Re: Highway driving on Super Swampers
Pull them off your truck and lay them on the ground on their sides for a while. Then take them to get balanced. Equal is a waste of money. As soon as it gets contaminated with dirt it clumps with water.
I've gotten all my TSLs to balance so far. Some take pounds and most tire shops piss and moan if they have to spend more than a few minutes balancing a tire. They like charging $40 for 15 minutes of work and get bent out of shape if it takes them another 15 minutes.
Worst case they have to dismount and spin a tire on the wheel and then add stick-on weights to go with the rim weights.
If they take a lot of time and they charge you less than $40 give them a few bones extra. They'll work that much harder than you next time.
I don't like the loose **** rolling around in my tires. It's hard on the rim and it's hard on the inside of the tire. The crap doesn't work until you get to 25-35mph and is actually causing your tire to be more out of balance until then. And then it still takes at least a mile to stabilize. So, if you do a lot of city driving you are pretty much never driving on balanced tires, just beating the crap out of them. Most of the time it actually does more harm than good for a city driven vehicle. Having crap rolling around inside your tire promotes death wobble I found out.
At a minimum, tires should be rebalanced at every third of its lifetime. For a bias Interco tire that's about every 3,000 miles.