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Old 06-04-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Tires

Just curious on what you run on your truck for towing
Looking to change out my tires on my f250 FWD Diesel
looking for a good towing tire we have 38
ft fifth wheel we stay in florids but camp once a month looking
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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I currently have General Grabber HTS on my F350 DRW but I’m changing to Michelin Defender LTX MS.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:19 AM   #3
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The General Grabber HTS was standard OEM on many Ford's. I checked tire rack survey results and saw they were pretty good. So I just put on mew General Grabber HTS tires.

The Michilen LTX tires are also very good.

Good means, traction, quiet, tread life, smoothness etc.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:06 AM   #4
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Look at Yokahamas. Decent price, quiet ride, good life.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:03 PM   #5
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Michelin LTX for decades now. Great tire.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:02 PM   #6
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All of the Generals I've ever had have all developed lumps after they get some miles on them. The BFG's...OMG. Discount replaced 7 of them in less than a year and at the 8th failiure just gave me ALL of my money back. All of the Michelins I've ever had have been the best. One set I had 90,000 miles on them and were still going when I sold the truck. You have to keep them properly inflated and balanced and rotated. I'll never buy anything but Michelins
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:36 PM   #7
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My current truck has semi crappy OEM tires on it. As soon as I get more Mike's on them I will look hard at the Michilen LTX M/S2 tire.

I had Michilen LTX tires on my 1st truck. I tested them in the snow and they were great.

Again, you can got to TireRack.com and look at both test results and survey results to pick a good tire.

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I have worn out out several sets of Michelins, on my trucks and cars. None have had a carcass failure or tread failure...
I have been tempted to try some Yokohamas, but why mess with success?
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The Yokahama Geolander is a good tire according to the survey results. But I agree, why take a chance on anything but the Michilen LTX.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:57 PM   #10
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Ive got goodyear adventure with kevlar on my work truck. Ive got around 40k on them and theyre about due to be replaced. Thats on a ram 3500 cclb with a cummins, ranch hand, tool box, and 100 gallon fuel tank. I dont know how anyone gets 90k out of a set of tires, best ive ever gotten is 30k on a car.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:13 AM   #11
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Ive got goodyear adventure with kevlar on my work truck. Ive got around 40k on them and theyre about due to be replaced. Thats on a ram 3500 cclb with a cummins, ranch hand, tool box, and 100 gallon fuel tank. I dont know how anyone gets 90k out of a set of tires, best ive ever gotten is 30k on a car.


we typically get over 50,000 out of Michelin Defenders...To me that is extraordinary considering that in my youth tires that lasted over 10,000 miles were rare...
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Michelin Energy Savers

My 2019 Duramax CC DRW came with Michelin Energy Savers and they are quiet and comfortable and inspire confidence on the road. They certainly aren't anything near an "all terrain" tread, but they serve the intended purpose. I've had to use 4wd several times. Once when I busted off my air dam, and once when getting back up onto the road from a muddy ditch (don't ask). In both cases the duals were getting me nowhere fast. I flipped it into 4x4 (low when I busted the air dam), and the truck just crawled right out. So no, the tires are NOT even moderately aggressive treads, but they have worked well enough when I needed them.

I've got 14k on them now, about 3,500 towing in heat, rain, snow and ice in the mountains, and I've never once felt like I've needed more tire. I've used AT tires like the BFG AT in the past and assumed I'd want to change, but I'm VERY happy with the Michelin's.
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I have Grabber HTS XL tires on my Ram 1500. I put 2 sets of HTS tires on my Suburban and had great luck. Great tread life, fairly quiet, and good traction. I wanted Defenders for my Ram but they didn't come in E load ratings with my stock tire size so I went with HTS XL (extra load). I have zero complaints and they tow/ride very well. In your case with a heavy 5ver I would prob go with Defenders though.
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On my Ram 2500HD 6.7L Cummins, Mega Cab I am using LT285/70R/17 126R Nitto Dura Grapplers. These are a 10 ply tire rated to support 3,750 LBS at 80PSI each.
I do run the rears tires at 70PSi which supports a load of 3,415 LBS and the front tires are at 55 PSI which supports a load of 2,890LBS.
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