Joined the Hankook club

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RSorak 71Westy
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Joined the Hankook club

Post by RSorak 71Westy » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:32 am

I recently took my bus out and forgot to check the pressure in the 1 rear tire that leaked and it rewarded me by blowing out. I just got back from getting 2 new RA08's installed on the back....The tire man made a comment on how heavy these tires were for their size and was blown away by the D load rating, he said that meant "damn stout tire"! After driving home, the bus seems to like them just fine and I know my confidence level is way up.
Too bad they only had 2 in stock, will have to make the trip to Greensboro to see the Dead with the 2 old front tires......
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Post by hambone » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:55 am

They have "kook" in the name, that can't be good...
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:48 pm

RSorak 71Westy wrote:I will have to make the trip to Greensboro to see the Dead with the 2 old front tires......
Better on the front than anywhere else. Be sure to give them a toas. . . toke for their successful journey.
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Post by static » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:27 pm

Let me repeat what the Colinmeister just said: new tires go on the back, old tires go on the front.
Yes, I know that it is counter intuitive, but it is much safer that way.

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Post by RSorak 71Westy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:54 am

Well just an update, the old tires didn't make it....Well one did as the spare....Had a front tire blow out on the way to the Dead and stopped at Walmart and got 2 new Goodyears for the front. They had no LT tires that were suitable. Fortunately the delay only cost us a little lot time....
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Rick
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Post by AirCooledNut » Thu May 14, 2009 3:39 pm

Agreed, Hankooks rock! I replaced all four of the crappy balloons the PO had on it and WOW what a difference!
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Post by NWbuspilot » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:43 am

Mine are holding up nicely, after about 2 years of being on the bus- but I've only put about 3,000 miles on them in that time.

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