Tires - Bite the bullet
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:47 AM
$684.00 for 7 tires. Out The Door. mounted, balanced, etc, etc, etc...
Hankook RA08 (185R14)
They had to order the tires from the Hankook warehouse in Tennessee, they should have them on Wednesday.
I took them a copy of the OnlineTires and BusDepot ads. They matched the $72 dollar for the tire (DiscountTire original price is $105.00)
All my tires have good tread, I can see minor cracking on the side walls, and they are all 1995 date codes (16 years old). Because of the age, I'm replacing all 7 tires, 6 on the ground and the spare.
I'm going to keep one of the 7 tires as an extra spare, if I can find a rim in the next 48 hours, I'll mount it, otherwise, I'll just throw the tire on top of the MH and I'll have it in case I need it (a 15 year old tire is better than no tire, Alaska trip)
88 Dolphin 4 Auto
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:19 AM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:37 AM
Oh yea they are the hankook tires
Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:00 AM
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:20 AM
I bet your salesman figured in shipping for the tires, mine didn't.
If he did, I was going to ask him who was going to pay the shipping if I paid full price, and he still had to get them from Tennessee.
We don't have a Les Schwab here. I figure Discount tires are just about everywhere, so if I have any problems, put the spare on, and next time I'm at a Discount Tire, let them deal with it.
88 Dolphin 4 Auto
Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:03 AM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:14 PM
. Somewhere I read about changing the seals in the valve stems. I couldn't find them, so I got 7 new stems from Toyota Part# 90942-05026. They look identical to the ones on ouy '91 Dolphin. I found a sticker on the wall behind the drivers seat with the VIN # and info from National RV it specks the tire pressures as 37# front, 45# rear. I was running 55 Ft, 65 rear and 90# in the bags amd it rides really, really hard, too hard. We are getting the Hankook RA08's, brakes, seals and thanks to this great group I know what to get for that!!!! Thank you all. Vanman
Yeah, I see cracking on my tires as well. And although I haven't looked to see how old they are, i'm looking at replacing them ... they make me nervous!
Edited by Vanman, 18 March 2011 - 10:18 PM.
Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:32 AM
Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:48 PM
I'm not clear as to what pressures you're running now. You say 'was'. I think most would say that 37/45 is too low for the tires and 90# too high for the air springs.
I was told by old owner to use those pressures and we did to home and the Toy-in at Felton. I am not going anywhere except around the neighborhoood until we get all the new parts, so I dropped to 50# ft, 55# rear, 45# bags. I haven't tried those reccomended pressures yet, usually most cars and trucks I've owned I end up running higher that recommended. What do you run in yours?? vanman
Edited by Vanman, 19 March 2011 - 12:50 PM.
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