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Old 11-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Truck tires

Need to put new tires on a Ford 2008 F-150 king cab 4x4 with a 6.5 bed just woundering what kind of tires every one has picked have a 29 foot jay flight bunk house. Looking for max load weight
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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I said I would never buy another Firestone after going through a set that lasted 11,000 miles back in 1970, so I have always bought Michelin or Goodyear but after a lot of research I went with Firestone Transforce and they have been the best tires I have ever purchased so far. 45000 miles on this set and still have another travel season of rubber left on them. The chart above will give you some comparison of different manufacturers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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What ever brand you decide on, make sure it's an "LT" tire and not a "P". The "LT" will give you notably enhanced TV handling of your TT. Almost any brand/style tire will have good/bad reviews, but there is also something to say about how one maintains and uses them.

For the record, I put a new set of Mastercraft Courser HTR LT245/75R16 Load Range "E", in 2011 and they have performed real well for me. I believe Cooper manufactures the Mastercraft Tire.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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LT- Light Truck tire P- Passenger tire. On our old Tahoe, we ran a set of Micheilin commercial truck tires and they lasted far longer than any other tires Ive ever bought. I cant remember the exact model but they reminded me fo mini 18wheeler tires with a pretty straight grove tread pattern. We didint tow a TT with them but daily use around town and hwy. I think we had about 60K on them when we eventually sold it with still some tread left.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #5
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I just put a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 on my 4runner.
They had a load rating of 110T which I think is the highest for light trucks.
They are a very smooth and quiet ride. Very pleased with these and they get very high marks on the 4Runner Forum.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....oModel=4Runner 4wd SR5&autoModClar=

http://www.tirerack.com/
This is a good place to shop tires and look at specs.

I was also able to get the dealer to meet Costco's sale price :-)
It was also suggested to me to get the tires "Road Force Balanced".
The dealer said I wouldn't need that, but the dealer did it after I had a little shimmy in the wheel with their normal balancing procedure.
Shimmy was eliminated and technician said that was the best balancing technique.
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I put FS Transforce on my F350 and so far I am happy with ride and treadwear. They were made in the USA and priced very well. The tire dealer told me that the most claims they have are on the Michelin sidewalls with cracking and blowouts. With the superior ride of the Michelin I guess the sidewalls do not have as much reinforcement which turned me away since this will be a TV. Previous tires were Generals and they rode and wore horribly from the previous owner. Less than 20K on them.

You might consider going up one weight class if your rims are rated for it since you are hauling and x2 on the LT category.
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No matter what brand you buy get the highest sidewall rating you can... it will give a stiffer ride but will handle the load better....
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I said I would never buy another Firestone after going through a set that lasted 11,000 miles back in 1970, so I have always bought Michelin or Goodyear but after a lot of research I went with Firestone Transforce and they have been the best tires I have ever purchased so far. 45000 miles on this set and still have another travel season of rubber left on them. The chart above will give you some comparison of different manufacturers.
I have the Firestone Transforce AT on my truck and the Firestone Transforce HT on my 5er. I got a great deal from Tirerack.
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I have the BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A tires on my F-250. Load Range E. The tread pattern has grown on me, but I didn't care for it initially. It's a more aggressive looking tread than the commercial-style tires I had prior. I have no complaints about them whatsoever in terms of ride or build quality. They were a little less expensive than the Goodyear tires I compared them to, and at the recommendation of a technician that I trust, I chose these.
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I said I would never buy another Firestone after going through a set that lasted 11,000 miles back in 1970, so I have always bought Michelin or Goodyear but after a lot of research I went with Firestone Transforce and they have been the best tires I have ever purchased so far. 45000 miles on this set and still have another travel season of rubber left on them. The chart above will give you some comparison of different manufacturers.
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.
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