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Old 05-18-2017, 10:35 AM   #15
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If you bought the truck new, someone must have switch tires before you bought it. They do not come with that brand.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:14 PM   #16
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I can say the same for Ford and GM. I thought Ram came with Firestone? Nexen makes many tires: rodian, nfera, etc. Which ones were bad for you?
I just bought a new Ford and it came with Michelin's. All Ford's I test drove and GM's I test drove had Michelin's. The Ram I drove had Nexen's.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #17
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Rams come with Firestone or Goodyear from the factory. I have seen trucks on lots with other tires, but these are added by dealers.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:44 PM   #18
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Rams come with Firestone or Goodyear from the factory. I have seen trucks on lots with other tires, but these are added by dealers.
If true, that practice would be a little disturbing, considering these are not bargain basement vehicles.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:12 PM   #19
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Rams come with Firestone or Goodyear from the factory. I have seen trucks on lots with other tires, but these are added by dealers.
Both my 2015 and 2017 RAMs came with Nexen Rodian tires. I had never heard of Nexen prior to buying the '15. Had to replace one on the '15 due to belt separation which caused a horrible vibration. First time that happens on the '17, I'll replace all 6.
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My 15 had Goodyear & my 16 has Firestone. Out of the hundreds of RAMs I looked at this past year in Michigan, none had Nexan tires.
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My 15 had Goodyear & my 16 has Firestone. Out of the hundreds of RAMs I looked at this past year in Michigan, none had Nexan tires.
Dually's come with Nexans... at least the tradesman and SLT's do
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:14 PM   #22
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If you bought the truck new, someone must have switch tires before you bought it. They do not come with that brand.
I was just at the dealer and every brand new DRW on the lot had Nexens
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:32 PM   #23
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My 2014 SRW Ram SLT has Firestone Transforce AT's and at 40,000 km the rears are pretty much done. Fronts are about 50%. Pretty brutal in my opinion. I had hoped to get the summer out of them but have my doubts.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:23 PM   #24
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Defective tires should be warranted. At least report them https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/complaint.cfm
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Those Nexens were at least 3 yrs old (2014 RAM)

Did you check the MFG. Date Code on those new Michelins?

I have run Michelins (AT2 LTX) since my truck was about 8 mos old.
Didn't care for OEM tires performance (Highway thread----Firestones)
Get roughly 60K on a set before I change them out---not because they are worn out /issues etc. Just because I am anal about tires especially when towing like we did (FT for 7 yrs.)

Although Michelins have performed well for me I am going to give Cooper Discoverer a shot next time new shoes are needed.
Ran Cooper tires for many years and was always pleased.
2016 F150 came with Hankooks, had dealer give me an allowance towards Cooper Discoveries. I'm anal on tires also. The Coopers have massive tread.
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My '14 Ram came with Firestone Transforce tires. They were shot at 35,000. Michelins that I bought at Discount Tire to replace them have 22,000 on them and no way they are going to make 60,000 miles as advertised. I wonder how hard it's going to be to get anything back on the tread-wear warranty... I let them rotate the tires every 10,000, and keep the pressure checked and proper. Not looking forward to that battle...
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Discount Tire told me my ( at least Toyota) the manufacturer will put on name brand tires, but they will be different rubber compounds to make the ride nicer, but wear out faster. It's to sell ya the vehicle because of it's nice ride. Both my Corolla's came with Goodyears, but were shot at 35k. Replaced with Generals. Another 30k and they look brand new

My Toyota a Tundra came with Bridgestones but will need replacing at 35k. What Discount Tire said is I can get the same tire but with a different stock number and it comes with a 60k wear warranty, or one without a warranty. I'm looking to go from the 60 series Tire to a 65 series with a more lugged tread.

You sure don't want a truck tire towing your prized possession you can't trust. Safety has to come first. So I have no idea why do many RV trailers come with "China Bombs" for tires? Is it to save $10 a tire? My Maxxis tires were only $10 more than the cheap China bombs.
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I have Continental on my new Ford and they are as good or better than the Michelins I have always used.
Michelin has had a big problem with sidewall cracking so I would have preferred something else anyhow.
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