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PLS-Tx
01-16-2011, 02:48 PM
I need to get a new set of tires for my Dodge 2500.

I have about 55k miles and have wore out 2 sets of tires. ;)

It came with Michelin and at about 25k I put Cooper on it.

I sure would like to get something that would last longer than these two sets.

Any suggestions?

Gravel Rat
01-16-2011, 03:31 PM
Are your using 16 inch tires ? Is the truck a Cummins ? Is it a 4x4 ?

My brothers 94 Dodge eats tires at the most he will get 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles) out of them regular 235/85R16s. I only got 24,000 kilometers (15,000 mile) out of 16 inch tires on the 1 ton dually trucks.

The best tires I found that lasted the most was Michelin LTX MS.

PLS-Tx
01-16-2011, 03:41 PM
Are your using 16 inch tires ? Is the truck a Cummins ? Is it a 4x4 ?

My brothers 94 Dodge eats tires at the most he will get 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles) out of them regular 235/85R16s. I only got 24,000 kilometers (15,000 mile) out of 16 inch tires on the 1 ton dually trucks.

The best tires I found that lasted the most was Michelin LTX MS.

265/70/17, it'is a Cummins, it's not a 4x4, it's not a dually.

I pull a 8.5X20 enclosed trailer.

How many miles did you get on the Michelin LTX?

Thanks

igotdiesel2
01-16-2011, 03:43 PM
I have a DODGE 2500 also with 167,000 miles, I have had 3 sets of tires on it all Michelin LTX's. I am in the process of getting new ones now. The last set I bumped up to 17 in wheels. The biggest key to these I have found is rotating them often. I do mine every 3,000 miles. I do them then 3k later the tire shop does them.
I have also heard the NITTO tires are good on these trucks. I don't know anyone that has them but I read on a DODGE forum about them. -Jason

PLS-Tx
01-16-2011, 03:46 PM
I have a DODGE 2500 also with 167,000 miles, I have had 3 sets of tires on it all Michelin LTX's. I am in the process of getting new ones now. The last set I bumped up to 17 in wheels. The biggest key to these I have found is rotating them often. I do mine every 3,000 miles. I do them then 3k later the tire shop does them.
I have also heard the NITTO tires are good on these trucks. I don't know anyone that has them but I read on a DODGE forum about them. -Jason

How many miles are you getting out of the Michelins?

I rotate every 5k miles.

Someone else mentioned NITTO, I need to see who sells them around here.

This is the tire shop we use, they have always treated us well. Here is what they sell. http://www.eztireshop.com/showcase.htm

igotdiesel2
01-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Without looking I would say around 55k I am over on the set I have on it now. They aren't worth a lick on the snow right now. The set I have now are load range E. They have been the best set so far. I will be replacing them with the same tires. -Jason

PLS-Tx
01-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Without looking I would say around 55k I am over on the set I have on it now. They aren't worth a lick on the snow right now. The set I have now are load range E. They have been the best set so far. I will be replacing them with the same tires. -Jason

Wow, that's great. No snow to worry about here.

Evan528
01-16-2011, 04:20 PM
I have a 03 ram 3500 4x4.... have tried several different brands of tires and none have lasted longer than 20,000 miles. I havent tried michelons yet.

igotdiesel2
01-16-2011, 04:41 PM
I am extremely anal when it comes to my tires. I check the tire pressure in the truck and the wife's JEEP every Sunday Period. I also check the trailers' tires every time I hook them to the truck. I also run nitrogen in all my tires. Nitrogen filled tires don't expand as much as normal air tires do. I also rrun the MAX air pressure in all my tires. The truck is 70psi. It gives a rougher ride but my tires last. when I was in HS I had a blow out running down the interstate and it scared the he!! out of me, from that day on I take of my tires. -Jason

93Chevy
01-16-2011, 04:58 PM
I've been running Copper ATR. They're rated for 50k miles. I have about 12k on them now and I don't see them lasting 50k. I love the tread pattern and everything about them...I just don't think they'll last as long as they're supposed to.

sweetland
01-16-2011, 05:41 PM
We use 305/70/17 BFGoods All-Terrians. And they run great, little on the loud side but have some good life on then.
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meador56
01-16-2011, 07:00 PM
I recently bought 2 sets of Goodyear armour tracs from Sam's 265 16's load range E they were 173. a piece they have about 8k miles on them and seem to be doing well.

knox gsl
01-16-2011, 07:30 PM
I have used the Mich. LTX tires and got 80K out of the set but didn't like the tread pattern for an off road vehical. I now have a set of General tire AT2 they are similar to the BFG A/T tire and cost alot less. I should get near the rated 60K out of them. The best set of tires I've ever had was a set of Michelin X-drives on my freightliner, got a little over 300,000 miles and never rotated the first time. Also are you using tires that are rated for that truck?

2low4NH
01-16-2011, 09:38 PM
I run a cheap set of the bf goodrich A/T tires from pepboys the cummins tears up tires quick. I have good tread depth left n them but the tourqe tears lugs. i have 15k on them roughly

bradseabridge
01-16-2011, 09:47 PM
BFgoodrich Commercial T/A traction, they aren't much more than standard tires but last a hell of a lot longer.

PLS-Tx
01-16-2011, 11:37 PM
Yes I use tires that are rated for my truck.

Hawg City Lawns
01-17-2011, 01:33 AM
id look at a toyo or a nitto tire they seem to do better on the heavier trucks if your looking for a tire that has some bite to it look at the toyo open country mt or the nitto trail grappler but if youre looking for more of a street tire that performs well while towing look into the toyo open country ht with tuff duty

bobcat_ron
01-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Gravel Rat you only got 24,000 kms? I have 66,000 on my factory originals.

Now here's a rumor I need put to rest.

My Dad looked at new Michelin tires that came off a truck, the CVSE inspector said they were leaking because these tires had a weird bead on them that if the tire tech used a bead popper the wrong way, he wrecked the rubber bead and they always leaked.
Has anyone ever heard of this issue? I'd like to get 6 new tires for my truck and Michelin's seem to be the way to go.

outlaw1960
01-18-2011, 01:21 AM
Gravel Rat you only got 24,000 kms? I have 66,000 on my factory originals.

Now here's a rumor I need put to rest.

My Dad looked at new Michelin tires that came off a truck, the CVSE inspector said they were leaking because these tires had a weird bead on them that if the tire tech used a bead popper the wrong way, he wrecked the rubber bead and they always leaked.
Has anyone ever heard of this issue? I'd like to get 6 new tires for my truck and Michelin's seem to be the way to go.


Never heard that one Ron......unless they are 16.5 inch rims. They have a narrow bead.