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Old 04-07-2018, 04:29 PM
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02 Trailblazer RWD Rear Wheel Mismatch

We have a 2002 Trailblazer Rear Wheel Drive (yes, I know, it's an oddball). One of the rear tires had a couple of nails in it, so my son took it to Sams Club where we bought the tires from. They covered it under the road hazard warranty, but didn't have an exact replacement. So they put on a Goodyear Fortera HL, where the other tire is a Goodrich LongTrail. The tire size is P245/65R17. The difference in tread is 3/32".

I've heard that you shouldn't mix different brands on the same axle, even if they are the same size. Is that true?

Should I go out and find another Goodyear Fortera, or are we okay with this tire combination on the rear axle?

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Old 08-10-2018, 02:06 PM
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I’d make them replace all to match.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:31 AM
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If this were a sports car I would say unequivocally to replace all 4. Cheap insurance above 150 mph. But how many times to you test the limits on a 2002 Trailblazer? If the tires were installed by Goodyear, Firestone, or any major tire store I'd complain. But I have a feeling all Sam's Club is going to do is laugh. You went there to save money and now you will see what saving can cost. I'm not saying that is bad. I save money this way all the time but understand that I'm not paying for top shelf customer service.

It is interesting that Sam's says they don't have the Longtrail because Wal-Mart still sells them. https://www.walmart.com/product/10057696/sellers
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