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Tire recommendations
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:56:35 PM »
Tire replacement on tow vehicle going to happen before long.  Truck is a 2008 GMC 2500hd diesel crew cab 2wd.  Pulling a 5th wheel weighing 9,800 lbs. Suggestions?  Anything new on the market? 


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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 08:26:36 PM »
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 08:16:16 AM »
Most any round black donuts with sufficient load rating for the fully loaded truck weight.  ;)
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 06:54:20 PM »
I have found a website, www.tirerack.com that you put in specific vehicles, and get recommended tires, with many unbiased reviews.  Hands down, worth a look.


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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 04:27:08 PM »
Personally I avoid tires made in China regardless of the brand name stamped on them.
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 05:20:39 PM »
   With the 2 wheel drive, you obviously wonít be off-roading,so.... tire wear and comfort come to mind.  Iíd have to look at the Michelin LTX M/S2.
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 07:22:04 PM »
These kinds of questions are almost like what is the best engine oil. Lots of opinions. But I have had several  trucks with E rated tires for a long time. Based on my own personal experience, for heavy duty pickups, the best tires I found were Continentals, Goodyear, and Michelin...in that order. Michelin makes great tires for passenger vehicles and high performance use, and their quality control is awesome,  but to me they have missed the mark on providing tires for this particular market. I have Michelinís on my truck now, and they arenít wearing very well and the sidewalls seem soft. If I were looking for tires now, I would look at Goodyearís (because they have a good selection), Continentalís, then Michelin. BTW, I just retired from the Michelin plant that manufactures the proprietary rubber types that go into their tires and they are a great company. This just isnít a focus area of theirs.
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 03:34:46 PM »
Like anything else, consider what you need the tires for.  If most of your time is towing, that's what you buy for.  If it's occasional towing but mostly just driving w/o the trailer, buy for quieter ride and more mileage.  If it's for occasional off roading and snow, get more aggressive tread.  Just make sure they can carry the heaviest load expected.  I had the factory installed Michelin tires on mine and they were shot after about 50K miles with just a few trips with the trailer.  Not too good in snow.  I now have heavier tread, but they do make more noise.  10 Ply rating, 80# pressure.  Trailer tires are 10 ply, 110# pressure.  GMC 3500HD diesel crew-cab 4x4. SRW


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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 04:35:07 PM »
The Cooper AT3's get great reviews and they are made in the USA. 
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 06:53:50 PM »
I opted for the tire with the longest mileage guarantee. I ended up with Coppers and a 70,000 mile pro-rating.


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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 04:14:32 PM »
A lot of good options for E rated HD road tires.
Assuming you do mostly highway driving, I would shop around the following tires

Firestone Transforce HT
Bf Goodrich Commercial TA All season
Bridgestone Duravis
Cooper Discoverer HT3

These tires are also available in AT style treads if you need something more aggressive, but the HT will last longer if you mainly do highway driving.

All of the above are good quality HD truck tires, so if you have multiple dealers in your area shop around for the best price and service.