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Fake tires? 17 inch "stock" Bridgestone Turanza El42

So after reading an article on the forums about tire age, I went out to check the age of my tires. I searched everywhere on the damn things and cannot find the "DOT" text which signals me to wonder if they have fakes floating around. I bought these off of Ebay from a pretty reputable dealer and got a good price on the stock 17'' rims and tires which claimed to be new take-offs. After doing some research on these tires I also noticed that the DOT and serial number should be under the "bridgestone" which I do not have. Is there something that I am missing on these tires, or can someone with knowledge of these tires help clue me in please? thanks

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So after reading an article on the forums about tire age, I went out to check the age of my tires. I searched everywhere on the damn things and cannot find the "DOT" text which signals me to wonder if they have fakes floating around. I bought these off of Ebay from a pretty reputable dealer and got a good price on the stock 17'' rims and tires which claimed to be new take-offs. After doing some research on these tires I also noticed that the DOT and serial number should be under the "bridgestone" which I do not have. Is there something that I am missing on these tires, or can someone with knowledge of these tires help clue me in please? thanks
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I guess I will just look when I rotate my tires, maybe they are on the other side. I just wanted to make sure that I did not get ripped off, thanks!

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