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Old 07-15-2016, 01:42 PM   #1
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Firestone Transforce HT tires?

I am new to the whole *Truck Tire* thing, always used *P* series tire on my trucks because I never really towed anything before.
My local shop gave me a good price on putting a set of these Firestones on my RAM 1500, it was going to need tires by the winter anyway so I figured I would change them out now while I had some extra money.
Getting them installed 7/25 when we get back from our next camping adventure.
Any possitives / negatives I should watch out for with these tires?
I will say I normally use Firestone tires on both my trucks and have always had good luck with them.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:46 PM   #2
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Got 6 on my dually and love them. They've worn extremely well, meaning lasting very good. They are highway tread but I never had problems this last winter and am first out during and after storms to move snow at the school I work for.
They'll be leaps better than passenger tires for sure.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:00 PM   #3
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I've run a couple of sets on my dually for several years as well. I have had the same experience as Joel.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:00 PM   #4
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Think I had the ATc or something like that on my chevy dually . great highway tire and long mileage from them . Will replace my stock pos tires on the ram when they wear out with them.
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I am on my third set of transforce hts. First set lasted 50k and the second lasted 45k. We were towing much more with the second set. I really like these tires and think they are excellent tires for the price. When towing I run the front at 70 and the back at 80 psi. Otherwise I run them all at 65.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:53 PM   #6
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I have had a set for 2 years and they have worn great. Load range E so stiff riding in my F250SD but tow my 5vr well.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:36 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 Ram 3500 CC Limited with only 25000 miles with these Firestones HT's and I will be lucky to get 30000 out of them. They are not a bad highway tire as long as the roads are dry but suck in the snow, I was pulling a two place snowmobile trailer going up a small inclined parking lot in 4 wheel drive because there was about six inches of snow and barely made it up as these tires broke loose. When I replace these tires before winter I'm going with the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Pro tires. My son-inlaw has these on his Ram 1500 eco-diesel and the are a awesome tire, very quiet on the highway and exceptional traction in the winter and he pulls a 30 TT and never had an issue
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I have them on a Suburban, made all the difference in the world going from P rated to these LT tires. Love them.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:56 PM   #9
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They came stock on my truck when I bought it about a year and a half ago. I guess they seem alright; not really very aggressive for four wheeling, though I haven't done much yet. Seemed to do okay in the snow going up the dirt road to my house, but when it's time for new ones, I'll be looking at something different.
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Old 07-16-2016, 11:22 PM   #10
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The HT stands for Highway Tire, not off-road. I've got them on my F350, and really like them for durability.

They have never given me a hint of a problem, though they have never been in the snow (and only rarely in rain) here in SoCal.

My next tires will again be load range E TransForce HT 265-75-R16s.

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The RAM 1500 they are going on pretty much only does highway driving as it is only a 2-wheel drive, in the winter time when it snows I use my 06 Tundra as it has 4-wheel drive.
Looking forward to seeing if I notice any difference from the stock Goodyear Wranglers that came on the truck (they have 40k mi. On them).
I don't get much sway as it is from the truck with *P* series tires as my trailer is fairly light and only 24', but guessing it should tighten it up a little bit from what I call a *Floaty* feeling that the Ram has.
And that floaty feeling the truck has whether it is towing the trailer or not, it has a incredible smooth ride...almost not like a truck!
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:27 PM   #12
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Love the transformed HTs and ATs. Great tires, long lasting, and balance perfect. Smooth and quiet.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:04 PM   #13
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Those came on my truck new and only lasted about 32,000 miles. Because of that I went with different tires when I changed them out. I had a really bad experience at NTB and got my money back, and got new tires the second time in less than a week... but that's a different matter. Looks like many others had better experiences with these tires than I did... I wish you the same!
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:05 PM   #14
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New tires are being installed tomorrow, would have been today but I had my mechanic check the brakes while he had the wheels off to see if anything needed some TLC..
With no surprise to me the truck is getting some new rear brakes also!
They said the fronts were worn 50% and still had plenty of life left in them and the rears were worn 80%.
I am a little surprised that it is the rear brakes that are needed, it's always been my experience the fronts go first (this truck only has 41k mi).
My 06 Tundra had the original rear brakes last to 96k mi.
Oh well, decided to get them done now instead of going back in a few months to get them done!
We will put the new tires and brakes to use this weekend with another little getaway planned, anxious to see if I notice any difference between the tires.
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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New shoes are on and we will be heading out in a few hours for our weekend getaway!
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New shoes are on and we will be heading out in a few hours for our weekend getaway!
Nice!!! Congrats and have an excellent trip!!
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Just got back from our little weekend getaway.
I set the tire pressure at 60psi all the way around on the TV.
Without towing the travel trailer I felt the ride was pretty comparable to the *P* rated tires I had just replaced, not as smooth and cushiony but pretty close.
But while towing it was a very noticeable difference.
Virtually eliminated the annoying porpoise'ing effect I sometimes would get going over bumps. And the annoying sway when getting passed by a big rig wasn't noticeable at all.
So far pretty pleased with the investment, I was going to need tires anyway so I figured I would just upgrade to the LT.
May still play around with air pressure a little bit but it want to put some miles on the tires first and see how they wear.
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Congrats!!! Glad you had a good experience with your new shoes😁
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28,000 miles and wore out

My factory Firestone Transforce tires on my Ram 2500 are wore down to the wear belts after 28,000 miles. Must admit they did wear evenly, no cupping or rounding on the edges. Taking the Windjammer out is over until I decide what tire brand to replace them with. Any suggestion?
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