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Old 05-02-2005, 10:54 AM
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Well it is just about time for me to replace the tires on my tow vehicle. '03 GMC Sierra Ex Cab 2wd with 57k miles. The original tires were General Ameritrac 255/70/16. I have been pretty happy with the amount of miles I have gotten out of them (will be replacing right at 60k) but the performance of these tires was not all that great. Wet traction was pretty poor especially after about 30k miles. Handling is also not that great.

I am looking for new tires with the following goals in mind.

1. Good wet performance (it doesn't snow around here and I don't have to deal with ice but we get lots of rain and of course wet boat ramps)
2. Good mileage (I drive 25k - 30k a year)
3. Quiet ride (I do lots of highway driving)
4. Good Handling

So I put the question out there. What tires are you running or have you run (especially those with 2wd truck SUVs) that you have had good results with?
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:00 AM
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Dont know dude, I run 35" pro comp mud terrain. I dont think they will be queit on the road. or a smooth ride
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:10 AM
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I have Michlin XCX ATP's. I have about 40K on them and they look like I should get another 20K or so out of them. Traction is good, maybe a little noisey. I think the traction on the boat ramp is a good thing to have. I can live with some noise and crank up the radio.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:24 AM
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I have Bridgestone Dueler REVO's on my SUV and love them.
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:52 AM
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I have Michelin LTX M/S on both my pickup (Dodge 1500 4x4) and my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee. I've been very pleased with the ride, handling, performance, and longevity.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:01 PM
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I have Michelin LTX M/S on both my pickup (Dodge 1500 4x4) and my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee. I've been very pleased with the ride, handling, performance, and longevity.
Definetely go with the Michelin LTX M/S Expensive, but worth the ride and all other things you listed..
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:38 PM
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I have always had Goodyear Wrangler RT/S on my truck (except for the one time I got HT) I get about 45-50K out of them. Great traction in wet weather, and they have fairly stiff sidewalls which help handling.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:41 PM
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BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's - but they'll probably be too loud for you. We absolutely love them for their traction & they last forever (70-80k miles).

Also, the Cooper Discover S/T is awsome, but we only have about 15k miles on this set. So far, no signs of wear though. But - again, they're a bit noisy.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:56 PM
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I have Bridgestone Dueler REVO's on my SUV and love them.
All I've ever heard is GOOD stuff about the Revos.

I run 305/70 tires on my 4x4 but that's no help to you
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:01 PM
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Keep them coming. I have been looking very seriously at the Pirelli Scorpion STR A at Tire Rack. They have good ratings and the reviews seem positive as well. I have also been considering the Michellin LTX but those are nearly twice the price (OK not twice the price but $50 more per tire) and the ratings are no better and in some aspects worse than the Pirelli. I run BFG ATs on my '70 Bronco and I love them but even in a smaller size the serious AT tread would look goofy on my 2wd truck.
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