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One Tire Blew - How Many Do I Replace?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rjtoc2, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    rjtoc2

    rjtoc2 [OP] Burglar of Turds

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    I have a 2008 Tacoma Double-Cab Prerunner. I have approximately 8000 miles on my truck with the original tires.

    I heard a loud "pop" this morning while driving home. Once I pulled up to my house, I heard a loud hissing sound. I noticed my passenger-side, rear tire was rapidly deflating. I pulled out all of the stuff and changed the tire. Upon inspection, the flat tire has a crack/split approximately one (1) inch in lenght across the top (tread) of the tire almost centerline.

    My question is this: If the tire is not repairable, do I replace the one (1) tire or do I buy at least two (2)? Again, the tires on my Tacoma are the original OEM tires with approximately 8000 miles on them (Dunlop Grandtrek AT-20).

    I've also heard from many people about needing to replace all their OEM tires fairly quickly as most OEM tires these days are brand-new factory rejects.

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    perfect time to get some 265 75 16's , the Dunlops are garbage .
     
  3. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    red taco

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    If you don't really want to replace all of them right now you could have the spare mounted on the good rim and buy 1 tire that you plan on purchasing as the next set to keep and have as a spare. then when the 4 are ready to be done you can have a new tire already and just buy 3 new ones.

    Just a thought but the OEM tires only lasted about 30k on my truck
     
  4. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    topgun155

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    This is what happened to me. I took the spare and mounted it on the bad tires rim. Then bought the cheapest tire I could and had it mounted on the spare rim.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    Great advice...:thumbsup:
     
  6. Aug 1, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    c2thegreat

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    If you are considering new tires nows the time to upgrade if not switching the spare in is your cheapest option.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    tig1

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    I got less than 10,000 kms on my grandtrek AT20 and a lump has appeared on the firewall on one tire and two have a concave style dent in them.Two or three to be exact.Seeing dealer on Thrusday.

    later tig1:confused:
     
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