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Old 03-19-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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What tires recommended for late model Suburban/Yukon XL

I have a 2005 Yukon XL with 17 inch wheels to tow a 1985 25 ft Airstream Safari. The Yukon needs tires. A friend says his Suburban gets the best life/service from Michelins. What brand and model tire would you recommend for the Yukon?
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I just put a set of Michelin LT tires on my Silverado and like them a lot. Got a good deal from Costco. They carry the load a lot better than the original tires (Ameritrac?).
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What tires recommended for late model Suburban/Yukon XL

Greetings Pat and Lane!

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I am on my second set of Michelin LTX Load Range E tires on my '99 GMC K2500 Suburban. My first set of Michelins replaced the OEM Firestone tires at 37,000 miles. That first set of Michelins sold me -- 88,000 miles later I purchased my second set of Michlins. The odometer now reads 199,000 miles and the tires still register better than 50% treadwear remaining. The Michelins are expensive up front, but outlast two or more sets of lesser tires -- at least in my experience.

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I usually don't shop by brand. I shop by specification.

Size
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Service specs based on tread wear, traction, temperature

This is a good website for this.

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Every time I've bought lesser tires than Michelin, I've been disappointed.
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Thanks to everyone for your input. We went with the Michelin LTX. I agree the tire specs are very important but I have also learned not all manufacturers are the same. In driving 6 vehicles over 100,000 miles each, Michelins have always outperformed the other brands. We will see how these do.
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I had 93,000 on a set of Michelins on a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. I would go with them again and when my Power Wagon needs a new set.. Michelins it will be...
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