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Grit dog

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jamesu wrote:

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

I’m just looking for a “square” deal.


Thanks James!
Yes I’ve also run the Firestone trans force OE tires on Ram trucks and very impressed with their wear and load carrying ability. Despite a lot of the discontent with them. The HT and AT are horrible in the snow, but they held up great running overloaded cross county with a TC on the truck. They are or at least were very reasonably priced in the past. Cost was on par with “ no name” tires.
Thoughts on 17” HD truck wheels? Should be outlawed (figuratively) since they were OE spec for so long and the tire mfgs quit making heavy duty tires in 17” sizes almost 10 years ago.
If you’re planning on keeping your truck for a long time more, give the upgrade to OE 18 or 20” takeoff wheels a consideration.


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blt2ski wrote:

Fisherman wrote:

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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!

Ford's use triangles with tracks on them....

Or so I've been led to believe.....

Marty


Cmon Marty! I know you’re a Chevy guy thru n thru, but at least my Dodger Ram can fit bigger tires than a cheebie!
PS I have twice as many square fender GM trucks in the driveway (one is double square since it apparently is a square body too lol) than Rams!
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blt2ski wrote:

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!

Ford's use triangles with tracks on them....

Or so I've been led to believe.....

Marty


Where the HE!! is the "LIKE BUTTON" ???????


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Cummins12V98

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I have 55k on my Michelins on my DRW with plenty of tread left. They will easily make it 60k, this is with almost 1/2 the miles towing with a 6k pin weight.

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Grit,

That square body your son has can probably do pretty well in the tire diam too!

But with that said, if one wants to get real on tires, my best luck has been with cooper's. The AT3 is a winner for more than one person who's had them. Including some 245 75 16s I had on a rwd 2500.
I've have transformed HT on a work van, got some 70k Mike's out of those doing hwy driving 50k seems more common if you doing a mixture. Not great in snow. Rain and dry roads fine.
Toyo have been good.
Michelin and Good Year have been a mixed bag. My current 1500 came with GSA, horrible in rain. No idea about snow. Worst yet probably. I have duratrac now. A bit noisy on dry roads, great in snow, rain. I should have have gone with the AT3.
Not made anymore, michilen xde m+s if you want a hwy traction in a 19.5 size. Otherwise, skip this brand.

As I said initially, tires are like truck brands and other things. Most in reality are good and will do what they are designed to do. Take them outside of that spec, they suck....
Mileage will depend upong driving style. All hwy, you'll get 20-30% more miles than I will doing city driving. Loaded less than unladen.

Choose you poison, enjoy life.
Say high to tim on Gary Lane if you know him.

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blt2ski wrote:

I would suggest round ones.

Marty


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Posted: 06/04/22 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just check the load ratings but we never buy the top brands and usually sell the truck before they wear out (40-60k miles on the last couple sets).


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Got a set of Cooper Discoverer ATP on my Ram 2500 CTD.

Replaced the crappy OEM Firestone Transforce at 28K. I'm around 40K miles on the Coopers and still many thousands of miles left on them, and they were the cheapest name brand tires I could find.


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