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Old 10-07-2020, 07:00 AM   #21
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Have always been happy with the Michelin LTX’s since ‘05 on my 1500 Silverado and then my ‘12 Avalanche. But on my ‘14 Ram 2500 Cummins when the crappy Firestone’s were worn out I decided to go with Continental CrossTerain . They have been excellent so far, we’ve put on about 20k so far and they are quiet and get excellent traction wet & dry. They’re “ snow rated” but it didn’t snow in Md. last year dammit! Certainly worth checking out before you get Michelin’s..
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:41 AM   #22
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As others have said Michelin makes a great tire. Others in my family with 3/4 ton trucks have had good service with Cooper and BFG's. I have had good luck with Firestone Transforce AT. These are used on our fleet trucks at my place of employment and the tires hold up well to abuse. The only bad thing I can say is they probably wear quicker than some others. I would say it is a 45k mile tire and the price point reflects this fact. I have calculated that my truck tires will wear out and age out about the same time.
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Old 10-07-2020, 08:05 AM   #23
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I had 4K+ on Coopers when I traded truck for Expedition. Exp has Hanooks (SP), will see. Part of Ford tow package.
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:52 AM   #24
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Transforce

Ill second Firestone Transforce. Best value for HD trucks on the market today. Look at what fleets run.

Ive never understood the Michelin fanaticism. Just wasting your money.
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Old 10-07-2020, 10:05 AM   #25
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Simple reason for Michelin preference in my case. They have never stranded me.

Ive been a victim of Firestone tire failures too many times, and flat refuse to waste my money on them.
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:30 AM   #26
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I’m in the Cooper camp. Long lasting, quiet, American made and priced significantly less than Michelin with identical if not superior performance.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:06 PM   #27
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FYI, if you join FMCA (Family Motor Coach Assoc) with their buying program you can save A LOT on tires, Michelin and others. Membership was paid for many times when I bought new Michelins. https://www.fmca.com/why-join-fmca
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:32 PM   #28
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New Tires for 2500 Sierra HD

I installed 275/65r20 BFG KO2 DT treads yesterday and couldnt be happier. Stock size was 32.5 and these are 34 - stock suspension, no rubbing, plenty of clearance.

The DT tread variant of the KO2 is available on load range E tires and has a more durable compound for longer tread life given the weight and torque of HD trucks.

I am coming off stock Goodyear wrangler SA tires which were 265/60r20.

What surprised me was how much more comfortable the BFGs made the ride. Handling and stopping is the same as the old tires, but the ride is less harsh / smoother. I run 55lbs all around when not towing.

I went back and forth for months on what new tires to put on before winter, happy with this choice. I think they look good too. Well see how they do in the snow.
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Do your new BFG DT tires have the 3 peak snowflake symbol on the sidewall? My understanding is the DT tires do not have this rating.
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Old 10-11-2020, 01:08 PM   #30
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New Tires for 2500 Sierra HD

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Do your new BFG DT tires have the 3 peak snowflake symbol on the sidewall? My understanding is the DT tires do not have this rating.


No they do not. This is because the tread compound is not as soft and flexible as the regular KO2 in temps below 40. They do have the M+S rating retained however. Its one of those choices you need to make with and HD truck that weighs 9,000 lbs - tread that is soft and lasts 20-25k miles or more durable / harder tread that lasts 40-50k miles.

I dont use the truck too much in winter but for sure even with the harder compound of the DT (tread blocks are not that stiff...) they will perform better than the stock tires coming off.

Our winter go-to car (Infiniti QX80 AWD) is equipped with NOKIAN HAKKAPELIITTA 9 studded winter tires for when we go skiing. So weve always got a good option for ice / snow. Nothing beats those tires!
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Thanks...What you said was my understanding of the new DT tires. I plan to put them on my F350 when it needs new tires because I am interested in the longer life compared to the regular BFG ATs. I also have another vehicle for the the snow is deep. I ran the 3 peak rated tires on it for years. It was nearly unstoppable in the snow.
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Our winter go-to car (Infiniti QX80 AWD) is equipped with NOKIAN HAKKAPELIITTA 9 studded winter tires for when we go skiing.
Had them on my Mercedes E320 (rear drive), they have to be THE world's best winter tire.
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