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mileshuff

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Posted: 07/31/21 10:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The last three sets of tires on my 2007 Ram 2500 have had one tire blow out. Always the same, passenger side rear. Have not weighed my trailer but specs are 7,000 dry, GVWR 10,500, pin weight 1,500. Probably closer to 1,800 to 2,000 lb pin weight. I tow with all tanks empty. I keep rear tires at 80 PSI checked before every trip.

First two sets were Michelin LTX MS and MS2. Third set was Yokahama YK-HTX. All blow outs occurred around 3-4 years with 25-30,000 miles on them. Tons of tread left. Have new set #4 on now, Michelin Defender LTS MS.

Why can't I get more than 3 years and 25,000 miles on my truck tires?


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Posted: 07/31/21 11:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the weight rating (in pounds) embossed on the tire side wall. Now go check your total loaded vehicle weight and then weight on the front axle and weight on the rear axle?

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Posted: 07/31/21 11:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What caused the blowouts? Tread separation, sidewall blowout, or other stuff? May be time for a cheap TPMS to see what that tire is doing.


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Is there somewhere you go on a regular basis that could cause damage to that RR tire, a curb, rock, etc ?

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Posted: 07/31/21 11:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't be surprised if it's closer to 2500 pin weight...but take it to the scales and see what reality is.

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Posted: 07/31/21 11:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From what I can find online, the standard tire size for your truck is 265/75R16. The standard Defender weight rating is is 2756 lbs/tire. There is an LT265R16 (load range E - 10 ply rating) version that is 3415 lbs/tire.

They also make a LT285/75R16 version that is 3750 lbs/tire. After multiple blowouts I would want these !

Inflate to the pressure recommended by the TIRE MANUFACTURER !

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

From what I can find online, the standard tire size for your truck is 265/75R16. The standard Defender weight rating is is 2756 lbs/tire. There is an LT265R16 (load range E - 10 ply rating) version that is 3415 lbs/tire.

They also make a LT285/75R16 version that is 3750 lbs/tire. After multiple blowouts I would want these !

Inflate to the pressure recommended by the TIRE MANUFACTURER !


Well the LT265/75-16E should be the tire called out on the vehicle payload sticker. That should be the MINIMUM sized tire you install on your truck,


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

From what I can find online, the standard tire size for your truck is 265/75R16. The standard Defender weight rating is is 2756 lbs/tire. There is an LT265R16 (load range E - 10 ply rating) version that is 3415 lbs/tire.

They also make a LT285/75R16 version that is 3750 lbs/tire. After multiple blowouts I would want these !

Inflate to the pressure recommended by the TIRE MANUFACTURER !


Wrong. OP has 17" wheels.

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Posted: 07/31/21 12:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Something is probably rubbing or compressing on the tire. May not be enough to notice ALL the time. But I doubt it's the tire brand or type. That's been my problem with a few past trucks blowing up sooner than they should.

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Posted: 07/31/21 12:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You don't curb them do you? Hitting curbs with tires will kill them. and that is on the tire that hits curbs more than the others


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