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Old 11-12-2010, 09:21 AM   #29
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I called the local Tire shop that specializes in installing MH tires, and they said their distributer is out of stock on the XRV's and the Toyo M 154's in the 245/75/22.5 size. I asked about the Sumitomo ST718, and he said that he could order the Sumitomo's but he recommended the Toyo 154's if I didn't want to go back with the XRV's. I did some heavy duty surfing and calling yesterday, and the Over the road "medium trucks" use the Toyos and Sumitomo's heavily, and these tires are out of stock all across the country right now.

I might wait a year before I replace my current XRV's as they are right at 5 years old with approx 30K on them, and while I have had some pretty good outside edge wear on the fronts, the tread still looks good with no cracks on the tires (that I can see).

I would definately like to change my tire size to a more "available" size of 245/75-22.5 but have really had good service from my XRV 235/80-22.5.
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Well, I have a short trip under my belt and can say that the Sumitomo's are as good or better than the XRV's. The Magnum balancing beads work as advertised.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:51 PM   #31
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I've got the Toyo 154's and am real happy with them--they are "e" balanced which requires no weights on or beads in the tire. They ride better than the XRV in by oppinion.

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We have approx 2500 miles on our Sumitomo's and am really satified. Seem to have a better ride than with my XRV's. Ours were also balanced with the beads.
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If you don't mind what was the cost for the Toyo's and Sumitomo's.

Mine were $1,855 which included mounting, new steel valve stems, balancing beads and tax.
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I have the Sumitomo's also, the only draw back might be the 65 mile per hour rating. As the dealer said this would be over constant driving for many hours, as I try to keep it between 60 to 65 I see no problem. Now my only problem is there is alot less road noise than the XRV I had and I notice more interior noise, Cabinet's and such so I am trying to chase these down.
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I've got the Toyo 154's and am real happy with them--they are "e" balanced which requires no weights on or beads in the tire. They ride better than the XRV in by oppinion.

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What is e balancing? I want to learn something. Joe
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E = Equal Powder I would assume.
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E-Balance is a PROPRIETARY tire design used by TOYO tire company: e-balance | Toyo Tires

It is my understanding that the tires must still be balanced by weights or beads, especially if any of the rotating components (wheels, rotors, drums. etc.) are out of balance. I do not think the "e-balance " trademark name refers to actual BALANCE of the rotating assembly.
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