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mileshuff

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Posted: 07/31/21 12:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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 !


All tires have been factory size at LT265/70R17. All have been E rated 10 ply. Current LTX M/S are rated at 3195 lb at 80 PSI. Very similar to the other tires I've had.


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Posted: 07/31/21 12:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RAS43 wrote:

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


Nope. Almost all highway towing miles. Possibly how it is normally parked with sun shining on it.

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Posted: 07/31/21 12:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

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.


Tread separation all three times. I check tire pressure and adjust if needed before every trip. I set them to the max rated at 80 PSI.

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Posted: 07/31/21 12:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stop buying Michiblows….next caller please!


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And with Michilubes propensity for cracking, turn your truck around so you’re not baking the same tires all the time.
Many folks don’t seem to know any better, but the AZ sun (or similar SW locations) is the most brutal treatment anyone can give their vehicles or toys.
There’s a reason that the houses are ALL stucco with tile roofs. Anything that is basically not made of rock or cement or dirt WILL degrade quicker or much quicker than other environments.

* This post was edited 07/31/21 01:04pm by Grit dog *

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mileshuff wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

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.


Tread separation all three times. I check tire pressure and adjust if needed before every trip. I set them to the max rated at 80 PSI.
With tread separation every time, I would be looking at an inherent problem with that corner of the truck. Bad shock allowing the tire to bounce at a high enough frequency you wouldn't necessarily feel it. I'd be looking for something that causing that tire to bounce/wobble/run out of round, or something along those lines. Maybe even check the wheel temp for a dragging brake, but that seems pretty unlikely as you'd be changing pads more frequently.

Maybe get someone to drive beside you on the highway at varying speeds to see if they can spot an issue. Just a thought.


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Posted: 07/31/21 01:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mileshuff wrote:


All tires have been factory size at LT265/70R17. All have been E rated 10 ply. Current LTX M/S are rated at 3195 lb at 80 PSI. Very similar to the other tires I've had.

You still need to verify the weight on the rear axle !

Seems odd, but you may have to shift to 16" rims and LT 285/75R16 tires which have a higher payload.

What does the door sticker say for tire pressure ? If you are filling them to 80 psi cold, they will be running more than that hot !

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Isn’t the door sticker always a cold inflation pressure?


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Posted: 07/31/21 04:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mileshuff wrote:

Tread separation all three times. I check tire pressure and adjust if needed before every trip. I set them to the max rated at 80 PSI.
Assuming your truck would indicate low pressure from a road hazard before the tire overheated and lost the tread..... the tire is defective.

I recommend switching to top line Goodyear Wrangler® All-Terrain Adventure With Kevlar®

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-all-terrain-adventure


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Posted: 07/31/21 04:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

mileshuff wrote:


All tires have been factory size at LT265/70R17. All have been E rated 10 ply. Current LTX M/S are rated at 3195 lb at 80 PSI. Very similar to the other tires I've had.

You still need to verify the weight on the rear axle !

Seems odd, but you may have to shift to 16" rims and LT 285/75R16 tires which have a higher payload.

What does the door sticker say for tire pressure ? If you are filling them to 80 psi cold, they will be running more than that hot !


Again, no to 16" wheels. They WONT FIT over the brakes.

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