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Old 07-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #11
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To top it off, the tire store is affiliated with the ford dealership, one of those Quick Lane stores. I have my truck going in to the dealership for tranny fluid change this week, and am gonna try talking to the service mgr about the tires.
Anyone know if I'll have problems changing the pressure to the 44 psi?

I got what I paid for, just not what I asked for, I guess I shoulda checked them better when I bought them. They are supposed to be an extension of the dealership, and I trust the dealer to do work on my vehicles. The company I work for is their preferred body shop, and we buy a lot of parts from them.
You should not have a problem going back to 44 psi in the tires. I would be raising 3 kinds of h--- with the tire dealer and seeking some kind of adjustment to get LT tires installed at a greatly reduced price. P tires are not good to tow anything other than a small single axle lawn mower trailer IMO.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:19 PM   #12
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I went in to talk with the dealership service mgr. I also wrote a politely forcefull letter for him about having to take the truck back 3 times for balance issues. And the stuff i haul and tow. He's going to replace the tires, I just have to pay the difference for the price of them. I'm happy with that. I'm sure his tire store mgr will get an earful from him. Hopefully the tires will be balanced right the first time this time.
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Not only should they be "LT" tires be sure they have an "E" load rating 10 ply rated sidewall as well.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #14
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Not only should they be "LT" tires be sure they have an "E" load rating 10 ply rated sidewall as well.
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That's what he ordered, e rated 10 ply radials. I'll be checking everything this time
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Sounds like they are going to take care of you with the new tires. Glad it worked out for you.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:34 PM   #17
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dang tires

I agree with you.
When I replaced the crappy OEM Goodyear Wranglers on our 2012 Ram 1500 4X4 w/Michelan LTX AT2 tires at 10,000 miles, I assumed the tire dealer would put LT tires on. But nope, they put P series tires on and I didn't catch it until I checked the tire pressures once a month like I always do. Was I surprised and mad at myself 'cause I sure can't afford to get a new set and it wasn't the tire dealers fault at this point. I should have insisted on LT series; but they will only put what the factory put on unless requested. While our FR Surveyor 220 trailer only weighs 5000 lbs loaded the P series is not as much of an issue as with your scenario; but it just galls me that the counter help at these tire places can't just ask "whatca gonna use these tires for?" and help avoid this problem. My P series tires ride well and I am pleased with them as far as that goes but for safety and load, I really wished I had been more attentive at the tire dealer and got what I wanted!
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I dealt with the tire store manager every time I've went there, and looking back I remember talking with him about using my truck to tow horses. He shoulda known better. I shoulda known better to trust the store. I didn't have a camper back then and never really thought too much about loads and tires, but have since learned a lot from all here on this website. I thank everyone for their info.
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These stories are simply amazing. I intend to use this info (minus names) in an up coming post on my blog as a warning that people need to take more responsibility for the major components they have replaced on their vehicles.

In these cases it was normal pickups that got the wrong type tire. The load capacities are wrong so there is a potential safety issue.

I am old enough to remember when you could go to an auto parts store and the guy behind the counter actually knew how an engine ran. Today we only have order takers as "salesmen" that sell tires one day and washing machines the next with absolutely no demonstrated interest in ensuring they were providing the customer what will best serve their needs.
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