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Old 06-01-2016, 01:57 PM   #61
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How old were the tires ?


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Old 06-01-2016, 02:57 PM   #62
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How old were the tires ?


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First time - just over 2 years China bombs
Second time - 18 months Firestone lts
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:01 PM   #63
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Had the same problem on my F250. Had Goodyears on it and all was good, Switched to Michelins and the truck was all over the place. No other changes, just the tires.
Never figured it out just ran the Michelins untill i sold it 6 months later.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:14 PM   #64
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First time - just over 2 years China bombs

Second time - 18 months Firestone lts


Wow, I just put China bombs on mine . The only thing that gives me some kind of peace is that the are load D and I have a double axle so these tires are a bit overkill since I'm only hailing maybe 5k lbs. Hope things go well. Here's another question, are your tires radial? I guess one has the stronger sidewalks than the other type?


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Wow, I just put China bombs on mine . The only thing that gives me some kind of peace is that the are load D and I have a double axle so these tires are a bit overkill since I'm only hailing maybe 5k lbs. Hope things go well. Here's another question, are your tires radial? I guess one has the stronger sidewalks than the other type?


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Yep radials. The light truck tires had better side walls if I remember right. Not enough left of any of the tires to show cause of failure.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:36 PM   #66
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To the OP, I tow my 305VL5 with a 2015 3500 with 18" michelins and have no issues.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:04 AM   #67
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I do 60 to 65 comfortably if someone doesn't like it I'm sorry but my tires are rated for 60 max and I'm gonna be safe. And I could put money on it that this is not a crime so as long as I'm within the limits of the law , the road hog road ragers will have to just deal with me , sorry


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I talked to a NY State tropper on the NY Thruway this winter on my way to Florida and he said the biggest cause of TT rollovers and accidents is people travelling at 70+ mph. They cant stop and then sway and just roll over when they get into trouble which may not be of their making. He said stay within the 60+ mph range and be safe. I had a blow out and never even noticed it at that speed and he said another 10mph it may have been a different story. A professional that sees lots of accidents.
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First time - just over 2 years China bombs

Second time - 18 months Firestone lts


Kinda scary , were you maybe maxing out the capacity of the tires with weight and speed ?


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Old 06-03-2016, 10:07 AM   #69
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I talked to a NY State tropper on the NY Thruway this winter on my way to Florida and he said the biggest cause of TT rollovers and accidents is people travelling at 70+ mph. They cant stop and then sway and just roll over when they get into trouble which may not be of their making. He said stay within the 60+ mph range and be safe. I had a blow out and never even noticed it at that speed and he said another 10mph it may have been a different story. A professional that sees lots of accidents.


Good to know and it's so easy to get up to 70 cause you get comfortable and look at odometer and that's when you realize your at 70, it happened to me this weekend. I truly like 60 and you've convinced me that that's probably the safest limit.


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How did we get from a handling issue with a new truck to how fast we drive and how safe it is and TT tire speed ratings?

Just askin'


Haven't finished reading all the posts yet, curious if OP (Boosted1200)found his solution.

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