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Old 04-29-2016, 07:27 PM   #41
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Hey gspot101...... Is your spare the same size as the other 4? If it is, have them remove that tire and swap it with the one with the plugs and use that one as a spare. I did that on a 2010 F150 I had and it worked out great. I basically had the same problem you have.
Unfortunately I think it's a donut iirc. I'll check though.

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:12 AM   #42
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If you truck is not a 4x4 you can replace two tires if it is a 4x4 you would need to replace all 4........ Not a good idea just to replace one tire.

Lots of opinions will come in on plugs but tire stores in Virginia can not legally plug tire so ...................... So no plugged tires here.


To heck with the plugs I would be looking at the load rating of the tires. Most of the half tons I have seen come with tires too light to handle the weight of a big trailer. I would be worrying about getting some Load Range E tires on there. If a good tire guy would probably have patched it But hey, if they are Load range C tires, the heat of a heavy load will probably get them before the plugs can fail.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #43
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To heck with the plugs I would be looking at the load rating of the tires. Most of the half tons I have seen come with tires too light to handle the weight of a big trailer. I would be worrying about getting some Load Range E tires on there. If a good tire guy would probably have patched it But hey, if they are Load range C tires, the heat of a heavy load will probably get them before the plugs can fail.
That makes sense. I've been reading reviews, and the stock tires i have are widely acknowledged to be crap. The trailer I'm picking up this morning (!) is pretty light: less than 5k lbs. dry. Do I still need loaf range E, or could I get by with D?

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Old 04-30-2016, 07:54 AM   #44
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My new truck came with Michelins and I can wait till they wear out so I can replace them. The have awful traction in any kind of wet weather. If it wasn't so pricey I would do it now. My friends truck came with Firestones he said his doesn't spin out in wet weather. I would probably replace with Firestones or Generals.


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Old 04-30-2016, 07:57 AM   #45
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That makes sense. I've been reading reviews, and the stock tires i have are widely acknowledged to be crap. The trailer I'm picking up this morning (!) is pretty light: less than 5k lbs. dry. Do I still need loaf range E, or could I get by with D?

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I would think 'D's' would be a huge improvement over stock tires.
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Since y'all have been so generous helping me with my tire questions, I thought I'd share a pic of my new rig (below). Unfortunately things didn't go so well getting it home: I ripped off the sewer pipes backing it into the driveway ( Help! Sheared off sewage pipes). If you have any advice about that problem. please visit that thread. I'd really appreciate it!



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Old 04-30-2016, 05:23 PM   #47
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Since y'all have been so generous helping me with my tire questions, I thought I'd share a pic of my new rig (below). Unfortunately things didn't go so well getting it home: I ripped off the sewer pipes backing it into the driveway ( Help! Sheared off sewage pipes). If you have any advice about that problem. please visit that thread. I'd really appreciate it!



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Beautiful rig. Lots of fun in your future. The bad news is you did your first (note I said first) big booboo, but then you have a great place to park it and easy access to work on it.

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Dam, nothing like getting right into the whole forum thing from all angles, just left the sewer pipe thread, then came over here! Sorry about your troubles, but, at least the tank is new, sure would suck more if it was full.
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:49 PM   #49
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Alright, what about these: http://www.sears.com/bfgoodrich-all-...p-09561794000P

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Alright, what about these: http://www.sears.com/bfgoodrich-all-...p-09561794000P

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That's what I buy, love these tires, good wear, excellent traction no matter the surface you're on, nice and stiff for towing. I have my original michelins in that size that came on truck in garage, if you were closer I'd give them to you


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