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Old 05-19-2012, 11:20 AM   #15
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One can expect 50k+ out of quality tires.
Aside from you Mike, most of us will replace them due to aging before we wear them out!
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #16
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Aside from you Mike, most of us will replace them due to aging before we wear them out!
True, Bess gets over 8K a year. The Goodyears I'm replacing look brand new, since I use the tire sealer a lot, but the tread is getting to that point where I could prolly get another 2K out of them, but the worry factor is just not worth it. Since I'm up here, I'll bite the bullet, spend $2500.00 and drive easy with fresh rubber. I have found a place up here that (says) they know how to align P-30 s, so I'll do that before we go back south in Sept.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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f.y.i., I looked in my files. Those rear duals were bought in 06, I got 65K out of them, they were rotated twice, side to side.
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Well about 3 weeks ago I opted for the Dyna-Traks, China made tires. $1500 out the door from Advanced Tires in Surprise AZ. The tire guy was able to get a really good balance out of all 6! I chose these not only for the price but this same brand is used on all the airport equipment at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where I work. They seem to hold up well in the heat! I spent 5 days and nights working on my 310 and finally she was ready for her maiden voyage after her 14 year slumber! I left around 8pm on a friday and drove with my 3 year old boy riding shotgun up to Forest Lakes AZ. It performed almost flawlessly in the mountains! Tires were all smooth and quiet. The beast didn't like going down hills very slow! Even downshifting into 2nd, I still had to keep using brakes to slow it down. Up the hills was fine. I will be posting pics and a complete rundown on all work performed and yet to come. Thanks for everyones advice! Danny
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I've run Toyo tires, but did not get half the miles out of them than I do with the Goodyears.
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I've run Toyo tires, but did not get half the miles out of them than I do with the Goodyears.
Thanks for the real world experience Mike. So long as the Goodyears are not twice the cost then I think they'll be the ones I get next. I've done less than 5,000 in about 3 yrs of ownership. Hope to do better in the next 3 and beyond.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #21
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So long as the Goodyears are not twice the cost then I think they'll be the ones I get next. I've done less than 5,000 in about 3 yrs of ownership. Hope to do better in the next 3 and beyond.
Good point, I can't remember if the Toyos were 12 ply or not. I prolly would not run top-of-the line Goodyears if I put low miles on since the sidewalls would self-trash before the tread wore out.
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Just got the bottom line for six Goodyear 8R 19.5 F G647 RSS 12 ply tires, gasp! Tires, dismount, new valve stems, balance, mount, disposal fee and sales tax: $2900.00.
Yet, once I get the front end aligned, (hopefully no new super steers) I'll run over 60k on them. I view the cost like paying property taxes!
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I view the cost like paying property taxes!
But at least you actually get something for the money!
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...you only get one shot in this life, and it's worth everything you don't earn.....m
at the departure lounge at sfo, and another $3,000 in the hole for a 5 day vacation!!! Question for you CA people's. Am I allowed to travel through CA without the smog gear? It seems like there's a smog testing station on every corner in this part of the world.
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at the departure lounge at sfo, and another $3,000 in the hole for a 5 day vacation!!! Question for you CA people's. Am I allowed to travel through CA without the smog gear? It seems like there's a smog testing station on every corner in this part of the world.
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You know I do, Michael. In fact, we've only been north for a month, and I'm getting antsy to get back on the road! Best to you and Tracy.
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You know I do, Michael. In fact, we've only been north for a month, and I'm getting antsy to get back on the road! Best to you and Tracy.
and, Mike, you would be the exception...I really would like to see more rigs on the road, not just on the forums...
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