View Full Version : Need Truck Tire Advice

05-04-2006, 10:54 PM
I have a 2004 Chevy 3500 dually and I need to replace the "General" brand tires that came with the truck. They are pretty crappy tires...didn't last 20,000 miles.

Cost is not a factor, I just want quality tires. Any suggestions?

05-04-2006, 10:58 PM
Hey Doug,

My dad just got some Kumho A/T's for his F350 and they are one hell of a tire. I was skeptical of a Korean made tire at first, but they are aggressive and the casing is really beefy. It's hard to say what the lifespan will be, he's only had them about 5,000 miles, but I'm willing to be they'll go 40-50K miles easily. I had some BFG All Terrain T/A's on my 2500, but they look really goofy on a dually. Nonetheless, they're a real mud slinger and if traction is an issue, they'll get you through. They do have a little road whine but nothing a good exhaust can't cover up :drinkup:

When you gonna get a 12 ton machine? C'mon man, step it up! :cool2:

05-05-2006, 12:18 AM
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo!

05-05-2006, 06:09 PM
you cant go wrong with goodyear. go to a goodyear dealer, tell them what you're doing, they'll set you up with the correct tires.

05-05-2006, 06:56 PM
I have Cooper Discoverers and love them.

05-05-2006, 07:11 PM
Michelin MTX. I had 72K on my OEM set on a Dodge Diesel.

Gravel Rat
05-05-2006, 07:56 PM
The Michelin LTX M/S is good for all highway driving. If your looking for a commercial rated tire then you need to look at Michelin XPS Traction or Rib, Toyo M-55 or M-54, Bridgestone V-Steel VSX or Yokohoma.

If your truck has the 225/75R16s up grade them to 235/85R16s you will gain more tire height and they are easier to get.

05-05-2006, 11:09 PM
Hey Doug,
When you gonna get a 12 ton machine? C'mon man, step it up! :cool2:

Keep on rubbin it in, Scag! I am kicking myself in the *ss for not taking that 160 that the boom broke on. Another of my buddies bought it and friggen loves it! After they did the boom repair it's as good as new.

Buying the telehandler put me out of the big excavtor mode till next year. Sad thing is, now I need to rent a 15 ton machine and I am having to wait becsue the machine wont be back in from rent till next week!

Have fun on your new toy, buddy!

05-05-2006, 11:30 PM
Went to the Michelin site and put in my make and model of vehicle and here is the repsonse:

Your vehicle: 2004 CHEVROLET Silverado K3500 4x4 Crew Cab Long Box (GVWR 11400)
Your vehicle's original equipment tire size: LT215/85R16/E
We're sorry. There are no tire matches for your vehicle.

Hmmmm...I was really liking the LTX M/S too....

05-05-2006, 11:42 PM
these are some good tires that will not break the bank ,another great tire is a Bridgestone Revo AT . good luck

Gravel Rat
05-06-2006, 12:03 AM
Doug you can put the LTX M/S on your truck they come in all kinds of sizes its Michelins most popular light truck tire. They say you have to put 215s on but you can put 235s on with no problems. I can say 90% of the people that own duallys change to 235/85R16s they haul a load better and handle better.

The rims for your truck are 16x6 so 235s will fit just right. I tried Michelin LTX M/S 3 years ago and I like them. I run them for steer tires on my truck because they handle great and gives good steering response. They are a little too mild for me to use as drive tires.

If you spend alot of time on the highway or pulling a good amount of weight they will give you a good tire life.

05-06-2006, 12:19 PM
we installed a sat of the winston LT 10 ply on our 03 chevy dually,all 6. awesom traction when plowing, for an all season. another plus is tread depth. they are 19/32"s where most other tires are 14 to 16 32's and they only cost me 87 a tire. ( my family has a tire repair business, mostly farm tractor and off road but will do anything) Highly recoment the winston"s

Also defenitly go 10 ply on a dually. no exceptions