My '97 Escort has less than 25,000 miles on it and still has the original tires on it and has been driven approximately 2500 miles in the past month and a half. The car is garage kept so it doesn't get the direct sun light though. The tires still show no signs of cracking or dry rot.
i drop the rear pressure a good amount so that the sidewall flexes enough to let the car to rotate when i throw it hard into tighter turns. but yea, when i chalk the front tires i end up having the pressure at the maximum anyway.
What? Um aren't you suppose to decrease traction at the rear and increase traction at the front in order to increase oversteering ability for a FF car?