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Old 06-20-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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A different tire question

Has anyone had significant tire problems with tires that were installed by your local tire shop? Most of the horror stories seem to be about OE tires.
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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If the Install included (Steel valve stems and balance) and (Goodyear or Maxxis) there is not much Banter! Youroo!!
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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I take it by the non replies that original equipment tires are the problem.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:07 PM   #4
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Meh, I have not had a problem with the OEM tires, just had them balanced at Discount Tires.


Nothing was found amiss, I just came back in from giving them a check.

One thing, you never hear/read about the tires on the road that have not given the owner a problem, I have not seen anyone post any data about the number of non failure tires verses the ones that do fail brand for brand.

I suspect the number of failed tires is far below the ones that do not fail.


Run the ones you have or not it is your money.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:18 PM   #5
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Ford I have to agree with you.I have going on 10,000 miles on my Westlakes.Good wear and they seem to be doing fine. Knock on wood.
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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My own personal experience with the OEM tires was a blowout and $1800 damage on tires with less than 5k miles on them. When we bought our new 2012, I had them take the tires and wheels off our trade in with approx. 15k on them and put them on the new 5er. Just took them off last summer to put on our racecar trailer and had 5 new GY Marathons installed.

I personally wouldn't pull a new trailer off the dealers lot with OEM tires unless they were GY Marathons and balanced.
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I am curious, of the people that has had blowouts with the OEM tires; what load range were they? I was pretty excited to see mine came with LR D tires on a dry weight trailer of 6600 lbs. My last trailer was a Fleetwood Prowler that had 16" Goodyear Wrangler LT LR E tires on it from the factory. 13 years later that trailer still has the OEM tires on it with no problems.


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I am curious, of the people that has had blowouts with the OEM tires; what load range were they? I was pretty excited to see mine came with LR D tires on a dry weight trailer of 6600 lbs. My last trailer was a Fleetwood Prowler that had 16" Goodyear Wrangler LT LR E tires on it from the factory. 13 years later that trailer still has the OEM tires on it with no problems.
Mine were LR C inflated to 50psi. Replaced with GY Marathon LRD inflated to 65psi, balanced with TST TPMS monitor.
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I put quite a few miles on my OEM tires, but one had separated tread after a year and a few thousand miles. I replaced it with a Maxxis tire. I went to Phoenix and back in February, about 2,000 miles round trip. I replaced the other 3 when I got back with Maxxis. Two of the three were beginning to have tread separations. I just got lucky both times. I really pushed my luck because the last 3 had about 12K miles on them, but were only 4 years old. Like OldCoot, I won't trust OEM tires again. The $400- to 500- extra will not be hard to swallow, and I really hate being on the side of the road. I've got 2 trips of about 600 miles each on the Maxxis tires so far and they're barely showing any wear... and neither is the one replaced first which has at least 5,000 miles on it so far. I researched this and other forums and bought the Maxxis because of how few negative comments I read, as opposed to some others. And, as mentioned, steel valve stems and a good balance goes a long way.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:24 AM   #10
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We have all had our experiences and I have had mine. What I did not hear is a set of tires replaced by a local dealer that failed. That is the question
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