Originally Posted by AZstreamin
.they were all showing early signs of sidewall failure which could result in tread separation.. There was a slight outward bulge on every tire... (Also a slight indentation which to my understanding is normal but the outward bulge is the point of concern) The new Marathons... Prorated they were $13 each.... My AS has a 09/04 MFG Date so the tires would obviously have been before that date
hi azstreamin and others...
i was initially concerned about the small bulges too
and the pattern of bulges and indentations.
was told that was a normal appearance for marathons...
buy several 'experts' and,
not at all a sign of impending anything.
who told you this?
did you request new tires from a/s or a goodyear shop?
your prorated comment suggests some goodyear rep involvement?
i agree a rim/lip rub guard is a nice feature.
especially useful on low profile sporting tires...
but because trailer wheels are narrower
and sidewalls bulge out more on trailer tires,
i'm not sure the rub guard will ever be needed.
still it would help to visually id a new style tire....
are you saying that goodyear has upgraded the marathon
and new ones have this?
more info please...