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Old 02-07-2014, 07:50 PM   #11
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Thats exactly why you see so much tire debris. You may get lucky for a while, but not forever

What are you replacing with?
I'm leaning toward Michelin LTX M/S2, because they seem to have good reviews on Tirerack.com. They are currently recalling these tires, in sizes different from what I would need. The recall has me wondering though.....hmmm
If not those, would go with Firestone Transforce. Previously had the Transforce HT, and was quite happy with them. Transforce AT is another option, but may not have the straight line stability of the HT version. Straight line highway driving is most important for me.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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I'm leaning toward Michelin LTX M/S2, because they seem to have good reviews on Tirerack.com. They are currently recalling these tires, in sizes different from what I would need. The recall has me wondering though.....hmmm
If not those, would go with Firestone Transforce. Previously had the Transforce HT, and was quite happy with them. Transforce AT is another option, but may not have the straight line stability of the HT version. Straight line highway driving is most important for me.
I had looked at the Michelins and I was thinking about those- but had the same concerns about the recalls. Compound is the same as are other materials no matter the size. Had BFG AT on my previous TV and can't say enough good things about them for my purposes. Mild off road, deep snow in winter, and towing. They were awesome and I had 62000 on them with life left. I switched to a Goodyear Duratrac this time (E range- same as the BFs) based on all the positive feedback online over numerous forums for all the criteria i need them to meet, and after letting the bake for about 4000km, I am fully prepared for a horrifying experience. Never again. Going back to the BFs as soon as these wear out or cause me any white knuckle rides. At 2000 bucks for the 4 corners though, I'm kinda stuck until they give me valid reason to put them into a tire shredder.
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Do any of you have a good method to help extend the life? Do the covers and tire dressing products really work?
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:48 AM   #14
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My view on life span of tires goes this way.....use it or lose it. A tire which is run on the road at least a few miles everyday, and a lengthy run every week or two, will last longer than one sitting still. Has something to do with promoting the migration of compounds within the tire. IMHO, covering and dressing products do nothing to change this fact.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:18 AM   #15
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I think he's talking about his Two Vehicle tires
OH GOSH... I'm a bad reader!!!! LOL!
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:59 PM   #16
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Today I got a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 for the TV to replace the OEM tires in the OP picture. The springtime sales event helped a bit with the price. Driving home on the highway, they sure rode alot nicer and more quiet. I think I'm going to like these tires.
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I had Dunlops on my TV. The were OEM and had 6 yrs on them. I searched and reviewed nearly every tire out there. I finally chose the Falken Wildpeaks because they seemed to best match what I wanted. They're made for medium off road and highway and handle and brake great on wet, icy and snow covered roads. Its been about 6 mos. since I put them on and I couldn't be happier. I found a good sale so the price was a little less than half of what the similar BFs, GYs, F-stone and Mich were going for.
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Yep, those tires are junk and need to be replaced. How much is your life worth?
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:14 AM   #19
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The Michelin tires on my Dodge did that. (only 3 years old) I really didn't worry about general driving but I did change them before making our fall migration to the South. I didn't want to tow the trailer with them.
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Clutch, that's interesting. From comments here and elsewhere, I think all tires today do that quicker than what used to be the case years ago. Poor quality materials, not enough anti-UV additives I think.
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