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post #11 of 19 Old 05-28-2013, 09:45 AM
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Good move. At a minimum they need to pro-rate the tire based on tread. I'd push for the quarter panel repair....or maybe insurance would cover it as a road hazard type thing.

When it comes time for tires for me, I'll have to re-think how much I want to spend when the tire is only safe for 3 years......if I only drive my truck 30,000 in that time frame! That is why the tire industry is fighting having expiration dates. Nobody will want to shell out $1200 for such tires. My local tire guy says he sends back about 10% of the tires he receives, as they are already pushing 6 months old, and he keeps fewer in stock so he doesn't get stuck with them unsold for a year. Just another sign of the times. ULSD. Fluorescent bulbs. Bio fuel. Wind power. Lactose free. Sugar free. Cat converters and exhaust fluid. $18,000 to build a new F350 + $40,000 to make it meet the regs. Nice.
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I'm going to try and push for BF Goodrich to pay for the damage, but I can almost garuntee it will be my fault one way or the other. I don't really see them saying it's a defect of the tire, but I figured that's the worst that could happen is they will tell me no and I go back to the insurance.
The insurance company told me it's a collision claim similiar to weather damage, so it won't affect my insurance rates which is good. Either way I will be getting 4 new tires put on the truck before she gets taken out on the road again.
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More so for the wife......I'd go by load rating, manufacture date, traction and temp rating, etc for the new set. You really can't go by name brand anymore and expect quality. They all have to meet certain standards, and it's published right on every tire. An inexpensive tire, probably due to a low tread rating that will wear out in 35,000 miles.....will often be a softer rubber with better street traction and braking.....you might save 50% over a new set of xxx brand tires, but they will last half as long......but within the 3 year safe life span.....see where this goes, for the tire sales people?
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wow! Glad her and the dog are alright!!


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On a more positive note for BFG, I'm currently running 2 BFG Rugged Trail T/As with 132K miles on them. They've been on the front, on the inside of my DRW and are currently on the outside. The are not bald but they don't have a lot of tread are about 12K miles over due for a change and will not pass inspection. I replace tires 2 at a time because of the DRWs and always keep newest on the steering axle. My usual rotation is 40K on the front, 40K on the inside and 40K on the outside. If the damn federal government has gotten in the tire business like they did the diesel engine business, I may have to rethink my rotation.

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132,000 is impressive, regardless of the amount of tread left! Particularly with having spent part of its' life on the steer axle.

Do I understand correctly though.....you're running mismatched tires on a set of duals, with different mileage and tread wear on them? If so, the tire with the most tread will be carrying most of the weight, enabling the lower tread tire to last longer. But hey, if it works for ya and you get that sort of miles out of them, I'd say 'go for it!'
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Do I understand correctly though.....you're running mismatched tires on a set of duals, with different mileage and tread wear on them? If so, the tire with the most tread will be carrying most of the weight, enabling the lower tread tire to last longer. But hey, if it works for ya and you get that sort of miles out of them, I'd say 'go for it!'

Yeah that's pretty much what's going on. It costs a fortune to rotate tires on a DRW truck so I don't. My tires are running 80K miles on the front and inside rear and will still pass inspection so I leave them on the rear. The outside rears are more like helpers but buying 2 tires every 40K beats the expense of mounting and dismounting tires for rotating and then buying 6 tires every 80K to the tune of $1200 to $1400. I'm seriously considering some centramatics. My dad just put 10 new tires on the Kenworth T660 and on his new F250. If they are as good as what I've heard, I'm gonna go for a set.

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K - That is crazy mileage to see from a tire. I'm glad they have worked for you, but I'm not impressed with their life.
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