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Old 01-31-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Tires, tires and more tires... Oh My

Looking to replace my F-250 2x4 tires. I have read many different reviews but here is what I'm looking for and wanted to hear what you have and think.

This is what I need:
265/75/R16 Load Range E Speed range under 100MPH
I want a all season road tire for highway only
I want a quiet ride with minimal tire/road noise. (very important)
50,000 mile warranty is OK


These are my two choices so far:

Pirelli Scorpion STR A (Original OEM)

Michelin LTX M/S2
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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The Michelin is a good choice. I used them on a 2500 Dodge Cummins. I pulled a 30ft Nascar collectibles trailer all over the states. Got 80,000 miles out of them. Was a smooth ride.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Tires

Love my General Grabber HTS tires that put on my 06 Nissan Titan. Very low noise level, excellent ratings, excellent tire wear and stability pulling 09 Flagstaff 829 RGSS
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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I had a set of the LTX's on my last tow vehicle and they went about 85K miles great tires.
I plan on using them on my present to T V as soon as these OME tires wear out...
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:58 AM   #5
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I had a set of the LTX's on my last tow vehicle and they went about 85K miles great tires.
I plan on using them on my present to T V as soon as these OME tires wear out...
Cheers,

The Michelin LTX M/S2 is suppose to be better than the older original LTX's
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:30 AM   #6
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"The Michelin Man"--- Iggy thats the way !!
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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If you live where it snows, (higher elevations of SW?), you might want to consider Nokian Vatiiva ATs. This is an all weather tire with absolutely awesome snow/ice traction capability. I have Nokian WR2s on my Audi and Nokian Vatiiva on my F150. They are an absolutely fabulous tire.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:19 PM   #8
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If you live where it snows, (higher elevations of SW?), you might want to consider Nokian Vatiiva ATs. This is an all weather tire with absolutely awesome snow/ice traction capability. I have Nokian WR2s on my Audi and Nokian Vatiiva on my F150. They are an absolutely fabulous tire.
Thanks but.....
I live in Phoenix Arizona and have not driven in any snow for over 20 years.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:56 PM   #9
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Iggy,
I had an 07 FJ Cruiser and it came with Scorpions. I liked them and they were rated quite well for sand and rock if going off road.

I have the Michellin ATX2's on 4x4 Tundra and our 4 Runner. I have used the LTX tires before and were going to put them on my truck/suv then Michellin came out with a decent all terrain tire so we went that direction in large part I need to access my vacation rentals all year round and I wanted a more of an AT tire. You can't go wrong with LTX or ATX tires...
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I put new factory Grabber take offs for $500 with rims and mounted! Heck of a deal...found them off craigslist.... Worth a try
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For the record there are 4 brand new Michelin LTX M/S2 E rated radials on my truck as we speak.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:37 AM   #12
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I have new Michelin LTX M/S2 on my GMC... so far ... about 8k miles in.... best tires ever. Quiet, awesome wet and dry traction.... did I mention quiet.
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I have new Michelin LTX M/S2 on my GMC... so far ... about 8k miles in.... best tires ever. Quiet, awesome wet and dry traction.... did I mention quiet.
Times Two so far on my trek to Florida.

Was on a "goose crap slick" wet mud road into the Fort Bragg Lake Smith Campground in NC (PS NEVER going back there - lovely campground unless rain occurs plus or minus a week). While my truck and camper were covered in over 500 pounds of red mud and sand, the tires kept me from being part of the landscape until heavy equipment arrived. They got me the two miles to the campground and back out with very little fishtail up and down some SERIOUS slick hills. While I DO NOT have 4x4, I do have a Positraction rear. That baby was working overtime, let me tell you! Oh, there was no safe way to turn around once you started into the access road, so it was "press on or die." They trick ya by paving the first couple of hundred feet.

DESTROYED a car wash trying to clean the truck. The camper took belly damage and still has red cement stuck in places I don't want to talk about.
All that from ONE overnight stay.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:16 PM   #14
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Don't mess around, Michellin is the best tire made and they give me almost a 100,000 mile life. Costco carries them and they are frequently on sale for $70 off a set of 4.
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