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What do you guys think a set of original Goodyear MTR's, 40x13.50 17's would be worth. The claim is brand new never mounted. Bought as backup and never mounted. So would imagine these have been sitting a while. I debating whether or not to make an offer. What is a fair offer?
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what's the DOT on them? are they going on a DD?



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They will be Daily Driven. DOT?
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I bought my 37" old school MTRs in 2010. They're getting old, havnt been made in awhile.
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Yeah I realize they haven't been made in a while. I had a set on my TJ. I thought they were a pretty damn good tire. Just wondering if $1500 on a set of 40x13.50 17's that has been in storage for a while is a good price. What y'all think
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Yeah I realize they haven't been made in a while. I had a set on my TJ. I thought they were a pretty damn good tire. Just wondering if $1500 on a set of 40x13.50 17's that has been in storage for a while is a good price. What y'all think
Meh... Brand new these tires are pretty descent for some conditions. I had 'em like many previous TJ owners.

But with age comes the dreaded dry-rot possibility. I don't doubt that they have been stored inside ( at least for some of their life), but that doesn't necessarily negate sidewall cracks and compound degradation due to age and/ or usage.

For me these days $1500 ( plus shipping?) is a good chunk of change to throw at something that may have hidden condition issues. The more trustworthy the seller, the more piece of mind you may have, but even if they have a good deal of tread-life, have no plugs, no major chunking, and have spent a good deal of time indoors, I still don't know that they would be a "great deal"... especially depending on your plans for them.

If I was going into the 40" realm, then I know my intentions would be to crawl hard. MTR's aren't bad for that but Irocs, Trepadors, BFG Stickies, or Creepy Crawlers would be my personal considerations in that size.

At the very least, I think that I would try to negotiate down... maybe $1000-$1200 and I would also want to see some very detailed tread and sidewall pics. This would be in addition to trusting the sellers reputation and integrity.

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I just had a blow out on a 7-year old tire. I'm not a fan of old when it comes to rubber. Were they sitting inside under protective cover or on a side yard getting baked by the sun?


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Thanks for the insight guys. I was concerned of the dry rot and cracking myself. They are on CL up the road from me. The frugal side of me was wondering if I could get a set of 40's cheap.
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The dot number should have a date code. I don't remember how to read it but when they get to be 10 years old you might have issues trying to find a shop to mount them.
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Got another email from the guy and said two are from '06 and two from '08. So kind of old. Oh well
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Yeah I realize they haven't been made in a while. I had a set on my TJ. I thought they were a pretty damn good tire. Just wondering if $1500 on a set of 40x13.50 17's that has been in storage for a while is a good price. What y'all think
Nope you can get brand new 40x13.50 17 trail grapplers for $450 a tire shipped which is only a couple hundred more. Those tires are at least 4 years old and after 5 years tires are generally pretty dry rotted and not safe for road use.
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Nope you can get brand new 40x13.50 17 trail grapplers for $450 a tire shipped which is only a couple hundred more. Those tires are at least 4 years old and after 5 years tires are generally pretty dry rotted and not safe for road use.
Devils Advocate - there are plenty of people that drive around on old tires all the time. Think Sports Cars...Ex. 1995 Porsche with 12K miles. Maybe the tires have been replaced once in the 20 year history.

I think for 1K it seems like a deal, but as said by others, you could get a new set for around 2K....


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what's the DOT on them? are they going on a DD?
on the sidewall youll see DOT 4 letters/numbers 4 more and then something like 2408 and the last 4 are the week and year of manufacture the first and second are size and factory
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You are close to the seller. No shipping issues. The 06's are about 8 years old and are just going to continue to age and the seller knows this. Were it me, I'd offer only what can't hurt you..............say $400-600. And see what happens.

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Devils Advocate - there are plenty of people that drive around on old tires all the time. Think Sports Cars...Ex. 1995 Porsche with 12K miles. Maybe the tires have been replaced once in the 20 year history.

I think for 1K it seems like a deal, but as said by others, you could get a new set for around 2K....
Yes my dad had a 86 Porsche Turbo and IIRC the tires were 6-7 years old on it when he got it. They had almost full tread but some rot though and were replaced within 6 months.

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