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Old 04-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Opinions on Firestone Transforce HT tires

I talked to a friend that works at a tire shop today. I'm looking into getting rid of the Goodyear Marathon china bombs, that are currently on our 35' fifth wheel. His first recommendation, is the Firestone Transforce HT. They have ten of them in stock and will allow me to pick the newest tires in the bunch. I forgot to ask him if they would order some new ones, if I couldn't find anything less than 1 year old.

I'm looking for opinions on this tire, from anyone here that has used them or are currently using them. The guys in that shop were impressed, when I asked where they were made. They have replaced many china bombs in the past and have no love for them (Except, maybe for the job security.) When he told me they were made in Canada, I said "Good!" His reply was: "You don't want to support china either, do you?"

They quoted me a price of $671 for a set of four. That price includes high-pressure valve stems and lug centric balancing. I plan on getting a new spare also...
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Bought 6 of them 3 mo ago. Have 3000 miles on them and am very satisfied.
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Some people are using them with apparently good luck so far. As a comparison check out Hankook Dynapro AS and BF Goodrich Commercial TA.
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They quoted me a price of $671 for a set of four. That price includes high-pressure valve stems and lug centric balancing. I plan on getting a new spare also...
I'm envious! In late 2010 I paid just over $600 for ONE 305/70 22.5 tire (needed six).
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I'm envious! In late 2010 I paid just over $600 for ONE 305/70 22.5 tire (needed six).

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The Firestone Transforce HT has been a very popular tire with private and commercial haulers on our trucks and trailers for years.
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I and I have used them alsoworked for Firestone for 27 years and the Transforce HT is a very good tire
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I ran a set of Transforce Tires on my Dodge 07 Dually and they were an excelent ride!
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We have them on our Class A MH and they're fine - no problems with wear, etc.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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Firestone Transforce

I use Transforce on my Dodge 3500 Dually, they are great for that application; however you need to check the load you will need since they are only "E" load range. Do not skimp on making certain that you can properly carry your weight.
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E rated tires are what the MFR called for on this rig. It's right on the VIN sticker...
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I bought Firestone Transforce HT for my Dodge Quad Cab truck 2 years ago, and have since put 58,000 miles on them and plan on changing them out at the end of the year. By then they should have around 65K on them @ 3 years old. They have been run in the mountains, at the beach and the deserts of the midwest and performed flawless...even in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas with air temps of 115 degrees,.............replacing them in December with the same tire; no need to shop anymore
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Are you putting them on your truck or camper?
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E rated tires are what the MFR called for on this rig. It's right on the VIN sticker...
There is a lot of difference in the load capacities between LRE ST tires and LRE LT tires. It could look like this. LRE LT, 3042# @ 80 psi. LRE ST, 3420# @ 80 psi.

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