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Greg

Wanderlusting
Admin
This has to be a manufacturing defect. I just had the tires rotated balanced.

I haven't driven it all week.

Tonight I noticed the tread on my rear tires is chunking off. I haven't don't anything with it except drive from Layton to Draper and back tonight.

These tires have really turned to craptastic fast.
Yeah, that doesn't sound right at all.... I'd take them back to the shop you bought them from and see about a manuf. warranty. Get them replaced with something else.
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
Been a while since I last updated this.

Sitting on 56K miles now. Almost time for new tires.

It's going in tomorrow for a water pump recall. Apparently some trucks have caught fire due to the water pump overheating and catching fire. Wierd but oh well.

Nothing but oil changes have been done. The transmission service will be done next month as well.

It's nice having a truck that always works right.

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TRD270

Web Wheeler
Location
SaSa Sandy
You still looking for 18's? since you are about to get new tires?
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
No. I'm actually looking at 295/75/17 Cooper stt max currently. A little narrower tire. They have pretty good reviews with guys with this same truck. They work good with towing and seem to last pretty good.
 

TRD270

Web Wheeler
Location
SaSa Sandy
No. I'm actually looking at 295/75/17 Cooper stt max currently. A little narrower tire. They have pretty good reviews with guys with this same truck. They work good with towing and seem to last pretty good.
Okay, I have some factory alloy 18's kickin around with no truck if you change your mind
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
Hey quick update. Going on 2 years with this truck now. It just hit around 68K miles.

Running a new set of 305/75/17's Nitto Terra Grapplers. Just installed in May 2018. I got close to 50K out of the last set, decided that was pretty damn good with the amount of towing I do with the truck.

Last week the clutch on the AC compressor blew up. But I somehow managed to make it home from 8 hours away without too much issue. Miracles still do happen.

I swapped it out last friday night, and put a new serpentine belt on it since I was in there. Total cost for that was around $300. Then I took it to a local guy to have the AC Vac'd out and Recharged. It kept blowing refrigerant out while they were refilling it. After some trouble shooting they realized I was missing an o-ring that had not been supplied with the new compressor. They installed it, refilled it and now it has icy cold AC again!!!

While I had the front wheel off and the splash guard out I noticed my front brake pads had about a penny's thickness left. So new pads should be here today and installed. I got some ceramic pads off Amazon for about $50.



 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
well after 2.5 years, and just reaching 72987 miles, I traded her in today. Kind of a sad moment, because its been such a good truck. But there are some really good deals on 2018's so I decided to trade it in. I'm still impressed with this truck. No rust anywhere on it, everything worked still. Electronics engine and transmission. No emissions equipment failures other than a CAT/SCR replaced under warranty. The truck only ever once went into regeneration mode.

That said, it was starting to use more DEF than it used to, I think I was getting about 500 miles less out of a tank. Not sure why, but I guess I don't care. I don't miss the smell of diesel fumes anyway. I have enough of that with the Defenders anyway.

If you want a well cared for 2013 CC Cummins Long Bed Laramie, head over to Larry H Miller in Riverdale.
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
So here’s the new one. Mega cab, Laramie Cummins 4x4.

I ordered a tonneau cover for it already. Using my old floor mats from my old truck. Getting a stubby antenna and possibly a leveling kit. And reinstalling my old wheels and tires from my old truck if they fit. I hate 18” wheels and prefer my 17” wheels off my old truck.

Some of the chrome is getting deleted as well. I hate the old man chrome.

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