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Damn you KO2s

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dr. Emmett Brown, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Pot_Lickr

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    Look on your tires... The K02's..

    Unless its been scrubbed off, there should be a random blue dot on the tire...

    Put that dot on the punch mark on your wheel...

    If you can't find the punch mark, put the dot closest to the valve stem..

    It is ok if the blue dot is on the inside of the wheel and not right next to the valve stem.. As long as its lined up with the valve stem you'll be good..

    Ask your shop to use the blue dot... Thats what its for..
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Lots of warnings about the tires ,yet guys just keep on buying them.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    So your suggestion is to go back in time and un buy them?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    Don’t leave Marty behind this time Doc.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    I'll make sure I put a damn leash on him this time
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Mostly whatever sweet stuff I can find at Vatozone
    Those tires have a manufacturers warranty. Takes them back and tell them they are bad tires and swap for a different brand. Any reputable shop would have no problem doing this.
    I know @T4RFTMFW had issues with a set of coopers and did this.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    I tried this on my current truck and it was horrible. I had to dismount the tires, have the glass beads vacuumed out, mounted again and rebalanced.
    I still have a vibration. Not sure if the beads are all out or I have a bad tire.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    Pretty sure samsclub (where I bought them from but did not have them mounted) said I voided the manufactures warranty by not having them install them
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Close.

    I had issues with Hankook Dynapro tires, went through 6 before saying fuck it and going with Cooper Discoverers and had no more issues.

    Tire shop refunded me in full and never charged me a dime, took all tires back under manufacturer defect.
     
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  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Road force balancing solves a lot of issues with truck tires and the dreaded vibes.

    I can’t run the KO2s on my truck due to tire life expectations plus would rival a fresh pizza at a college party.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    I call bullshit on their part.
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    From previous experience i’d say you’ve prob got a bad tire or didn’t put enough beads inside the tires. I’ve found that some really heavy tires require double the suggested weight on the bead manufacturers application chart
     
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  14. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    Never once had had to balance my Wildpeak AT3Ws
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    I love the look of KO2's but after having a set on my 16 and 17, never again, they were a pain in the ass to balance in the first place even with wheel phasing and road force and then would still come unbalanced. Between that and the shitty snow handling / weight, there are better options.
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    If they try to say that, ask for the contact information for their attorneys. Bring up the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
     
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    I was up to 16oz per tire with the beads.

    Funny, with road force balancing I hardly have any weight, but have a vibaratiin ~75 mph. Good excuse to go 80 right?

    I agree, I must have a bad tire or it could be from having the tires siped.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    cause they are trash tires
     
  19. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    They are great tires. Listen to the complaints on this forum about the Tacoma, but it is a great truck too. Goodrich has a warranty and if a tire is defective they will be happy to replace it. When I bought my last set of KO2's I asked about the balancing issues I had been reading about. I was told that they (the tire store) sell thousands of them and almost never have issues. If they do, Goodrich stands behind them and will replace. I have 265 75 16's and they roll perfectly at all speeds.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    Weird I must of just had a bad set on two seperate vehicles from two different suppliers / tire installers in two different states. But what are the odds its not the tire...
     
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