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Old 12-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking to buy goodyear 445/65r22.5 tires for my truck and I have found a set of 4. That being said, 2 tires are perfect and have 30/32 tread all around. The other 2 have 30/32 all around except in one area about a foot long that goes the width of the tire where the tread is 25/32. Which is about 1/8 of an inch different. Is this something to be concerned about or should I just go ahead and buy them.

2 perfect tires are 500 a piece and the other two are 300. These are normally 1200 new so that is why I want them. Also I only drive the truck at most 5000 miles a year and it weighs 15000 pounds if that makes any difference...
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Just this week I was on the cusp of buying two for my F650 which of course would've replaced my worn Michelin duallys. The salesman at the Michelin truck tire store said that in ten years all trucks would probably be converting to them due to the MPG increases. They really look cool and I was being swayed but I can't let my emotions or prejudices get the better of me. As I always do before buying I did some research. The drivers on the truckers forums were running about 8:1 against them. The biggest concern was traction control. Although there is more rubber on the road that same rubber doesn't allow for water or snow to quickly go around the footprint like duallys do so the chance of hydroplaning increases dramatically. Go to YouTube and search super singles for more on this. The second major concern is that a catasphrophic loss of air pressure (blowout) requires an automatic roadcall of a tire service company. There of course is no limping to the next exit because of possible damage to the single rim and to make matters worse the rim may be damaged at the time of the blowout due to the weight of the truck and load resting on it. Another concern is that the tire service company may not have the tire and possibly the rim in stock due to the unpopularity of the super singles.

Beware of the super single they say.
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