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Old 10-24-2013, 05:28 PM
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I bought the truck on 10-8-2013 and requested the tires be re-balanced since they seemed to bounce a little when I test drove it. The dealer said they took care of it but, they didn't. After driving about two weeks, I found a long, smooth road to drive on and decided the tires were a problem. I went to the dealer yesterday morning and after about two hours, they said the tires couldn't be balanced (flat spots, out-of-round, whatever). After three more hours, I left with four new tires and so far they feel okay. Now if I could just get used to the way this 6 speed transmission shifts. I have a feeling it won't last long the way it goes through 1st, then 2nd, then really bogs down when it gets into 3rd gear.

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This is why I bought a Bully Dog Tuner, seriously just for the transmission tune, its like night and day, love my truck since I put the BD on it.
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that's good-for-a-years for ya.

I told them I am not buying the truck with those on, they suck.

I got them to keep the wheels and tires that came on it and buy me a nice set of BFG AT KO LT 285/70/17, and then I brought in my own wheels. Since the tires are like 1300 bucks a set, I think it came out ok as I jsut wanted these on there and wasn't looking to take anyone to the cleaners over the deal

now it looks bad ass anyway and no crap-years.

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Well, after having the new tires on for two days, it looks like the left rear tire is down about three pounds (slow leak?). I'll see how long it takes to decide to go back to the dealer, again. I'm not looking for high dollar, fancy tires. I just want tires that are round, balanced, and hold air.
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is that on the EVIC or are you testing with a good gauge?
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is that on the EVIC or are you testing with a good gauge?
Looking at EVIC (both cold pressure before driving and after driving about 40 miles) but will use a gauge next time I check pressure.
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that's good-for-a-years for ya.

I told them I am not buying the truck with those on, they suck.
I am not a big fan of Goodyear or their Wrangler SR-A tires.
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This is why I bought a Bully Dog Tuner, seriously just for the transmission tune, its like night and day, love my truck since I put the BD on it.
What is the part number of the tuner you have. I really need to read up on this stuff.
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I am not a big fan of Goodyear or their Wrangler SR-A tires.
ya, they suck.

if you had BFG or Michelin you wouldn't be having any tire issues.

hope it works out for ya
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Another vote for Michelin....way to go.
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