View Full Version : do tires go bad?

2010.06.07, 11:19 AM
i have not run in almost 2 years, i just picked up an 03 and am looking to start running again (ARCMS!)

i have a few sets of tires from my 02's the look like they are in good shape but the feel dry. are they a lost cause? or will running them again on RCP bring them back to life?


2010.06.07, 11:34 AM
Tires do age, and lose grip... I would get new tires when you are at the track.

2010.06.07, 12:40 PM
the rubber will dry out and eventually crack. it may take much longer for the softer tires but stock tires crack easily over time. look at any old autoscale on a dummy chassis.

a good question is, can you rehydrate old tires that have not cracked yet?

2010.06.07, 01:51 PM
Aromatic's help. Put the tires in a sealed container with a cotton ball saturated with oil of wintergreen. If thay are going to soften back up this will do it. Ancient 1/12th scale trick.