Originally Posted by Delco Bobby
I have to replace the original Uniroyal Larado LT 225/75 R16 E tires on my 2013 Sunseeker 2250 SLE on a chevy express van 4500 chassis. The sidewalls are cracked. I was misinformed about the age of the tires when I bought this guy last August. They have a date code of 4411 which makes them much older than what I was told. The above was posted in another thread.
Based on price I have narrowed my tire brands to General or Goodyear.
The shop that can install the Generals is only a few miles from home and also offers the lowest price vs. another brand made in the USA. I found one Goodyear truck tire shop that is about $100 more costly in price and not too far away.
My first question is, does anyone have experience with General Tires and what is that experience?
My second question is the same but for Goodyear Wrangler HT tires.
Thanks to all who responded.
I ended up getting B.F. Goodrich tires. I don't know why but I now have a smoother ride. The tread on the previous tires was excellent, the sidewalls were cracked.
I shopped around and eventually got a price of $1,014 for 6 new tires including balancing, mounting, valves and tax. I had my choice of General, Firestone and B.F. Goodrich. due to a snow storm I knew that the tire shop with the best price would be difficult to get to so I called my Ford dealer who matched the price.
They also cleaned my wheels and most imporantly lined up the tire valves on my duels so that I now have access to the inner valves. I couldn't see them before.