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Well, maybe it not the "first" set of new shoes, but it's the first set of rears that I have had to put on.

The rears were "new" when I bought the truck in 2010 and still had 24/32" of tread but I knew they were aging out. Once I got them off and could find the DOT date stamp I knew I was right. All four of the old Continentals were mid year 2008, so it was time to go.

 

I got a deal on 4 Toyo M144 all position tires.

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The friend that got me the deal helped me mount them.

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and I threw on a set of Centrarmatics for balancing while I had the wheels off.

Now I just need to clean them and polish the wheels again.

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New tires are just cool.

Sure your working on it but my tire shop gave me $100 per used tire. The sell them to some owner operators to run out on trailers.

They Evan bought my junk tires. I think around $50. They sell them to water truck and guys with offroad only trucks that tear up tires.

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Well, maybe it not the "first" set of new shoes, but it's the first set of rears that I have had to put on.

The rears were "new" when I bought the truck in 2010 and still had 24/32" of tread but I knew they were aging out. Once I got them off and could find the DOT date stamp I knew I was right. All four of the old Continentals were mid year 2008, so it was time to go.

 

I got a deal on 4 Toyo M144 all position tires.

IMAG0608_zps0jc6gb1e.jpg

 

The friend that got me the deal helped me mount them.

IMAG0609_zpspla74pg1.jpg

 

and I threw on a set of Centrarmatics for balancing while I had the wheels off.

Now I just need to clean them and polish the wheels again.

IMAG0611_zpsmy4ujjqs.jpg

 

 

I don't recall what you had on before but be careful in wet grass with those. If you stop forward motion they are sometimes difficult to get moving again. Of course you won't have the squirm issue I had with my new rears for almost a year.

 

Rod

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I don't recall what you had on before but be careful in wet grass with those. If you stop forward motion they are sometimes difficult to get moving again. Of course you won't have the squirm issue I had with my new rears for almost a year.

 

Rod

Wet grass is only a concern when you wake up terrified going 65 on the median :D

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Rod, I had Continental's which had a bigger lug than these all positions. I've never had an issue but time will tell, right?

 

I guess only a real a$$hole would point out that the wheels would have been much easier to polish before the new tires were mounted, huh?

Phil, you are absolutely right....but the guy mounting them doesn't do polishing and was mounting them for free. I didn't want to take too much advantage of him.

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Broncohauler, expect a lawsuit...the glare from that polished tank damaged my eyes !! Wow, beautiful ! What are your polishing secrets ? Bigfiver, good looking tires...you should be set for about 10 more years, tire-wise. Congrats. I will be interested in learning the difference in traction on different surfaces, since you switched from a drive lug to an all-position tread. Charlie

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Thanks rick. I know what I am going to do for relaxation during the do nothing stage of my vacation. :) Sit on a little stool, driink a little Dr. Pepper and try out some nevrdull.

You'll be there a long long long time.

1) pay some one while drinking Dr Pepper add icecream if you like.

2) or buffer with green rouge and some people don't like it but acid wash them first just make sure you rinse them off before they turn white. About the time you spray the 2nd wheel wash the first off.

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