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Old 10-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #11
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Thanks to all who have replied so far. I should have mentioned that 95% of this trucks usage is towing our camper on pavement usually at highway speeds, say 65mph. So recognizing that we will probably be living with our decision for the next 3 years or so, we have set QUIET as the most important factor then ride... after all it is a 3/4 ton 4WD so it won't ride like a sedan.

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I guess everyone has their own idea of quiet. With the Nitto tires I hear some noise if I open a window. It's more noticeable than the OEM Goodyear junk but definitely not what I consider noisy. At least compared to some of the countryboy trucks going past my house.

I think most of the recommendations in this thread will be good for you.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:19 PM   #12
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Michelin tires wear like iron and are also very quiet.
The BF Goodrich tire with Kevlar in side walls are a tough tire also, won't last like a Michelin though.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:32 PM   #13
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Did you have Transforce AT or HT tires on the RAM ?
I just put the HT series on my RAM 1500 and so far I have been pleased with them.
Towed 3-times so far, very quiet. If you are not going off road or driving in mud/snow the HT version is a better choice.
Even though I live in New England I still buy the HT series and have never had issues in snow. Seeing how 99% of the time it is used on dry pavement I don't worry about it.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:20 PM   #14
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If you liked the performance of the transforce HT why not buy them again? Otherwise, as someone said, michelin tires are excellent. They cost a bit more but will last much longer. Also, michelins usually have a very low rolling resistance which may slightly improve diesel mileage.

I just bought a ram 2500 which has the transforce HT tires which seem pretty good to me. Unfortunately, I do me off roading so I will be looking for some michelin all terrain tires.
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:25 PM   #15
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Did you have Transforce AT or HT tires on the RAM ?
I just put the HT series on my RAM 1500 and so far I have been pleased with them.
Towed 3-times so far, very quiet. If you are not going off road or driving in mud/snow the HT version is a better choice.
Even though I live in New England I still buy the HT series and have never had issues in snow. Seeing how 99% of the time it is used on dry pavement I don't worry about it.
My tires are the HTs and we are leaning toward just going back to them but still thinking it over. I've had Michelins on other trucks and they were great. We don't really need them until December so there's time for rumination. Be nice to run into a great sale so we'll be looking.
BTW... my buddies can't figure out why I don't get nicer looking taller tires but I had a time getting a hitch with enough drop as it was. No tall tires for this TV. Kind of like the Matchbox look anyway. Ha-Ha
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:31 PM   #16
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Well after checking out tires and prices at 2 Firestone stores, Sam's Club. NTB, Sears and Costco, I ended up going with the Michelins from Costco. They beat NTB and Sears by $200 and Sam's by $50. Firestone wants over a thousand for the TransForce HTs so it's Costco for $889 out the door w lifetime road hazard, rotation and balancing.

Thanks to all for your comments.
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Be careful with Costco tires. I bought new tires form them about 3 years ago and all four were 4 years old. Make sure you check the dates.
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Be careful with Costco tires. I bought new tires form them about 3 years ago and all four were 4 years old. Make sure you check the dates.
Thanks, I never gave a second thought about the age of the tires I bought until I got my camper and started hanging around here. I will be sure to check.
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I have had 4 sets of Cooper AT3s on various trucks... really had no problems. Will be getting 6 AT3s put on the dually tomorrow
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By now you know you've gotten numerous responses, The biggest item is to be sure the replacement has at least the same capacity as the original tires. That said you'll find lots of brands out there, I grew up thinking that Goodyears were the best, now as an adult I've found several other brands that will do a good job. My personal choice these days is the Michelin LTS-MS, although I have found that the new tread design does tend to pick rocks rather easily. Second piece of advice is have the dealer put the screw in metal valve stems in, you tires will hold air much better, and have ALL tires balanced.
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