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Old 07-18-2021, 08:24 PM   #1
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Question Suggestion for new Truck Tires

It's time for us to replace our '08 Dodge Ram 2500 truck tires. It's a 4 door crew cab with a 6 ft. bed. Currently it has BF Goodrich LT245/R17/E on it. Looking for recommendations. These were dependable and run about $195-$245. We're wondering if we should stick with the BF Goodrich, or if there is something cheaper, but just as dependable. We welcome all suggestions.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:36 PM   #2
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Michelin LTX AT2ís. Iíve had them on my last three trucks and currently have them on my new to me 13 Sierra 2500. I got 176k kilometres out of the last set with yearly rotation. Theyíre quiet, donít hold a lot of stones and pretty decent on snow covered roads.
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Old 07-18-2021, 09:30 PM   #3
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Michelin LTX AT2ís. Iíve had them on my last three trucks and currently have them on my new to me 13 Sierra 2500. I got 176k kilometres out of the last set with yearly rotation. Theyíre quiet, donít hold a lot of stones and pretty decent on snow covered roads.
176,000 kilometres on a set of truck tires? That's pretty amazing tread wear
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Old 07-18-2021, 11:30 PM   #4
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I and some friends prefer the Firestone Transforce LT tires. Good wear, long lasting not too bad a price.
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Old 07-19-2021, 05:43 AM   #5
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176,000 kilometres on a set of truck tires? That's pretty amazing tread wear

Yep, I was impressed. Only changed them as the summer towing season was coming. Didnít want to risk it.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:19 AM   #6
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I and some friends prefer the Firestone Transforce LT tires. Good wear, long lasting not too bad a price.
Hi Mark, I'm also looking for new tires on my F-150.
I am looking at the Firestone Transforce, and there are a few models, but none listed as Transforce LT. There is H/T, AT2, AT, HT2 and CV.
Which model do you like and recommend?
I tried Cooper LT tires, from the factory Goodyear, and the tire wear was just horrible at 40k for an 80k tire.
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:13 AM   #7
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These are the tires I buy.
Firestone Transforce HT2 245/75R17 Tires


Size: LT245/75R17 Blackwall R 118/121R load range: E

They come in both HT (Highway Tread) or AT ( All Terrain)
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:36 PM   #8
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I agree, the Michelin are great tires. Put them on my last truck and they last long and ride well and they came on the new truck.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:42 PM   #9
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I just replaced my stock original tires with the BF Goodrich all-Terrain T/A tires. The ride is much better and great traction.
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:54 PM   #10
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I and some friends prefer the Firestone Transforce LT tires. Good wear, long lasting not too bad a price.
Iíve owned a couple sets of the Firestone Transforce LTs and they have outlasted any other tire I have owned. I typically get 60-70k miles out of them, they are quiet, good snow and mud traction, and reasonably priced.

Iíd get 10 ply, regardless of what you decide upon. My F250 came with 8ply tires and they got beat up pretty bad on the front. Never had that problem with the Firestone 10 ply.

Of course Iím sure Michelin and BF Goodrich make a quality comparable tire.
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Old 07-25-2021, 06:40 PM   #11
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I have the Firestone tires on my 2005 Silverado 2500 HD diesel and they seem to work fine. Of course travel is way down because of the pandemic.
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:07 PM   #12
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I’m running Michelin’s LTX A2s 10ply on my 2013 Chevy 2500HD. I recently put my 4th set on the truck at 175,000 miles. I live down 4 miles of gravel road, so my mileage is not as good as it could be. But, they run quiet and I have only had one flat from a screw. They are a bit more expensive but dependable.
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I currently have Michelin LTX AT2ís. They have 62,000 miles on them with 9/32 tread left. My only issue with them is for an all-terrain tire, they look more like a car tire. I want something more aggressive looking when itís time to replace. My next set will be Toyo Open Country AT 3ís.
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