Originally Posted by Nick M
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.
2012 Forest River Wildcat Sterling Edition
2010 Ford F350 Super cab (With all the junk taken off) With H&S tuner and set of bags on the back.