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Old 04-27-2015, 04:16 PM   #1
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Truck Tire recommendation

Looking for recommendations for my 2006 Ram 2500. Currently has Wranglers on it, LT265/70R17. Original tire was Michelin. Truck has 117K on it, no idea when the Wranglers were put on. Hauling a 2016 Sunset Trail Reserve. Would appreciate hearing from others on a quality tire. Thanks.
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I put a set of Cooper AT3 285/70 R17 E on mine just before winter. Nice ride and great traction. The last set of Cooper Discover AT wore like iron, hope these do the same. Also went up a size to fill the wheelwell better.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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I've got Firestone Transforce HT tires on my '14 Ram 2500. They're the stock tires. Don't have enough miles on them to judge longevity yet. But they're the first stock tires I've had in a long time that I didn't have a burning desire to replace as soon as possible. So far, so good.
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Looking for recommendations for my 2006 Ram 2500. Currently has Wranglers on it, LT265/70R17. Original tire was Michelin. Truck has 117K on it, no idea when the Wranglers were put on. Hauling a 2016 Sunset Trail Reserve. Would appreciate hearing from others on a quality tire. Thanks.

As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing wrong with the brand of tire you have on there now.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:47 PM   #5
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I'm with Lloyd...I installed Michelin LTX/2 and am real happy with them. Solid ride and great reputation. Our local Airport shuttle van uses them and they get over 100K out of them.
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I'm in the market for new tires on my Ram 2500 4x4 as well. About to pull the trigger on a set of Michelin LTX M/S 2.
I don't go off road and it doesn't snow much here in south Texas.
Wanted something with a good highway tread, in hopes of a smoother ride, as I've put almost 18k miles on it in less than a year of owning it.
Also hope to improve my MPG with a highway tread.
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I don't go off road and it doesn't snow much here in south Texas.
Wanted something with a good highway tread, in hopes of a smoother ride, as I've put almost 18k miles on it in less than a year of owning it.
Also hope to improve my MPG with a highway tread.
The aggressive treads can make for a rougher ride and in fact lower mpg by about 1-2 mpg due to increased rolling resistance. Going up a size will too.
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Hard to beat Michelin's. They were original equipment on my F350....Good ride and I have 56,000 miles on them so far. Looks like I may have another 5K on them. I will replace with same tire.
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Just checked prices for Tansforce on Mavis tire. The HT tread is about $40 cheaper per tire than the AT tire. For my F150 that's $153 for HT vs $192 for AT tire.
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