Truck Tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SCLocke, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. SCLocke

    SCLocke LawnSite Member
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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 ?
     
  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Subscribing... I need tires for my '98 2500.
     
  3. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Was it the tires that came on it. Those originals suck. I love Michelin ms2
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  4. SCLocke

    SCLocke LawnSite Member
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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
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    SCLocke how often do you rotate your tires?
     
  6. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  7. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
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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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  8. ducnut

    ducnut LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  9. SCLocke

    SCLocke LawnSite Member
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    Every 10,000 miles
     
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ive been running the AT's for a few yrs now. Not cheap but they last 50k
     

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