Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeastern BC
Here's a thought -- have you had a 4-wheel alignment done?
Maybe the uneven wear is being caused by bad wheel alignment, causing the tires to wear unevenly, making them eventually lose balance?
I have similar tires (Cooper) on 15" rims, and haven't had a single problem. I keep them inflated at the recommended pressure for our trucks -- 30 PSI, and the handling and wear are fine.
But, I did have a 4-wheel alignment done before I got the new tires (and I had also recently cranked up the front suspension). My back axle was fairly out of whack. They had to use chains and a come-along to pull it into spec. I'm not sure if it came from the factory that way, or whether it was a harsh drop I took off a snow berm in the dark. In any case, I've never had a tire wear or balance problem since that time.
So if you haven't done it already, you might want to check the alignment. I can't see your tires being the problem. That's a reputable brand, and they've sold thousands. If there were some chronic issue with that tire, we'd have heard people complaining about it by now.
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