Originally Posted by Jagtec1
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.
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
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.