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Old 09-13-2009, 09:30 AM   #15
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Maybe someone knows more, but my mechanic, who maintains the Fire Dept. rigs, told me the wider the tire, the better the possiblility of wheel bearing failure.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:34 AM   #16
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if you decide to do that change i'd be curious to see weigh slips before and after. in theory, wouldn't the axle with the taller tires carry more of a load?
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #17
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I believe the Tag axle is more forgiving by that I mean that it moves up and down with less pressure than the drive wheel axle. I did have the concern that I wouldn't have as much of a down force on the drive wheels and could affect traction.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:49 PM   #18
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I have noticed that the tag axle tires leave rubber tread marks when executing a sharp turn in a parking lot...m
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:34 PM   #19
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Mike,
I think the tread marks may be unique to your driving style...

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Old 09-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #20
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My tags leave a bunch of marks on sharp turns too, like exiting our drive way.
Could it be to do with age, or something else? It would be quite a site seeing one of our classics burning donuts in the car park!
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:43 PM   #21
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UNIQUE driving style...???I'm always slowing down to 50 in a parking lot, whether or not I need to...actually, I CAN do doughnuts in a parking lot, it just takes me half a day to do them, and they're kinda soft in the middle...oh, wait, there IS no middle to a doughnut!!! How do I talk myself into these things?
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #22
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During a recent conversation with our local AS service manager concerning rotating tires on a 345 he did mention that the tag tires on all 345's are prone to "sliding" somewhat during a "sharp turn".
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:56 AM   #23
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What I want to put on are Michelin XZE, but I am concerned about the clearance since these are 8.9 wide.
Gunner, I have a 345 with G.V. overdrive

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Old 10-18-2009, 11:45 PM   #24
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A bearing failure had us in Kingman, AZ for 9 days...the local truck dealer couldn't find a hub, the rig was in a bay, and we wern't allowed to 'live' there...we had to go online to find the part(minnesota), and special-order it...they had two...we bought both of them...pricey, but part of our overweight is the spare...speaking of spares, the tag axle tires are functional spares...maybe a good reason to keep ALL the tires the same size...m
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Good point, I Never allow storing goods behind the Kitchen area and I am considering removing the spare for weight management. By running all new tires and the fact that the tag tires are viable spares ???? Might work !!! ?
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Good point, I Never allow storing goods behind the Kitchen area and I am considering removing the spare for weight management. By running all new tires and the fact that the tag tires are viable spares ???? Might work !!! ?
It will, at least until you get to a tire store... just check your lugs carefully, first...mike
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Thank You, Sounds good !!!
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John, which 225's did you buy?

For weight management we only take about a quarter tank of water when on the road, this helps a little.
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