Even though these are now made in a totally new factory in Thailand, these tyres are still prone to wheel shake, and require a lot of effort to balance correctly. The tyre rim 'protection' edge walks the weights off the rim when aired down. This is a tyre we sell a few of, but like to point out the above.
A great strong option that looks great, and perfect for those that do a LOT of off-road work, and don't mind steering wheel wiggle!
These allow the full GVM to be maintained legally, on a 5500kg light truck registered, Iveco Daily 4x4.
Please note, these can only be fitted to EVAs Steel wheels, or Earthcruisers Alloy wheels to retain 1950kg Load. Other wheels will need to be sighted to ensure they are stamped at 1950kg or above.
Please note that these are a VERY heavy duty tyre, and as such, have more rubber and weigh some 8kg more than light duty 124Q tyres. This coupled with the fact they are shipped stacked on top of each other from overseas, does cause a vibration on the majority of these tyres. This can ease after they have heat cycled a few times and the plys wear in / flat spots from storage do eventually come out. This can take up to 5,000 klms. That said, these will not balance perfectly - period. Do not buy these expecting they will.
Note that we cannot fit lead balance weights to these tyres. They have a poorly designed rim protector that causes the weights to fall off when the tyre is aired down. We have tried all freely available weights to no avail.
Please note that packing these loose on a pallet to ship, is the same labour as fitting/balancing. So the price will be the same either way.
These tyres are impossible to keep in stock, and I am tired of being unable to buy them on a consistent basis from the supplier. Once they can sustain Australian supply, we will lower pricing once again. At this stage, we are often forced to pay full retail to maintain supply so our pricing reflects this. We used to keep a heap in stock, but they are prone to flat-spotting when sitting around.
Due to significant balance issues and yet another credit for a full set of tyres we are no longer dealing with Gladiator.