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Old 07-18-2011, 11:48 PM   #21
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tire pressure was 64psi before I started ( electronic digital tire gauge )

I suppose I should dig out the IR temp gun and do this a little more scientific like.
Folks would likely be VERY interested in your before and after pressure and temp results! It's funny, because this afternoon, I took advantage of the "20% off any item" coupon at Harbor Freight and bought an IR gun for better monitoring of tire and bearing temp.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:21 PM   #22
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Ok, I've got 2 trips on the Kumho's now, ( 185/82R14 ) I like them

I pulled to Outer banks of NC end of July, they were quiet, and were definitely cooler running than the Kendas I had on previously. no noticable sway, and the camper seems to ride pretty well.

Last weekend I pulled about 45miles from home, again, nice and smooth, on the interstate, was able to hit 70mph for a short time ( I like that I don't have to fret about that now ) and was passed by a few big trucks, camper held it's ground pretty well.

I think this was a positive improvement over the lack luster stock set up ( undersized for the intended duty )
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:05 PM   #23
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Dredging-up an old thread, but I finally replaced the 14" Carlisles, and went with the 14" Kumho 857's. They went on well, and look good, but it'll be number of weeks before my schedule allows me to put any real mileage on them.

I also had all of the valve stems changed to high-pressure metal stems when the tires were mounted.

I'll report on the ride after my first trip.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #24
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I've been very happy with mine, pulls very nice, no sway, even with passing trucks. probably 700miles on them now.

and they don't feel any warmer than the TV tires when coming off the highway.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:37 PM   #25
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The IR gun will NOT help with true tire temps. The tread of the tire is too tough and will hold the heat better than the casing of the tire, which you really want to read. There is a long and somewhat boring but still interesting article on tire temps and IR guns but I cannot find it just now. I will resarch a little more to see if I can dig it up and report back.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #26
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OK, just got done with the search and here is the link:
Tires - Tech, Guide - Temperature Readings - Popular Hot Rodding
Kind of a long article but very in-depth. It will point you in the right direction - and correct my above post!
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #27
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It is a magazine article from Hot Rodding Magazine.
They want you to subscribe to read the article.
No way to "click through" the overlapping window.
There is a workaround though.
PM me with your email if you need it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:47 AM   #28
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Just read Herk's response. I don't subscribe, just searched for an article and that was the one I had read a few months earlier. Hope it didn't cause anyone problems.
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Maxxis makes a very nice 225x75R14 Radial. I had a set put on my 2011 Salem 27RKSS. The C rated 205s installed at the factory were, to me, under rated, and they were showing unusual ware after only 2000 miles. I just finished a trip from Texas to Washington State and Canada with no problems and the Maxxis tires still look new. Speeds of 75/80 MPH weren't unusual coming back through Nevada and Utah. 2011 Ford F250 with the new 6.7 desiel is really great for the road. Set the cruise, point it and relax.

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Old 08-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #30
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Just used the link (didn't wait too long) but on the over lap "subscribe" there is a "close" for the over lap on the bottom right of the page. Sorry for any confusion.
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