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Old 11-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #11
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Dan, those are the tires that came on my 2500 when I bought it, they were brand new. Since then I`ve been looking around at what people have and have noticed a lot of folks have these Firestone Transforce LT tires on their trucks.They seem to be popular.
As I said, I had a "no way, never again" attitude about Firestone, especially after their fiasco with bad light truck tires in 1999-2000 (remember all the F350 van tire blowouts and tread separations?) but after a lot of research as well as quite a few RV'ers on RV Net and other sources recommended them, I went with them. There may be a better tire for the $$$ out there but so far, I haven't found them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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Something to consider if your F-150 has the TPMS for tire pressures. I had a half-ton which came from the factory with P-type tires, and I switched to LT-type. The TPMS was constantly giving warning messages about the tires being over inflated. I had to have the dealership re-program the computer so it would be happy with the LT-type tires. Cost me $25 to have them do that, and then everything was just fine.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #14
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Have had Firestone Transforce on my F350 since 2007, and haven't had a minute's trouble. The ride is great, and they are slow wearing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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I put d rated lt tires on my old f150 and was happy with them. I would go with either c or d rated tires e's are too stiff for my liking
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #16
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I run Uniroyal Laredo HD/H Load range E tires. I purchased them based on the experience I had with them on my old Class A motorhome. They came on the used unit when I bought it and I ran them longer than I should have - 10 years. No sidewall cracking and I was very impressed with the pressure sabilty in fluctuating temperatures, using compressed air - not nitrogen.

Always check the manufacture date on the tire before buying. I once saw a set on the floor a Sam's that were four years old!

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The brand to have in my youth : B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A
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The worst wearing in my experience : Cooper CS4, took 6 tires to make 22,000 miles - major dealer adjustment on those!
The worst I have had to display sidewall cracking: Michelin
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #17
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I am having a bad experience with a set of Cooper Discoverer H/T tires (load range E). Sidewall cracked near the rim on one in two different places at 8300 miles. They covered it at 50% warranty. After the dealer put the new tire on and rotated them for me the truck had a vibration at 45 mph. I took it back twice and they couldn't fix it by balancing the tires so they put another new tire in place of the one they just replaced and rebalanced. The truck still has a vibration. I think the dealer is having trouble balancing the tires. Either way, I am disappointed in the tires that originally cost about $160 each.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #18
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The tire dealer I work with just sold me a set of Cooper AT/3's 10PR for my 2500 quad and I took them on a 250 mile trip and they're quiet and ride nice. He and I went to high school together and I heard his salesman tell a phone customer that the AT/3's are their number one seller. Other than that, they sell a pile of Yokohama's for those that drive a lot of gravel.
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I'm pulling a 23.5 Eagle HT 5th wheel with my 2008 Toyota Tundra. It has P rated Firestone tires on it but they're pretty much worn out and am thinking of going to an E rated tire to help with the load.

I've been checking tires out and am thinking of the Michelin LTX MS2's, the tread is much less aggressive than the AT's. Any idea if I could expect a drop in gas mileage if I switched? I've been sort of back and forthing whether to switch to the E rated as I pretty much tow for 2-3 weeks of the year and other than that the truck runs empty.
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I'm pulling a 23.5 Eagle HT 5th wheel with my 2008 Toyota Tundra. It has P rated Firestone tires on it but they're pretty much worn out and am thinking of going to an E rated tire to help with the load.

I've been checking tires out and am thinking of the Michelin LTX MS2's, the tread is much less aggressive than the AT's. Any idea if I could expect a drop in gas mileage if I switched? I've been sort of back and forthing whether to switch to the E rated as I pretty much tow for 2-3 weeks of the year and other than that the truck runs empty.
Some may not agree with this, but, if you've been happy with P rated tires, you may take your rig to the CAT scale. Knowing the actual load on your TV tires, and looking at the weight rating for the P tires, will help in the decision. I found there is an improvement in lateral stability with E rated tires, but if you only tow for 2-3 weeks a year, IMHO the P tires will be fine as long as you stay within the weight ratings. As for gas mileage, I didn't notice any difference between the P type and LT / E rated type.
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