Tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by BOTURF, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. BOTURF

    BOTURF LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its time for a new set of tires on my 99 dodge 3500 dually and i want to get something that will preform good as well as look good too . So what does everyone sugest ? It has on it now i think firestone steeltex radial a/t 235/85 r16
     
  2. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had the Firestone Steeltex AT on my truck and I just replaced them after 61,000 miles. I bought the same tires, they wore good and gave good traction. Hard to ask for more than what they did. That's good miles for a truck I thought. Plus they were only $120 each mounted and balanced. Also, only had to buy three because of full size spare I had. They put the best used one for the spare. :)
     
  4. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    i just put steeltex 265 75r 16s on my truck. got em mounted for $105 a piece. great tire, like em so far.
     
  5. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I liked the Steeltex for mileage. But when the road is wet and you got big power like I do, and you get down on the throttle the Steeltexes have a tendancy to break loose even on just water, no ice. That is my only complaint.
    Plus the fact that you guys can buy cheaper than I can for the same thing. :(
     
  6. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    I had the Steeltex tires on my Ford F-250 that came stock on it. I replaced them with the same. If it aint broke dont fix it.
     
  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All pickups lack traction when there is no load or weight behind them. Adjust your driving to the conditions.
     
  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that the problem? I thought I should be able to run hammer down all the time. :D :D
     
  10. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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