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Old 09-22-2014, 09:59 AM   #1
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Tire reccomendation

Hi All - I need a hand selecting a set of new tires for my Tow Vehicle.

My TV is a 2003 toyota sequioa and it needs a new set of sneakers. I'll be towing a 1964 ambassador with a ProPride hitch. I'm not the well versed in tires, and would like to get a good set. Can anyone help out?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-22-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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It may be just my opinion, but I have decided Michelin tires are the best, and will buy them exclusively in the future.


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Old 09-22-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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I have an '04 4Runner as a tow vehicle. It came with Dunlop AT20 GrandTrek tires and that's what I've replaced them with. I never had any issue with the tires since the TV was new. They gave me excellent service so why should I change?

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Old 09-22-2014, 01:29 PM   #4
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Colin Hyde highly recommends Michelin for an Airstream...I will do that next time with my Trailer AND pickup truck.
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Old 09-22-2014, 01:56 PM   #5
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We use Michelin LTX M/S2 tires on our 2006 Ford F-150, towing a Sport 22 FB. I really like the Michelins.
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:03 PM   #6
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I'm somewhat biased, as I worked for the company for 17 years, but Michelin tires are high quality, and come with warranties of 65 to 70 thousand miles. With care to maintain them (pressure, rotation, wheel balance and alignment), you can get 100k with them.

Every tire is a trade off between different factors; fuel economy, smooth ride, wear life, etc. You can buy tires that may seem cheaper up front, but when you factor the price over the expected life of the tire, you'll find that Michelin tires are competitive.

These are the tires that Michelin suggests for your vehicle:

2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4x4 Tires | Michelin Tires

They also show relative strengths of each tire and warranty.

I no longer work for Michelin, so hopefully no one considers this a conflict of interest. I just know the commitment to quality that permeates every level of the organization.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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If you need a bit of traction occasionally on snow or off pavement, I highly recommend Firestone Destination AT.

I have been running them for many years on all three of our trucks. Zero problems, reasonable price. Good on highway and off, traction, good mileage for an all terrain with little noise.

Combined between the trucks, over 300,000 tire miles.

Equivalent to the Michelin LTX I ran before. Both are made in US and/or Canada. Michelins are good tires but there are others just as good.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:50 PM   #8
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Michelin LTX M/S2. We've used Michelins for years with occasional other brands, rarely, years and years ago. Michelins ride smoothly and have great traction (even when worn down a lot). They last forever, or 60-75,000 miles. They cost more initially, but over time they are cheap and are all around better tires.

I use them on our Tundras ('02, '07). Your Sequoia is the same truck as the '02 Tundra with a softer suspension and seats (I miss those Sequoia seats). I used them on the '02 Sequoia we had for a while too.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:45 AM   #9
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If you haven't checked out there is a wealth of information there. You can see many of the tires that will fit your truck. Pricing information is easy to get too.

I have purchased tires from them over the past 20ish years for almost all of my vehicles. I've always been very happy.
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:32 PM   #10
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I second TireRack, been buying from them since 2003. Excellent way to go. Have a guy who mounts and balances for $50.00 - Money saved. Brick & Mortar places really mark up tires and batteries. Even Costco ain't that cheap.

Plus, check out the reviews. Everyone's opinion is subjective to some degree when it comes to ride/handling. But trends can be a good indicator. I can think of a few tires that are really popular in the truck road that I thought where absolutely terrible.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #11
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Going for the Michelins suggested above. Thank you all.

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