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Old 02-25-2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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Replacing my 22.5 tires

Your advice was spot on last time so I seek it again.

My TV weights:

Front axle - 6K
Rear axle (dually) - 7900K
Total - - 13.9K

Presently, I am now running the following for tires:

Tires Front - Goodyear G149 - 245/75R 22.5 - inflated to 80 psi
Tires Rear - Goodyear G159 retreds - 245/75R 22.5 - inflated to 80 psi.

Pin weight is @ 2K.. I have a McCall 5th hitch. Rear suspension air / springs. Air ride cab and seats.

My tires were at @ 50% last year. Never had been balanced. I balanced the steer tires and we put 6K miles on it.

We are looking to put somewhere around 8k miles on it this season.

Questions:

I still have a shake from the rear.. and just a bit from the front. I am guessing that since the tires were run to 50% without the aid of balancing ( I once bought a set of retreds when I was a poor student and we could never get them to balance properly) and the rears are retreds, I believe I am dealing with misshaped tires. I know a lot of semi drivers around here don't like to balance but..

How low do you normally allow the tread to go before replacement ? Unfortunately I do not know their age and my rig is in storage offsite. I understand that 7 years should be the max I keep them on..

I am also looking at replacing the existing model with the Goodyear G670RV. Apparently, the G670RV is designed to be durable and to run cooler and ride smoother than most truck tires" My TV is a lot lighter than your average MH. I have done some searching on the internet and don't see a difference in tread between the front and back..is this normal ?

With so many companies sub contracting to China (including Moog) , how do I make sure I am not getting a set from there.. or are the 22.5s from there OK ?

Should I be looking in a different direction ?

Thanks
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Your advice was spot on last time so I seek it again.

My TV weights:

Front axle - 6K
Rear axle (dually) - 7900K
Total - - 13.9K

Presently, I am now running the following for tires:

Tires Front - Goodyear G149 - 245/75R 22.5 - inflated to 80 psi
Tires Rear - Goodyear G159 retreds - 245/75R 22.5 - inflated to 80 psi.

Pin weight is @ 2K.. I have a McCall 5th hitch. Rear suspension air / springs. Air ride cab and seats.

My tires were at @ 50% last year. Never had been balanced. I balanced the steer tires and we put 6K miles on it.

We are looking to put somewhere around 8k miles on it this season.

Questions:

I still have a shake from the rear.. and just a bit from the front. I am guessing that since the tires were run to 50% without the aid of balancing ( I once bought a set of retreds when I was a poor student and we could never get them to balance properly) and the rears are retreds, I believe I am dealing with misshaped tires. I know a lot of semi drivers around here don't like to balance but..

How low do you normally allow the tread to go before replacement ? Unfortunately I do not know their age and my rig is in storage offsite. I understand that 7 years should be the max I keep them on..

I am also looking at replacing the existing model with the Goodyear G670RV. Apparently, the G670RV is designed to be durable and to run cooler and ride smoother than most truck tires" My TV is a lot lighter than your average MH. I have done some searching on the internet and don't see a difference in tread between the front and back..is this normal ?

With so many companies sub contracting to China (including Moog) , how do I make sure I am not getting a set from there.. or are the 22.5s from there OK ?

Should I be looking in a different direction ?

Thanks
Grassy
Have you looked at Toyo? No China involved. I'll be doing my rears this year with M154's.
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No I haven't but I shall. I really have zero experience with the 22.5 inch tire. Thank-you.
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tires

Local tire dealer puts a lot of tires on MH. He suggested Hercules. They were half the price of most name brands. Said he hasn't had a problem with them for years. We bought a complete set and 10,000 miles later they are great. Wear fine and very smooth.

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We put Hercules on the drives and Toyo on the front for steers. Ride is smooth. We had the tires spin balanced at a Loves truck stop tire place, and have Centramatic wheel balanced. Ride is smooth vibration free.
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Nearest Hercules dealer is about 1.5 hours drive and doesn't carry the 22.5 tires..next is a 4 hour run (one way).

Are they really that good ?

I am thinking I will have to just start driving around and dropping into the tire shops to see if that actually carry the 22.5 tires. I can have them put on at my local truck repair shop..

I am planning to step outside my comfort zone and try dyna beads.
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