rd week of 2002.
432 = 43rd week of 1992
3901 = 39th week of 2001
391 = 39th week of 1991
First two digits are the week, then next 1 (pre 2000) or 2 (post 2000) are the year.
 

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I just went out and checked my tires and they were all good, made in 07. However I had one with a separated cord in the garage that I had replaced with a new tire. Turns out the tire place had ground the date off of it when they gave it back to me. I will not be getting tires from them again. The first section of the code after DOT says PLRB on the bad tire and then on the ones on the car made in 07 it says MKRB. So its hard telling how old the tire was. It was definately not made with the good batch that I have on the car now. Anyway it was D&D tires in Twin Falls Idaho. Just so anyone close by knows...
 

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Are you sure it's just not on the side of the tire facing inside the car? You know it makes a lot more sense to print the date on one side so you only have to change one set of numbers per mold times however many molds they have........ I bet it's on the inside. Removing any DOT required ID is illegal.

if you're talking about the old tire they probably did it for warranty purposes`.

Also a separated ""cord" as you say would never be a cause of tire age because that is the steel belt in the tire. A separated cord is a result of just a bad tire.
 

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every tire has that DOT code. they can be smudged, but they are there. i have a tread depth gauge i use too...usually 2 to 4 mm is when they should be replaced.
 
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