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Old 06-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Tow Vehicle Tires - Half Ton

Would appreciate any advice tow vehicle TIRE recommendations. I have another year in this truck before I will swap out for a 3/4 ton. It will be a 2016 GMC Sierra SLT 2500 (Gas).
Until then, I am pulling a 27EB (carefully and for short travels I might add) till then. So I do not intend to skimp on tires for the next year.

Here is my current vehicle:
2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 - 5.3 V8
3.42 - GVWR 7200 - GCWR 14000
Front and Rear Axle rating 3950
Current Tire P-rated - Goodyear Wrangler SR-A - Load Index 111 (2403 lbs)

What is the best tire decision i can make?

Appreciate everyone's help.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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Around 6 months ago I swapped the stock Goodyears that came on my Titan for 20" versions of the Michelin MS/2. I did in part due to the rave reviews this tire has received on the forums. I could not be happier! The ride is better along with more secure handling. Not cheap but a great choice.


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Old 06-02-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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Michelin LTX MS/2, I swapped out my Goodyear SR-A's too. I think they're a terrible OE tire.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:51 PM   #4
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Great advice guys! I truly appreciate it. I think I will take your recommendation.
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MS2 is a great choice, as the Firestone Transforce AT version 2. The update sees siping which improves wet weather traction.
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Our 2012 Ram 2500HD diesel came with Michelin LT265/70R17E tires, so I was saved the immediate expense of getting them. Michelin is the only tire I have used for 50 years and never have had a blowout. There have been a few flats from screws and nails, but those are not the ire's fault.

I immediately install Michelin tires on a new vehicle if it did not come with them.
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another + for the Michelin's on the 2500. The tires in front don't fit really well, so will chew up your fender wells... but they really work well!
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #8
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This morning I am rolling in new set of Michelin LTX MS/2's.
I truly appreciate the quick advice. Airforums is a wonderful resource.
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And how they feel compared to those Wrangler SRA's huh? Night and day.
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Also have a Titan (2012) with Goodyear SR-A's and getting ready to make trip from VA to CO and on to Canada.....never thought about getting new tires....always liked Michelin...do they really make a noticeable difference? Also, being a newbe, what other changes to my TV should I look into?
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Also have a Titan (2012) with Goodyear SR-A's and getting ready to make trip from VA to CO and on to Canada.....never thought about getting new tires....always liked Michelin...do they really make a noticeable difference? Also, being a newbe, what other changes to my TV should I look into?
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I can't speak to the specific comparison with the Goodyear SR-A, but replacing a set of Cooper Discoverers with the Michelin M/S2s has made me feel like enjoying an extra year or two of payment-free towing with my F150. Compared to the Discoverers (which still had plenty of tread) they're quieter, ride better, have much better dry traction and the wet traction is a night-and-day improvement.
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I can't speak to the specific comparison with the Goodyear SR-A, but replacing a set of Cooper Discoverers with the Michelin M/S2s has made me feel like enjoying an extra year or two of payment-free towing with my F150. Compared to the Discoverers (which still had plenty of tread) they're quieter, ride better, have much better dry traction and the wet traction is a night-and-day improvement.

Crab pot, I totally agree with the previous comments. My Titan is much happier now with the Michelins.


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The ride in these new Michelins is fantastic. Now my TV tires match my TT Tires. Both Michelin LTX MS2's
Not a bad combination. :-)
I've had numerous tires over the years on half tons and there is a distinct and noticeable difference. I am glad I made the change.
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