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Old 10-28-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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New tires on a GMC Sierra 1500

it's time for me to buy tires for my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 pulling a 26BHS. I was looking at either the Michelin LTX M/S2 or the Firestone Destination A/T. I know one is a highway/all season and one is an all terrain. Just wondering if anyone has had experience towing with either of these.

I also need to get to work while it is snowing so if anyone has any experience with these tires the advice would be appreciated.

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Old 10-28-2015, 06:47 PM   #2
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I've been completely satisfied with the Firestone Transforce H/T's I put on my Chevy half ton truck 5 years ago. I don't have any experience with the two tires you mentioned above.

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Old 10-28-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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I went through the same decision process a few months ago for my f250. I thought real hard about the MS2. I ultimately went with the Michelin AT2. Primary reason to move away from ms2 was snow traction. I looked at the fire stones you noted, but went with the Michelin. I have had good luck with Michelin on several different vehicles. The f250 had at2 as stock. I got over 40k out of them. And, the previous owner didn't rotate. Based on tread depth remaining, I am guessing it is a 50k tire. I have good experience with them while towing and in snow. I use 4wd on occasion, but I do have 800 ft-lb of torque to deal with. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:00 PM   #4
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I would probably lean toward the Michelins myself. I have never been a fan of Firestone or Bridgestone. What is the warranty of each?

Not sure just how much snow you get in your area, but I had a set of Cooper A/T3's on my '10 Chevy 1500 and was very happy with them!!! Stepped up to a LR C from the stock p rated tires. No issues towing the ~7200lb tt we had then, and were awesome when the white stuff made the roads "fun", especially in Northern Michigan or Ontario, Canada on snowmobile trips! Haven't swapped the pos factory gy's on our 2500HD yet due to tire prices are insane!!! Otherwise would have the A/T3's or a set of BFG A/T's if there is a model (size) available for our truck.

The A/T3's have a 50k or 55k mi warranty in LT's as well.

4wd? I had 265/64/18's stock, and went with 275/65/18's without any issue rubbing because they were cheaper than the 265/65/18's!!! Speedo was only off maybe 5%, can't remember exactly.

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Old 10-28-2015, 07:10 PM   #5
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I have a 2003 F250 Super Duty 7.3 engine that I use mostly for towing a 2014 White Hawk 28DSBH. I bought the Firestone Destination tire last year and after about 7,000 miles the rear tires are more than 50% worn. Not good life.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:10 PM   #6
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I know one I would NOT get - Bridgestone Duelers! Can't wait to get those off my truck...

Have Uniroyal Laredo's on our Tahoe and I like those a lot.

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Old 10-28-2015, 08:32 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, a little backstory.....I live in NY and do t ever go off reading with the truck. I drive 37 miles one way to work. I'm a firefighter so I need to get to work in all weather. I guess I'm leaning towards the michelins as long as they will be ok in the snow. However, I guess anything is better then the stock wranglers I have on there now.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:45 PM   #8
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I'd go Michelins. Have them on my wife's truck and when my truck needs tires, It will get them too.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:14 AM   #9
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I had the Michelin LTX A/T2 on my F-150, they had 75,000 miles on them when I changed them, still had some life left. Rotated every 10,000 miles. Replaced them with the LT rated A/T2.
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:17 PM   #10
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I have the Michelins on my truck.. been happy with them so far..
You live in snow country... THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ALL SEASON!!!! You need snow tires for the winter.. Blizzacks are the best the rest are pretenders..

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