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OEM Dunlops+miles=Danger!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by JoeRe, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    JoeRe

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    My 09 reg. cab 4X4 with now 14,000 miles was starting to lose traction fairly often with the stock Groundtreks even though they are properly inflated. Did not realize how bad till today when I came up on a downhill road to a stop sign with the road rain slick. Not going too fast at all but when I started to stop, rig started to slide, ABS kicking like crazy and finally came to a stop all of 2 feet from car in front of me! Revo's with $100 Visa rebate going on tomorrow.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'm going with operator error. I've got almost 50k on my original tires and they're fine. Got a heavy foot?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    How fast were you going when you started stopping and how much distance did you give yourself to come to a complete stop. I know the Dunlops are not all that great but come on. Also how steep of a hill are we talking about?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    petersharp

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    I don't suppose you had 1,800kgs in the bed did you? ;)
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    No heavy foot, in fact avg. over 23 mpg around town. Going all of 20 mph when started to stop on 20% grade at about 75 yds. approaching stop sign. Road wet but no puddles or active rain. No load in truck. ABS kicked through last 50 feet approaching car at stop sign. That 50 feet was needed to go from about 6-8mph to full stop with ABS and tires doing all they could do which was not damn much! Truck behaved as though on glare ice, not just a wet road.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Stop sign at bottom of hill? Means lots of cars line up there at times during the day. Probably oil slicks that the rain just brought to the surface and didn't wash away.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I couldn't give my dunlops away with 8k on them on CL.
    Finally donated them to a garage that fixes vehicles up for folks who need transportation.

    Where did this happen?
     
  8. Sep 24, 2009 at 2:26 AM
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    I got rid of mine right around 10,000 miles, it doesn't rain often here so when it did it was scary.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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  10. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    You are 100% right the stock dunflops are complete junk. I will be replacing mine in the next month or so, I loose traction way to easily and its pretty damn crazy some times.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    No doubt that the moisture and the hill and some oil slick all played a role, but the point is, I expect more available traction in a tire than these are showing me with only 14k miles on them.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:54 AM
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    Mine lose traction if I am on any type of road paint.
    [​IMG]

    Stuff like that ^^
     
  13. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    I had dunlops on my old FJ and my wife had them on her sequoia. They wore quickly on the FJ but the Sequoia is just too big for the Dunlops.

    On both vehicles, when they wore, it looked like someone took a pair of needle nose pliers and ripped little chunks off of them.

    They did ride nice though.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    most freeway mountain passes are 6% or so, you know the ones where trucks have an escape ramp. It wouldnt take much of a slick road to make it hard to stop on any grade steeper than 6%. Some fresh wet roads are slicker than others. I got through snow and ice w/o using chains on my grandtreks ,they were better than i gave em credit for.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    I ditched my stock tires @ 20K, they where terrible, I has always pissed me off that you spend damn near 30K on a truck & get such crappy tires.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    Revo's on. Still raining, night and day difference! $620 OTD installed and I get $100 back from Bridgestone. Money well spent. Went with Revo I's as had them on my TJ and loved them. Too soon to tell re. Revo 2's.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    Mine are wearing immaculately. I am at 30K and have about half tread left. This is with them pumped up to almost 40 psi lol
     
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    I won't get to find out how my AT20's handle in the winter because they are getting replaced with Michelin LTX A/T 2's :)

    The Dunlop's only have about 4,000 miles on them and they've seemed okay thus far for summer use, but tires are just one of those things that I don't skimp on. It's funny, I sold my old F-150 to my stepdad and I honestly think that my old Michelin LTX AT's with about 50,000 miles on them still have more tread than the Dunlop's. Funny stuff.
     
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    I went with a 2nd set of tires for winter / snow and ice.
     
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