Originally Posted by Lumatic
I left getting some new tires up to my mechanic. He put on "Hi Run", a brand I never heard of saying it was a good inexpensive tire. At the time I propbably would have chosen something more name brand, but the tires were on. 10,000 miles later and no complaints. But if anyone has any info on these tires I would be interested.
I had purchased four Hi Run tires from Plains Tire Co., Rock Springs, Wyoming at $57.21 each on 8-1-2007, balanced and mounting included. Made in China, 215/75D14 Trailer Use-Load Range C for my 23 foot, 2006 Safari. After several weeks I was sitting in the lawn chair on a camping trip I noticed the treads were no longer flat, but were irregular when viewing from across. Between each of the treads, splits were developing between the treads on two tires. They were about 1 to 2 inch splits... everywhere. Whoa... Green River, Wyoming had a Plains Tire Co., no Hi Run tires and the cause of the splitting... over weighted trailer. Yeah Right.
Immediately driving to Salt Lake City, Utah to find replacement tires, I found Les Schwab Tires and bought a set of TowMaxx 14 inch tires, mounted and balanced for $353.27 on 8-16-07 and have been happy since... (I cannot find their receipt with the rest of the tire size information, as I write.)
You might just keep a close look at the tread looking irregular and check between the treads for splits. If you see the splitting, be prepared to take the blame for exceeding the manufacturer's specifications, if there ever was any intend to stand behind the tire.