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zcookiemonstar

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Posted: 08/18/20 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought my truck used with newer Toyo tires on it. Last year driving down the highway something broke and I had a bubble across the tread of the tire. There was nothing in the road and I did not hit any pot holes it just happened all of the sudden. I emailed Toyo and they were no help. I will never buy a TOYO tire.

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Posted: 08/18/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No road hazard as far as we know.

That is not a nail, just a piece of gravel.

Haven't been on a scale in a while, but once early on we had 5460 lb steer, 7720 drive axle.


Ram owner manual and door sticker recommends unloaded psi 80 front, 65 rear.


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I recommend GY Wrangler Duratrac or All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar.


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I’ve had good luck on the Toyo Open Country on Explorers, but it’s a different tire for a truck.

Lots of people here seem to have good luck with Michelin XDS tires. I’d also consider those.

I’ve only run 19.5s for a few years on a truck, so I don’t have personal experience with the “normal” sizes.

I don’t think I’d trust the Coopers unless you changed all of them out. If it is a defect which seems likely, it’s a matter of time before a different one fails.

As far as tire pressure goes, my F450 recommends 80 front 75 rear for GVWR, but based on load charts that’s way overkill.


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Posted: 08/19/20 06:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure it would have helped in this case as this appears to be a catastrophic failure. But I can say having a TPMS is a God send for us truck campers. The ability to monitor psi as you are going down the road can really help predict if something is amiss with your tires.
Not sure if your truck has this, but you can add aftermarket.

I have much greater peace of mind with TPMS in the new truck.

We had similar failure and it scared the p**p out of me. No fun when hauling a TC.
I did add an aftermarket system to the old truck and it worked fine as well.

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Posted: 08/19/20 06:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thedavidzoo wrote:

Ram owner manual and door sticker recommends unloaded psi 80 front, 65 rear.


I have a 2015 3500 SRW diesel and the door sticker says 60 psi front, 80 psi rear. The door sticker always specs tire pressures that will support the full GVWR, then you can dial back from there if you are running less than fully loaded.

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NOTE what it says in the owners manual:

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* This post was edited 08/19/20 06:36am by BurbMan *


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I think he is talking dually.
Even with my 6000lb camper on dually, I weight the axle to have
front carrying 2400 lb per tire
rear carrying 2250 lb per tire
So rear had lower pressure loaded than front.





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Posted: 08/19/20 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe you traveled on a very nasty gravel road with a fully loaded vehicle. Not sure any tire would withstand this.
I went mulie hunting in NM three years ago and completely destroyed the tires on my Jeep while driving on very poor gravel roads.

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I have AT3's on my dually and really like them..The only problem I had with them was in the snow and ice..I had them siped and problem solved...I use it almost exclusively on dirt washbordy roads with a 4K plus TC..No issues..

Sorry you had issues,maybe just a bad batch...


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Posted: 08/19/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put Coopers on my F350 and had wear issues as well. Replaced them after 2 years and around 35K miles and went back to GY's. No defects in them just unusually rapid wear on all four corners

They were not worth the savings.


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