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Tractor Transporting Discussion Forum

What tires to put on my truck?

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Ralph Bauer

04-23-2012 19:55:43
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My 04 f350, crew, 4x4, single rear wheel tires are worn pretty bad and I want to replace them. Not doing much in 4x4, except some occasional pasture driving, winter usage, to cross my sandy ravine. Been doing more hauling lately, either bumper pull or GN. Rims are factory aluminum, tires currently on it are Michelin LTX M/S, LT 265/75/R16 with no "letter" weight rating but ... " max. single load of 3415 lbs @ 80 psi cold. Liked them pretty well, but open to other suggestions, more in a good road tire (vs. dual purpose tire). Want same or increased load rating(little fudge, safety)at least for the rear. Should I go with the same tire on all 4 or heavier in back vs. front?
Thanks for any and all input, Ralph in OK.

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Tramway guy

05-01-2012 07:49:02
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
I like BF Goodrich Rugged Trails. Got almost 100,000 out of the set that was on my 2006 dodge when I bought it new. LT265/70R17



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Brian in MI

04-30-2012 19:07:27
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
BF Goodrich all terrain T/A, have them on my 2003 F250 4x4. On my second set, first got 70,000 miles out of, mostly highway. Never had a flat, never needed rebalanceing. The tires that came stock were General Ameristars, got 70,000 miles out of them too, good tire until the cords seperated.



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Ken Macfarlane

04-30-2012 08:37:14
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
My F350 came with a set of brand new BFG Traction T/A's in 265/75/16. Great tread for traction, but they wore to the cords in about 15,000 miles and I got a couple of flats from crushed rock getting stuck in the tread.

I've replaced them with used Michelin LTX's, not as good traction, but they last well. At 15-30$ a tire for used, vs 250$ a piece for new T/A's, not hard to choose.



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John M

04-27-2012 06:10:37
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
New Michelins wear faster! I know of at least 8 people who have put the new Michelins on their 3/4 and 1 tons and havent gotten more than 41000 out of them. But these guys haul alot, with one exception. My bosses truck, 2010 250, which does occasional light hauling, like once in a blue moon, didnt get 34000 out of his, factory equipped. I read up on tires for weeks before buying repalcements for my truck, 08 2500 Duramax, I decided on 2, both Nitto, and I went with the Crosstek. Ive only had them 3000 miles, and have been off rooad, and hauled with these tires on my truck, and so far, so good. Im more than impressed, and they are made in USA!!!(According to the sidewall)

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J.Wondergem

04-25-2012 17:41:34
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Jason1Pa, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
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I bought a high mileage 2005 2500 Dodge, that had Michelin LTX A/S load range E on it. The tires were worn down, so I had new ones put on. Had them check the serial numbers on them, and they were the original tires from when new. This was at 132455 miles on the truck. They are a commercial tire, and like was said before, not good in wet grass.

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rustyfarmall

04-25-2012 07:24:24
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
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The Firestone "trans-force" tires were highly recommended by several different dealers in my area when I needed 6 new tires. I've just now got about 10,000 miles on them, and they still look brand new. I also like how they ride and drive. There's no way I will ever get a S-M-O-O-T-H ride on a 1 ton dually, but these tires DO make a difference.

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chevytaHOE5674

04-24-2012 08:23:25
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
I've been running tread wright retreads on my 250 now for quite a while. Very pleased with them and for the price I will buy another set when these wear out. Search around on the net there are tons of people running them and most have nothing but great things to say about them.



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mkirsch

04-24-2012 07:28:16
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
With 4x4 you need the same tires all the way around. That minimizes the chance of thrashing something if you run in 4x4 on a hard surface for an extended period by mistake.

Your current Michelins are Load Range E. You could go to 285 width tires for 3800lbs or so per tire, but you may need wider rims too. For more capacity than that you can go to 19.5" tires and rims for 4000-5000lbs per tire capacity.

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JDTH

04-26-2012 05:31:46
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
Replaced my original Steeltex on my '03 F-350 with the Mich LTX 2's. Would do the same given the chance, NO regrets.



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eod4647

04-25-2012 14:27:52
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
My 2001 Dodge 2500 came with michelin LTX M/S LR E. Had 74,000 miles when the first one blew out from sidewall damage, still lots of tread left. Replaced two with the LTX M/S 2. Just recently replaced the remaining two original tires with another 8000 miles or so. Mostly highway driving, towing a horse trailer some, and limited off road and gravel road driving. Expensive, but worth it. That's my experience. If I get another truck (wife doesn't want me to get one) I'll put LTX M/S on it as well.

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Kip-Utah

04-24-2012 19:37:40
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
I'm waiting to wear my Goodyears out so that I can put Michelin LTXs on mine! I'm a big fan of them!Kip



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bobs old iron

04-23-2012 20:13:59
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-23-2012 19:55:43  
others will give opinions, which is their privileged to do, had a '03 f-350 single wheel, had the same tires yours have, i liked Michelin's because the side wall is a stronger built for hauling, yes, there are other tires that can do about the same, i just never had any problems, in fact the last set i put on before trading for my dodge, i found them on c-list in my area for 1/3+ less than buying from dealer, with 95% thread on them...my $.02

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Ralph Bauer

04-24-2012 04:36:39
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to bobs old iron, 04-23-2012 20:13:59  
Bob, I have been thinking about replacing them with the same, actually the Michelin LTX M/S 2 (two)...., I guess they continued the development of that tire .... still looking, though, for other's input. Thanks for yours! Ralph.



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Josh in Pa

04-24-2012 15:50:32
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 Re: What tires to put on my truck? in reply to Ralph Bauer, 04-24-2012 04:36:39  
I have bfgoodrich commercial tires on my 3/4 ton. You will get stuck in the wet grass, but they have a ton of miles on them, and they have been quiet the whole time.
Josh



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