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Old April 6th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Flat tow tire wear

My dad's gonna be flat towing his rig now. He's considering getting some new tires. He wants tsl's but I'm not sure that would be too smart flat towing. What do you think? Will he burn them off in 1 season flat towing? Future plans include me getting a new tow rig and 2 place trailer. But that's not for another year or so.

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Old April 6th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #2
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Kind of a vague question. Flat towing how far? A few trips here and there no big deal. Flat tow from here to Cali 3 or 4 times & it's a problem.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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Flat towing isn't much different then driving your car as far as tire wear.

My tires don't seem to wear because what i tow weighs 2 lb.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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Flat towing is evil....

Tell him to pull the driveshafts if he's not already planning on it. If he asks why, PM me for some pics.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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Flat towing isn't much different then driving your car as far as tire wear.

My tires don't seem to wear because what i tow weighs 2 lb.
Flat towing should cause less wear than driving.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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Flat towing should cause less wear than driving.
yeah but really depends on how you drive and what type or driving your doing.
freeway will be about the same probly just a little better.

now if its city driving and you have a lead foot and like to stop on a dime it will be alot different.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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Not sure how many events he'll be at this year he's planning on about 3 so far nothing out of Michigan. He just ordered some 36 tsl's for it so I'll be buying a new trailer soon
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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #8
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Bias-Ply TSL's.... he's going to wear them down

Radial TSL's he should be ok
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