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Old 05-12-2003, 05:14 PM
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How long should tires last?

I have a 2001 SuperCrew 4x4 with approximately 53,000 kms on it. I would say that 90% of the Kms come from highway driving. Now, I am getting a vibration in the steering wheel. Contacted my dealer who says it sounds like the tires are shot. Should they be?? They are GoodYear.
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Old 05-12-2003, 05:34 PM
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See what "Goodyear" has to say. Most tires should last around 75-80K with normal driving. Although I know some people who can go through a set in a lot less time and distance.

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Old 05-12-2003, 09:22 PM
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Have you had to replace the brakes yet?
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:41 AM
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Maybe they just need to be rebalanced.
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Old 05-13-2003, 07:41 AM
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Nope, no problem with the brakes at all.

Had the ball joints replaced two weeks ago and this was when the problem started.
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I think you've just discovered your problem. Take it back to the outfit that did your ball joints. Sounds like something's loose.....tie rod end, or a wheel, perhaps?

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Edit: As Powerstroker mentioned, if the tires were rotated at the same time, perhaps one of the rears, now on the front, needs balancing.
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Old 05-13-2003, 11:07 AM
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What in the hell is a km?
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:35 PM
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Well, guess what. The wheels were out of balance. So had that done and it rides just a new truck. Go figure.

P.S. a KM is equal to 1.609344 mile so for the 52,000 Km equals 32,311 miles.
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Kilometer. The gentleman must be from Canada or Britian.
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Thanks for the help and I am a gentlewomen
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A gentlewoman with newly balanced tires. Glad it worked out so easily.

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My apologies. Please excuse my dasterdly mistake.
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Old 05-13-2003, 12:53 PM
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Hey, no apologies needed. I enjoy this site and glad to have such knowlegable people around that can provide such great support.

Have a great day
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Thanks for understanding my assumptive bull-headedness!! Have a great day too!!
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So that's what that km on my speedo is for. And all this time I thought it stood for Kruizin' miles?
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