Re: Flat spots - car sitting 5 yrs
Reputable tire shops won't do anything for you with 10 year old tires except remove them from the rims. They won't touch them, air them up, balance them or anything else due to the liability of knowingly sending a customer out on old, dangerous tires. My car had old tires on it when I got it, but I had not thought to check that. One of the fronts blew out instantaneously through a long hole, there was no slow leak down warning, all air was out with a big bang. I had not hit anything and there was no evidence of puncture. Fortunately I'd just taken off from a traffic signal and was only going about 30 mph, not the 60+ mph I'd been traveling a few minutes earlier on a narrow 2 lane road with deep ditches on either side; that would have led to a completely different outcome. When I got new tires I looked at the inside of the old ones and there were cracks, but none visible on the outside, strange. Get new tires unless you plan on putting around town at 35 mph or less, but I bet with a new TKO that's not your plan.
'69 Z/28, Lemans Blue/White Stripes, DZ302, Tremec Magnum, 4.10, Procar Elite Seats,
Custom Upholstery, Dynatech headers, 17" VWW V45's, 235/45, 275/40, C5 Front Brakes