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Old 01-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #99
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #100
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Hey, thanks everyone for the comments on the sidewall "tire bulge". Guess I need to refine my searches here a little more as there seems to be plenty of info. it.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:27 AM   #101
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Yup,

Those are the ply splices (overlap), not the belt splice. There will be at least one for every sidewall ply. So in an ST type tire or an LT type tire you can find at least 2. These are sometimes hard to find, but if you look hard enough, they are there.

Note, you can see one in the photo of the Michelin.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #102
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So I went ahead and purchased the 16" LT tire setup on my Classic as stated in other threads. I had my original Alcoa rims and GYM 15" tires with about 6,000 miles and 2 years on them that I took off. I sold the set including the spare to a friend of mine that was putting them on a large utility trailer with 6 lugs. When we rolled them out to his truck, he noticed that one of the tires was bulging on one side of the tread, not the sidewall. On further investigation, it would have been another failure if I had taken my AS on a road trip as the tread would have seperated and I would have had another flat. I changed out to LT's just in the nick of time.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #103
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Two things that I have added on the peace of mind category, internal TPMS and an infrared non contact thermometer. The TPMS watches out for temp and PSI problems hopefully before they become a major problem. The temp gun has an amazing number of uses, but at a rest stop take it out and shoot the tires, hubs and brakes. I don't have temp number guidelines, just watch for hot anythings compared to the other parts or cold brake components. Braking creates heat, absence of heat can mean the brake is not working.

I had OE GYM problems with 3 tires on my 1st outing and the replacement GYMS developed protruding sidewall bulges. Dealer replaced with my choice, I picked Maxxis, so far zero issues. Previously documented.

I have 16"tires in mind, seriously.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:08 PM   #104
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I'll be needing new tires.

I'll be needing new tires, 225/75 R15 LR "D", for our 27' Safari. In previous years I've had good luck with the Good Year Marathons. However, In reading several of the comments regarding tires I still have questions. I've checked locally with four different tire shops as to various brands. Unfortunately, most or all of them are Chinese made.

Has anyone heard of or used a tire manufacturer called "Greenball Transmaster"? Evidently this company makes tires for commercial, industrial, and off road use. (Today was the first I've heard of them.)

Next question: What about the "ST" vs "LT" series. Is there any benefit of one over the other?

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #105
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Ok.. so, the consensus is:
Aluminum wheels, 16x6 or 16x8 with bolt pattern of 6x5.5?

What about on the 34'?

Which tires? BF G's in LT?
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I'll be needing new tires, 225/75 R15 LR "D", for our 27' Safari. In previous years I've had good luck with the Good Year Marathons. However, In reading several of the comments regarding tires I still have questions. I've checked locally with four different tire shops as to various brands. Unfortunately, most or all of them are Chinese made.

Has anyone heard of or used a tire manufacturer called "Greenball Transmaster"? Evidently this company makes tires for commercial, industrial, and off road use. (Today was the first I've heard of them.)

Next question: What about the "ST" vs "LT" series. Is there any benefit of one over the other?

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #107
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I'll be needing new tires, 225/75 R15 LR "D", for our 27' Safari. In previous years I've had good luck with the Good Year Marathons. However, In reading several of the comments regarding tires I still have questions. I've checked locally with four different tire shops as to various brands. Unfortunately, most or all of them are Chinese made.

Has anyone heard of or used a tire manufacturer called "Greenball Transmaster"? Evidently this company makes tires for commercial, industrial, and off road use. (Today was the first I've heard of them.)

Next question: What about the "ST" vs "LT" series. Is there any benefit of one over the other?

Thanks,
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You didn't say if your tire placard indicated you should run ST type or LT type but you will find that ST type tires are rated to carry more load, at a slower speed than LT type tires.

PM me if you need more details.
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