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#1 eastcreek OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2017 - 07:31 AM

I'm in need of some new front tires for the PK 1614. It's got 5 rib on it now which I think are original.

Any pros or cons of 3 rib vs. 5 rib vs. whatever? It's got turfs on the back which will stay.

 

 



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Posted February 11, 2017 - 07:55 AM

I always use the Deestone 4 x 12's on mine and like them. I DO have ags tho on back. Kinda hard to find those old style 5 ribs.  The Deestones also won't break the bank account trying to buy them. Have seen them in Carlisle at one time too, not sure if still being made by them or not.



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Posted February 11, 2017 - 08:04 AM

I found Deestone 3 rib for $75 shipped for 2 tires and tubes and the Carlise 5 rib for 2 with tubes and shipping is about $130. The Carlise's are made in USA, not sure where the Deestones are made. I'd probably forget about the $ difference before I'd get over putting the wrong tires on it. Just want to make an informed decision before ordering as I've got no experience with either style. Sort of leaning toward the 5 rib as that's whats on there now but could be persuaded either way.



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Posted February 11, 2017 - 08:42 AM

Deestone tires are imported from Thailand.

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Posted February 11, 2017 - 08:56 AM

Got my last pair from Tire-Town.  4 ply Titans.  400x12 tri-ribs.   $19.95 each.   That's been 6-8 years ago now.



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Posted February 11, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The Deestones are foreign made, but much better than the Chinese brands I've seen. I even have those on my bigger MM tractors in front.  Some later Carlisle's are imports now too, not sure where from.  I got my Deestones from Greater Cleveland Tire in Ohio I think?  Have website and offer singles or sets. That where you saw them?  AND, they get to you in about 2 days!  My Firestone dealer in area now can get them too, from same place he said, huh!



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Posted February 12, 2017 - 06:20 AM

I've always wonder if there was any difference in steering effort with the 2418 w/fel if I would have put something else on besides the 3 rib style . Maybe better maybe worse ?

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Posted February 18, 2017 - 03:36 PM

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It's only flat on the bottom!

 

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I decided to go for the 5 rib Carlisle's from Miller tire.

 

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Now I just have to change the other side. My friend Rob helped. More I like I stood around uselessly while he did it. It took a bit to get the bead seated. Hopefully these will last 40 years like the originals.


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