Truck Tires..The Beast Needs New Feets !

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Dix, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Highbeam

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    That's what I have, pretty much. I have a new one on the way from Utah since this latest rock punch through the tread resulted in a trashed tire. Cooper gave me 70$ towards the new tire based on tread depth remaining. Not bad I guess. The rock was about 2 inches long and the diameter of a quarter, the tire guy didn't have plugs that big.

    We have tire chains here in the NW. Big, fat, steel, chain chains with little ice teeth welded on. If I need more traction than an AT tire then I sling on the chains.
     
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    I know I like the set on my Ford pickup. Don't settle for less than 10 ply.
     
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    I haven't had any puncture problems...yet. Only about 3k miles on them so far. I ran BF Goodrich All Terrain on my last two F250's but didn't want to spend the big bucks this time around.
     
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    After watching several of my friends with cooper tires I put a set on my 03 f 250. They handled great and wore well until I had about half the tread left. Then one lost its cap and about a month later a belt separated. :( I replaced the coopers with a cheap off brand and they have wore terribly quick. My next set will be Hankooks.
     
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    Bummer. I'm at just over 50% treadlife on the coopers and don't trust them on gravel. We use them in our fleet trucks with no problems.but those trucks don't see gravel.
     
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    I am running Cooper ST Maxx 235 85 16. Great tires, little spendy, but MAN do they grip. Ice, snow, water, mud, grass, they do it all. Maybe look into the AT3 for more on road driving. I use my truck for a farm truck, wood getter, and daily driver, so I needed meaty tires. No road noise and almost ZERO rock retention. I MIGHT hear 1 or 2 hit the truck when on gravel compared to a constant pelting with other tires. I have 10,000 miles on mine now and I could easily get 60,000+ out of them, maybe even 80,000.
     
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    I run the Treadwright, Re -tread tires. My f250, 06 is shod with the Sentinel model working well in everything, I have had other models in the past from them as well, I have no complaints. 265-17-E are about $114 ea. at present + shipping Note: that these have a complete sidewall cap as well. Balancing has not been a problem, never lost a cap either. Mileage about the same as any other tire. I will be getting another set in spring for the 350.
     
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    You don't want a "P" tire, you want an "LT" tire for that big ol' Ford. ie LT 265 70 R17 Not P 265 70 R17.
     
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    Thanks, Steve.
     
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    Price goes up and down with the commodity of rubber prices, petroleum. I bought my last set at Walmart. Pretty good price, bu the service sucked, it took hours to get out of there. My 2nd choice was the mom and pop tire dealer I had previously purchased from- higher price but much better service and in and out quick, with free rotation. I learneed my lesson. Cheaper is not better..
     
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    People probably think I work for them at this point, but I assure you, I don't ;lol

    www.treadwright.com

    Check them out!
     
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    Resurrecting this ... did it today, one year later !!

    Ended up with these

    http://tireselector.generaltire.com/selector.php

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    What a HUGE difference. I started the truck, let it warm up, put it in drive, moved forward 15 feet or so, and had to stop. The improvement was shocking. Took me the ride home to adjust. It's like driving the truck when it was new :cool:

    I highly recommend Zima Tire in Speonk (right next to Speonk Lumber) for any one on LI's East End !! Very, very happy right now !!
     
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    When my truck needs new tires I will most likely go with General Grabbers . . . had some on my wife's pick up from many years ago . . . wore like iron and were fantastic in all weather conditions.
     
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    I know the feeling Dix. My F250 was new for a few months when I replaced the worn out tires a few summers ago. If you really want the new truck feel, replace the shocks too!
     
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    I put General Grabber AT2's on my Dakota (when I had it) and now on my Tacoma. I actually drove my Tacoma out of the lot, down the road about a mile to a tire place and bought these tires to replace the Dunlop crap that came stock. Like these tires a lot.
     
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    I had Grabber AT2s on my 98 F150 the last three years I had it (winter only, I like to save that good tread for bad weather). I really liked them, thought they were every bit the equal of the Goodrich TA KOs. I had the 10 ply as well.
     
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    Hard to beat Michelin's if you can afford them.
    I did put Uniroyal Laredo's on my 1/2ton Suburban and am very pleased with them, wearing well.
     
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    I had Larados on my S10 Blazer and later on my 3/4 ton Suburban from the factory. Worst tires I have ever owned. The Burb now has BFG Commerical T/A Traction shoes on it and they may not give lots of years of wear but that truck could climb the Matterhorn with those snow kicking, mountain goat tires on it.

    They ain't cheap.
     
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    A few years back, I let a tire salesperson talk me into trying Toyo M410's, when I went in to buy four of another tire based on Tire Rack reviews. I was simply blown away by those M410's, so much so that I bought that tire for my next two or three tire changes.

    I've since moved, and my local dealer can't get Toyo's at a decent price, so they suggested those Hancook Dynapro's. I've been running 'em on my Dodge 1500 4x4 for the last year now, and they're... okay. Definitely much more slippy on snow and ice than the M410's, but they handle nice on dry pavement. They also handle loads nicely, and I'm one of those idiots always treating his 1/2 ton truck like it's a real truck (it tries...).
     
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    I have been running a set of Cooper AT3 for a year and half. I really like them. I normally like Michelins. A local shop talked me into the Coopers. I will buy again.
     
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