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Old 09-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Tire replacement help needed,

Hi all, a couple of weeks ago we took the C to our property in a lake development, our property is way back in there, well the association is going to get an ear full shortly, the roads back there are terrible. We turn around at the cul de sac at the end of the road. To head back out. on the way I heared this THUMP THUMP THUMP keeping time with the rotation of the wheels, I thought a rock in the tread, but then it dawn on me that this was a to heavy THUMP to be a rock in the tread. About a way, we were able to pull over on a flat spot wide enough to let people pass. Crawl under the curbside and yep a rock between the tires about 3"x6" had to use a hammer to break it apart. I guess as the rock was being forced in between the tires it tore off one of the lugs on the outer line of lugs on the side facing in. on the outer tire, down to the cord. Got sick, so just now going to get the tire replaced.
The question, if I can phrase this clearly. I just imagine that the new tire I get will be of a different diameter than the one that is coming off. I think that the two tires on that side would be the same size. How much difference could there be in the diameter of the new tire and other existing tire.How much can you live with, 1/4",1/2",1", How much difference before putting to much stress on the bigger tire.to put it another way, If measured standing side by side, what would be the safe difference between the height of the tires. Or is this one of those times when you have to bite the bullet and get your wallet and buy two tires that are the same size. The tires on the C now are only 5 years old would like to get 7 years if possible, but I would rather be safe first.
I hope I have explained this clearly.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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Heres what you do.. Put the 2 steer (front) tires on the rear, and buy 2 new steers. Some here may disagree, but I've always been told to try and keep dually tires to no more than 1/8" difference.
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I like that idea Midniteoyl, I have to replace two tires the best place for them would be in the front steer tires. I just remember my daughter telling me, after hearing my story, about how the truck drivers at the quarry where she is the Scale Master if they have to replace a rear tire they will grab a steer and put it on the back and put the new on the steer.
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Thanks DonDee I really enjoyed it.
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