Tire/Wheel Thread

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by BJnobear, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    That's great that you can do that but when I order 24 new tires I can't wait months for them to get enough USA tires to fill an order.


    There is really no way of knowing. What your doing with them will determine that.

    We run both and I'll put a good cap up against a virgin any day. My casings, my maintenance up to 30k per axle ran in all weather conditions doesn't matter. The cap is only as good as the casing your putting them on. Buy junk to begin with or run them low and you'll get junk. Moral of the story, only cap your own casings and don't buy discount tires.
     
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  3. Kansas

    Kansas Road Train Member

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    That and the fact that every time you blow a SS Tire out you get to buy a new rim too...
     
  4. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    Why a new rim? If your trailer has a set of 4 the other tire will hold the rim off the ground wouldn't it?
     
  5. Jfaulk99

    Jfaulk99 Road Train Member

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    Not always. We blew one on a loaded hopper and the rim never even got a scratch on it. Probably drove 1/8 of a mile after it blew to get off the road. Sidewalls are pretty strong.
     
  6. BJnobear

    BJnobear Heavy Load Member

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    Running straight line haul, highways and interstates. Near or at gross conditions.
     
  7. Roadhound

    Roadhound Light Load Member

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    I run Bridgestone tires on both the steer and drive axles, and on my trailer. The last set of steer tires had about 160,000 miles when I replaced them. The drive tires were replaced at 315,000 miles, and then sold them for $1000 to a guy with a dump truck. I am very satisfied with Bridgestone and have never had a problem, knock on wood.
     
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  8. Big Red

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    The only thing I can add to this is to buy the proper tire for your primary useage.

    I'm talking on road vs off road driving like I do in the oilfield.

    Regular hiway tires just DON'T stand up to off road use.
     
  9. Lowbed

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    Tyrone hit 126 MPH on the Bonnyville south flats with a 1972 KW with a 12V71 Detroit. I recall seeing the truck at a Bandag dealer when he toured Canada with it.
     
  10. BJnobear

    BJnobear Heavy Load Member

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    Thank you.:biggrin_255:
     
  11. Lowbed

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    How do you expect the tire on the Left Rear to keep the Right Rear up after a blown tire ??? They don't come with a Guardian Angel.
     
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