Posted by Fisher26 on October 09, 1999 at 20:20:53:
I was going through the list and looking to see any feedback on mud
tires and there wasn't much, So I thought I would add my experience.
I purchased through mail order 4-36x12.5x16.5 Tsl super swamper
tires. The tires started to give me a slight shake after 150 Km of use
I took them to tire shop to get them balanced again.
they were already out 10 oz per wheel. After another 200 Km,
I had a definite shake and shimmy at speeds over 60 KPh. I took them and to another
shop and had them balanced, thery now out by 12-18 oz per tire, I called the place
I had purchased them from and they said that they need to be worn and they allow up to
18 oz of out of balance, so I drove on them for another 150 km, they shook the
truck violently, cracked the windshield, ruined my cd player and cost a set of wheel
bearings, I had them rechecked for balance, 3 of them were
32 oz out of balance, thats 2 pounds, I sent them back, I receieved no compensaion from
the dealer nor Interco, I was out 160 bucks for shipping them here and back
I had paid out 200 dollars in mounting and balancing costs.
Interco never said the tires were bad, just gave me a portion of my money back
after 3 months..Hopefully this helps somebody out there who is thumbing
through the catalogs..stay clear of garbage tires, incidentally, I wound up with
35 bfg mud terrains, and the truck drives likes its brand new...
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