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Old 02-27-2011, 11:18 AM   #15
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Me too, another vote for Michelins.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #16
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Michelins. I have 72000 miles on my ridgeline and am beginning to wonder if I will ever have to replace them.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #17
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Me too. 58,000 and going strong, at least another 30k on this set, maybe more. I gotta quit hot rodding though!

Oh and BTW, never rebalanced, never rotated, just think if I had only taken care of them.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:17 PM   #18
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I have new Michelin LTX AT2s on my 2002 Toyota Sequoia. I love them. I have Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s on my BMW M3. I love them too. I replaced the original equipment Michelin LTX M/S on the Sequoia with a set of Yokohama "summer" street truck tires from the Tire Rack when they were six years old with around 50,000 miles on them. I was in Germany and drove as fast as the Sequoia would go (95) on the Autobahn. We made trips to Italy often to visit family. Needless to say I didn't feel safe with tires that were six years old, even if the tread depth was still deep. I believe that you can be ticketed in Germany for having tires that are over five years from manufacture date. My "winter" tires while in Germany were a set of Michelin Latitude X-Ice. They were great winter tires as well. The old Yokohamas are sitting in the garage waiting on the state of Texas to raise the speed limit to 100mph! (Yeah right)
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #19
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At the risk of repeating all of the above, Michelin
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:09 PM   #20
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We have a Dodge RAM 2500 truck in need of a new set of tires to pull our 28-foot Airstream - would like to know the best tires for the job...
reading INto the question, perhaps the op thinks special tires are needed for towing a big trailer?

most 3/4 ton trucks now are equipped with E rated tires.

providing E rated tires are purchased and inflated correctly,

there are 10-20 different tires that will DO THE JOB.

'best' is also a tricky descriptor...

best tread life, best price, best grip, best handling (dry, or rain or snow or off road)
best warranty, best distribution, best manufacturer support...

best price again...how long before a new truck?

and so on...

in 06 the rams typically came with 1 of 2 E RATED tire sizes 245/70-17 or 265/70-17...

but option packages or trim level often mean OTHER sizes or off road/highway/all season variations.
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1. what is on the truck now?
2. how have those tires performed? how have they been in rain/snow, how many miles?
3. why not replace with the OEM tire?
4. do you WANT to change sizes?
5. do you plan to buy 5 or make one of the current tires the 'spare' ?
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many of the rams came with mich' that year and these tires were known to be long wearing.

but there CLEARLY are other options, just keep with the E rating and oem sizing 2 make it simple.

u can scan the options AND customer ratings of various tires here...

Sizes To Fit Your Vehicle
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but the main take home message is that special tires for the towing "job" aren't needed...

and 3/4 or 1 ton trucks used for towing usually have load range E tires.

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Old 02-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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Michelin it is.... Thank you again everyone!
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #22
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One more vote for Michelins. I put them on my '97 Silverado, and it made a world of difference in ride quality and noise reduction. That's the only truck tire I'd go with.

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:53 PM   #23
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I am about to pull the trigger on a set of LTX M/S 2's. When I worked in the pipeline world, the only tires that would hold up were Michelin's and I've been using them ever since. I am finding the best prices for them at my local Ford dealer and that includes all the extras like hazard, flats, rotation, etc. Plus any Ford dealer can warranty them. I did the same thing on my wife's Lincoln LT, the Ford dealer beat the rest of the tire dealers by quite a bit.
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Well, I'll be the first one to ask...Is it a 2 or 4 Wheel Drive.? If it's a 4x2 the Michelins are a good choice in 265/70/17. If it's a 4x4 a set of Toyo Open Country A/T's in size 285/75/17.
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Thanks guys! It's a 4 wheel drive. We went with the Michelins!!!
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:39 AM   #26
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I'm on my second set of Michelin LTXs. They work great! You can get them for a reasonable price at Costco.
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