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Old 05-15-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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It's time to replace the tires on my truck....

I've got a 2012 F150 Lariat - is not 4x4 nor max tow. It's right at 55,000 miles thus the tires are about done.

The current tire size on the oem chrome rims: P265/60R18

I'm looking to replace these with an LT tire, although I pull a 23ss Roo. That's not a lot of weight hauling around but I want to be as safe as I can with the replacement tires.

My question - what LT tire do you recommend?

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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Firestone transforce in either all terrain or highway tread.

I drive 70+ miles a day and some gravel and these far outwear any other tire I've had.

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for your suggestion which prompts me to provide more information.

This truck serves as my daily driver. I live in Houston so the commute distance is up there. All interstate but around 40 miles each way.

I don't have to plow through snow but once every few years . We do get some rain (a welcomed 7 inches earlier this week).
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Thanks for your suggestion which prompts me to provide more information.

This truck serves as my daily driver. I live in Houston so the commute distance is up there. All interstate but around 40 miles each way.

I don't have to plow through snow but once every few years . We do get some rain (a welcomed 7 inches earlier this week).
I do a Dailey commute to, 38 miles one way 5 days a week.
Plus all the other driving.
I'd go with HT'S as they'll get better wear vs the AT



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Old 05-15-2014, 09:49 AM   #5
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I like and suggest GY Wranglers. LR D or E.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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I just bought Michelin ltx 275x65r18 a/t's, lrE for my half ton. Some don't like them but I'm good with em so far. They have a little more aggressive tread than the m/s tires but don't look like mud grips. That's what I was looking for.

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Old 05-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #7
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From what I've read, I need to find a LT tire, not a P tire, correct?

What is the difference between a P tire with the LTX markings from say, Michelin?

I haven't had to purchase LT tires before as I've not had a travel trailer previously - just stuck with the passenger tires. All the assistance I can get will be helpful!

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What kind of look do you want passive or??

Do you off road any, mud/snow tread?

Do you want to change wheels and or size 18 to a 17 or 22?
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:19 AM   #9
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I'm a simple guy, and don't see a need to change wheels but I do need tires. I might as well look to see if there is a better performing tire for when we haul the trailer.

I've got the oem chrome wheels - while I'm not crazy about them, I don't want to spend the extra cash to swap them out.

No need for off roading (not a 4x4) and don't require mud/snow tread as I live in Houston. Just need a good dependable Light Truck Tire I suppose.

My current tire is the Michelin LTX A/S P265/60R18. The load is scaled to 2271 lbs stated on the tire at 44psi.

As my question above states, what is the difference between the P tire and an LTX? Seems like my current tire can/is used for light truck duty?

So confusing!!!
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Basically the "P" stands for passenger the factory puts them on because the are cheaper than LT (light truck) tires.

Goodyear
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Bridgestone
Michelin

I'd buy these anytime.

Where would you buy the tires at?
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