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#1 Username OFFLINE  

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 08:46 AM

I know there are variations from manufacture to manufacture but is this extreme? I'm sure tire pressure will change the size.

 

Sold a person a set of Titan Tru-Power 23 X 10.50-12 tires and this is the response I received:

 

 

"Although the tires you sent me say the correct size they are an inch and a half smaller!!!!! Did they come from a tire factory malfunction? I even checked with the local tire stores that sell these tires. If you want pictures I'll send them".

 

 



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Posted April 12, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Rim width can change the roll out a bit,but I don't think that much .


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Think you have to have the "correct" to them wheel size to get the measurement.  I'm not sure where that is measured either. On the square corner of outside bead???  In the exact center that might bulge up?? Not sure. I think it wouldn't make much diff in appearance anyway.  What's the guy's problem. He's making it too important of an issue. It's just a GT tire!


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 11:58 AM

There are a couple of tire brands that are notorious for having undersized tires.

 

For mowing, having a tire that is 1 1/2" undersized would make a difference in the deck level. You would have to re-level the deck to get a decent cut.


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Most tire manufacturers give dimensions in their spec charts. Can you find that info. for the Titans? I've also heard that a lot of the Chinese tires that are out there now are undersized by an inch or so when compared to a Carlisle of the same nominal size. 


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:01 PM

I really don't know if the tires are 1 1/2 undersize,I just know that the buyer is making that claim.You could get off a bit by just eyeballing a measurement.He may have had a brand with the largest diameter and this brand me be the smallest diameter giving the 1 1/2 difference.



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Posted April 12, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Thats only 3/4" on the bottom and 3/4" on the top.   :rolling:


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 02:31 PM

Thats only 3/4" on the bottom and 3/4" on the top.   :rolling:

Not if you measure them side to side.


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Posted April 12, 2014 - 09:32 PM

Well I'm being called a criminal and accused of committing fraud because these tires are smaller than the ones he has as he was going to put duals on.



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:05 AM

Man, thats a tough situation looking at it from both sides. 


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:52 AM

apologize, tell him you simply listed the tires at the size provided by the Mfr.  Then tell him to send the tires back and you will refund him his money.  Let him take his business and exacting size demands elsewhere.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Well I'm being called a criminal and accused of committing fraud because these tires are smaller than the ones he has as he was going to put duals on.

 

 

Sounds like he didn't do his homework and wants to blame you for his mistake.

 

To do it properly he should have been looking for the same brand/style of tire that he already had on the tractor.  I did just that when I put duals on my 1250.  The tractor I was putting them on had a set of almost new Carlisle Trac Chief tires on it.  As much as it hurt my tractor fund ($150.00 each), I bought another set so that I had matching tires.

 

It's not a deep dark secret that the OD of various brands of tires vary. There are numerous threads on any number of forums discussing that.

 

It's not your fault that he made a bad purchasing decision, and I'd tell him that.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:31 AM

I know what I'd do if he called me a criminal and a fraudster but I can't post it on here. 

Thats some pretty strong accusations when you clearly did nothing wrong.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:38 AM

You can try on 10 different makers of blue jeans & get 10 different fits.  It's not your fault, and with his disposition I wouldn't feel compelled to even respond further.  But IF you want to try, then the most I'd do is offer his money back AFTER he ships them at HIS expense back to you. The problem with doing that is with his demeanor that he might damage the tires.  Hard to see tiny holes poked in them.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM

It is common knowledge to those of use in this hobby that tire sizes vary greatly from manufacturer and the importing of tires from China has really exacerbated the situation. Not so much to the common consumer. If he stated before he bought them from you that he was planning on using these as duals to an existing set, I would offer him a refund of the tire purchase cost (not the shipping) if he pays for the return shipping and you check the condition of the tires upon return receipt. I would be explicit on the fact a refund is dependent on the tire's condition when you receive them back. 

 

If he did not state his intentions with the tires, then you had no conceivable way of knowing the tire's mounted size would be a factor.


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