Originally Posted by 09 harley
Buy Michelin ribs and you will have the best. They cost a bit more but worth it. How much does it cost to repair the wheel wells and sides when a tire blows up? More than these tires.
I was talking to the tire store manager at Costco when I ordered my Duravis'. He said they sell such tires for 1 ton trucks with utility bodies and cranes--service vehicles. Many are used for power company trucks and some in governmental usage.
He's never had a tire comeback for any reason. And he also said in normal vehicle use, owners might get as high as 150,000 miles out of a set. Man, that's absolutely incredible.
They do have the same type tire in a regular tread pattern that's better for a 3/4 ton-1 ton truck called a R500.
The Bridgestones we get are very new on build date--coming out of the big Firestone warehouse in Lavergne, Tennessee. Nashville is Bridgestone/Firestone's headquarters.