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Dave H M

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Posted: 10/05/20 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hvve been running Firestone Trans Force tires on the rear of my F250. Gonna put on new before hitting the road this winter.

Any recommendations on more highly rated tires for the rears. Highway tread only.

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Dave H M wrote:

I hvve been running Firestone Trans Force tires on the rear of my F250. Gonna put on new before hitting the road this winter.

Any recommendations on more highly rated tires for the rears. Highway tread only.
Tire dealer quoted me these for my 2013 Ram 3500
Cooper Discoverer HT3 for a few reasons. The first one is that it is a great tire for highway and city driving but it also does a great job at providing more traction on dirt and gavel roads. The other benefit to this tire is that it has been given a certificate for being rated for Mud and Snow which is perfect for the weather that we are going to be finding ourselves in here very soon. And the final benefit that I think you will find about this tire is that it is a commercial rated tire which means that it is a strong durable tire perfect for pulling a trailer.

Can't say either way but I think I might go this route for mine.


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Michelin Defender LTX. My OEM FS AT's lasted 30k. Michelina have 40K and 10-15k miles left. Smooth quiet tire.


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Me Again wrote:

Michelin Defender LTX. My OEM FS AT's lasted 30k. Michelina have 40K and 10-15k miles left. Smooth quiet tire.

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Pavement pounder tread and mismatched set?
I’d buy whatever is on sale. Presuming they’re OE size, I’d look for a cheap pair of takeoffs or even all 4 on Craigslist.


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SweetLou wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

I hvve been running Firestone Trans Force tires on the rear of my F250. Gonna put on new before hitting the road this winter.

Any recommendations on more highly rated tires for the rears. Highway tread only.
Tire dealer quoted me these for my 2013 Ram 3500
Cooper Discoverer HT3 for a few reasons. The first one is that it is a great tire for highway and city driving but it also does a great job at providing more traction on dirt and gavel roads. The other benefit to this tire is that it has been given a certificate for being rated for Mud and Snow which is perfect for the weather that we are going to be finding ourselves in here very soon. And the final benefit that I think you will find about this tire is that it is a commercial rated tire which means that it is a strong durable tire perfect for pulling a trailer.

Can't say either way but I think I might go this route for mine.

I put the Cooper HT3s on my pickup a couple months ago, and so far I really like them. So far the road manners are better than the Goodyear Wranglers I was using. The Goodyears were excellent on ice or hard packed snow, and I am not expecting the same from the Coopers but I will find out in a month. I will wait and see how they do in snow, but I told the guy I get my tires from that I have chains and I am not afraid to use them.


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I like Cooper HT# I an on my second set. got 70k out of the first set. Good all round tire,quiet on the pavement!

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pitch wrote:

I like Cooper HT# I an on my second set. got 70k out of the first set. Good all round tire,quiet on the pavement!


You must run them down to the wear bars. I never do that on a tire. In the wet NW one wants a tire with some tread left. My Michelin's would most likely go to 70K and be down to the wear bars, however they will come off before then. Last year at this time we were one day ahead of snow each day coming South. I do not want to get caught by those driving conditions with nearly worn out tires.

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The good news is the Firestone Transforce tires you've been running are hot garbage, so anything will be an improvement.

I've been really happy with the Falken Wildpeak AT3's I'm running currently, if you're wanting an AT on the slightly more aggressive end. I've also had good luck with Cooper and Toyo/Nitto in the past.


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IdaD wrote:

The good news is the Firestone Transforce tires you've been running are hot garbage, so anything will be an improvement.


This made me laugh! Good description btw

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