Good information to know. I picked up a used 99 F350 with great looking tires on it. I really did not look at the numbers on the tire. Turns out they had been built 14 years before. Got a chance to look close when my Left front blew. My fault it was a low mile truck and obvious second set of tires.
Thank you for sharing, Denny - hopefully, no one was harmed! Blowouts can be very frustrating.