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Old 03-22-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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Replace just one steer tire

I found out today that the steering shake on our 2014 Coachmen Cross Country 404RB is the driver side steer tire being out of round. Not sure how it got that way (we are the 2nd owners), but the TA mechanic said it could have been from a low pressure condition, alignment or mfg defect.

I found this out when I was having the steers balanced to resolve the shake. The mechanic showed me how out of round the tire was and said he could balance it to make it "better", but it would only be temporary.

I told him to go ahead with the temporary fix which was to put 12oz of weight on the tire to balance it until I decided what I wanted to do. The balance made a HUGE improvement, but I can still feel the shake. I'd say it is 75% better.

So, the option is to replace one or both tires...

The passenger side steer tire is fine (slight inner tread wear), but in great shape.

The tires are almost 4 years old (DOT 2112) and have 7400 miles on them.

With the passenger side nearly like new I hate the idea of replacing it just to have 2 new tires. Looking for an opinion on just replacing the driver side for now.

FWIW: The tires are Goodyear G670 275/70R 22.5
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Replace both IMHO.

BTW: Michelin has the best reputation for "roundness" according to the Superior Tire centers.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:19 PM   #3
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I would replace both tires, but only after I investigated why the other tire has a slight wear on the inside.

Steer tires are the most important item on your rig. You blow one of those, and it could be all over for you. Truck drivers take great care of their steer tires, because they know that is what is going to save you in an emergency situation.

See if the tire dealer will give you anything for the good tire. It could be used on a trailer.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:38 PM   #4
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Both, always just like you would replace both rear duels, never one in MHO
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I had a tire that would go out of round at highway speeds. There is no fix for it

Replace both tires and see if your tire dealer will buy your old tires.

After reading your post again, did the dealer dismount and remount the tire? It is possible that the mounting was done incorrectly
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Before I got to the bottom of your post, I knew you had Goodyear G670's. They are problematic, especially as a steer tire. Some never have an issue, but many do. If you do a search on G670's you'll find a ton of reading on what junk tires they are. They do what is called "rivering", where they get a wear pattern on the second tread in and will often thump or ride like they're out of round. They basically separate and get small golf ball size lumps.

Replace both with ANY other brand tire or you'll have the same issue again. It took me two sets on the front, before I realized they were junk. I went with Hankook AH12's and they rode and wore perfectly. The Goodyears I had on the rear wore well for 40k, they just don't do well as steer tires and Goodyear REFUSES to admit or address the issue. I hope someone sues their socks off some day over these pieces of junk!
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The Hankooks are very good tires. Recommend them over sidewall cracking Michelins or rivering Goodyears.
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Replace both.

G670s indeed suffer from rivering. Awful experience for me.
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The Hankooks are very good tires. Recommend them over sidewall cracking Michelins or rivering Goodyears.

+1

I had issues with the Goodyears and happily replaced them with Hankook AH11s.
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from my own experience, second tier tires have a good value and an equal or even better quality (compared with the first tier michelin and goodyear; former had sidewall cracks and latter had rivering). i used bf goodrich, and now on sumitomo. both are great.

other tires in that class are toyo, yokohama, hankook, continental, and so on. i heard they are all good.
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....After reading your post again, did the dealer dismount and remount the tire? It is possible that the mounting was done incorrectly
They did not dismount it. Not that it would be definitive, but looking at the bead on the inside and outside it *appears* to be uniform around the rim.
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Given that not a single person thought that replacing just one tire was even a remotely good idea, I will plan on replacing both.

I am going to investigate the Hankook AH12.

Thanks to everyone for the input!
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Given that not a single person thought that replacing just one tire was even a remotely good idea, I will plan on replacing both.

I am going to investigate the Hankook AH12.

Thanks to everyone for the input!
I had to replace one tire because of bad ball joints. The other tire was still in great shape so I used it for the spare. I replaced both steers with the Hankook AH12s. I have used the Hankooks on my cars for over 5 years and have been very happy with them.
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The mechanic showed me how out of round the tire was
So, the option is to replace one or both tires...
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Having the out of round tire "trued" is another option.
(Google "tire truing near me") to locate a shop with the equipment to true your tire).
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