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Old 09-25-2022, 10:53 AM   #1
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I have a 2019 Honda Pilot Ex that I use to tow a 2020 Keystone Bullet Crossfire dry weight 3400lbs gvw 4400lbs. Towing capacity of my Pilot is 5000 lbs. I tow the trailer about 5000miles per year. My question is this, I am going to need to replace the tires on the Pilot sometime in the near future. I currently have Bridgestone Dueler HP/sport 245/60x18. they have about 31000 miles on them. I am looking for suggestions for replacements. MY only gripe about the current tires is that they only have 31000 miles on them and are getting close to needing replacement. They are the OEM tires by the way.
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Old 09-25-2022, 11:37 AM   #2
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Perhaps a highway LT tire unless you need a more aggressive tread. I’ve had Coopers on previous trucks and liked them.
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Depends on your driving conditions. Whatever tire you replace them make sure they are designed to carry the trailer weight. Good article discussing trailer tire slection considerations
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I'm on my second set of Michelin LTX and have gotten over 70k on each set.
Do not know if they offer a LTX in your tire size, but might be worth looking into.
Granted, these tires are pricey (especially when you need 6 tires), but I feel good with the tread life that I have on these tires.
I do rotate my tires at every oil change and also air them down when not towing.

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Iíd suggest checking out reviews on Tire Rackís Research & Advice section. Youíll need to put in your vehicle info. Iíd start at the Light Truck/SUV section for All-Season tires.
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You need a good tire dealer. My initial thought is replace with a higher load rated tire and inflate/deflate when towing or empty. You need a good dealer or at least a tire load/psi chart and a scale to dial in your psi. A higher load rated tire will have less side wall flex which should lead to more tread life but you will probably get a harsher ride.
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Perhaps a highway LT tire unless you need a more aggressive tread. Iíve had Coopers on previous trucks and liked them.
I agree; buy LT tires to replace OEM P-rated tires, which have a much more flexible sidewall than LT tires.
That more flexible sidewall is a major contributor to vehicle sway.
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The rims should be rated for the load as well. My OEM rims have a rating stamped on them.
I replaced my OEM tires with Pirelli Scorpion A/T in the LT and have been really happy so far (about 5k miles 600 miles towing). They were a good deal at Sam's Club.
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I would also suggest taking a look at Continental TerrainContact HT. Traded in my P rated tires and have been very pleased. Have more flexibility in inflation settings. A little stiffer but still nice ride for an SUV. Less flex than the P rated tires that came with my Yukon so towing has been more relaxing. Tread wear so far is very good.
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