Tire prices are out of control!

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  1. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Heavy Load Member

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    There is a reason those GY's are the best deal. They are the worst tire beside a chunk of stone chiseled sort of round.
     
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  3. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Most GY's I agree, but I've always had good luck with these G182's, it actually the standard drive tire on all the company units here (130 trucks) and have given us the least issues. I would rather have had XDS2's, but I wasn't about to pay $2500 more.
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    What about GY Marathon RSS? I just put two on my trailer. They were $250 each. 16-ply.
     
  5. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    No idea on those, we run the GY Marathon LHT's on 53 Tandem Dry Vans, they seem to be ok. The RoadMaster RM872 (Cooper), Uniroyal LS24's and Yokohama Blue Earth 109L have been working the best for us.

    We do have some Conti HT3's and BFG HCT Trailer Tires, but only 2-3 trailers each out of 800+, so not much Data.

    The WORST trailer tires, have been the China Brands (Double Coin, YangMing, Happy Highway, the Pre Cooper Road Masters etc etc).

    No Recap Policy at this outfit (thank goodness).

    If it was my trailer and Money, I would prob get the Uniroyal LS24's, Hankook TL21's or Yoko 109L's in that order.
     
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  6. Brucesmith

    Brucesmith Medium Load Member

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    Mudglap. Yes goes are crap.aybe ok on a trailer. But not steers. They river. No warranty either. If you have any problems they tell you it is alignment
     
  7. BigHossVolvo

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    I think your best bet is something Firestone then, FD633s or FD711s.

    You might even wanna look into the FD835's, which are a favorite with the Loggers and End Dump guys.
     
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  8. mudflap77

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    I have a very biased opinion on GY. The my trailer came with GY's I don't remember exactly which model they were. To switch them out I would have had to pay full retail for the brand I wanted and wouldn't have gotten any credit for the GY(because no one would buy the ##### things). Within the first month they started to river wear and two or three months in they started with GY's famous random flat spot wear. They didn't make it to a year before they wear junked. When I changed trailer tires I asked about a casing credit and the tire guy said not for GYs.
    I put on Bridgestone's and am happy with them.
    I had a set of GY drives on my previous truck and they wore the same way as the trailer tires. My current truck was purchased with a half worn set of GYs and to my surprise they are wearing even.
     
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    Guy said this is a new line, and premium casings. Can't complain so far. Especially for that price. Hope they last awhile.
     
  10. mudflap77

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    I think I had the trailer not quite 5 months when I took this pic
     

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  11. w9l

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    That is definately a good price. Even if you get what you pay for, that is a good price. I haven't ran any of the Marathons lately but had pretty sad luck with the last set I put on trailer. But they ended up costing over 400 ea by the time Wingfoot got done peeling us on them.
    Bought new trailer last fall. Came with Bridgestones on it. Had the exact same experience as mudflap77 did with the GY that came on his trailer. By 80k mi they felt square when loaded. Put 4 new Cooper RM on at 80k and 4 more at95k. Have almost 50 on the Coopers and they are wearing good. They were like 327.00 ea. All in.
     
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