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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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ok guys so basically im getting tired of paying 1100-1500 for a set of tires every year and half for my dd/ tow rig. my truck stays on the road but goes down dirt roads or a few 2 tracks to get to the riden spot with the bikes.


since the price of tires have sky rocketed over the past year im debating switching to the h1 37s since they last for ever and are 100 a tire.

currently im running a leveling kit and 35 good years with a slight rub at full lock.

what im thinking about going with is a 4 inch progressive rate coil from topgun customz.

i have heard nothing but good things about their long arm kit but im not going to spend a grand for some steel tubes and joints. that just seems like crazy talk to me.

my thoughts are that i will just build a long arm set up of my own and run a radius arm front suspension. i dont see any harm in doing this since it wont be flexed out on a regular basis. does any one have any thoughts to offer that i may be over looking on this?

this will be a ways out but i dont see any reason it wouldnt work for a truck that gets beat down the high way and around town.

basically i would be love to have this kit but they dont make such kit anymore. and for 2400 i dont think i would have any interest in doing such a kit.


this is their link it and looks like it would be pretty easy to make something along the lines of theirs.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/to...-must-see.html
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Old April 11th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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so you're gonna spend a bunch of money on suspension, lose fuel mileage, and add to the rate your suspension components wear out to save a few bucks on tires a few times?
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Pretty sure those tires suck balls for plowing too...
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and for driving, and in snow, and in rain and for.....
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Old April 11th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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and for driving, and in snow, and in rain and for.....
Oh come on now guys, those tires work great.. on a 9k pound military vehicle that gets recycled at 15k miles

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I would think a stock truck would be better for all things listed.
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I would think a stock truck would be better for all things listed.
yeah, and the stock sized tires are probably cheaper than the 35's he's currently replacing, it's so weird how that works.
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I run whatever comes on my truck and get around 50K with them. Your real problem is that you want to run a 35" tire on a DD and you are expecting to get the same life as a good OEM tire.
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I'm running a 285 on mine and I think it looks decent but then again I actually tow with mine

Oh and it's only about $900 for tires

That last about a year with my ass driving it
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285 bfg AT's here with about 43k on them..9/32's left rotated every 3k miles.Just take the lift off and run a smaller tire
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285 bfg AT's here with about 43k on them..9/32's left rotated every 3k miles.Just take the lift off and run a smaller tire
Wife has them on her F250. They are load range E and apparently made of some sort of stone/adamantium compound.
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Happy with my General Grabber AT2s, mine are only 32s, though.

But I work for the company that owns General, so they only cost $400 out the door for a set of 4
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How long is your commute to work ? I can't see burning through tires every 1 1/2 yrs unless you drive like a high school kid in his dad's truck ?
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How long is your commute to work ? I can't see burning through tires every 1 1/2 yrs unless you drive like a high school kid in his dad's truck ?
i have a high horse cummins and i drive alot.
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the 37s are good for a tow rig because of their load range but are horibble on ice because of the hard compound i have owned them and they work great in deep stuff but on the slick stuff not so much so watch out in the winter plus spending that much on a lift i would just lower to a 33 and save some money
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I run 40" SS M16 radial... 450$ a tire... Life sucks at tire changing time.
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