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Old 06-14-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Tires on the TV

I am about ready to raplace my original Bridgestone tires on my Chevy. I have 27000 miles on them, most of it towing, and I don't like the tread wear I am seeing.I am thinking about the Michelin Tires, 10ply, load range E, and on sale for only 157.00 each.
Interested in knowing what every one else uses, and if you use Michelin are you happy with them?
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:30 AM   #2
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OEM's on my Ford were Firestone and at 30K they were worn out. I replaced them with Michelin LTX load range "E". At present they have 60K miles on them and there is some wear left in them, maybe 5-8K miles or so, but they will be replaced before I hook onto the Montana again. I am very happy with the results I have had from these tires. That sounds like a very good price, seems like I gave about $230/tire for mine. I keep them rotated at about 5-6K mile intervals, this allows for good even tread wear.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Rickety, the Michelin tire is excellent in my book and is always a good choice. I've had Michelin on a couple of trucks but traded trucks too soon to know how well the tires would do. If you're interested in any other brand, consider BF Goodrich. My Ford has the OEM BFG Rugged Trail T/A tires on it at 55,000 miles. They look to have another 10k to 15k left in them. The wear pattern is outstanding. These tires have been rotated exactly twice, the last time at 31k miles. I know I'd get more miles if I rotated them but just didn't get it done. The next set on this truck will be BFG RT T/A, just like the ones on here now. I like them so much that before we left the Rio Grande Valley I had BFG tires put on the Montana. If you are set on Michelin, I think that's an excellent choice, too.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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I also have BFG Rugged Trail T/A on my Dodge and am very happy with them. Have run them on dry roads, in the snow, and in the mud. They work great, ride well when inflated per specs, and appear to be like new after about 16,000 miles.

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Old 06-14-2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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More kudos for BFG RT T/A's, from here.

I have 37K on them, rotated once, and will rotate one more time in a few thousand miles. Expect they will be good past 50K.

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Old 06-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #6
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I have the Michelins on my Ford, and I am very happy with them. In fact, I use them on my TV exclusively, with no problems. The current set has about 35,000 miles, and lots of tread left. IMO, you can't make a mistake with Michelins. I have heard good things about the radial trail, too, and might consider them if the price difference was substantial.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:25 AM   #7
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I have BFG RT T/A's and want Michelins. I always bought Michelins and love them, but these darn BFGs won't wear out!The Michelins gave me a great quiet ride, excellent handeling in rain and snow and good wear life.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:43 AM   #8
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I had LT235 Generals and I hated them. Thump, thump and thump. Finally a blowout on the Kansas turnpike while Monty was loaded. Went in to Emporia and had them take all the Generals off even though there was good tread and little wear. I bought Firestone LT265 Steeltex and have been very happy with them. At least no thumping.

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:17 AM   #9
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My vote is also for the Goodrich tire. Had All Terrains before, now have a set of Radial Long Trails and find them super quiet compared to the previous All Terrains. The Long trails are rated for even better tire wear than the Rugged Trails.
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:05 PM   #10
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Just went out and read the numbers of the Coopers. PSI Max: 80 lb. Rating (single): 3415 lbs. (6830 lbs for total rear). Rear axle, of course, is 6084 lbs on the 2002 GMC 2500HD.

My question is, what lbs should I be running empty with on those tires. I know when towing, you need max press all the way around (I think). But empty, is another matter. I don't want to wear out the tires by being under inflated, and I don't really want to feel evey pebble I run over either - although I do understand that this type of a vehilce is NOT a Park Ave...

Door sticker, of course, lists pressures for the 245/75-16s (60# max). However, now that I am back in the house, I can't remember what the FRONT tires were recommended to be for press (on the door post sticker). 55# maybe? But the for the 245 stock tires. What should these Cooper 265/75-16 w/ 80# max air be, front and back, when running to the grocery store?
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*On Edit~ What happened!? We have three different "TIRE" threads all going at the same time. I posted this, then couldn't even find which thread I had posted this to...
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:07 PM   #11
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I just bopught the Michelin XC LT4 265/75r/16 tires for the Chevy this morning. I asked the tire guy, (an old geaser like me) and this is what I was told. Under tow conditions 80 lb rear and 65-70 front. no Tow 60 all around. I always ran the bridgestones at 80 pounds. I was told that lead to differing tread wear patterns on the fornt and back. I don't know, but I am going to go witht he old guy.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:08 PM   #12
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I just bopught the Michelin XC LT4 265/75r/16 tires for the Chevy this morning. I asked the tire guy, (an old geaser like me) and this is what I was told. Under tow conditions 80 lb rear and 65-70 front. no Tow 60 all around. I always ran the bridgestones at 80 pounds. I was told that lead to differing tread wear patterns on the front and back. I don't know, but I am going to go witht he old guy.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:12 PM   #13
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The old guy is right. I run 80# in the rear and 75# in the front when towing and these pressures are cold. No tow is 55-60#.
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Thanks, guys! I appreciate that info. I will reduce all 4 to 60# until towing.
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Dave, good looking truck!!! How's the trailer coming? has Cheryl won the war?
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According to my owners manual, the rear tires are at 80 psi and my front tires are at 55 psi. Even when towing. That is what ours are set at all the time. When I have them rotated, I have to remind the technician to change the air pressure.
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Dave, good looking truck!!! How's the trailer coming? has Cheryl won the war?
The 3400 should be out of the plant on the 11th of July. I hope to worki into at least a partial ownership situation by then...
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According to my owners manual, the rear tires are at 80 psi and my front tires are at 55 psi. Even when towing. That is what ours are set at all the time. When I have them rotated, I have to remind the technician to change the air pressure.
Gary, I didn't look at the manual. I know the stock tires are 245/75-16s with 60# max. Are you saying that the manual also has the optional tires listed along with the recommended frt/back pressures?
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:22 PM   #19
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I run 80psi all the way around when towing, and 60 psi all the way around when not towing. My current tires are wearing very well.
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:36 AM   #20
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I just replaced my OEM Michellin 265/70R/17's with Bridgestone Revo Dueler AT's (same size Load range E). The tire guy who has taken care of all my vehicles for the last 18 years told me run the Revo's tires at 70 lbs all the time and I will have no problmes at all with them that they are a great tire. They certainly look good on the truck. They are not loud on the road and the traction is as different as night and day. My OEM's lasted 37K miles I hope these new ones do the same.

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