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Old 06-01-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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Don't buy Dunlop !

I was traveling down I-35 last Sunday when my left front tire blew out. I did not run over anything, just down the center of the lane.

The Tacoma handled well getting off the freeway!

I took the tire to my Toyota dealer. They said they did not warranty tires but that they would call Dunlop. Dunlop refused any adjustment because the tire was 2/32" past their margin, and they think I hit a curb although they said there was no proof I hit a curb.

The Dealer, Round Rock Toyota stepped up and gave me a great discount on a set of Bridgestones.

Moral of this story...DO NOT BUY DUNLOP TIRES!
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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isnt that the cheapo tire they throw on the truck to get you off the lot?
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Damn, they don't even look like they're worn anywhere near the wear bars. What's the 'margin' they were talking about?

And yes, they're the cheap tires some of the Tacomas come with... Although, with a TRD Sport, I'm surprised you didn't have bridgestones to begin with. My SR5 came with those Dunlops but all the TRD Sports all had Bridgestones and TRD Off Roads had Rugged Trails.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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My Stock dunlops lasted almost 60k. You musta had a cut or defect.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:49 AM   #5
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They were the original equipment tires. 25,000 miles on them. Still in good shape. I don't know what their margin is. They just did not want to pay. Dunlop lost me for life. And now all of you out there in Taco land can avoid them too. How stupid are they?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:04 AM   #6
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isnt that the cheapo tire they throw on the truck to get you off the lot?
Yes they are! Cheapies for sure. Glad I got replaced mine.
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Yes, those are the ones I got with the truck too. I'll have to replace mine when these wear out.

Hoping you get compensated at least a little bit. If you didn't hit anything I'm wondering what could have caused that.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Moral of this story...DO NOT BUY DUNLOP TIRES!

I have nothing against Dunlop. I have run them in the past on other things and they were great. I think the stock ones they chose for the Taco are a poor choice but I will not avoid them entirely.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:53 AM   #9
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your wrong brother- i have 85k on my Dunlop- i'll purchase it again soon






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Old 06-01-2011, 07:53 AM   #10
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That's funny; I was actually going to place a new thread saying "when I first bought the truck I thought the Dunlops were crap but after driving them for over a year and a half I can say the Grand Treks have been quiet as a mouse and have a super soft ride; it's like driving around on Gummy Bears. I'm actually becoming quite fond of these tires"

They make up for the Dump Truck like suspension. I'm actually looking to buy another low mile set.


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Old 06-01-2011, 07:55 AM   #11
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:56 AM   #12
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #13
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:08 AM   #14
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I know you said you didn't hit anything, but the picture proves otherwise. That kind of puncture can't just happen out of nowhere. Definitely looks like something entered in along the edge closest to the tread.
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I know you said you didn't hit anything, but the picture proves otherwise. That kind of puncture can't just happen out of nowhere. Definitely looks like something entered in along the edge closest to the tread.
x2 That doesn't look like just a blow out, something punctured it whether you saw it or not.
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I was traveling down I-35 last Sunday when my left front tire blew out. I did not run over anything, just down the center of the lane.

The Tacoma handled well getting off the freeway!

I took the tire to my Toyota dealer. They said they did not warranty tires but that they would call Dunlop. Dunlop refused any adjustment because the tire was 2/32" past their margin, and they think I hit a curb although they said there was no proof I hit a curb.

The Dealer, Round Rock Toyota stepped up and gave me a great discount on a set of Bridgestones.

Moral of this story...DO NOT BUY DUNLOP TIRES!
Dulop web site says 60,000 warenty for the grand trek tire. State attorney general might want to hear of this.
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It's either a defect or a road hazard.

If Dunlop didn't even look at the tire off the rim, how the heck can they tell?
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Dulop web site says 60,000 warenty for the grand trek tire. State attorney general might want to hear of this.

Warrenty against manufactures defects or covered against "road hazards" I would guess the first. Also he did not buy them from a shop they came as original equipment, so I don't know how that warrenty would work here.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:46 AM   #19
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Nothing hit the tire. What you see is some fiber from inside the tire. Two tire "experts" at the dealership looked at the actual tire, not a picture, and they were clear that there was no external damage to the tire. It just blew up. A defective tire and Dunlop backed away.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:06 AM   #20
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Wasn't talking about the fibers...the abrasion next to the fibers...

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