Originally Posted by gman eb
Hey guys! First time posting, somewhat of a long time follower here. I’ve done some searching here and other forums, but I’d like to get your opinions. I have been running these Duratracs 265/75 16’s load C for about 4 years now with 40k on them. I love these tires! The treads are still decent after all the mileage too. No problems until recently. I rotated my tires about a month ago. Before that, it had been awhile. What prompted the rotation, besides it had been awhile, is that two of my tires became really, really noisy. The other two have no noise at all. Also, a lot of vibration associated with the two noisy tires (now on the back). So, do you guys think that in time the wear/noise will even out? Should I balance them again, and maybe a realignment? Is it a cupping issue? Or is it just time to get a new set? To top it off, one of the rear tires is currently flat (happened last night). No sign of a hole, puncture, cut, etc. either. But that’s another issue.
Sorry for the long post. I’d appreciate any input!
The two that were on the front are most likely cupped. The cupping could be caused by worn out shocks or bad alignment, or you could have just waited too long to rotate them. The front always wear harder than the rears, which is why you want to rotate so frequently.
Balance isn't going to help the wear/noise. Now that they're on the rear, they will probably even back out a little bit, but once tires go down that road, they never come back to normal. As far as being time for a new set, that just depends on how worn they are. Post a picture?