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Old 08-05-2007, 08:38 AM
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Your Experiences with 10 ply steering tires on light ~ medium trucks please

I have a 1988 Chevy 3+3 Dualie & over the years on all my trucks I have used 10 ply tires.

On My Suburban I wound up with Michelin's. I think they were over priced & I don't think I would use them again.

Well yesterday I had my 1st ever Blow Out & to make it worse it was the Left Front it only gave about 30 seconds of warning before the shot gun blast .
It pulled me over the double yellow for a few seconds fortunately it was in the middle of no where & I was NOT pulling a load.

Although all that beating around racked my back & for some reason my left leg hurts like I layed a motorcycle down

I am not going to play around With the Steering tires !

What are Y'alls experience & opinions of 235~85~16 load range E Rubber .

What is the Best of the Best OR better than?

Kuhmo ? B .F .Goodrich . . .? ? ?

Don't even talk about Good Year to me might as well bolt on cinder blocks there



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Old 08-05-2007, 05:16 PM
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You might think about Toyo tires, I have always ran them and had great luck, here is a link for you to look at.

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Old 08-05-2007, 06:03 PM
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I use Cooper tires on my truck....have always had good luck with them.
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I have Merit All Countries on my truck now Had goodyears before them no problems with them .I didnt particularly care for the kimhos that I had before they wore good but had absolutely no mud traction.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:08 PM
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I just got some tries from ebay at the discount tire store.They had free shipping,so I expected that it would take awhile to get here.I ordered them on a Tues and by that Friday when I came home from work they where sitting in my carport.I was very pleased with price and delivery.

That was car tires,I am not familiar with any truck tires.

There seems to be quiet a bid of tread left on that tire.Have you tried to see maybe if they will pro rate it for you?

I hope your back gets better.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:55 PM
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I don't know about now, but back a few years you couldn't do better than those Michelin X's . I had a set of 8 plys (I think they were 8, could have been 10), on a 3/4 ton Dodge van that just would not quit, they never seemed to wear, and held traction on wet or dry roads like glue.

What did you do to them? Did they sit for a bunch of years or were the alligators munching on them?

Cat wizz will mess them up though. You didn't park it on the M.I.L. side of the lawn, did you?

I have Coopers on my motorhome and they seem to be ok.

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Old 08-06-2007, 06:21 AM
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I Thank you all for the replies.

I basically built this truck out of nuthing ..saving it from the Bone yard.
The front tires I bought from a guy for $40.00 & they had just a Lil bit of dry rot on them I have seen bald tires that have had more!
So I don't think I can Pro rate them .
I don't think I would run one of them "Daytona" brands again the other side is a "Dayton" its gonna replace the "EGG" of a spare I got.

Hind sight {yea looking out my arse} I been thinking it looked low but wasn't I guess ...maybe it got run back wards?

I thought that was a wives tale.

I have a tire that BUGS gimme a brand new POWER KING RADIAL HIGHWAY never been mounted {no rot either}.

I am going to see if I can get a match to it. unless some one tells me its junk.

Yea Mikey I think the M.I.L. might of had her Cat Piss gang burn a hole inside my tire. Too bad she was not in the incoming lane when it blew.
I got them Michelin's L T X on the BURB 10 ply & I think you are right I got like 30,000 on them & still lots of tread .but I paid a lot for them.

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Hey Rob, check the date code on the tire...

I did a search called "how to read tire date codes" and came up with a bunch of stuff like this:

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Before 2000, the date code had three digits. Since 2000, it has had four. The first two digits are the week of the year (01 = the first week of January). The third digit (for tires made before 2000) is the year (1 = 1991). For most tires made after 2000, the third and fourth digits are the year (04 = 2004).
http://rvbasics.com/techtips/RV-tire-age-how-old.html

I have heard that 7 or 8 years is about it, although the Sears tires I have on Old Yeller are about 12 .

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Thanks Mikey I remember this now.I just could not search it right I will put this in a file where maybe I will remember it.

Yea Right the poster child for CRS

Well seems being 20 years behind the times does not have the advantage when it comes to used 235/85R16 rubbers.

after calling a number of places trying to find someone to help with the POWER KING tire I bailed & started looking for used.

One place had four Firestone's that he said were just under 1/2 tread I think the were more like 1/2 the wear bar was gone!

So I spent the Grocery money on 2 big chocolate donuts.

GEO track ? $108.Ea. now I have a Warranty .

I think this is gonna be bad karma . but ,with my leg still hurting I'm not gambling on used tires on the front .

Thak God I was not hualing something!

Mikey I wish you were closer so you could get my Old yeller ford.

Thing here has gotten bad I heard on the TV that the Bankruptcy & Mortgage foreclosures in this area is up 85%!

GAWD!.

I blame the oil prices.

Well we will see how these tires hold up.

Thanks for the replies again!

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After holding conversations with folks on both sides of the nation, I beieve the general consensus is that I need to stay on this side of the Sierras...
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After holding conversations with folks on both sides of the nation, I beieve the general consensus is that I need to stay on this side of the Sierras...
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Naaa, Mikey, we still let some people into Louisiana without a passport!! Come on anytime.......
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