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Old January 28th, 2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Default Summer tow rig tire

What's a good summer tire for my diesel that's gonna last basically forever.

I run winter only tires in the winter for plowing so I want something that will wear like iron and haul my gooseneck without problems.

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2500 Ram Diesel 17" Rim

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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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Firestone TransForce A/T

Got 70K out of my last set.

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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #3
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Michelin ltx m/s 2
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Old January 28th, 2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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Michelin ltx m/s 2
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:00 AM   #5
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but any tire disappears quick the way you drive
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:05 AM   #6
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I don't think there is such a tire for a light duty diesel truck.

The front tires either wear fast on a standard tire, or the extend mileage tires go out of round, break bands, or wear funny under the weight of the diesel.

I'm about ready to get rid of the Michelin's on my truck now with 20K. They just about vibrate me off the road when the truck gets to 30mph. Then they smooth out at higher speeds.
(rotation, balancing, air pressure changes, has all been done)
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:16 AM   #7
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I'm on my second set of mastercraft axt's on my F250-(265/75/16) Hauled a form trailer or a skidsteer/mini excavator pretty much every day, all year(between 6-10K depending on the day), they held up well. Had them from Nov. '13 until last weekend when I replaced them..
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:30 AM   #8
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x whatever on the michelins for long tread life
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:34 AM   #9
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Both frdboy and cj65s suggestions are tires I would recommend. I have limited experience on mastercraft tires, but have heard they hold up decent for cheaper tires.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 10:59 AM   #10
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My old man gets 100k out of his michellin ltx's in 245's on his dirtymax. He does lots of highway driving though and minimal rotating.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 11:24 AM   #11
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I don't think there is such a tire for a light duty diesel truck.

The front tires either wear fast on a standard tire, or the extend mileage tires go out of round, break bands, or wear funny under the weight of the diesel.

I'm about ready to get rid of the Michelin's on my truck now with 20K. They just about vibrate me off the road when the truck gets to 30mph. Then they smooth out at higher speeds.
(rotation, balancing, air pressure changes, has all been done)
If you contact Michelin they will correct the issue. Not where you bought the tires but direct. Had the same issue about 10 years ago. I contacted them and they took care of me. No i only buy Michelin tires for road use.
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Old January 28th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #12
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Toyo has a diesel specific tire right now. They also have the M55, both have great reviews. I just pulled the trigger on another set of General Grabber A/T2's last night. I had great luck with a set on my last super duty, but I never had a trailer your size behind it either.. I would look at the toyos if I were in your position...
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http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/op...n-tires?cat=10

http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/m-55?cat=10
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Old January 28th, 2015, 12:28 PM   #14
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I run the michelins.
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I've got the michelin ltx at2 from the factory on my duramax. They've got 38k and are still close to half tread. Of those 38k, i've probably towed 15k with a 7k lb load. They suck in wet grass and mud, but they are nice highway tires. I'm tempted to get them for my next set, just one size up.
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i think beef is going to try keep my tires we put on his truck for the trip. they are wearing like iron. not sure what they are exactly, but they are the factory tires off my '14 ram
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i think beef is going to try keep my tires we put on his truck for the trip. they are wearing like iron. not sure what they are exactly, but they are the factory tires off my '14 ram
Why don't you walk 100 ft & check.
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Why don't you walk 100 ft & check.
Did you see what he was drinking yesterday? He'd be lucky to walk that far this morning. ..
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They are transforce so far i like em they are doing great on the trip so far
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