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Maristar210
12-14-2006, 01:21 PM
Sorry Gene but the Bridgestone Duelers that have 36k on them were never much of a tire to begin with and now they are downright scary on wet pavement.

Before you suggest please keep in mind I will be turning this truck in 18 months from now on a new 2008 GMC...

TIA guys

Upper Michigan Prostar190
12-14-2006, 01:29 PM
PM at ya Steve.

LakePirate
12-14-2006, 01:33 PM
BF Goodrich T/A KOs

Ric
12-14-2006, 01:37 PM
I have that same set of tires and while quieter than the BFG's or the Wranglers I have run, I will go back to wranglers next time
Look at tirerack.com for good deals on either of them
I will say that the Bridgestones didnt seem so slippery when wet when they were new... now with 36k on them, they are noisier and slipperrrriieeeeerrrrrrr

Datdude
12-14-2006, 01:38 PM
BF Goodrich TA/KOs


I second that:D . I am on my 2nd set(2 different trucks) of BFG A/T KO's and they are awesome in the wet/snow. They are a little more expensive than some other options, but well worth the $$ IMHO. Just make sure you keep them rotated

bcampbe7
12-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Are you looking for an AT, MT or street only?

The best AT tires I have ever had are the Bridgstone Dueler AT Revo. They are not your regular Dueler so don't let that sway you.

Revo (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Dueler+A%2FT+Revo&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=67SR6ATREVOWL&fromCompare1=yes&place=8)

For a street tire I just got a set of Nitto NT420S's. These are a very sticky street tire, but I cannot comment on how well they will do on snow and ice. I bet they are not very good, but we don't get much, if any snow and ice.

NT420S (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireProductCategoryDetailBrnd.do?tpc=NITRH5&tp=Truck%2FSUV&tc=NITRH2)

I have also heard great things about the Nitto Terra Grappler but I have no personal experience with them.

Terra Grappler (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireProductCategoryDetailBrnd.do?tpc=NITRH1&tp=Truck%2FSUV&tc=NITRH4)

kycat2007
12-14-2006, 01:54 PM
I have an ex girlfriend who's dad owns a tire place in Sellersburg In. He gives me good discounts on tires that is my suggestion.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
12-14-2006, 02:23 PM
I have an ex girlfriend who's dad owns a tire place in Sellersburg In. He gives me good discounts on tires that is my suggestion.
uh B-rad, what IS your suggestion? that he buy the tires from your ex girlfriends dad?:confused:

ski_king
12-14-2006, 02:23 PM
I am in the market also for truck tires. The Michlens XCX/ATP's I have have 62K on them and getting a little low on thread. I would buy the same tires again since hese ones served me so well, but the truck has 122K on it and I really don't want to spend the 800 a new set cost.

I think I am about to buy a set of Mastercrafts for $480 mounted, that are claimed to be 50K tires.

Monte
12-14-2006, 02:32 PM
Not that it will help the far off folks, Carmax swaps off every set of tires off every vehicle it sells. One local tire shop sends a guy down once a week to muddle through the replaced tires... some of which are almost brand new. Long story short went to three local tire shops $860 was the best quote. Then I found out about this (yes they are reputable) place almost brand new set of Michelins $120. mounted/ balanced. Have ridden about 10k since with no problems at all...

jraben8
12-14-2006, 03:28 PM
I'd like to find that place around Dallas... and soon.

Ric
12-14-2006, 05:03 PM
Are you looking for an AT, MT or street only?

The best AT tires I have ever had are the Bridgstone Dueler AT Revo. They are not your regular Dueler so don't let that sway you.

Revo (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Dueler+A%2FT+Revo&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=67SR6ATREVOWL&fromCompare1=yes&place=8)

For a street tire I just got a set of Nitto NT420S's. These are a very sticky street tire, but I cannot comment on how well they will do on snow and ice. I bet they are not very good, but we don't get much, if any snow and ice.

NT420S (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireProductCategoryDetailBrnd.do?tpc=NITRH5&tp=Truck%2FSUV&tc=NITRH2)

I have also heard great things about the Nitto Terra Grappler but I have no personal experience with them.

Terra Grappler (http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireProductCategoryDetailBrnd.do?tpc=NITRH1&tp=Truck%2FSUV&tc=NITRH4) Bummer, revo isnt offered in 305/70/16

Workin' 4 Toys
12-14-2006, 05:23 PM
I loved my Nitto Terra Grapplers...Had them on my P'stroked Ford Crew I got rid of a few months ago. I think I put a hard 40K on 'em and they had some life left when I got rid of it. They went through some nasty, and I mean nasty weather conditions with loaded trailers many times.

In a fair running next time, I'd consider Goodyear & Michelin...

(I have been itching to get rid of some friggin Bridgestones with about 20K on em)

bcampbe7
12-14-2006, 05:34 PM
I loved my Nitto Terra Grapplers...Had them on my P'stroked Ford Crew I got rid of a few months ago. I think I put a hard 40K on 'em and they had some life left when I got rid of it. They went through some nasty, and I mean nasty weather conditions with loaded trailers many times.

In a fair running next time, I'd consider Goodyear & Michelin...

(I have been itching to get rid of some friggin Bridgestones with about 20K on em)



Bridgestone suck unless you get the Revo...

Also, don't get the Goodyear Wrangler HP.

Workin' 4 Toys
12-14-2006, 05:44 PM
Bridgestone suck unless you get the Revo...

Also, don't get the Goodyear Wrangler HP.
They are whatever came on a Yukon a year and 1/2 ago....:confused:

kycat2007
12-14-2006, 06:36 PM
I think if He were around Sellersburg I could get him some figures. I don't have a sign for him though.

GASouthernMC
12-14-2006, 09:38 PM
Michelin LTX/MSis a really good tire 10 ply. Load range E. Really good tire and I've gotte 50-60k out of them on a suburban.

trickskier
12-14-2006, 09:40 PM
Steve, trust me on this one. I run a trucking company and buy thousands of tires every year. The ONLY tire I run on my SUV's is the Michelin LTX M/S. They're worth the extra money.

milkmania
12-14-2006, 09:41 PM
Steve, trust me on this one. I run a trucking company and buy thousands of tires every year. The ONLY tire I run on my SUV's is the Michelin LTX M/S. It's worth the extra money.

DAMN STRAIGHT!!!




Michelin on K2500 Suburban
Michelin on K1500 Suburban
Michelin on K1500 Suburban

Workin' 4 Toys
12-15-2006, 12:30 AM
And I also had good luck my Parnelli Jones (tires).....:D

jimmer2880
12-16-2006, 07:52 PM
BFG All Terrain TA's. The best tire made for me. However, I have the most aggressive tire Cooper makes (can't remember the model), on the wife's 'burban & that is one awesome tire. I think that will be what goes on my wrangler next.

Carbon Dreams
12-16-2006, 08:17 PM
If you are looking for beefy go just about anywhere tire, try the Kumho Road Venture MT's. I have 24K miles on mine which ride under a Dodge MegaCab 3500 Diesel that tows and hauls. I have about 45% more tread to go. Pretty quiet for as aggressive as they are. About the same noise as the goodyear MT/R's I had on before these.

http://www.kumhousa.com/Products/PtnDetails.asp?mainCatID=2&PtnID=KL71&refAction=PtnDetail

TMCNo1
12-16-2006, 10:11 PM
I am in the market also for truck tires. The Michlens XCX/ATP's I have have 62K on them and getting a little low on thread. I would buy the same tires again since hese ones served me so well, but the truck has 122K on it and I really don't want to spend the 800 a new set cost.

I think I am about to buy a set of Mastercrafts for $480 mounted, that are claimed to be 50K tires.

ski king,
I just found all the info I told you about in my pm reply @ www.mastercrafttires.com
I've been running this series on the van and boat trailer since 1993, http://www.mastercrafttires.com/us/en/ProductDetails.asp?ProdType=Passenger&id=84&title=Passenger+Tires

ski_king
12-16-2006, 10:22 PM
Thanks Harold,
I am hoping Santa brings me a set of Courser AT's in 265/75/16.
http://www.mastercrafttires.com/us/en/ProductDetails.asp?ProdType=LtTruck&id=85&title=Light+Truck+Tires
I put is a special request for hiim to get them mounted for me and not bring them down the chimmney as that may make a big mess if I have the fireplace lit.

TMCNo1
12-17-2006, 11:50 AM
Thanks Harold,
I am hoping Santa brings me a set of Courser AT's in 265/75/16.
http://www.mastercrafttires.com/us/en/ProductDetails.asp?ProdType=LtTruck&id=85&title=Light+Truck+Tires
I put is a special request for hiim to get them mounted for me and not bring them down the chimmney as that may make a big mess if I have the fireplace lit.


We don't want Santa to mess up the white letters with a bunch of soot!

ski_king
12-17-2006, 01:24 PM
Not a problem, I always mount white letters in, blackwalls out.

RickDV
12-22-2006, 12:20 AM
Steve, trust me on this one. I run a trucking company and buy thousands of tires every year. The ONLY tire I run on my SUV's is the Michelin LTX M/S. They're worth the extra money.

I am also in the market for new tires for my Silverado 2500HD. I like most of what I read about the Michelin LTX M/S but some reviews (http://www.1010tires.com/TireReviews/Michelin_LTX_MS_tire_reviews4.html)complain of poor traction on wet pavement and off-road.

Some of the launches I end up using with our ski team are gravel or beach sand, so I am concerned about the off-road traction.

Anyone have experience (good or bad) with these tires on gravel ramps?

jpattigr
12-22-2006, 01:07 AM
I have a F150 and just mounted the Revos on it and they have great traction in snow and rub very quiet.
Had a set of Yokohama Geolanders before and they were bad!! The stock BFG's were OK but not good in snow.
Not many 18" in tires out yet. But the Revo's seem really good.:D

Blair
12-22-2006, 01:28 AM
ill third the Deuller Revo AT, 3 of our 4 chevy truck have them, mine is the only one that dosent (yet) and the 2WD with those is better in the snow than my 4WD sometimes

I have a set of yokohamas which are good and are lasting FOREVER but traction can be a bit of an issue

trickskier
12-22-2006, 10:10 AM
I am also in the market for new tires for my Silverado 2500HD. I like most of what I read about the Michelin LTX M/S but some reviews (http://www.1010tires.com/TireReviews/Michelin_LTX_MS_tire_reviews4.html)complain of poor traction on wet pavement and off-road.

Some of the launches I end up using with our ski team are gravel or beach sand, so I am concerned about the off-road traction.

Anyone have experience (good or bad) with these tires on gravel ramps?
I've been using the LTX M/S for about 7 years and have had no problems with traction. Michelin also makes an LTX A/T for 4x4 applications, check that one out as well.