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Old 10-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #31
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Angry Zeemax Bombs

2 Zeemax tires bought in April, less than 3000 miles on both.

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:50 PM   #32
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2 Zeemax tires bought in April, less than 3000 miles on both.

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Your post and picture show that china bombs ST still exist. There are only two or three ST brands worth buying right now. Goodyear, Provider and Maxxis, with the Goodyear Endurance the most universally available offering.
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:32 PM   #33
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2 Zeemax tires bought in April, less than 3000 miles on both.

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Seems strange that both tires have the bulges on the inside where you don't usually crawl under when doing your walk around inspection, guess maybe should start.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #34
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2 Zeemax tires bought in April, less than 3000 miles on both.

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Very reminiscent of what the Uniroyal tires did on Keystone trailers in model years 2004-2006. A good indicator that overloading/under inflation on any tire in a trailer position will follow the same failure path.

The 3000 miles has nothing to do with the failure. Any mismanaged tire will fail at any time during its life span.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:45 PM   #35
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any time (skip) any time (skip) any time (skip) any time (skip)
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:55 PM   #36
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any time (skip) any time (skip) any time (skip) any time (skip)
Point being??
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:33 AM   #37
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Your post and picture show that china bombs ST still exist. There are only two or three ST brands worth buying right now. Goodyear, Provider and Maxxis, with the Goodyear Endurance the most universally available offering.
I disagree with your list, skip, I disagree with your list, skip,I disagree with your list, skip
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:54 PM   #38
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What is the DOT serial?


IMO a manufacturing issue. Have you filed complaintwith NHTSA?
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:41 AM   #39
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You do realize that "Ply" went out in the 60's with the switch to higher strength Nylon, Polyester and finally to Steel in "Commercial grade" tires. If you read the tire sidewall you can learn the actual number of layers aka ply in your tires.
Load Range G or LR-G is the modern and correct term even though some tire companies use the "ply" designation as some customers don't understand we are really talking about the ability to retain the inflation pressure and it's the inflation pressure that supports the load not the tire itself. At least for 95% of the load. Else why Load & Inflation charts?


I have never seen a Ply vs load chart.
Plyrating is commenly used in Europe, only when also for american market , loadranche is given.
Sometimes even both.
And ofcource it has nowadays little to do with the real mumber of plies anymore.
Here a incomplete list I made
Loadrange/ psi/ plyrating / psi
LrB/ 35 psi/ 4ply/ 36 psi exeptions to lower

LRC/ 50PSI/ 6PLY/ 55PSI has given many conversion problems in the past, so to low pressure because lrc goes from lower AT pressure.

LRD/65PSI/8PLY/ 65PSI ( 69PSI exeption but also 425 kPa= 61 psi )

LRE/ 80 PSI/ 10 PLY/ 80 PSI ( exeptions 77 and 87 psi)

So what counts is what is written behind AT in " maximum load xxxxlbs/kg AT yyy psi/ kPa ( cold)
So if you find that, forget the loadrange/plyrating, and find a pressure/ loadcapacity- list for that yyy psi and xxxx lbs/ kg.
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