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PostSubject: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 1:59 pm

About a year and a half ago I unfortunately did not know better and purchased inexpensive tires. I have a shake from the rear which becomes most noticeable between 65 - 70. Problem is most of my driving is at 65-70. It bothers me because I finally got my front end to ride beautifully. The tires were originally road balanced and I noticed the driver rear has a lot of weight. The installer mentioned to me they looked out of round when they were being balanced when new. I also learned it does not pay to buy from online companies and have the tires mounted and balanced because because if there is a problem you know how it goes.
I hate to throw out these tires because they look brand new but am I wasting my time trying to have them rebalanced?
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 3:31 pm

Is it an el cheapo brand? I bought Firestones from Tire Rack and had no problem with them.
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 3:38 pm

Yes, they are Milestar's which are made by Nanking. They're probably a knock off to begin with LOL. I asked the rep when I bought them what's the difference between a brand name tire and a no-name brand. He said the technology and brand recognition and I would be fine with the no name brand. Of course I know better now.
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 6:13 pm

If three out of four are good I suppose you could roll the dice on replacing the one bad tire, and use it for a spare.

Or you could treat it as one of those expensive life lessons and move on with a new set of tires from a good brand.



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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 6:21 pm

Exactly, thankfully I can probably get away with two, maybe I'll have them check the one with a lot of weight and see if it's savable if not then I know I have to go for the rear tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 7:04 pm

Brian,

Cooper CS5 Gran Touring, best riding tire I have ever had on the Riv,

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=CS5+Grand+Touring&partnum=26TR6CS5GT

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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyMon May 31, 2021 7:09 pm

I didn't realize you actually had them on your car but that's exactly what I'm going to buy. We were together when you asked your buddy at the shop. I was just trying to see if I could squeak and not buy the tire LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyTue Jun 01, 2021 9:08 pm

Make sure to share your experience with this tire after installing and running them on your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Do I need rear tires?   Do I need rear tires? EmptyTue Jun 01, 2021 10:10 pm

Np, if it's good enough for Larry I'm sure it will be good enough for me
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