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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:45 PM   #21
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i love the ltx ms, great towing tire. if your looking to leave the pavement though you might want to go with the nitto's or the toyo's, both very nice tires
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 02:43 AM   #22
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fwiw, ass-u-me-ing that you have stock wheels, i wouldnt go with anything wider than 265. with 285's you won't get the mileage out of the tire that it is capable of.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 04:32 AM   #23
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About the LTX MS tires, how are they for light offroad? I've heard from a lot of folks that they wear like iron, but I'm looking at an A/T type tire to aid in traction on getting my trailer from the barn in the fall/winter/spring and for bad weather driving.

I don't wheel with the tow rig, but to get my trailer out of the barn I have to drive on wet grass, a bit of mud, and in the winter over unplowed snow. The stock Chevy 245s struggle whereas the Toyo ATs on my previous truck shrugged it off. This had made me leary of any highway tires, but if you've used them for stuff like that I'd love to hear it.



No doubt there, the only way I'm comparing price is 235/85 vs 285/75 tires. I don't think for my tow rig that 1" bigger tire and lower MPG is worth $50 extra per tire; but if there's a much better tire in that size I may change my decision.

The same tire in Michelins is only about $100 different; so the spread is a bit less than other brands/tires..but as I said above, am I gonna miss something with the 235 vs 285 besides 1" of height?

I had good luck with the Michelin LTX - MS tires as well, on my last dodge. I got rid of the truck at 52k miles, had maybe 1/8th on the rears, 3/16 or so on the front treads. That was a 3/4 ton dodge ext cab 4x4. I ran usually 65psi unloaded, up to 80psi loaded.

Not an all terrain, but were extremely good to me in snow of any sort. Drove that truck several times with 18"-24" on the road, breaking drifts, etc. Much much much better than my current firestones.

I wouldn't go to the 285s. Any OEM rim for 245s on a truck like that I'm betting isn't going to have a nice sidewall profile with the 285s. 235s are nice, I like them. Only downside is they do tend to sink on soft ground.

Too bad people don't make the 255/85s like they used to. Getting to be a vrey rare size.

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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #24
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fwiw, ass-u-me-ing that you have stock wheels, i wouldnt go with anything wider than 265. with 285's you won't get the mileage out of the tire that it is capable of.
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I dont know what kind of load you carry, but if your going for weight bearing (as in 10 ply) the bigger tires usually have a higher load rating - like comparing 245/75 vs 285/75. However as stated above the 285 will probably be too wide for a 6.5 inch rim (standard width on light trucks that come stock with 245/75).

For me I needed weight rating, SRW sidewall anti-wallow type thing. Was going to replace the 245/75s. 285s were too wide, Ive done that before - looked neato on the truck and rated for a lot of weight (~3800/tire I think) but was not right and probably not a good idea when you plan on running close to max poundage.

Was going to go for 235/85s but went with 265/75-16s. I think they're about the same height as the 235/85, slightly wider, and they're rated for an extra ~500lbs capacity per tire. (~3600/tire as opposed to ~3200/tire) Also much bigger variety of tires available in 10ply rating for 265/75-16.
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