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Posted: 08/20/20 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Wranglers didn't last that long, but they were a great towing tire when I had them on my Ram 1500. I just aired them to their max pressure and it handled very well. I replaced them with Cooper ATs which ended up being a downgrade as far as towing was concerned. That was before this newest generation of Cooper tires though. I'm currently running Nitto Ridge Grapplers in a P Metric size and they perform admirably. I definitely understand peoples urge to go to LT tires, but I don't think it's necessary at the weights you're talking about. JMHO


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I had wrangler silent armor with kevlar on my '13 Outdoorsman ... They felt great and towed well, but only 35000 miles and they were going bald. These were oem tires.


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TurnThePage wrote:

The Wranglers didn't last that long, but they were a great towing tire when I had them on my Ram 1500. I just aired them to their max pressure and it handled very well. I replaced them with Cooper ATs which ended up being a downgrade as far as towing was concerned. That was before this newest generation of Cooper tires though. I'm currently running Nitto Ridge Grapplers in a P Metric size and they perform admirably. I definitely understand peoples urge to go to LT tires, but I don't think it's necessary at the weights you're talking about. JMHO


Better to have tires that are tougher than needed rather than have tires that are barely adequate being run at their limit.

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I had Coopers on my Dodge Diesel and had great luck with them. Have them on our cars now with good success.
Don't buy Goodyear after what they did today!

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I think people routinely overlook the fact that P rated tires are rated significantly higher than the GAWR. That's still true after derating them by 10%. I've been towing with overloaded half ton trucks for almost 20 years. Properly cared for and aired up P rated tires work fine. Nothing wrong with LT tires, just don't sell the P metric short.

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GordonThree wrote:

I had wrangler silent armor with kevlar on my '13 Outdoorsman ... They felt great and towed well, but only 35000 miles and they were going bald. These were oem tires.
My OEM Wranglers (AT/S) went just short of 90,000. Got 70,000 out of Silent Armor (2 sets). Now have All-Terrain and I expect same unless they age out. These are all LT tires.


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bnardini wrote:

I like Michelin Defender LTX. I'm on my 4th set and haven't had so much as a slow leak. They are also load range E.


Iirc they are rated at 50k warranty. Im very happy to be able to catch 17,000 extra miles vs coming in under what they state. Ive had two other vehicles that had front end shakes One was an olds alero that i bought used with three different brand tires on it but it rode fine. I took it in and had coopers installed and it developed a shake I took it back right away and the shop owner and i went for a ride. Yep it shakes so he rebalanced and it still shook. He then dismounted and moved the tire position and rebalanced and it still shook. He then installed a new tire and it shook. He said that’s about as good as it gets and most people drive around town so they don’t notice. Thats not going to work for me, it didn’t shake with junk tires so what do i need to do. He said get continental, michelin or one other I cant remember. I got michelin and it was perfect Two sons with CTD and both have michelin

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Both 18 and 20 inch rims are a factory option, so the computer must have an electronic switch somewhere to reprogram the wheel size?

The rim size is different but the tire diameter is the same for both.


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Any tire except Goodyear. Can't believe the buck passing the CEO did with their support of BLM, but not LE or Trump. One of the largest freight companies in the US just announced that Goodyear is off their list.

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TurnThePage wrote:

I think people routinely overlook the fact that P rated tires are rated significantly higher than the GAWR. That's still true after derating them by 10%. I've been towing with overloaded half ton trucks for almost 20 years. Properly cared for and aired up P rated tires work fine. Nothing wrong with LT tires, just don't sell the P metric short.


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And he speaks the truth.


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