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Old 06-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #29
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I have 4 new Michelin tires in the back of my truck, just waiting for the wheels to be delivered. After 3 of my friends had major damage from ST tires, I won't turn a wheel until I get them installed.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:09 AM   #30
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When you mail order tires, how do you know they will be fresh and not already "old"?? Is there some way to check the dates??

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:50 AM   #31
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I just ordered 4 Sendel T03 66655st wheels from Tredit and will pickup tomorrow. Now the tougher debate as to which LT tire to match to these wheels. I have narrowed my choices to either Michelin or Bridgestone.

Michelin LTX M/S 2 $245.00 29.2 dia 38.2 lbs

Duravis R250
(steel casing) $223.00 29.4 dia 52 lbs

Duravis M895
(steel casing) $225.00 29.4 dia 53 lbs

Duravis R500 HD 183.00 29.2 dia 41 lbs


Any opinions or suggestions?
Check Discount tire they had a $70. rebate through June I think mine were $202. each Hope you have one in your area .
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #32
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I found that buying tires and wheels from the same source (performanceplustires.com) was a great experience. LTX M/S 2 P235/75R15 @ $145.00 ea mounted and balanced on 15x6 870 TRAILER ALUMINUM RIM RACELINE WHEELS @ $96 ea quickly delivered to my door for free (and no tax). They also handle Sendel wheels, but these were backordered and I like the change in style with my new wheels.

Installation on the trailer was easy using a Camco Trailer Aid 21 Tandem Tire Changing Ramp - much easier than using a bottle jack.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #33
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I ordered from TireRack.com, which went fine...good price....free delivery...and fast. BUT, when I took in to Discount Tire, they told me that they would have price matched and mount and balance would have been much cheaper if I hadn't carried in. But, I would have had sales tax. Probably a "push", but less hassle to just get them there.
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Sandlapper,

There is a date code on every tire. Look on the sidewall by the DOT number and the code will be the week and year the tire was made. (Ex: 4912)
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I have 4 new Michelin tires in the back of my truck, just waiting for the wheels to be delivered. After 3 of my friends had major damage from ST tires, I won't turn a wheel until I get them installed.
What kind of wheels did you order and are the michelins lt225/75/16E?
I kinda figured that michelins would be the favorite from responders, but I had hoped to hear from others regarding the bridgestones. So far no response.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #36
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What kind of wheels did you order and are the michelins lt225/75/16E?
Those are the tires I have.

Wheels still not here. I don't know the manufacturer. Description si 16x6" Aluminum Modular Trailer Wheel, 6-5.5" Bolt Circle, 3100 lbs capacity, 4.25" Center Bore
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #37
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These are the 16" wheels I installed on our Airstream, same design as original.

T02 | Sendel Wheels
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Are we confidant whether or not the 15" LT tires have an adaquete load rating to handle the 30'ers. I've read some threads on the changeover to LT tires but I'm confused as to if they will handle the load without having to go to 16"ers. Maybe someday but not interested in going that route right now.
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I ordered from TireRack.com, which went fine...good price....free delivery...and fast. BUT, when I took in to Discount Tire, they told me that they would have price matched and mount and balance would have been much cheaper if I hadn't carried in. But, I would have had sales tax. Probably a "push", but less hassle to just get them there.
Next time around, you can have TireRack drop-ship your tires to a cooperating installer in your area who won't charge you penalty rates for the mount+balance on TireRack tires.
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I picked up a set from Discount for 146.00 each
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When you mail order tires, how do you know they will be fresh and not already "old"?? Is there some way to check the dates??

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I'm not sure on that aspect. All you can do in some cases is ask folks for their experience. My Michelin's from Discount Tire Direct were around 6 weeks old.

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Old 06-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #42
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The LT vs St debate is over

I decided to go with the Michelin LTX M/S 2 LT225/75 16E. NTB had the best price locally $214.99 + tax - $70.00 rebate out the door. The rebate expires tomorrow. Much to my surprise, NTB's website states "Michelin's best-selling light truck tire. It can shoulder heavy loads and support trailers, while giving long wear and true all-season traction." If a national reseller of tires and Airstream itself say it's OK, then I am satisfied that I have made the right decision. In my mind, end of debate.

http://www.ntb.com/tires/sku-detail/...uId=sku1220131
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