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Old 10-27-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Replacement TV tire recommendations

Well folks, it's about time to replace the OEM tires on my F450 dually. Current tires are BF Goodrich AT 245/75R17 load range E. I don't think the ride is very good, they seem like a very hard tire. These all terrain tires have a medium aggressive tread profile.

New F350 dually's at my dealer are equipped with General Grabber, same size and load rating. My previously owned F350 SRW had Michelin 22 inch tires and the ride was very good considering the super duty suspension system. The F350 (3.55 rear end) would average 19 mpg on flat highways while the F450 (4.30 rear end) averages about 15 on the same roads. Towing mileage on both is mid 10's.

I'm leaning towards replacing them with Michelin tires but cost is considerably higher than the same size General tire. I'm looking for a good ride, low rolling friction and a 60k mile rating.

Would appreciate your experiences and opinions with similar sized tires in brands other than Michelin.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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I have always run a fairly aggressive all terrain.
But all my other trucks have been daily drivers. ( snow Canada)

I will be replacing the tires on my 350 in the spring. Will be going with more of a commercial tread, as this truck won't move in the winter.


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Old 10-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #3
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I've had Generals in the past; didn't like them much at all... seemed like a hard tire, never was completely comfortable driving them in hard rain or snow.

I see a lot of Cooper's in the fleet world; have a set on my F250 work truck; and so far, I like them, but no idea how they'll wear over time (got about 10k miles on them so far).

Michelin LTX M/S2 seem to be very well reviewed; and were going to be the new shoes for my F150 next spring - until I traded it in yesterday, that is... LOL
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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Replacement TV tire recommendations

Something like the general hts
It's rated as a low rolling resistance.


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Used to have BFG rugged trails. great on dry roads and mpg but that was it
Switched them out for the new Nitto grappler G2S A.T .Been great for towing and all weather conditions. Plus have a great warranty aswell
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:50 PM   #7
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Im going with Cooper ST Maxx when the Michelin ATX MS2's wear out on my 250 diesel.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:34 PM   #8
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Well folks, it's about time to replace the OEM tires on my F450 dually. Current tires are BF Goodrich AT 245/75R17 load range E. I don't think the ride is very good, they seem like a very hard tire. These all terrain tires have a medium aggressive tread profile.

New F350 dually's at my dealer are equipped with General Grabber, same size and load rating. My previously owned F350 SRW had Michelin 22 inch tires and the ride was very good considering the super duty suspension system. The F350 (3.55 rear end) would average 19 mpg on flat highways while the F450 (4.30 rear end) averages about 15 on the same roads. Towing mileage on both is mid 10's.

I'm leaning towards replacing them with Michelin tires but cost is considerably higher than the same size General tire. I'm looking for a good ride, low rolling friction and a 60k mile rating.

Would appreciate your experiences and opinions with similar sized tires in brands other than Michelin.

Thanks in advance,
I just replaced my Kelly 275/R70-18 E rated 10 ply tires with a new set of Cooper HT tires same size for my 2010 F350 SRW truck.

I find them to be to ride better and quieter than my previous tires. They also have a higher load range (nearly doluble) and a higher speed range. I found them to be priced fairly at $199 ea. from discount Tires. With a store warranty that exceeds the manufacturers by a couple years.

Prior to making the switch I also did my research and the customer satisfaction reviews were the highest, even exceeding the Michelin reviews. I suggest you check the brand out for yourself.

For me cost was the least of my deciding factors but it was a nice benifit. current sales included a combined rebate of $150 for the set. $50 from Cooper and $100 from Discount tire for being a Vet.

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just replaced the tires on my 2011 Dodge Diesel DRW with Hancooks, was going with Yokohama s but availability at the time dictated the Hancook s
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I replaced the P tires on my Suburban with Michelin LT tires LTX MS2's.

I like them. A bit rougher ride but more stable than the P tire.
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