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Old 10-12-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Truck Tires

Been counting the days until I can replace the piece of crap Wrangler tires that Chevy puts on their trucks, solely as I understand it; so they can advertise the better gas mileage. Then they go out of round and you have to deal with highway vibration, thankfully I'm retired, so my days of blasting around to get to meetings are over. Been in three times now and they can't get rid of it and they finally took their magic pekco meter out multiple times, to tell me I have three out of round tires. Thankfully they are now just over 50K so in a month, I'm taking them off and putting on new tread.

So the dealer is highly recommending either the Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S at $1,126 installed with 4 wheel alignment and balance or the Michelin Energy Saver A/S at $933 and since they will price match Town Fair Tire at $865 for the same, I'm leaning towards the Michelin. Most of my travel is highway now and that tread just looks like it will be quieter than the Dueler, anyone running these? Comments? Feedback? I'm in a 2014 Chevy Silverado quad cab with P265/65R18 wheels currently.

Reading reviews that I've found online seem to make me think that while the lesser priced Michelin tires are attractive, they are know for unbearable (yeah that's the wording used) road noise on grooved pavement; which might be really annoying on my drive to FL this winter. Anyone driving south knows many of those 95 stretches are almost like grooved highway.

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Old 10-12-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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I always liked Michelin but my Silverado I used to own had Dueler tires on it and I bought them again when needed after 70 something thousand miles, could not find them for the third set , so got Michelins and noticed a gas mileage decrease and a little louder, so I would say Bridgestones are worth it. But who knows after the years go by products change

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Old 10-12-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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For what its worth here is my $.02. I have had Michelin tires on every truck I've owned. One truck came from the factory with Continental....JUNK! I wouldn't put them on a go cart. Quickly changed to Michelin and rode them (with regular rotation every 10,000 miles) to 123,000. Had Firestone on the next truck and those were not too bad bud a bit noisy and seemed like soft rubber to me. Those eventually got changed to Michelin as well. Current truck had Good Year on it. Big oversized tires that hummed badly....you got it, changed them over to Michelin too. The current tires are 20" therefore they cost a small fortune but worth every cent in my mind.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:59 PM   #4
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Michelin all the way
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:48 AM   #5
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One truck came from the factory with Continental....JUNK!
You ain't kidding.Worst tire ever made as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:30 AM   #7
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Michelin all the way
Curious what model Michelin's and if they were quiet and a good ride on the highway, which is my main concern.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:57 PM   #8
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Curious what model Michelin's and if they were quiet and a good ride on the highway, which is my main concern.
Michelin Defender LTX

I got mine at Sullivan Tire in Newport for my 2004 F-150, last fall and I love them. Total cost was around $760 or so because I found a $60 rebate for them (honestly the reason I got them at first) They are good all season tires that run very quiet and are great highway tires (I commute from S. Kingstown to Newport daily). With a 7 rating in snow, they may not be best for pushing a plow, but last winter they performed perfectly for me.

https://www.sullivantire.com/tire/mi...5r17/20862?q=4
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:04 PM   #9
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Michelin Defender LTX

I got mine at Sullivan Tire in Newport for my 2004 F-150, last fall and I love them. Total cost was around $760 or so because I found a $60 rebate for them (honestly the reason I got them at first) They are good all season tires that run very quiet and are great highway tires (I commute from S. Kingstown to Newport daily). With a 7 rating in snow, they may not be best for pushing a plow, but last winter they performed perfectly for me.

https://www.sullivantire.com/tire/mi...5r17/20862?q=4
Thanks, that's the exact tire the online chat person at Michelin recommended.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #10
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Bridgestone A/T IMO best tires I,ve ever owned ><><>

ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE !!!

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:55 AM   #11
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My F150 had Hankooks on it when I got it. I'm in no way knowledgeable about tires, but I thought it gave a smooth ride and got over 65,000 miles when Ford gave me an estimate to replace them with the same tire. Their estimate seemed high but they said if you found the same tire for cheaper they'd beat the price. Found them on sale at Walmart for $65 per tire cheaper. Ford generously beat the price by $1 and waived the install fees when I told them Walmart installed for free.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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Michelin all the way and don't get anything at the dealer except warranty work.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:50 PM   #13
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Whatever you get, make sure you buy them in a LT rating not the P-metric rating that many OEM truck tires have. Even better, upgrade to a load range E tire if they are available in your size.
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:58 PM   #14
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If you do not rotate your tires every few thousand miles , it doesn't matter what you buy

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Old 10-20-2018, 03:06 PM   #15
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Whatever you get, make sure you buy them in a LT rating not the P-metric rating that many OEM truck tires have. Even better, upgrade to a load range E tire if they are available in your size.
I run nothing but E rated but I'm always hauling wood, logs, rocks gravel, etc.

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Old 10-21-2018, 02:52 PM   #16
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My current truck (3/4 ton Silverado )came with Bridgestone they are OK... I had Firestone Destination LE 2 when i replaced the good years on my last truck and loved them.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:40 PM   #17
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anyone here who's using Toyo tires?
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