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It appears the tread has begun to seperate maybe?? My brother (cajundragger) had one of his Sumitomos do the same thing on his 22's. Which was shortly followed by the other 3. Now one of mine did it last night. This shit will shake-rattle-n-roll at 65-70mph. Now I'm worried, I really hope the other 3 don't go bad. These are Nankangs which are cheap, but they came on the truck. I have a 265/35/22 at the shop (not sure of brand) that I'm going to throw on it but if the others go I don't know what to get. I've had bad experiences with Dunlop, Nankang, Sumitomo, and Goodyear. But the goodyears were a long time ago, maybe they are better now???

But is this a cheap tire problem, or something we are doing wrong? I aligned it myself at the shop and it's in factory specs with slightly more caster (+0.5°). This tire has this bulge 3/4 the way around.



So anyone else do this?

-Ryan
 

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Mine are Sumitomo HTR Sport in 285 50 20. They've been great for 10,000 miles, don't show wear, great wet and dry traction, quiet, and a great ride. I'll get them again when it's time for new ones.
 

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sumitumo's aren't that bad. they are pretty good tires.

looking at the tread wear,looks like something else is causing your tires to fuck up. they look all fucked up
Are you serious? The tread wear??? The entire tire is shaped like a fucking egg, its all stretched. I measured tread depth will a depth gauge and they are basically even wear all the way across, no feathering or signs of a bad alignment, which is what throws me off.

The Sumitomos my brother had were good until they went all egg shaped. He has another set of them now, seem ok. I wouldn't ever buy these tires ever personally nor would I give them or even sell them to someone but I have them now and I would like to confirm wether or not it is a bum tire or something else.

I've seen 5 tires do this, 4 of them Sumitomos. 2 different brands, 2 different trucks. If Sumitomos are "good" then in my comparison these crap Chinese tires don't seem so bad, they did the same thing. So Yes, these tires are crap, I know that. Question-Has anyone else had this problem or seen it happen before? You get what you pay for, and I'll pay for peace of mind, but I want to make sure I didn't overlook anything and this problem not be the tires fault. I've never seen any other tires do this and I've been in a automotive shop for 10yrs.

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FYI-I let the air out and the tire "relaxes." Thats how I checked the tread. With it aired up its almost 1.5" larger in diameter on one side than the other. I've already decided I'm going to cut this sucker open with a sawzall when I change it this weekend.
 

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i'm not saying it's the best. but they are good for the money.
not sure what good years you got.
dunlop, they make that one really good tire.
nangkang now that is low end

maybe they are just not for your application
 

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Well I guess I got some mock-up roll arounds now. I'm determined to cut that one tire open and reveal it's shitty construction.

I had goodyear eagles many moons ago and could never balance them. May have been the American Racing wheels they were on, but nonetheless I had a bad taste.

I'm looking at the GoodYear Eagle GT or the Kumho Ecsta. Anyone have any experience with these? Road Noise, etc.
 

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Khumo ecsta is possibly the worst tire I've ever owned. They're LOUD, have terrible grip on dry pavement, and wear fast; extremely fast. The only good thing I can say is the directional tread looks cool. That's it. DO NOT buy these.
 

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Looks like the inner tread is wearing which happened on mine it is an alignment prob
The outisde of the tire is side that swelled and the truck runs -0.75° Camber at ride height. If you let the air out the tire isn't swelled and the tread depth is pretty consistant.

I'm going to try to grab some pics of the tire to show how bad this thing actually is. IT doesn't show up well in pics.
 

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Khumo ecsta is possibly the worst tire I've ever owned. They're LOUD, have terrible grip on dry pavement, and wear fast; extremely fast. The only good thing I can say is the directional tread looks cool. That's it. DO NOT buy these.
Sounds good. Anyone running the Goodyears?
 

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Tried to get some worthwile pics, but ahh





That tire leans more sitting there than mounted on the truck layed out.
 

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Aren't the Goodyears for cars? not sure if I would feel comfortable running them on a full size truck... I bought the 265/35 Falken Ziex. I had the same tire on my civic and loved them. I've never had any problems with any falken tire I've owned including the Azenis which is an amazing tire
 

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Aren't the Goodyears for cars? not sure if I would feel comfortable running them on a full size truck... I bought the 265/35 Falken Ziex. I had the same tire on my civic and loved them. I've never had any problems with any falken tire I've owned including the Azenis which is an amazing tire
Falkens Azenis are amazing tires. My dd is an STi and I'm running Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's on it now which are a pretty sweet tire as well. I'm on my second set, well the first ones were just Pilot Sports. I have also run Hankook Ventus tires, which were alright handling wise, nothing to write home about, but they lasted until the threads were showing...prob 35k, but I LOVE taking corners in that car so they could've lasted longer. :crazy:
 
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