Thanks. I went with a Dunlop after reading of your troubles. I'm not going to bother trying to get a new Metzler either.
Thanks for the update on the Shinko. I have had the same bulging problem with my last two Metzler front 888s and will no longer buy them. Looks like Bridgestone is the last quality LT tire make standing.Just pulled the trigger on a set of the Bridgestone Battlax BT-020's.
The Shinko 777 that I raved about developed bulges. Several of them. I no longer recommend the Shinko.