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Old 05-07-2013, 10:07 AM   #31
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From memory, I believe they were from May or June 2012- literally just before the trailer was built.

My thinking is- since I have to invest $125-per tire for 2 tires anyway, why not spend a little more on those 2 ($165 each) and, to keep the set matching- suck it up and replace the other 2.
IMO, smart decision.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #32
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New sneakers? Autocorrect?

I'm ordering the tires today. Once they come, the local tire place said they'll mount for $10/tire and balance for another $7/tire. I gotta re-read the balancing vs. not thread from last week to decide if I'm gonna balance them or not.
Balance the tires,same as your TV. If you want them (Perfect) have them put on a tire lathe,then have them balanced. You can balance a square object but it will not Roll down the road very well! Youroo!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #33
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I just ordered 4 Maxxis M8008 ST Radial BS Trailer Tire (ST235/80R-16E). Including the replacement warranty, new valve stems, etc came to $755 shipped.

Now, if you don't mind - I'm going to go have heart palpitations and will generally freak out for the next good while or so.
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Congrats! Once your breathing returns to normal you'll be a "happy camper"! Are those metal valve stems by any chance?
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:10 PM   #35
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I hate to spend money for new tires...but once I'm rolling down the road I LOVE knowing I have them. Only better feeling was adding a TPMS.
I think you made a good choice.
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New sneakers? Autocorrect?

I'm ordering the tires today. Once they come, the local tire place said they'll mount for $10/tire and balance for another $7/tire. I gotta re-read the balancing vs. not thread from last week to decide if I'm gonna balance them or not.
Never heard of tires called sneakers... For your car/truck/vehicle
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Balance the tires,same as your TV. If you want them (Perfect) have them put on a tire lathe,then have them balanced. You can balance a square object but it will not Roll down the road very well! Youroo!!
Haven't seen a tire lathe in years, but I sure wouldn't spend upwards of $700-$800 and stop at $28 for balancing whether I believed in balancing or not. Very cheap insurance.
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Never heard of tires called sneakers... For your car/truck/vehicle
No, but I can name 15 programming languages and read and understand code in just as many. You have to understand my level of understanding and background (think low and then lower the bar a little more!).
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Haven't seen a tire lathe in years, but I sure wouldn't spend upwards of $700-$800 and stop at $28 for balancing whether I believed in balancing or not. Very cheap insurance.
I don't know what a tire lathe is, but am thinking of balancing them for just that reason- it's a lot of money to spend to not. What's another $30 at this point?
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Congrats! Once your breathing returns to normal you'll be a "happy camper"! Are those metal valve stems by any chance?
I don't believe that they are... I ordered from discounttiredirect.com. The stems were $3 each and I think I read that they were rubber.
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