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Old 08-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Advice on the best tire. ok go.......

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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I replaced the steers on my t/c last spring. I told my tire guy I wanted tires that say "made in USA" or "made in America." He sold me some Dunlop SP160's. I got 11R22.5 size. I like them. I weighed mine awhile before getting the tires and the front axle weight was right at 12k with full fuel and myself and son in the front seats. These Dunlops are H rated, 6610 lbs. Don't forget the Dyna Beads too.

Here's a page I found on the Dunlops: Truck Tire Selector, Retreading, and Technology - Goodyear Trucks
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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I've found the best tire value in buying a major manufacturer's second or third tier brands, and Bob's post would be an affirmation of that. Those brands are typically made in the same plants as the big name tires, but sell for significantly less as you move down through the brand hierarchy.

The Dunlop tires that Bob is happy with are Goodyear's second-tier brand. The Kelly-Springfield tires that I have on my Kenworth are Goodyear's third-tier brand, and I've been well pleased with them since buying them five years ago.

If you're a Michelin guy, their second and third-tier brands are BFGoodrich and Uniroyal, respectively, and are priced accordingly relative to the flagship brand.

If you like Bridgestone tires (which will be within a very few dollars of an equivalent Michelin at the top of the price sheet), consider the Firestone and Dayton brands.

And if you're a Continental fan, look at Generals, too.
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So many existing tire threads. A search will find many discussions and opinions.

BTW - Michelin XRV are best.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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yea, but it's easier to follow one you started.

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So many existing tire threads. A search will find many discussions and opinions.

BTW - Michelin XRV are best.
I have decided to let my favorite tire retailer decide the best tire for me. I will never put enough miles on the tire to wear it out, so. I have let them know I will be back in 4 to 5 years with a brand new tire just barely broken in and he will have an excellent "used" tire to sell to some of his best truck tire customers. Trading in my drive tires I had put on a couple years ago next week. Will keep two for the steer axle but am putting on closed shoulder drive tires on the rear that most of the feed hauling trucks in the area use. The do quite a bit of gravel so they don't last as long as an over the road tire for them. My 5000 miles a year will hardly wear the new nubbins off in the next 4 to 5 years.

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Yes, the used tires have value. I have sold three sets of used MH tires via Craigslist. Usually get about $100/each tire, depending on age and condition.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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Yep, That's what we put on thanks
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