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Old 03-04-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Tire choices

Which one would you choose?

I have the original tires that came on my 2005 RAM 2500.
They have 61K on them now and were made in 2004.
I use it about 4 times a year to take trips with the TT(2012 Flagstaff 30 WRLTS Vlite weighing 8,400 loaded).
It's obvious, I don't drive it much with only 61k in 10 years!
With the age of the tires, I feel like I'm pushing my luck while towing.
Michelin(Load Range E) is what I need replaced.
Went shopping today to 5 reputable tire dealers in town and this is the best (out the door)prices I came up with:

Firestone TransForce HT OWL LT $1,037
Goodyear Wrangler $1,233
Dunlap Rover $1,122
General OWL Grabber $934
Michelin LTX $1,220

All came with a Road Hazard warranty.

The last 2(Generals and Michelins) came with a frontend alignment already figured in with the price.

So basically, $300 separates the prices, which one will lead the pack in durability and comfort of ride?

What say you?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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which ltx tires? there are m/s , m/s2, and a/t2

I have had a/t2's and m/s2's. the m/s2's are the best tire I have ever ran on a vehicle.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #3
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I ran a set of Michelin ltx at 's for 10 years/95000 miles and they were still decent. I now run transforce ht's and will see.you may be fine running your current tires another year or two, but if you have the money I really like the michelins

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:42 PM   #4
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which ltx tires? there are m/s , m/s2, and a/t2

I have had a/t2's and m/s2's. the m/s2's are the best tire I have ever ran on a vehicle.
This is what is on the tire quote for the Michelins:
LT265/70R17/10 MIC ORWL M/S2 LTX
GRN X 121R 70K

I don't really know what all the #'s mean but it is similar to what I have on the truck now.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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Size and load rating. Thy are the m/s2's. They would be my choice. I found they had really good traction.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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If you wanted to know 265/70/17. 121r

265 is the width of the tire in mm
70 is the sidewall height. 70 percent of 265mm
17 is the rim size.
121 is the load index. 3197 lbs per tire
R is the speed rating 106 mph
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #7
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If you wanted to know 265/70/17. 121r

265 is the width of the tire in mm
70 is the sidewall height. 70 percent of 265mm
17 is the rim size.
121 is the load index. 3197 lbs per tire
R is the speed rating 106 mph
That's good info.
And also good to know that it can go 106 mph! I was wondering about that the other day when I broke 100.
In golf that is!
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:56 PM   #8
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I thought breaking 100 was the goal in golf. I always try and get my money's worth and take as many shots as possible. Lol
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This is what is on the tire quote for the Michelins:
LT265/70R17/10 MIC ORWL M/S2 LTX
GRN X 121R 70K

I don't really know what all the #'s mean but it is similar to what I have on the truck now.
ORWL should mean Outlined Raised White Letter and LT should mean Light Truck if I am not mistaking.
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I like the LTX M/S2 | Michelin Tires Michelin LTXģ M/S2
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