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      11-12-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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BFR R1's - pull off's

I've just recently graduated myself to driving with these really sticky tires on track, and I need some information on care and maintenance.

How long are these tires good for? My pull off's were manufactured in the middle of 2012...seems like a long time ago for competition type tires?

There's plenty of tread left, and they gripped like crazy the one time I was out on them....so my question is how long ...time wise ...are they good for?

The other thing is storage...Can I just keep them in my garage in the winter...it'll get below freezing. Will that damage them?

It's close to freezing for the first time, and that got me thinking...have they been damaged from being exposed to the cold.

Any info is appreciated.
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I've just recently graduated myself to driving with these really sticky tires on track, and I need some information on care and maintenance.

How long are these tires good for? My pull off's were manufactured in the middle of 2012...seems like a long time ago for competition type tires?

There's plenty of tread left, and they gripped like crazy the one time I was out on them....so my question is how long ...time wise ...are they good for?

The other thing is storage...Can I just keep them in my garage in the winter...it'll get below freezing. Will that damage them?

It's close to freezing for the first time, and that got me thinking...have they been damaged from being exposed to the cold.

Any info is appreciated.
Yes they are probably damaged if they were stored below freezing. Look at tire rack or any site that sells them for specifics. I heat my garage to protect from this problem. You can try them but my guess is they will have far less grip now.
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Yes they are probably damaged if they were stored below freezing. Look at tire rack or any site that sells them for specifics. I heat my garage to protect from this problem. You can try them but my guess is they will have far less grip now.

Don't mind loss of grip..but what about safety?

Catastrophic failure on track issues?
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