Cheap tires !!!

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Eso, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Semi Crazy

    Semi Crazy Road Train Member

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    Maybe the Red Chinese are making alignment racks. Would make sense. Driver thinks truck is aligned right but still eats tires, so buy cheap Chinese tires!
     
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  3. ipogsd

    ipogsd Heavy Load Member

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    He got cheap tires, but will spend much more that he save in reduced fuel economy. It's not rocket science, but for some it may as well be.
     
  4. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    Didn't see negative impact on fuel consumption
    Same 6 mpg as before with goodyear and bridgstone
     
  5. ipogsd

    ipogsd Heavy Load Member

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    OK, guess your truck defies logic.
     
  6. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    I have no reason to lie ... you do what you want but I just wanna to share it with drivers that are driving on bold tires... we cant all drive on michelin ... some of us get discounts some are willing to spend all $$$ on truck...chrome etc but some of us have families and kids going to college ... we have to keep some money for us too
     
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  7. Tmtbob

    Tmtbob Medium Load Member

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    I won't run Michelin either. Just because they are most expensive doesn't mean their the best. It's better to find a tire that works good with your business and stick with it than to shop by price. I been running Goodrich tires all the way around for 12 years for a reason. They get decent mileage and hold up good to the weights and abuse I need them for. Put them in a different situation and you will get different results. I been the guinea pig for new Goodyear and Michelin tires years ago and got the same results as I did with the cheap sumflungdung tires with wear or blowouts and replaced them twice as much. Not counting the damage I'd fix myself due to blowouts the little more money spent on tires is cheaper in the long run.
     
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  8. Eso

    Eso Bobtail Member

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    I agree with you ...the most expensive is NOT always the best.
     
  9. ipogsd

    ipogsd Heavy Load Member

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    Got 204K on my truck, Steers are at 8/32, drives are at 11/32. There are more factors to wear than the brand of tire. Do you keep them inflated, do you drive your truck like Mario Andretti? Balanced, proper alignment, rotation? These all play a part in tire life.
    But hey if you like cheapo tires, I'll blow the horn and wave at you sitting on the side of the road.
     
  10. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    Opos double click!
     

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  11. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    This was my 2nd set of drives BFG 444 on this truck,, I replaced last week 460k miles:first set lasted also 450k.
    View attachment 69797
    I got this new BFG DR454 for 3500$,, low rolling resistance; I'm happy with BFG, and not very expensive.
    This DR454 are made here in Canada, was introduced in May this year, and has a RR100 vs 150 for DR444, same tread depth.

    View attachment 69798
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
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