I was about to bring that up. I would not recommend it despite the incentive. I work in a tire shop and often the sales are for the cheap economy tires or tires that are getting old. Tires are meant to be worn down completely within a few years of production. You mentioned flat spots, they only get worse with age and tires tend to begin to crack due to age.
yea i saw that too, i was googlin' and another forum was talking about it... Someone called tire rack and asked about it and tire rack said it was 100% okay because they were stored propertly.. AHH, i can't find that web site though.. Sorry...
Note that the tires the thread is about were produced in 2004.^^ you are correct, but the tires are still good, once year does not make a difference.
i took a 32hr course on tires that was required, and watched 5hrs worth of vidoes on safty on tires, and it was 6years when tires were considered Death Trap.
one year difference does NOT make any difference.
for ppl that do not know how to locate the tire age.
the code is right after the DOT, should read somthing like this
2107- which means 21st week of 2007.
i would try to stay with current year tires, like imike5g was saying
but one or two year of age doesnt really effect the tires.