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Old 03-15-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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New Tires

I have a 06 crew can silverado 2500 with a diesel. Truck has 245 stock tires on it and they need to be replaced
I live in nw Indiana and the truck is my daily driver and tv for our 29' tt
Defiantly want a highway tread . No mud luggers
Questions for the group

1. What brand tires?
2. Want to go up to a 265 will I gain any mpg or softer ride?
3. Anyone re-polished their aluminum wheels , going to do mine while they are off the old tires. Looking for tips here.

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Old 03-15-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Think tires are discussed here and every other forum atleast once a day lol! I will answer # 1....been having really good wear with Firestone Transforce HTs in the summer and Transforce ATs in the winter. MOst of the guys i know that do what i do are running the same thing. Real good value for the money in my opinion.
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We had a 07 Classic Chevy 2500HD, when we replaced the tires we went up to the 265s, rode great, speedometer was off a little but only a couple of Miles Per Hour.
We put Firestone TransForce with highway tread, rode smooth and quiet.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:20 PM   #4
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FS Transforce HTs took me to Alaska and back last summer. Tread wear has been what I would call normal considering the miles driven and weight being carried. I now have about 20K on them.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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I had a 2003 2500HD Duramax and the Firestone tires did not hold up. We went with Good Year pro grade tires and put over 60K on them and they still looked good when we traded the truck. The pro grades had 10 ply sidewalls so they were great for towing. Used the truck as a daily driver and the ride wasn't all that bad.
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Toyo Open Country HT that we we bought at Les Schwaubs last May.

Stayed with the 245 on 17" rims and run them at 80#. Rotated in November before heading S. for the winter.

Nice ride and holding up well....still look like new.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:29 PM   #7
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If you really want to make your wheels look good, you should strip the old clearcoat off and polish them. Get yourself an aerosol can of aircraft coating remover, spray the wheels with it, let stripper take effect, remove all old clearcoat, rinse with water, let dry, and polish out the bare aluminum. If done correctly, they will look better than new. Requires a little more upkeep, but looks amazing! Click image for larger version

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Think tires are discussed here and every other forum atleast once a day lol! I will answer # 1....been having really good wear with Firestone Transforce HTs in the summer and Transforce ATs in the winter. MOst of the guys i know that do what i do are running the same thing. Real good value for the money in my opinion.
x2 on FS Transforce. Wearing great. Priced right and made in USA.
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