Steer tires, is it just me?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by RollinThunderVet, May 31, 2019.

  1. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    How many miles you got out of steers and which brand you had?
     
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  3. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    That how I am with bridgestones
     
  4. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    I had 2 sets of Kelly's and both were junk. Never again. I'm trying out a set of Uniroyals now. I got them for a good price and so far so good. Time will tell.
     
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  5. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    I thought Kelly's were made by Michelin? I only had them one time, on my old 97 freightliner. Just had tandems not steers, they did me good. But worn out faster than expected. Best luck I ever had was a set of Bf Goodrich. The local tire shop at the house had them. They installed all10 for less 5han truckatop wanted for just tandems. They lasted a long time wore well, and never gave me any problems.
     
  6. Masonkid

    Masonkid Bobtail Member

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    I think Kelly’s are Goodyear. I’m trying out a set of Generals, steer and drives. 50k on them and they still look good.
     
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  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Have had the misfortune of Goodyear tires.
    Ride is terrible and wears fast.
     
  8. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    I second the new steers always making a truck feel so much better. And you're right on the plies, Load Range J are the 18 ply tires, it's what we run on carhauler steers.
     
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  9. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    I have a set of the general ra on my steers. The only tire I've found local with a 120 psi and 26 ply.
     
  10. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    141k on the left side original
    Right side was replaced at 15k, so 126k on it
    Goodyear factory rubber
     
  11. RollinThunderVet

    RollinThunderVet Heavy Load Member

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    By he way, when I say the left had 4/32, that was on the outer part of the tire. The inner band was at 7 or 8.
    Alignment done, toe was at .06.
    Thrust angle on drive axle was .13
    Probably the cause for the uneven wear.

    As I said earlier, the horrible ride was an issue from new. Bought it with 503 miles on the clock.
    We will see how she handles the turnpike tomorrow.
     
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