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RE: Dually tire replacement upcharge

Related to throwing heavy tires around.......... We hired a young man to do oil changes and tire rotations. He was a slight young man and HIS friend that recommended him told him that he'd never be able to lift the heavy truck tires. He suggested that he should let the 70 lbs of air out of each tire before he moved them so that he didn't hurt himself, and then refill them with "new" air. The young man did as what was suggested for several vehicles before one of the guys took pity on him and filled him in on the prank. I've never had a bad experience at Discount Tire. I just wish that they did front end alignments. I'm retired so Sunday openings aren't necessary. Love this kinda stuff!! So many funny stories out there just like this. It sucks being the new guy. Have to have a thick skin. Not many young people have a thick skin anymore though.
scootsk 04/29/21 07:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire replacement upcharge

Did you take it to one of the chain tire shops? Rhymes with Davis? Lol, no. Local shop. Pretty good place until now.
scootsk 04/28/21 06:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire replacement upcharge

Sounds about normal for Ram. Ram is as Ram does. The OP never said that it was a dealership but it sure sounds like something a dealership would pull. No, local shop that up til now was pretty stand up. Rarity for my neck of the woods.
scootsk 04/28/21 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire replacement upcharge

Not a valid charge. OP be sure to get your front aligned to 1/64" toe. This stops the outer edge "Stepping". ONLY rotate the fronts side to side keeping rotation the same. YES than means dismounting the tires from wheels. Puts both outside edges on the inside. I have 44k on my DRW tires and all 6 measure 5/32" tread depth. Rears never get touched. Run 80 psi fronts all the time and 30 psi unloaded rear and inflate to what the chart dictates per your rear tires weight plus 5psi. What prompted this rear tire change at 40k was one tire was bald. The rest were seven years old but had good tread left. I am curious what your response has to do with I said? Well, you mentioned that your rears have 44k with 5/32” left. I was just mentioning that mine had 40k and only one was bald. That’s what prompted the replacement. I had posted a week ago asking what would cause that one tire to go bald. I was advised to replace all the tears due to age. Just stating why I replaced it.
scootsk 04/28/21 06:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dually tire replacement upcharge

Not a valid charge. OP be sure to get your front aligned to 1/64" toe. This stops the outer edge "Stepping". ONLY rotate the fronts side to side keeping rotation the same. YES than means dismounting the tires from wheels. Puts both outside edges on the inside. I have 44k on my DRW tires and all 6 measure 5/32" tread depth. Rears never get touched. Run 80 psi fronts all the time and 30 psi unloaded rear and inflate to what the chart dictates per your rear tires weight plus 5psi. What prompted this rear tire change at 40k was one tire was bald. The rest were seven years old but had good tread left.
scootsk 04/27/21 06:58pm Tow Vehicles
Dually tire replacement upcharge

So today I brought my Ram dually in for rear tires. The shop wanted to upcharge me $20.00 per tire because they said changing rear dually tires requires more work. When I told him to cancel my order the fee was waived. When asked what the extra work was he said Dually’s have double lug nuts. My reaction was Um, no. I said that doing the four rear tires was easier than four tires on a 3/4 ton. 32 lugs to remove for tire from a 3/4 ton. 16 for the rear on a 1 ton dually. What are your thoughts?
scootsk 04/27/21 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

Thank you. I guess the possibilities are endless. I’m just glad no one is mentioning mechanical issues I cannot imagine any realistic mechanical issue that would cause what you've described. A bent rim would cause wear on one side of the tire. You have not said whether the wear is even or not, but it seems like you would have said something if the wear ON THE TIRE ITSELF was uneven. A misaligned axle would cause wear on one edge of the tire. Again, you do not mention anything about uneven wear ON THE TIRE ITSELF. If you do have uneven wear that was something you should have mentioned at the outset, as that changes the parameters and possible problems. Really, IMHO, any mechanical issue would cause uneven wear on the tire. Even wear is more likely the tire itself. Very even wear on that tire. No scalloping.
scootsk 04/13/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

Presuming original tires on the 2014 in your sig? If so, are those Nexen tires? And if so, it's hard to believe there is alot of tread left on any of the tires after 40k miles of mostly heavy towing and also a good chance of something like phillyg mentioned. Those tires were/are not of the best quality and have a reputation for being defective for lack of a long explanation. Hard to pinpoint without qualitative information though. But the chances of it being any more than just a bad tire are slim, IMO. Yes, original tires, they are Generals.
scootsk 04/12/21 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

Any one of the opinions could be right, and I'll add another. It's possible the bad tire could have some broken belts, allowing it to expand a bit and wear earlier. Clearly, something is off, so both tires should be removed from that side and be thoroughly inspected. Also, the wheels and hubs should be inspected for alignment/damage. Thank you. I guess the possibilities are endless. I’m just glad no one is mentioning mechanical issues
scootsk 04/12/21 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

New tires are coming. Just want to rule out anything that may cause a new tire to get torn up
scootsk 04/11/21 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uneven Dually tire wear

I’ll try to answer all questions. The pressure is consistent over all the tires. These are the OE tire since the truck was new so they are consistent with the DOT dates. I do not drive the truck much on a daily basis, mostly towing the RV. I have noticed this inconsistent wear for a few years so I don’t believe it’s the age. I don’t want to throw a new tire at it if there is a known issue that I can resolve before changing the tires as another poster suggested.
scootsk 04/11/21 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
Uneven Dually tire wear

Hey all, Have a 2014 Ram 3500 CC CTD dually as my tow vehicle. Just turned 40k on the odometer. I have an issue with the left rear out dually tire. It is nearly bald and the rest of the rear tires have plenty on meat on them. What would cause this issue? Tire pressures are al consistent with each other. Truck seems to drive fine, no vibrations.
scootsk 04/11/21 05:14pm Tow Vehicles
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