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another truck tire question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Florida Gardener, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. I have a 5.7 Tundra. I run a 6x12 enclosed and usually tow a 36" Wright, 21", and sometimes a 48" ZTR....

    What would be the best tires to use that would give me the most longevity?

    The Bridgestone POS that came with the truck went about 20k. I currently have some Michelins that are holding up better. I would like to get around 40K out of a set.

    The tires are 255/70/18.

  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    Try this link:


    The tires in BOLD can be had in your size. This table is for Hwy All Season tires only...
    I set the filter for 'tread wear'. I'd look most at the tires that have a LOT of miles driven by the database's drivers...the far right column.

    Get Tirerack's price for delivered tires to your front door and take it to your local shop. They've always matched Tirerack's price for me.
  3. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been running BFG A/T KO'S for a few years and gotten at least 50k out the rears. They are 8ply and Give me a little more peaco of mind if I overload a bit. They are pricey but I know they make a 2 ply verion that are cheaper.:usflag:
  5. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    I've got Michellin A/T LTXs right now. They were rated at 80K miles and that's about what I'll get out of them. I've got about 70K on them right now. I'm happy about how long they've lasted but they don't handle very well in wet weather. I had the BFG A/T KO'S before which only lasted me about 45K miles but they were cheaper and handled better. I think they also look nicer. I'll probably be going back to the BFGs after these are done.
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  6. You got that many miles towing? Do you rotate?
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  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Michelin or BFG A/T 8ply. You get what you pay for. I have had good service from both of these tire manufactors and they have never worn before the rated period. I have a set of BFGs on my dodge and they are doing great. On a large OTR tractor I got 330,000 miles out of a set of Michelin drive tires, yes all 8 of them lasted that long without every rotating or needing any repair work. It took me about a year and half to put those miles on.
  8. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    I've rotated them a few times but the tread wears down so slowly on those Michelins that when I took them in for rotation trying to do the right thing the tire guys told me that the tread was so even it was really unnecessary.
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  9. Deori

    Deori LawnSite Member
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    Oh and yes most of those miles are towing and hauling but my trailer is only like 2K, usually have another 500-1000 lbs in the bed.
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  10. t.land

    t.land LawnSite Member
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    I have a 1997 f250 7.3 and have 325/65/18 Hankook Dynapro A/T's on it. They have been on now for 20,000 miles and still look brand new. They are WARRANTIED to 50,000 miles and have a 5 star rating. They are great on and off road, and I am usually pulling a loaded dump trailer (12,000 lbs) or an equipment trailer (10,000 lbs). I consider these tires to be wearing very well and handling everything I throw at them. Also consider that my truck weighs roughly 8,000 lbs and the tires are almost 36" tall and 13" wide, these tires have held up very well. They were $200 each from discount tire, not including mounting and balancing.

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