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jamesu

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Posted: 06/03/22 02:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need new tires for my 3/4 ton Silverado (see my signature). Looking for recommendations for both towing and for general use. LT 245 75/R17E. I am usually towing approx. 7000-9000 lbs.

With diesel fuel approaching $6/gallon in my area I won’t be towing too far from from home anytime soon. Because of that I am not willing to pay top $$$ for the best tires anymore. My goal now is to be safe and to not get stranded somewhere.

Your helpful thoughts are appreciated.


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On a budget, or just plain economical, first try CL or FB classifieds for takeoffs. Presuming for tires only, you want to stay with smallish tires (since you're currently running the smallest pizza cutters possible), 245 75s or 265 70s are what you're after.
Or for the same or less $ than new tires, new takeoffs on the rim in 17, 18 or 20" sizes.

The selection ain't what it used to be, thanks covid and Brandon, but still deals out there and generally pretty good deals as your size is not very popular or in demand in the consumer market (which is what CL and FB will be).

If you're the kind of fella that can't sleep at night knowing you didn't pop your tire's cherry yourself, then I've had great luck with Kumho and Hankook tires on the bargain side of tire pricing.


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I would suggest round ones.

Only answer that is not personal brand, tred design personal in nature.

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blt2ski wrote:

I would suggest round ones.

Only answer that is not personal brand, tred design personal in nature.

Marty


I thought you needed square tires for those square fender cut outs on GMs.

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Might look at Cooper tires.


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I have been getting great service and ride from Firestone Transforce H/T.


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Fisherman wrote:

blt2ski wrote:

I would suggest round ones.

Only answer that is not personal brand, tred design personal in nature.

Marty


I thought you needed square tires for those square fender cut outs on GMs.


Grit and Cummins12V need those for their dodges.....ooops....errrr ram thingies ma bobs!

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Posted: 06/04/22 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks much for the serious answers, especially from south of here in BlackDiamond. I appreciate it.

I’m just looking for a “square” deal.

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If recommended by GS members, I’ll try square tires.


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My Silverado has a LT265 60R20, so a more expensive tire. The OEM tires were the Goodyear Wrangler SRA. I debated going with other tires since so many think OEM tires are junk, but I got over 70K miles and 7 years and much of it towing a 5th wheel. Last fall I paid just under $800 mounted and balanced for the same tire. Purchased off the Goodyear website as they had a discount. They deliver to a local shop of your preference and you just go in and they install, the mount and balance was paid with the tires. I think they have $250 off a set right now or you can use code USEF to get 20% off. At $200 a tire, you can buy junk maybe for less, but you get junk. Get a good quality tire and you won't be rebuying again in a couple years.

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