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Old 03-25-2019, 12:42 PM   #1
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Tires for TV - ouch.

When did tires get to over $250 each? I thought petroleum was inexpensive now....

Anyone have a recommendation on a new set of shoes?

My 2015 Silverado 2500HD takes a LT265/70R18E.
I am the second owner, and it came with Michelin LTX A/T's, which seem to perform pretty well.
I do not do much off-roading, despite having the 4WD.

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Old 03-25-2019, 01:25 PM   #2
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Tires for TV - ouch.

Bite the bullet, the wallet will take a hit, but yeah, last set of new boots for the TV were Michelin and it was a bit north of $600 for the four of them. Rides much better than the OEM tires and higher load rating to boot. Caught them on sale at $70 off for a set at Sam’s Club a few months ago before the serious rain and snow started out here in Southern California.

Weather out here has been “interesting in the Spockian Sense” lately, to put it mildly. I got over 2.65” of rain in the backyard in one day a few weeks ago. Yikes!
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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I got these in 17" for our 2500 Burb. Couldn't be happier.
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Michelin; I get 70K miles typically from their LT line....Costco usually has a $70 off plus additional free mounting or if you use their credit card, another $30 or so. Sams also. Sometimes Tire Wherhouse will match their price or try to beat it, so check around. Great tires though, and the ride is quiet.
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Yup. Love the quiet ride I get with them. My go-to brand after the OEM stuff wears out.
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The cheapest approach is to mail order your tires and have a local shop do the mounting. Either TireRack.com or SimpleTire.com will have the best internet pricing.
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The 20 inch Michelin’s are close to $300 per tire, plus shipping and installation.
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Just put 4 LT265/70R17 Michelins on my 2500HD after only 31K miles from the unfortunate OEM Firestones.

I expect to see 100k on the odometer before these get taken off. $1227 with road hazard warranty locally and worth every cent. Michelin makes an excellent load range E tire.

This is third set I have bought over 2 trucks.

I am former high speed on track driving instructor and you can skimp on lots of things, but tires should not be one.
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When did tires get to over $250 each?
About the time I started paying $50 or way more for my bicycle tires.
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When did tires get to over $250 each? I thought petroleum was inexpensive now....

Anyone have a recommendation on a new set of shoes?

My 2015 Silverado 2500HD takes a LT265/70R18E.
I am the second owner, and it came with Michelin LTX A/T's, which seem to perform pretty well.
I do not do much off-roading, despite having the 4WD.
Thanks.
I'm blown away by the cost too. Tires are considerably more expensive now than when I bought my last set.

The Michelin LTX A/T2 tires are excellent tires, they get very high marks at the Tirerack site. The only thing is that they don't have as good a load carrying capacity as the Michelin Defender LTX, which also gets excellent ratings, and they are a 60K tire whereas the Defender is a 70K tire. The A/T2 gets better traction off road, but I'm getting the Defender tires for my 4Runner because of the better weight capacity and slightly lower cost.
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Smile See if they have a discount

How many miles do you have on the current set of tires you are replacing? The last three sets of tires I purchased (two sets of Bridgestones for my Tundra, one set of Michelins for the Airstream) all needed replacing before their warranted mileage. Bridgestone/Firestone gave me 40% off when I replaced the OEM set that came on the Tundra then about 20% off when I replaced those. I use Dueler H/L Alenza Plus on the truck. I'd prefer Michelins but they have not offered a tire I want for my 20" wheels at the time I needed tires. You'll have more choices with your 18's.

The trailer was even better. At four years and about 30,000 miles, my OEM Michelin LTX M/S2 tires showed cracks in the sidewall. I called Michelin customer support to ask about that and to ask what tire they recommend and warranty for use on travel trailers. They referred me to a local dealer. That dealer inspected the tires, called Michelin and offered to replace my four year old LTXs with four new XPS Ribs mounted and balanced for half list price. My answer: "Yes, siree!".

My experience says, unless you want to change brands, tell a dealer that you think your current tires have failed prematurely. They seem to have a hidden basketful of special offers and discounts for repeat customers.

Of course, if you got 75,000 miles on tires that had a 60,000 mile warranty the price might still be $275/tire.
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The michelin's are a great tire - however, we do a lot of boondocking so opted for bullit proof tires with load rating "E"

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I have a Costco membership and bought my last tires there. Michelins. But what was great was that they have free installation and balancing. NTB wanted to charge almost $250 to mount the same tires.
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I also went with the E rated Michelins. Paid just a little more than $900 from local tire store. We were on a 12,000 trip over the summer, not having to worry about the tires was a good thing. We had issues on the way but not with the tires. They were great.
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