fat_frog wrote:One of the weights flew off of a tire?
That could have totally been it.
No way to find out now, I had new tires put on yesterday. I was never happy with the Cooper Discoverer ATRs that came new with the truck when we bought it in 2008. They have about 50000kms on them now, and were cupped really badly and had a roundness issue. The wear on the inside of the rears was due to rear end sag. This was resolved when I installed the Airlift 1000, I highly recommend this mod.
Some of the bad wear is obviously from bad shocks and perhaps alignment issues, so I will be sure to get that resolved over the next couple weeks. I have some Bilstein rear shocks to put on, but the bolts were too rusty last time I tried. I have a compressor and impact tools now, so hopefully I will have better luck.
Also saw the recent post by pawjr74 that showed his lift project, and the condition of the factory shock on the front. Looks like I should plan to do those ones too.
Picked up Bridgestone Dueller A/T REV02s, LT265/75/16s. Bought from Costco, total bill came to just over $1000 canadian including sales tax. They are E rated, and 10-ply tires. They are surprisingly forgiving right now, and very quiet. Will report back once I have about 5000mi on them.