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 10-07-2008, 21:12 Post: 157089
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Yes, they do have free flat repair and rotations for life. Here is the info:
All-season tire is ideal for the driver who likes adventure with quiet comfort and sleek styling
UNI-T technology delivers outstanding wet weather traction
Original Equipment on many of today's most popular SUV's and Cross Utility vehicles
Platinum Pact limited warranty
30 day test drive
Tire Size: P245/75R16
Service Description: 109 S
Sidewall: OWL
Rim Width (min. to max.): 7.3
Section Width: 9.8
Overall Diameter: 30.5
Tread Depth: 13
RPM: 683
Max Load: 2271
Treadwear: 460
Traction:A
Temperature:B






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The specs never tell the whole story but they seem OK. The manufacturers can be really skunky. For example I've seen tires with "steel belts" where the belts are about 1" wide running down the center of the tire, leaving 3-4" on either side unprotected.

If you were running LT tires before you'll want to go back to the P pressures that are closer to what's on your door jamb sticker. LT tires generally need higher pressure for equivalent load capacity vs. P tires.






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 10-08-2008, 10:09 Post: 157105
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The Nov. Consumer Reports has a piece on tires for light trucks. They don't test every brand and size, but they repeat the point that you can basically have ONE of fuel economy, long tread life, low noise, comfort, or good traction for dry or wet or snow or ice. If one of those features is important to you, that article will help. Freedom from flats wasn't mentioned.

There was also a piece on batteries. Bloody frustrating because there was no one overall best brand -- depended on the size or group. For instance, in one size Interstate or Kirkland was best, worst in another size. I replace mine a dozen at a time, so get them from the same wholesaler or club store, but they are mostly all different sizes.






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 10-09-2008, 12:15 Post: 157138
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The Nov. Consumer Reports has a piece on tires for light trucks. They don't test every brand and size, but they repeat the point that you can basically have ONE of fuel economy, long tread life, low noise, comfort, or good traction for dry or wet or snow or ice.



Like many Consumer Reports articles this isn't quite the entire story. Fuel economy, long tread life, low noise and comfort aren't mutually exclusive. A tire with a rib design, hard rubber tread layer, and flexible sidewalls can be very quiet, deliver good fuel economy, long tread life, and give excellent ride comfort. So that's just not true.

But wet/dry/snow traction are a different story, those attributes are always a compromise.






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 10-09-2008, 15:30 Post: 157140
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Years ago I subscribed to Consumer Reports. When they would never answer my question are the brands you reported on all you tested or just the top ones I gave up. Sherwin Williams was at that time the only paint sold in my part of the world they tested.

I did find the rates from their subscribers on autos to be very good and worth reading. But that is real life users and not lab test results. Not throwing off at lab test results, am sure are very accurate. kt






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 10-09-2008, 15:41 Post: 157142
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Although I no longer subscribe to CR it's interesting reading when a free copy is found. But sometimes you have to wonder what they're thinking.

Like the test they did between dino and synthetic oils. I thought everyone knew that a large portion of engine wear occurs during cold engine starts. So how did CR conduct the test? In taxis that ran 24 hours/day without any cold starts. Not very useful results for the real world.






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A few years ago bumped into a maintenance person from the Air Force Base that was here. He told me they found no advantage in using the synthetic based upon long time testing of their own. Not sure the numbers are right on it but he went on to say they changed the dino oil at 3,000 and the synthetic at 5,000 (this is the number I am not 100% sure on but it was at least 5,000). Odd, to me that is an advantage there. kt






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 10-10-2008, 09:47 Post: 157162
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My experience with synthetics is based on personal experience. I've rebuilt or had the heads off of probably a dozen automotive engines in my life, several that I owned since new. Those that ran synthetics were always sparkling clean inside with virtually no visible sign of wear on cam lobes or lifters. Those that ran dino oil were always covered with brown, carmelized coating and there was always visible wear on cams and lifters. And the oil was changed at 3k miles on all.

Now you might ask why the engines needed work. Well, high turbo boost levels can be a bit hard on head gaskets Smile






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