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GULFMAN

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Posted: 01/02/20 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at the Michelin XPS RIB 235/85/16 or
BF Goodrich commercial TA 2
Which would be your choice

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My truck come with Michelin LT.
Have 30k on them and looks like they'll be good for another 20-30k.
Michelins outpriced the tires lately IMHO, so BF might be valid choice.
Depends how much you drive in slippery condition - Michelins might not be the best choice.
They shine on long drives in good weather, but mostly suck on snow.





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Posted: 01/02/20 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If Michelin makes an XPS rib in your size, then they should make an XPS traction as well, and I’d chose that. I had a set on a 1995 F350 dually and they were great tires. I didn’t think they were noisy at all. The diesel engine probably drowned out any noise the tires made.

They only make a few sizes of that tire now, which is a shame. It’s a good all-steel carcass tire, which gives them some stiff sidewalls.

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Posted: 01/02/20 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Michelin.

My friend that I buy my tires from said he sees fewer Michelin tires fail than any other brand.

I have the Agilis CrossClimate and I'm very happy with them.

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The vehicles I’ve had that come with Michelins were in service for many thousands of miles.


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Ribs.


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Been running that size XPS Ribs on my fiver for 8 years, 5k to 7k miles per year. Just put on eight new ones this summer (2 axle, duals). Never one issue with the tires. Trailer weighs 18,500 ready to to travel and I run the tires at 70 psi based on axle weights.

I heartily endorse the XPS Ribs!


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B.F.Goodrich is owned by Michelin.

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Dennis M M wrote:

Been running that size XPS Ribs on my fiver for 8 years, 5k to 7k miles per year. Just put on eight new ones this summer (2 axle, duals). Never one issue with the tires. Trailer weighs 18,500 ready to to travel and I run the tires at 70 psi based on axle weights.

I heartily endorse the XPS Ribs!


That dually trailer is cool. I saw one in Tennessee a few years ago.


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Been running BFG on my trucks for years (since 1980s) and more years with the KO2 - no issues, plenty of miles - both on and off roads. At the moment, on my Chevy 2500HD, just put a new set of LT 285-17's - ride great, very little road noise. I'd buy them again if I need them again ... They were about half-worn at 28K miles, but I hit a road hazard middle of nowhere and killed one. Don't feel right with only one new and half-tread on others, so bought four new, kept the others as back up in case it happens again.

I had only one MFTR tire issue in all these years, and BFG replaced two so they would be even. Only good things to say about BFG.


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