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  1. #851
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3PinGrin View Post
    2009 - 2014 F150 manual says no chains on certain size tires. I have 275/65R18 on a 2014 and RUD 4x4 grip chains allow clearance on the rear, but that's keeping them tight, low speeds, and limited use so I can't say if it could be problematic under different conditions. They are pretty close to the brake line but if kept tight look it wouldn't be problematic at low speeds.


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    I see quite a few folks running those around here, they are nice looking tires. Might have to give those a go when my Falkens need replaced. I like the Falkens because they have the snowflake if ever checked in another state that requires that over a pass, etc.
    Toyos, like the contractors in the muck boots and flat brims that run them, are flakey AF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Toyos, like the contractors in the muck boots and flat brims that run them, are flakey AF!
    Lots of wetland tromping in my muck boots, they excel at that. NO flat brimmed damn hats though!

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    You can get the General Grabber Arctic LT in a 10 ply version. Not much sidewall protection though.
    It doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
    ...sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Decided to go with the Blizzak LT's for my 4Runner in the 255/75R17 size. I have KO2's in the 275/70R17 for my summer tires, so this will keep the diameter the same while being slightly narrower. I was thinking about the Hakka's, but I feel like studs are hard to justify in Colorado with how much dry road driving you do in the winter here.

    I'm sure they'll perform well, but I'm curious to see how they hold up.
    Hakkas donít have to be studded. They make both with or without. Around here the rule of thumb is 60 f or above in regular temps is no bueno on snows. Anything below it generally is menial wear. Your mileage may literally vary though and these are old timer wive tails.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Just put some new Michelin LTX Defenders on my 4Runner. Last pair lasted 5 years (about 65k + miles)and still had plenty of tread left but wanted new ones.

    Snow tires arenít needed where I live and 92% of my driving is pavement so these are perfect for year round

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    Well ainít this a bitch.

    300 miles on the new tires and a fucking nail.

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    Heading to Les Schwab tomorrow, hopefully repairable. If not I have a warranty but would have to deal with the assholes at Big O Tires for the replacement.


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    Center tread, should be no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Center tread, should be no problem.
    Yea. Thatís my hope. Thereís some cheap repair kits for this but Iíd rather let a pro do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Center tread, should be no problem.
    Yep, they will plug it, and you will be all good.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Yea. Thatís my hope. Thereís some cheap repair kits for this but Iíd rather let a pro do it.


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    Very common repair, I have had numerous nails pulled and plugged over the years. Yes, let a shop do it.

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    Good skill to learn to do yourself in non emergency time.

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    its funny to me that the way a tire is plugged is by first making a much larger hole

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    Truck Tire Time

    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Well ainít this a bitch.

    300 miles on the new tires and a fucking nail.

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    Heading to Les Schwab tomorrow, hopefully repairable. If not I have a warranty but would have to deal with the assholes at Big O Tires for the replacement.


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    Shout out to Les Schwab. They fixed it for free and I didnít even buy the tires there.

    It wasnít a nail but a broken piece of tire chain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Shout out to Les Schwab. They fixed it for free and I didn’t even buy the tires there.

    It wasn’t a nail but a broken piece of tire chain.
    They do rock for this reason

    too bad the family didn't have anyone who wanted to keep it going...i suspect it won't go on for long when they're sold off

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    Shit. I was just about to give them all my future business even though they donít carry Michelin.


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    Americaís tire / discount tire (same company) has a similar free simple repair service as LS, sells all the brands LS doesnít, price matches to online retailers (tirerack), and has an full-life no questions asked warranty for like $20 per wheel.

    If there is one in your hood there is no reason not to buy from them....


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    Discount Tire is good. When I lived in Kirkland that was my shop. Now Iím out in Snoqualmie so North Bend Les Schwab is best.

    Big O Tires in Issaquah is pretty shitty if you ask me. Unmasked rep at the register, scratched up my rims doing my alignment, left all that white shit all over outside of my new tires. Not to mention the overall attitude they give you when you walk in is ďshit, youíre making me workĒ kinda cold shoulder. Done with that place.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Big O Tires in Issaquah is pretty shitty if you ask me.
    That's disappointing to hear. I bought tires from them for the first time back in February and they were great.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    That's disappointing to hear. I bought tires from them for the first time back in February and they were great.
    Just my experience with 2 recent visits, Iím sure theyíre fine overall. Iím not going to be a dick or anything and leave them a bad review on Yelp.

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    I just had a pretty good experience with Discount Tire. They were cheaper than Les Schwab on Nokian LT3's (neither shop stocked but could order). Also, they messed up on getting them in when they said they would & further discounted the install totally unprompted. Despite the delay in getting tires on the vehicle, the owning of the issue and the pricing both have got me satisfied.

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    I had a brand new pair of Michelins get a huge nail a couple years ago with about 500 miles. Must be a natural law or something.



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    Big Os are independently owned to my knowledge. I buy my tires from one and they’re great. Next one over also has a good reputation.

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    Discount Tire has always treated me well, even as mentioned, repairing tires for free that I didn't buy there, and replacing a tire I did buy there but didn't buy the road hazard warranty.
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    Who has 19.5s with snowflake tires? Thinking of upgrading but neither the Rickson nor Vision buying experience inspires confidence.

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