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Old 08-30-2014, 02:27 PM
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Truck Tires

Did a quick search and didn't find a thread on best truck tires.

Running Chevy 2500HD ext. cab 2 wheel drive 6.0 gas, stock wheels
Tire life on my truck is short. ???? 30,000 mile short, or is this normal?

I'm in the south so no need for an aggressive tread.
My trailer weighs less than 7,000 lbs loaded, I occasionally over load the bed of my truck, but not daily or even weekly.

Anyone found a good tire brand reasonably priced ?
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:28 PM
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Subscribing... I need tires for my '98 2500.
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:30 PM
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Did a quick search and didn't find a thread on best truck tires.

Running Chevy 2500HD ext. cab 2 wheel drive 6.0 gas, stock wheels
Tire life on my truck is short. ???? 30,000 mile short, or is this normal?

I'm in the south so no need for an aggressive tread.
My trailer weighs less than 7,000 lbs loaded, I occasionally over load the bed of my truck, but not daily or even weekly.

Anyone found a good tire brand reasonably priced ?
Was it the tires that came on it. Those originals suck. I love Michelin ms2
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:27 PM
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The trucks is an 01 bought used with 120,000 miles

I cant't remember what was on it when I bought it, a name brand tire with only about half the tread life left.
I put a set of load bearing tires recomended for the 2500 series truck, don't remember brand.
Next set was not load bearing, cheaper tire. I figured they would out last the life of the truck, wrong.

I have 188,000 miles on the truck and have been through two and a half sets of tires.
Seems a little much for less than 70,000 miles
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:32 PM
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SCLocke how often do you rotate your tires?
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:45 PM
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X2 on michelins. I have 26k on mine and still look new. 15k have been with pulling and overload bed. 1/2 ton with a 8ft dump insert. They are 6ply tires.
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:40 PM
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Had Michelin at 2 and the lasted 28 rotated every 5k running nitto all terrains on now 15k on them and still look new. That On A 10 F350 Diesel.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:33 PM
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A lot of the contractors around here are running Firestone TransForce AT on their heavy trucks and is an OEM fitment on some. Firestone, also, offer a highway tread in their TransForce HT. They're both "E" load-rated, which is 10-ply. Usually, that heavy of tire is going to be hard, long-wearing tread. Both tires have solid outer ribs, which will provide better durability with trucks that do a lot of turning.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:59 AM
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SCLocke how often do you rotate your tires?
Every 10,000 miles
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:04 AM
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A lot of the contractors around here are running Firestone TransForce AT on their heavy trucks and is an OEM fitment on some. Firestone, also, offer a highway tread in their TransForce HT. They're both "E" load-rated, which is 10-ply. Usually, that heavy of tire is going to be hard, long-wearing tread. Both tires have solid outer ribs, which will provide better durability with trucks that do a lot of turning.
Ive been running the AT's for a few yrs now. Not cheap but they last 50k
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