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Old 06-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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OK guys, Has anyone tried either the Kumho's or the BFG T/A commercial tires on their dually? I am kind of down to these two brands and wondering if anyone has any experience with these in pulling their toyhaulers.

See, I included toyhaulers, FD!
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OK guys, Has anyone tried either the Kumho's or the BFG T/A commercial tires on their dually? I am kind of down to these two brands and wondering if anyone has any experience with these in pulling their toyhaulers.

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Old 06-22-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Tom,

I have run Yokahama Geolandar AT's the last 2 sets. Very pleased with the tire, quite and handle well. Mileage in the 40,000 to 45,000 range which is good compared to the original crap on the truck. Remember, Ford Dually's are not known for long wearing tires.

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Tom:

Got the BFG T/A's on ours, but I can't give you a definitive answer on how they're wearing yet (can you wait about 30,000 miles?)...

But I know I'll be going to either Bridgestones or Michelins when I've got to replace 'em...

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I know how it is. I got 42k out of the goodyears, now its time to move on. Gotta figure out what will work for the price.
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Old 06-22-2005, 07:23 PM   #6
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I think you should go with a set of Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. You'll get about 17k miles out of them, they ONLY cost about $400 per tire(minus installation), and you get to sound like an airplane going down the highway. (just kidding, there really not that bad).
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Rod,

No $$$$ on the airplane sound. I had a guy come up next to me the other day with what looked like paddle tires on. I couldn't see him in the blind spot, but I kept hearing this ungodly noise. I though something was landing on the roof of the truck. At 4:30AM, I'm still waking up, not much on the road, I was wondering if I was going to have a close encounter. If the guy would have turned a spotlight on me, I would have probally pooped!!!

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Clark,
Actually, for as meaty as they are, there are pretty quiet. My buddy used to have those Super Swampers. I refused to ever ride with him again after the first trip.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C.CARNEY:
Rod,

No $$$$ on the airplane sound. I had a guy come up next to me the other day with what looked like paddle tires on. I couldn't see him in the blind spot, but I kept hearing this ungodly noise. I though something was landing on the roof of the truck. At 4:30AM, I'm still waking up, not much on the road, I was wondering if I was going to have a close encounter. If the guy would have turned a spotlight on me, I would have probally pooped!!!

Clark </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yikes!! Clark & popping = not a pretty picture!

Been there...sorta like a rolling alarm that makes you wonder: if YOU can hear it, then why can't he? Answer: because he has no hearing at that freq!

Sorry Rod...gotta go with Clark & Tom on this one...unless it has 600hp, flared fenders, always stays off-road, and has a tube frame, I'll keep the smoothies on!

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if only I had to do it all over again, things would be different. It's alright though, I can make it work.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by melon:
if only I had to do it all over again, things would be different. It's alright though, I can make it work.

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Them's the sounds of many a peep..."if my aunt had ba!!s, she's be my uncle"...well...you'll get over it- at least you got the frame of mind already set!

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Christ, where did this thread go? I just ask a stupid question and now we are what?????????????? We're talking ball's, just what kind is a good question. Why are we in this space?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> If the guy would have turned a spotlight on me, I would have probally pooped!!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Them's the sounds of many a peep..."if my aunt had ba!!s, she's be my uncle"...well...you'll get over it- at least you got the frame of mind already set! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't know where this went but I don't want to be there!
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"I think if you've got less than 3/32's of tire tread left, you outta replace them". Well, that's what my tire guy always says... and you always want to make sure when you're haulin to use the max tire pressure.

Ok Tom? We'll get back on track...promise.
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Track? Where?

Never mind, I have the feeling its kind of like the 6 volt question. Adios amigo!
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