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Old 08-04-2018, 08:50 PM   #11
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Didn't read the op?
I read it lol..but obviously skipped that part...congrats on that deal..
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:38 PM   #12
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So I won an auction of a set of unused tires (6) that were stored inside at a school district, and honestly I'm just stoked that I saved myself $2000, but I want to make sure I didn't just make a $255 mistake.

(6) 10R22.5 Toyo M120Z
Mfg part: 547720
Load Rating 141L
Ply Rating: G/14PR
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So from what I can find online, I should be able to fit these on my 22.5x7.5 rim as an upgrade from my 9R22.5s. Currently the tires are in NM, and I'm in TX, so I'm having my brother pick them up and store them (inside) for me until I drive the bus that way.

Whatcha think?
You made a good deal. These tires will be a great choice. I have Toyo's on every vehicle I own except my motorcycles. I am a tire engineer and am qualified to tell you that you did good.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:52 PM   #13
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You made a good deal. These tires will be a great choice. I have Toyo's on every vehicle I own except my motorcycles. I am a tire engineer and am qualified to tell you that you did good.
So what is the life expectancy from a stored tire? How old is too old. I read a lot of conflicting information online.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:59 PM   #14
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So I won an auction of a set of unused tires (6) that were stored inside at a school district, and honestly I'm just stoked that I saved myself $2000, but I want to make sure I didn't just make a $255 mistake.

(6) 10R22.5 Toyo M120Z
Mfg part: 547720
Load Rating 141L
Ply Rating: G/14PR
Regional All-Position

So from what I can find online, I should be able to fit these on my 22.5x7.5 rim as an upgrade from my 9R22.5s. Currently the tires are in NM, and I'm in TX, so I'm having my brother pick them up and store them (inside) for me until I drive the bus that way.

Whatcha think?
Look for the DOT on the sidewall near where the rim will fit on the tire. It will be 4 digits long, this is the month and year of manufacture. 0101 will be January of 2001 and so on. We want to see the tires no more than 6 years old if stored normally, nearly all manufactures warranty the tires for 4 years from this date. If tires are stored inside, the only way of knowing will be if small cracks appear on the sidewall after mounting and inflating. Even this will be minor. My bus had 10 year old tires on it but were new, the bus had been stored outside but under cover for several years and the tires were just fine.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:28 PM   #15
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Yes...while the age is a factor, how they have been kept is just as important. My tires are now about four years old but have only been on the ground for about 30 minutes. The rest of the time they have been indoors (out of UV) and lifted to prevent flat spots. I will keep an eye on them but expect they will easily be fine for another ten years this way.


Just hoping I have them on the road well before then.
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