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Curly2001

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Posted: 05/08/20 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not happy with Michelin LTX. Never got over 35K out of them with mostly unloaded freeway driving. Have used Bridgestone with good mileage but the ride was not great. New truck came with Firestone Transforce and am not expecting much from them either.
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Living where I live and doing what I do, mileage out of tires falls behind ability. A tire that can tow heavy and make it to 60K and still be stellar in snow, ice and moderate offroad I am not sure exists. I had one set of EXO Grapplers that hit 55K, close as I have come and no other set of EXO's made it or will make it to 50K, more like 45K. When I do the math, a $1200 set of tires that goes to 60K costs .02 cents a mile. A set that gets 45K out of the same set of $1200 tires costs .026 cents a mile. It simply isnt worth it to me to run a tire that excels in mileage at the cost of performance. I want the most for my money like most people, but "most" for me is excellent Winter traction, and good offroad performance and at least 45K out of a set. I pull heavy trailers, and pull them on marginal logging roads, deep snow and icy snow pack is the rule of the day in the Winter. Saving money on a set of long running tires that gets me hung up in BFE, or sliding sideways down the highway isnt cost savings. If you run in difficult conditions, I think it is important to keep your environment in mind when deciding on what type of tires you need.


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I run Sailun terramax at's, I got 50000mi on my last set towing a 14K 5th. I only got 30000mi with my BFG AllTerrain Ta's I used to run.

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No one here has said Goodyear. I am still running the stock Goodyear wranglers on my 2500 and have no issues. Just turned over 60K. Will need tires at some point but haven't decided when that will be. I do not pull as heavy as weight as you but over 50% of the miles has been with trailers 8-12K lbs.

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Thermoguy wrote:

No one here has said Goodyear. I am still running the stock Goodyear wranglers on my 2500 and have no issues. Just turned over 60K. Will need tires at some point but haven't decided when that will be. I do not pull as heavy as weight as you but over 50% of the miles has been with trailers 8-12K lbs.


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Has Michelin discontinued the MS2 and the Defender? I don’t see either available for my truck on their website.


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Thermoguy wrote:

No one here has said Goodyear. I am still running the stock Goodyear wranglers on my 2500 and have no issues. Just turned over 60K. Will need tires at some point but haven't decided when that will be. I do not pull as heavy as weight as you but over 50% of the miles has been with trailers 8-12K lbs.


Goodyear Adventure AT with kevlar are very good tires.


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blofgren wrote:

Has Michelin discontinued the MS2 and the Defender? I don’t see either available for my truck on their website.


Just went on Michelinman.com and it has three tires for my truck Defender LTX MS2, LTX A/T2 and Agilis® CrossClimate. Put dually in and no Defender LTX MS2. Energy™ Saver A/S, LTX® A/T2 and Primacy™ XC, Ron was probably destroying to many Defenders on his duallie. Chris


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I swapped out my factory Michelin’s last summer as the we’re getting down to around 5/32 and really didn’t provide wet weather performance anymore. I went with General Grabber ATX in the factory size and have been extremely happy to date. They are very good in the snow and rain, as for wear it’s harder to tell as I’ve only got around 15000km’s on them currently but they have only worn down to 14/32 to date - should be a 60000-70000km tire.


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