I hope my post is okay here. I have posted in other parts of this forum, but this seems the most knowledgeable.
I am having a real issue with snow tires
I have a 2003 Ram 1500 Laramie with 275-60-20 Cooper discoverer HT plus tires
on it right now. Hate them. In the winter
they get so hard its like driving on hockey pucks.
Canadian Tire had Cooper ATw tires
last week for $202 plus install etc. but I couldn't get them at the local store, so I drive 30 miles to a different store to get them. They can't install for a week, so I bring them back to the local store where the wait to install was only 3 days. here is where the fun starts.
The technician tries to mount one, but can't. Figures it's because they were in the back of my truck
, and are too stiff because of the cold. Okay, fair enough. So they put them beside the heater for an hour and try again.
Still can't get them to seat. They tried putting a strap around the outside of the tire, still no luck. I watched the fellow working at it and he really did try, but it seems they are too stiff to push out to the rim to seat.
on now are Cooper, 275-60-20. The tires
I want put on are Cooper, 275-60-20. Only difference is the speed rating, which may mean a stiffer sidewall.
Now I have to wait til this Thursday, next available appointment time.
They are going to try a tube to expand the tire enough to seat, then remove the tube.
I have never heard of such a run around to mount a set of tires
The rims are Dodge rims, 9.5 inches wide.
Cooper specs say Min.8 inch, max 9.5 inch.
The reason I want these tires
is they are true all season.
From what I can tell they are all seasons, but have the snow peak emblem, so no need to switch out in the summer.
Any ideas or opinions are greatly appreciated