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Old 04-16-2015, 08:42 AM   #99
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:46 AM   #100
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How about another bit of practicum?

If the center of the tread wears faster than the edges, it may be that the tire is over inflated for the load.

If the edges wear before center of the tread it may be that the tire is being run under inflated or is insufficient for the load carried.

Most of the time a tire that is grossly under-inflated under a load will look under inflated and/or will feel warmer to the touch after a good drive than its companions.

Knots, bulges, and sidewall irregularities (even small ones) mean that the tire has internal damage and it will fail in continued use. Don't waste your time trying to milk a few more miles out of it.

A tire is serviceable to 2/32" tread on trailers and drive axles and serviceable to 4/32" tread on steer axles.

I seldom let them get very close to this in drive and trailer positions and NEVER anywhere near 4/32" in steer positions.

Look at your tires when you stop and put a hand on them. Learn what a tire that has been run flat looks like, observe and be proactive, and time spent on the side of the road dealing with a "tire emergency" can be greatly mitigated.


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Old 04-16-2015, 11:05 AM   #101
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1. Many many people that went up a load range on ST tires had them fail for no reason.....

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Over my carreer I estimate I was involved in 20,000+ tire "autopsies" and for the last 10 years or so of my job my primary duty was failed tire inspection where I was the last person to get involved when others could not identify the Root Cause reason for a failure.
I had to issue written reports that were sent to engineers at GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Porsche etc so simply providing "customer satisfaction" and giving them a replacement tire was not an option. They wanted proof.
My inspections involved not just visual inspection but sometimes X-Ray, Holography, drum testing, chemistry and even Electron Microscope were tools involved.
I believe that in over 98% of the cases we were able to present physical evidence that supported the theory of why a given failure occurred so to me, "no reason" simply means that the person doing the inspection did not have the training or tools available to learn the real reason for a specific failure.

I am providing this information in an effort to demonstrate that failed tire analysis is not a simple task but takes decades of experience and access to numerous tools so a fact based conclusion can be reached.

I do not believe in Magic but in Science and physical evidence. The overwelming reason for tire failure is loss of proper inflation pressure with punctures, cuts, valve leaks and other forms of damage being the reason for the air loss.
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #102
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:30 PM   #103
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:42 PM   #104
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That lil guy waving @ you on the side of the tire says it all. I gotta go shop on e-bay for a figurine of that guy. With as much $ as I have spent on them, and for as long as I have owned, and been buying them, they should be sending ME one!

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:06 PM   #106
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Don't forget that if these are "P" type you need to de-rate the load capacity by dividing by 1.1 as P type tires are not intended for trailer application.
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Congrats - but remember, these only work with the white letters facing out 😜

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Congrats - but remember, these only work with the white letters facing out 😜

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I'll turn the rims around, then they will be out!😏


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Don't forget that if these are "P" type you need to de-rate the load capacity by dividing by 1.1 as P type tires are not intended for trailer application.

All the math has been done. We have over 2,000 miles on this trip with no problems. We did see a 5er on the side of the road in SC with a shredded tire though.


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Michelin tires are expensive but they are the best. I have used numerous brands. They have all worn out quickly. So Michelin. Oh, that is a $5,000 body repair. I have not had the body work done yet on mine 1995 because they told me $5000.00 and it is not as bad as your damage.
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Now that's the way to do it! 😃
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My AS body damage is fixed thanks to the fine workmanship at Out-Of-Doors Mart RV in NC. It's back home now and in the driveway awaiting my new tires and rims.

I've decided to switch to the Michelin Truck LTX M/S2 225/R75/16". Ordered the tires from Tirebuyer.com and Sendel T03 SM rims from Recstuff.com. Paid decent prices for both tires and rims and Michelin has a $70 rebate until May 10th.

The tires have already arrived. If all goes as planned the rims will be here Tuesday and I'll be getting them mounted and installed the middle to end of next week.

I want to especially thank Phoenix for all of his help and advice.
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