Backroader, according to your number's that you posted, your tire was made in the 8th week of '08. Those number's in the (), are those the one's that appear to be like ,added', not like they were part of the original mold. In other word's, like they were put in the mold just before forming the tire? The af&x are coded for the plant, shift, worker, ect. Kinda like tracking number's.