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rgatijnet1

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Posted: 05/08/18 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had flo-thru TPMS for years and never had any problem inflating my tires. I also used the balancing beads so they automatically compensated for any imbalance caused by TPMS sensors, mud, etc.
The biggest problem with going with a different brand tire is that there may be a difference in the tire diameter. You rear duals should all be very close to the same diameter. Perhaps you could move a tire from the front to the rear to keep them equal and then put a new tire on the front.

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Like shoes I always buy a good quality tire. I can't afford for my feet to go bad and neither do I want to chance trouble on the road. At the least I would buy 2 good quality tires for the steering axle. Then use one of the former steering tires to replace the blowout. If these tires have been abused replace all of them then also change your ways. Hope you find the cause before someone gets hurt.

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Thanks for the thoughtful replies everyone! I went out and tried to find the age of these tires but the dot number just says “DOT OD HD02”. Not really sure what that means. I’ll try to get some pics of the tires and the carnage up.
I agree, i need to weigh this rig. I dont think I’ll find a 4 corner scale near me but theres plenty of conventional truck scales so atleast i can get the psi close.

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Posted: 05/08/18 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should have a date code on your tires that is FOUR numbers, like (2317) which would indicate the 23d week of 2017.

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Posted: 05/08/18 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The date code often is on the inside of the tire.


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The pictures show quite a bit of sidewall cracking which seems unusual for tires that are only about a year old.

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You really need to check the date code to verify you were not sold out of date tires.


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Okay the inside of the tire says 3915. So these tires are more like 3 years old. Damnit.

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No 39th week of 2015 soooooooooo the 39th week of 2018 they will be 3yo

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