Was informed by Metzler that they will send me a new 150 tire. I figured that they had "blown me off" based on some earlier contacts, but was surprised to hear from them after a few months. The recent 150's were measured by the tech guys before shipment to dealers. If these tires measure good and handle correctly then I'll gladly help myself to a healthy portion of "crow". I'll report the outcome of the new 150's soon. Thanks Metzler.