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Old 10-29-2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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Well getting ready for new tires and it seems stocks are low to nonexistence .Michelin defenders ltx E out of stock until at least first week of dec . other brands same issues . Not wanting an off road tire so looking at the continetal terrain ht . seems to have great review and are in stock . maybe it's the size that is in short supply . just went for the stock 17" steel wheel to a gm factory 18" chromed wheel size is 265/70/18 124/121r . an 1" taller then the 245/75/17 but think the gearing in the chevy 2500 6 speed will handle it well . anybody else have tire stocking issues ??
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:31 PM   #2
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Yes, I noticed that locally as well the past few months - at a few tire locations. I ended up getting new Toyo's through the Ram dealer for a good price - and they stated there wasn't much for inventory in the warehouses.
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:54 PM   #3
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And it may be getting worse . Michelin seems to have shuttered most factories and are at limited production . I wanted the defenders has had them on my last truck and liked the way they handled and tread wear . putting in the order for the continental with the good reviews and people saying they are as good as the defenders . We will see cheaper in price by a couple hundred . Just don't want to wait for 5 or 6 weeks and find out the shortage gets worse instead of better
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Old 10-29-2020, 02:05 PM   #4
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LTX M/S and Cooper AT3 XLT were in the running as they go on sale all the time but nothing in stock locally at Canadian Tire, and barely any, if any at other store locations down in Northern Alberta. Duratracs I don't want for this truck, but keep an eye on stock and they seem to be available at times.
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Old 10-29-2020, 02:26 PM   #5
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Just ordered the continentals ht . figure if i don't like them with in 60 days i can replace or refund . maybe then the defenders will be available or i will like the conti's
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I have had great luck with pirelli scorpion ATR tires
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Old 10-29-2020, 03:10 PM   #7
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I've been a Michelin LTX M/S (now Defender LTX) guy for a looooong time.

This last set, I bought LTX A/T2s. They have been a GREAT tire so far for 25,000 miles.
I see them available in most sizes various places.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:11 PM   #8
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I've been a Michelin LTX M/S (now Defender LTX) guy for a looooong time.

This last set, I bought LTX A/T2s. They have been a GREAT tire so far for 25,000 miles.
I see them available in most sizes various places.
I agree great tire had them on my last truck and wanted them on this truck .you can't get them gone nation wide even the a/t'2 you can find one or two here and there but not a set of 4 and so we are talking apples to apples you can find the 114t 116t but not the lre 124/121r






. went through every supplier everybody is back ordered till at least 12/5 and that's just an est. maybe even longer michelin is mostly shut down . also bridgestones and many others are back ordered . the continentals were in stock for now ordered 4 and from what reviews i've read people are saying just as good or better then the defenders . 60,000 mile warranty . the bridgestones looked good to but no warranty .
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My 2nd set of Continental tires. TR 275/70/18 on my previous and current F250's. Easy 40K with excellent traction and handling.
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My 2nd set of Continental tires. TR 275/70/18 on my previous and current F250's. Easy 40K with excellent traction and handling.
So you like how they handle ? I really did not have much of a choice and hoping there as good as the few reviews out there say . 60,000 mile warranty so 40,000 would give you some off on the next set . i wanted the defenders but this looks like a good second choice and maybe a first choice if they perform like i hope . saved $150 over the defenders .
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I had to get tires a few weeks ago. The independent dealer I use has always looked out for me and always made good recommendations. He looked around and got me a set of Sailuns. He said they might not last as long as the other choices but the price would be right. And I was out the door for $520 including mounting, balancing, disposal fee, and tax.

The first thing I noticed was that they had better grip than the prior tires. On the old ones, I could spin the wheels on wet pavement with light throttle pressure. Not on the new ones.
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I had to get tires a few weeks ago. The independent dealer I use has always looked out for me and always made good recommendations. He looked around and got me a set of Sailuns. He said they might not last as long as the other choices but the price would be right. And I was out the door for $520 including mounting, balancing, disposal fee, and tax.

The first thing I noticed was that they had better grip than the prior tires. On the old ones, I could spin the wheels on wet pavement with light throttle pressure. Not on the new ones.
I've been seeing these more and more but don't know too many people that have them yet. One person I know got them this summer so he hasn't tried them in winter yet.
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I've been seeing these more and more but don't know too many people that have them yet. One person I know got them this summer so he hasn't tried them in winter yet.
The name comes up often with respect to trailer tires. I hadn't seen it before with regard to truck tires.

Type sailun in the search box at the upper right and you will get 423 hits!
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I had to get tires a few weeks ago. The independent dealer I use has always looked out for me and always made good recommendations. He looked around and got me a set of Sailuns. He said they might not last as long as the other choices but the price would be right. And I was out the door for $520 including mounting, balancing, disposal fee, and tax.

The first thing I noticed was that they had better grip than the prior tires. On the old ones, I could spin the wheels on wet pavement with light throttle pressure. Not on the new ones.
As companies expand into other tire markets they tend to put out quality and a much lower price to get the name going around . I'm sure this is the way it is with the continentals they just got into the AT and HT LT truck market a few short years ago as word gets out and performance is documented by solid reviews prices will be reflected .
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Old 11-04-2020, 01:08 PM   #15
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New tires installed today , 265/70/18 e load not many miles yet but appear to be well made equal to michelin . these are 1" taller then the stock 245/75/17 that come on the truck but are a size that is offered stock . fit like a glove will report back after some miles but so far so good .
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