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Old 09-16-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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TV Tire Suggestions

Hey everyone. I have a 2012 F350 SRW FX4 and I will be needing to replace my tires sooner than later. Iíve got a set of Kelly tires on there right now that were brand new when I bought the TV 3 years and 35k ago. The tires are horrible and the truck rides like garbage vibrating like nobodies business. My truck sits more than it is driven since itís not the daily driver anymore, and the wear on the tires has been more pulling our 5er 14,700 total weight since then. Iím a Goodyear guy, but Iím really wanting a good tire that offers an average or above ride when not towing, but is strong enough to with the stand the weight and abuse that comes with pulling a 5er for long distances 3-4 times a year. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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My new Michelin Defender series seem to be working out well. Towing is tough on tires. The OEM didn't last 15,000. Ford dealer recommended the Michelin Defender as replacement. Happy so far, harder rubber but not too noticeable in unloaded state. Great ride when towing.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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You didn't mention, but get an alignment before/or very soon after new tires.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:23 PM   #4
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Yes, an alignment is a wise thing to have done. The Ford dealership just does it. Mine was in spec, so don't know about charges if any adjustments are needed. Worth it in any case as is rotation afterwards.
$ 1000 in 4 tires, no duels. May as well do what you can to try to prevent uneven wear.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:17 PM   #5
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My new Michelin Defender series seem to be working out well. Towing is tough on tires. The OEM didn't last 15,000. Ford dealer recommended the Michelin Defender as replacement. Happy so far, harder rubber but not too noticeable in unloaded state. Great ride when towing.
X2 have these on my truck ...

Michelin

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X3 on the Michelin.
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