Good truck tires??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by PLS-Tx, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    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?
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    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.
  3. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    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?

  4. igotdiesel2

    igotdiesel2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    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
  5. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    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.
  6. igotdiesel2

    igotdiesel2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    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
  7. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    Wow, that's great. No snow to worry about here.
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    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.
  9. igotdiesel2

    igotdiesel2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    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
  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    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.

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