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Old 03-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Tires for Suburban

I need to replace the tires on our 2002 1/2 ton Suburban (265/70r16). We tow a 4300 lb (dry) TT.

What tires do you like?
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I need to replace the tires on our 2002 1/2 ton Suburban (265/70r16). We tow a 4300 lb (dry) TT.

What tires do you like?
Michelin LTX M/S. Consumer Reports says they are the best value. Not cheap, but excellent performance and cost less in the long run.

Your Suburban came with P-series tires. If you have been happy with them, then replace them with Michelin Defender LTX M/S in size P265/70R16 112T SL. They have all the weight capacity you need for towing if you don't exceed any of the weight limits of your Suburban.
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That exact size is not available in an LT tire.

If you want a heavier duty tire, then go up to the same name but size LT265/75R16 123R E.

Note that the heavier LT tire is slightly taller, so your speedo/odo/trip meter will be slower by about 3%. So if your speedo is accurate now, then with the taller tires when the speedo says 70 MPH, you'll show 72 on Officer Bob's radar gun.

My tow vehicle also came with P-series tires. I plan to replace them with the same size Michelin LTX.
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Michelin LTX M/S. Consumer Reports says they are the best value. Not cheap, but excellent performance and cost less in the long run.
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Don't remember the exact size,,, but they were 16's... We put Cooper LT's on our class A and they were great !!!! When we got them they were one month old,,, made in the USA...
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Michelin LTX M/S.
That tire was recently updated and renamed. It is now the Michelin Defender LTX M/S. It's available in size 265/70R18 in either P-series load symbol 116 or LT load symbol 121. My OEM size of P-265/65R18 LTX A/S (4x2 tires) doesn't seem to be available now. So I'll probably order P-265/70R18 and then have my dealer correct the speedo for the slightly taller tire.

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I'm a big fan of Toyo tires....have had great luck with them.
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