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12-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Just wondering? It seems like I only get 8-10k miles on truck tires. I do rotate and service all (trailer total weight loaded is around 7k).

I don't do snow removal and over past couple years I have ran through BFG's rugged trails/Grabber HT's etc. all within a year around 10 k.

Please suggest a tire that will get me maybe 2 years, for my 2004 f350

12-09-2010, 10:17 PM
Sorry forgot Uniroyal. Someone please let me know this is normal?

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
12-09-2010, 11:19 PM
you only go 8 to 10 thousand i run Michelin truck tires and i got 75k on first set and already got 25k on second set. there about the same as the weight you have

12-09-2010, 11:47 PM
I'm the same way on my Excursion. I just put a new set of General Grabber AT2 on last winter and within 15K they were shot. I also do plowing and I pull trailers very ofter, but they said I would get atleast 35K out of them given what I told them I do with the truck. Now I just bought 4 BFG All terrain, lets see how long these last. At $200 a tire it better be atleast 30K.

12-10-2010, 01:30 AM
Try Toyo AT's or Cooper ATR's. There good all terrain tires with great tread wear life. On a 3/4 ton, you want a 10 ply if your doing a lot of towing. Keep them rotated and get them filled with nitrogen.

Gravel Rat
12-10-2010, 05:28 PM
That is worse than what I get for mileage that I got out of 16 inch rubber usually I 15,000 miles (24,000 kms) my 19.5 tires I may get 19,000 miles out of them.

Seeing as you have a 2004 you most likely have 16 inch rubber and you definatly have to use 10 ply tires.

12-10-2010, 10:52 PM
Have you had your steering aligned?

If there isn't an alignment problem, Michelin LTX M/S2 tires are supposed to last a long time. They are rated #1 on Tire Rack based on performance.

12-10-2010, 11:00 PM

I got (3) yrs on these truck tires, currently on my second set. Have no idea how many miles I went during those three yrs but was a lot. I drive fast, brake hard, go off road daily. Pick up plenty of nails but never had a flat tire to change before I could get it repaired. I bet they plugged the tires at least (30) times last set! Tires cost about $210 ea including road hazard warranty. I'd like to put these tires on all my trailers but I'd need to win the lottery first! :laugh:

12-11-2010, 04:06 PM
I know I have to go to an A/T tire. Isn't this a softer type of rubber but thicker than an all-season. So why should I have to pay $200/tire when it's not the type of tire I do not need. I need a good all-season tire that last.
You would not put a A/T tire on your car to drive into the city...

12-12-2010, 02:44 PM
i got 85k miles on firestone steeltex load range d on a 1990 gmc dually towing a 16 foot enclosed trailer.

South Florida Lawns
12-12-2010, 11:45 PM
Get a commercial grade tire and make sure to get at least 10ply. I have the same tires you had BFG rugged trails load range E on one of my trucks we'll see how they hold up.

12-13-2010, 10:48 AM
Bf goodrich commercial T/As are by far the best tire I've ever had. 60k mile warranty, load range E with sidewalls that are indestructible. I run them on everything from my Isuzu to my personal 1500 dodge. Ive got a buddy that has them on a 2500 dodge and at 65k they are just now to the wear bars

12-13-2010, 11:03 AM
20k on my coopers so far, dodge diesel SRW. Something is JACKED in your truck if your only gettiing 8-10k miles outta a good tire. I couldnt burn a set off that fast.

12-13-2010, 02:11 PM
That's why I am posting this trying to figure out what is the deal? This might sound dumb, I live in pittsburgh and it is known for hills, that is all i do all day during my route. This has been the same on 3 trucks so far, only get a year out of them.

12-13-2010, 03:41 PM
Front end tight? My last truck had mud terrains and first set last me about 20k miles. Went through the front end, wheel bearings, alignment and alota rotations and had near 50k on the second set when I sold it. That was a small 1/4 ton truck tho so not really a fair comparison but only 8-10k for a tire is LOW.

M & MD Lawn
12-13-2010, 04:28 PM
Try Toyo AT's or Cooper ATR's. There good all terrain tires with great tread wear life. On a 3/4 ton, you want a 10 ply if your doing a lot of towing. Keep them rotated and get them filled with nitrogen.

I second this, go with toyo open countrys, about 170 or 180 a tire, I had a set, I now have some cheapys but thats because I had to get some front end work done and wasnt blowing threw another 800.00 set of tires, but now when this set goes i will either go back to them, or I am debating trying the michelins or silent armor by goodyear

12-13-2010, 05:48 PM
i have a 2500hd that i do a lot of towing and off roading in. i have good year duratracs on the truck and couldnt be happier at the moment. got about 14k on them now and there about 60% left. they do great in the mud, excellent in the snow for me so far (trucks 2wd)

oh and if it matters theres a few decent burnouts on them :D

12-13-2010, 06:32 PM
I've got Procomp all terains on my f250 right now with about 60k on them, need to replace soon but they've been pretty good. switched from bfg all terrains as they were about $40 a tire cheaper.