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Need Some Serious Advice On Whether To Get Rid of Tires or Not...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaGus, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    TacomaGus

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    this past summer i got a set of 32x11.5 R15 wild country xtx sport tires. But about 5,000 miles on them now and they have been great in the snow but these damn things haven't held a balance since i got them. They've been road forced about 5 or 6 times now (lost track) and they still develop a new vibe about a week after and i'm just sick of it. It just kills me cuz they ran about 130 bucks a tire and they have a ton of tread on them, still look new honestly. I'm just really debating ditching these generics for a set of bfg's or some other name brand.

    So first off i'm wondering whether i should even get rid of these cuz of the guilt factor and they are in great shape, really are but i don't want to sell tires to someone that don't balance right.

    Second, idk what brand of tire to get

    and third, i'm debating whether to go down to 31x10.5 so i can get a better balance...advice is greatly appreciated cuz i'm at my wits end
     
  2. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    and although ya its not massive destruction vibes, idt its worth wearing out my suspension components over these damn things
     
  3. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Andrew H

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    130 bucks a tire is cheap. have you tried taking to different shops? maybe they are using the wrong adapter for the type of wheel you have.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    well its not when ur in college. Yes i have had 3 different places do the road force and its aftermarket wheels not the stock toyota ones so their different anyways
     
  5. Dec 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    130 is cheap. probably a good idea to save your money on the balancing and just get some new tires. sell the old ones to recoup some cost.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    yes thats what i've been leaning towards. my last hope was to take it to the stealership to get them road forced AGAIN in hopes that it was due to the other shops not using the haweka adapter. but would that even matter on aftermarket pro comps?
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Can't remember what they are called but what about those beads or what ever that u can put in the tires?
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    well my bigger question is whether the haweka adapter is even necessary on aftermarket wheels??? cuz if not then i'm gettin new damn tires i'm so sick of this
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    was the haweka adapter and road force used to balance ur set up?
     
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