Last post on Nov 13, 2008 at 4:42 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, SUV
#7 of 11 Re: 2005 Suburban Tire issues [rodonnell]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 15, 2008 (10:51 pm)
There's a Goodyear $50 rebate floating around right now. I've seen the offer at Discount Tire and the Tire Rack - it's probably nationwide. Not all model tires are eligible though.
#8 of 11 Re: 2005 Surburban Tire issues [crewdawg28]
Aug 18, 2008 (1:16 pm)
Sounds all to familiar guy! I have a 2004 Suburban AWD and yes I had the same issue BIGTIME as I was having the tires balanced and rotated every 1500 miles due to feathering, vibration, etc. I called several other dealers in the area and they had "internal" agreements to replace the tires at no charge. My dealer was going to buy two and I had to buy two, but I was still pissed as this was GM's problem. Everybody knows these tires suck for this vehicle, but GM won't do anything about it. I complained to GM and they offered me a 60,000 mile/3 year "Major Guard" extended warranty, so I accepted it, but I've had other little issues too!
They issues were fixed, but for a $40,000 + vehicle, this is unacceptable!! I like the size and power, but the craftsmanship sucks!
How many miles do you have on the vehicle now? I would call GM's number and complain if the dealer won't replace them at their expense..
#9 of 11 Re: 2005 Surburban Tire issues [camocav]
Sep 17, 2008 (5:01 pm)
Took truck to old school alignment shop and he stated that the toe looked out and will cause this issue. Adjusted and seems to be getting better. Going to replace tires soon and looking at the Uniroyal Cross countries. Of course the dealer and another alignment shop stated it was GTG. Guess time will tell...
#10 of 11 Re: 2005 Surburban Tire issues [crewdawg28]
Sep 18, 2008 (12:49 pm)
In regard to my earlier post I put 12 000 miles on my Good Year Fortera tires before first tire rotation. Front tires did not show any cupping or inside edge wear at all. It seems like the toe adjustment (closing) really made the difference as if the toe was ok before adjustment then now I should have a wear problem on outside edge on the front tires. Can't see any sign of that either.
Just for info. The Forteras are very good tires for my Tahoe. I can highly recommend them if someone is looking for good tires to replace those Duelers.
#11 of 11 Re: 2005 Surburban Tire issues [crewdawg28]
Nov 13, 2008 (4:42 pm)
Time did tell! Old school alignment shop did the trick and put a set of TOYO cross county HT on and they are soooooooo quiet!! 3K on tires and no defects or noise yet and don't expect any. The Brigestones were indeed crap! Looks like the toe had to be churched up even after the front end was within specs..