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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wildman1, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Wildman1
    Joined: Jul 10, 2009
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    ETA: I Am A Dumb Ass!

    I went out this morning & discovered that my upper control arm came in contact with the tire sidewall - no manufacturing issues at all, just my dumb ass :mad:

    $400 worth of tires ruined - serves me right, I should know better
     
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  2. Flat Six Fix
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    That is incredible, glad you and the 57 are fine. Damn you'd expect that from 50 year old NOS tires not something brand new. Obviously the quality control and manufacturing of these tires is questionable....
    i just drove the shit out of my 55 Dodge truck with 20 year old unbalanced bias ply tires with no issues, and on a lot of gravel road to boot...
     
  3. I would be calling Coker and speak to them about this.
     
  4. slammed
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    Indeed, the manufacturer is the place to contact. The HAMB is not a rep.
     

  5. Model T1
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    I had new Firestones mounted on 15" older Cragers. Made one trip 8 miles to town then back. Next morning a flat. But I'm hoping it just didn't seal properly. I've got bias tires on a few cars that have been sitting since the 70's still holding air.
     
  6. Wildman1
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    Again - I am a dumb ass!
     
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  7. Kona Cruisers
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    Usually the way to handle something like this is contact the maufacture, and then flame them on the hamb if they dont help. Not just start out flaming.
     
  8. Wildman1
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    i am a dumb ass!
     
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  9. Gman0046
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    Just a question, whats the deal with Bias Ply Tires? This is 2013 not the 1950's. All my cars are built for safety this includes radial tires.
     
  10. DrJ
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    Radial tires have been available since 1948.
    I've had bias plys on cars I've bought but I've never bought a bias ply tire in my life and I've been driving since the '60's and don't intend to buy them unless it's just for a museum art piece.
     
  11. Ebbsspeed
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    Did you happen to check the air pressure in them after they were professionally mounted and spin balanced? Mounting and balancing tires is about the only thing I am not equipped to do, but you can be certain that I check their work, including checking pressures and lug nuts for proper torque.
     
  12. Wildman1
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    I am a dumb ass!
     
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  13. 54sled
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    Good luck on getting mounting charges and a new wheel!,call corky!




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  14. blowby
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    What's the date code on the tire? How 'bout a pic?
     
  15. JohnEvans
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    Remember "Just because it's new does NOT mean it is any good"
    You can have a failure on any new item ,they have not yet figured out how to make everything 100% perfect. I feel your disgust at a new item doing that after going new to avoid such things. But, shit happens and really there was no way you could have probabley forseen this. I do most of my own tire work and I always look over the tire closely for anything odd before mounting on the car.
     
  16. Jalopy Joker
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    Coker Tires listed as vendor here. I had the inside belts fail on a new Goodyear tire so, new shit fails too.
     
  17. cayager
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    that is unbelievable, couple miles and pow.going flat would be one thing, but to blow out?I would say get your money back but I know myself I would call coker for sure just to say wtf. probably another good Chinese product like everything else we get.
     
  18. tfeverfred
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    Isn't 215-75-15, a radial size? And if they're old, Summit would be the one to call. No telling how long they sat on them. Either way, a little clarification on the tires would help.
     
  19. Wildman1
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    I Am A Dumb Ass!
     
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  20. tfeverfred
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    Ahh......Poly/fiberglass construction. Better than bias, but not a radial. Sort of.
     
  21. Flat Six Fix
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  22. Once upon a time there used to be quality control in place that was quite effective.
    Corporate spending structures deemed this an expendable department by adding to the limits of liability insurance coverage which is cheaper than the QC department.

    Fascinating isn't it ?
     
  23. Wildman1
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    I Am A Dumb Ass!
     
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  24. creepjohnny
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    It's fine to raise hell because ur pissed that you almost crashed. And I would do the same, find out if some of my hot Rodding brother had any trouble because then you can call their BS if they say it never happened before. Which companies won't admit. I've known 5-6 cases of Coker tires splitting/cracking/rounding etc. and u less you warranty them they won't do anything. And you eat the shipping cost. This is the first blowout I have heard of with Coker though.
    Personally. I won't ever buy Coker tires. Too expensive and too many bad stories
     
  25. tfeverfred
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    I'll wait to hear what happens, before paying attention to the Coker bashing.
     
  26. Deuce Lover
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    Had a flaw in a Firestone WW 4.75 X16 Bias Ply I bought from Coker in 2010.Lost the receipt when I moved to Hawaii.It had a flaw on the inner sidewall and I started getting flats (after 18 months of use)as it (flaw) was rubbing a hole in the inner tube.Called Coker.Even after close up pics had to send tire back(priority Mail).I did have to pay to ship it.They prorated it and shipped (free -FEDEX ground)a new replacement.Still cost me $56 + what I paid ($28)to ship bad tire to them.
     
  27. Swifster
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    Summit is pretty good at warranting the items they sell. I'd be curious about the DOT date code though. As mentioned, these could have been on Summit's shelves for a while. I'd go to the dealer first and the manufacturer second.
     
  28. spiderdeville
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    from BOGOTA,NJ

    my pro tracs held up good with 135 mph trap speed
     
  29. Ebbsspeed
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    Hey, we've all a dumb ass at one time or another. Kinda glad to hear it wasn't a tire fault, otherwise there would be a lot of nervous people driving on Cokers.

    For those of you that are just seeing this thread, Wildman had an issue that he thought was the fault of a brand new Coker tire. This morning he found out otherwise......
     
  30. nexxussian
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    Wildman1, good job on the fess up and re-edit (I take it you re-edited your posts to their current status ;) ).


    What will it take to get your suspension and wheel combination to not do that, wheel spacers, different wheels, "modified" upper control arm?
     

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