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Old 02-12-2018, 12:56 PM   #1
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Default New tire aging

I have a tax return check burning a hole in my pocket and I am looking at getting a new set of NT-01s for track use. I have found a pretty good deal so I am looking at buying a new set right now, even though I know my schedule will not permit a track day until the fall. Do these tires age/get hard any appreciable amount before getting heat cycled from driving? I have had luck with my current set of NT-01s that only got used once a year over a 4 year span and they did not seem to get hard like I have experienced with other tires in the past. They would be stored in fairly cool 50-70deg temperatures and out of direct sunlight until I am ready to mount them.

I do not want to buy a new set just to have them lose a significant amount of performance before I use them. If that's the case I would just risk paying full price when I actually need them.
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