Like Tree0Likes

Tire suggestions?

Reply
Old 12-28-2003, 02:30 AM
  #11
Registered
 
Back4More's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lake Michigan
My Boats: 353 Fastech
Posts: 6,624
Default

Back4More is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 08:48 AM
  #12
Registered
 
RedDog382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toledo, Ohio/Las Vegas, NV
My Boats: '99 Formula 382 Poker Run Special/'05 Formula 260 SS
Posts: 3,029
Default

I had a 99' Eddie Bauer Expedition. Drove the thing for quite a while and felt it would drift and sway alot. Like you, I assumed it was tire and shock set-up. But one day during an oil change I noticed there were no link pins connecting the front sway bar to the control arms!!! There was no evidence that these were ever installed at the factory. The dealer tried to tell me "they must have fallen out". The link pins are about 13" long, are installed and suspended from the top ... I would have had to lose both retaining nuts and then rolled the vehicle over for them to "fall out". I started looking at other Expeditions and noticed several the had the link pins missing. I had to buy the parts and install them myself. It was a totally different vehicle.

Does yours have the link pins installed?
RedDog382 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 03:12 PM
  #13
Registered
Thread Starter
 
RedWarlock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: I knew I shouldn't have made that left turn in Albuquerque...
My Boats: 2001 Warlock 25 World Class
Posts: 632
Lightbulb

Don't know RedDog382, but I'll check it out! Thanks!
RedWarlock is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 05:44 PM
  #14
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
mcollinstn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: tn
My Boats: 1991 F311SR1
Posts: 5,491
Default

All the Goodyear truck tires I ever had were original equipment from Ford, Nissan, and Jeep. If I ever bought more of them, they were the exact same size and type.

If they were misapplied, then they were misapplied from the vehicle manufacturer (which is not farfetched).

I have owned and repurchased many Goodyear passenger car tires, and although I currently have none on my personal rides, I wouldn't shy away from them.

The Firestones (eek eek!) that came on my YukonXL were immediately replaced with larger 18" wheels and tires, but those stockers went on a buddy's truck and performed well and lasted well and didn't cup or other bad tire behavior.

I've had Coopers, Generals (I ran XP2000z's on several performance cars.

There's a lot of good tires made by mfrs other then the TOP 3. There's a lot of mediocre tires made by top notch mfrs.

I've found that the "owner reviews" section on TireRack.com is useful for getting some feedback on tires you may be considering (as long as you can see thu some of the more stupid entries).

As with anything else, troubleshooting weirdness when towing should start with basics like tire pressure, vehicle alignment, proper tongue weight, and mechanical issues (worn suspension bushings, etc).
mcollinstn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 08:40 PM
  #15
heat wave
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default tire stores

I owned 14 tire stores at one time,go to a 265/75/r16 8 ply.or a 235/85/r16 10 ply.The tires on the truck now are,I would guest 6 ply.They have a soft side wall for a good ride which is fine if your not towing a large boat.Go for the 8 or 10 ply,best bet mich LTX a real good tire or Firestone R4S which is a Bridgestone top of the line.
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 10:52 PM
  #16
Registered
 
fountain1fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: eden nc
My Boats: 162 scout flats 90 merc
Posts: 2,728
Default

i've got mich ltx as 10 ply and love them on a 2500 dodge quid cab great for what they are when it's time to replace them the dodge will get dick cepeck fun countys rd 33 12.50 17
fountain1fan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2003, 10:59 PM
  #17
Registered
 
FASTTIMES's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Oklahoma
My Boats: 31 scarab
Posts: 898
Default

IMO-
BF-Goodrich all-terran is the best truck tire out there!
FASTTIMES is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2003, 10:00 AM
  #18
Moderator
Gold Member
 
ChrisK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Orlando
My Boats: Boatless... Damn...
Posts: 4,477
Default

I put BFG KO's on my 2500HD before I made the trip to NY last month. AWSOME tire. A bit noisy, but acceptable to me. They wore so good that even after pulling a 38' trailer with me up there, the little "knobbies" where still on the tires after 1400 miles! They look sooo much better than the others as well to me.
ChrisK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
plumbers crack
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
1
07-30-2006 09:25 PM
sonic700
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
3
04-18-2006 10:33 AM
Hauling Trash
General Boating Discussion
3
05-09-2003 07:01 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.