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Old 09-27-2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Ok I am past due for 4 new tires on my truck. It is a 2014 chevy Silverado 3500 HD SRW duramax 4wd. I know Michelin LTX M/S are a great tire but they are almost $1115 mounted and balanced. I saw falken wildpeak at3w for $754 mounted and balanced. At that price I have to ask... Anybody out there using these? How are they with daily driving and towing? Reviews are few and don't address towing. The only online reviews I can find are articles and they are fairly positive but don't address what I really need to know. Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:32 AM   #2
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I my opinion, you already know all you need to know--BUY the Michelins!!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:37 AM   #3
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I agree... buy the Michelins.
You won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:41 AM   #4
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The new Michelin is the Defender LTX MS. Replacement for the LTX ms2. Put them on 2 months ago. Got about 9000 miles on them. 6000 miles towing. Expensive but worth it.
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I have the falken on my F350 they ware like iron and are quite on the road. They are not very good in snow. When these wear out I'm going to go with Master Craft (made by cooper)
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:59 AM   #6
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Interesting about the snow the articles said good in snow. It's lookin like overwhelmingly bad idea to go away from my usual michelins. I guess Sometimes more expensive up front is worth it.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:35 PM   #7
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I've had really good luck with Firestone Transforce HT. But then I don't drive in snow much But if it is $1115 out the door for the michelins, that's not too bad. Just check the dates of manufacture if you buy from costco/sams. Good Luck!
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I was of the "brand X tires are worth it because they are better" mindset for nearly 30 years and never bought anything but "top of the line" tires. The last time I needed tires I was in a bind financially and bought the absolute cheapest tires I could find. It was a REAL eye opener...I have ZERO complaints about them and only paid about 1/3 of the price I paid for the set that they replaced.

I think maybe several decades ago there was a significant difference between the quality of low end and high end tires. With today's manufacturing technology though, I feel the difference is a lot more about paying for marketing and CEO's salaries than actually getting a better tire. Just my NEW opinion.

Note that the above post does not apply to ST tires of dubious brand names.


EDIT...I intentionally left out brand names but just realized you (the OP) were comparing to Falken tires...those just happen to be the cheap brand I referred to above (although a different model).
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:53 PM   #9
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There are a number of good tires out there that users have had no problem with. I think you should go with what you know and stick with the Michelins. They have a proven track record. Don't go cheap, especially if you are towing a lot. Safety first. Bite the bullet and travel with peace of mind.
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I had the Firestone Transforce HT tires on my old 2500HD 4x4. They worked great in the snow in 4WD. I would buy them again.
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