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Old 10-24-2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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Time for new tires for my Ford F-250 diesel.
What brand of tire, size, and model of tire are you running on your 3/4 ton truck and why?

All help-comments appreciated.
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Might want to let folks know if 2WD or 4WD.
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Old 10-24-2020, 03:23 PM   #3
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I used a narrow Toyo Open Country MT 255/85R16.
Lots of debate on "Pizza Cutter" tires but my factory wheels were 16x6.5" and 255 was the widest tire rated for a 6.5" wheel.
Wider tires put more stress on the steering components (as I found out) and ballooned tires negatively impact handling.
I opted for the 33" tires because the truck had a small lift.
I chose MT because that was the only option in this size.
No complaints towing and had a great time off-roading while camped in Colorado.


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Old 10-24-2020, 03:50 PM   #4
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Just installed bfg KO2 DT. The “DT” variant (only available in load range E sizes) have a harder tread compound for heavy 3/4 and 1 ton trucks reducing wear (as compared to the regular KO2). 50k mile guarantee. These are also slightly better for towing as compared to the standard KO2 in that there is less flex in the deep tree blocks under heavy load.

I chose these because I wanted a very capable, tough AT tire that was quiet, longer lasting and performed well in all seasons here in Colorado. These are not 3 snow flake rated due to the compound used (slightly less flexible below 40 degrees) but maintain their M+S designation.

To my surprise after install they really softened up the ride compared to the OEM tires that came off.

I am very happy with the change. No noticeable difference in handling.

If I was looking for a regular highway tire Michelin Defender would have been my choice.
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Ditto experience with same KO2s
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Old 10-24-2020, 04:32 PM   #6
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Michelin...hands down.

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Time for new tires for my Ford F-250 diesel.
What brand of tire, size, and model of tire are you running on your 3/4 ton truck and why?

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Been there, done that...so to speak! I am on my 3rd set of Michelins with my F250 diesel...just turned 110K miles...put 48K on my 28' AS also... I like the wear, the control, and they are not noisy on the road. LT275x65R20 is what I have been using since new. Rated very good for gravel road use also...which, we do use often when towing in the summer... Had to get these at Discount Tire since Costco was having trouble getting hold of them from Michelin. Discount Tire gave me better price then Costco even with their Michelin discount, plus they gave me a $100 cash card! I am happy with these...YMMV
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I run the Michelin load range E. Good highway tire.
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I am on my 3rd set of Michelins with my F250 diesel...
Which Michelins?

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I run the Michelin load range E. Good highway tire.

Which Michelins?
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Might want to let folks know if 2WD or 4WD.
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Which Michelins?
I have the Michelin LTX AT's.
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I have a Ford F-250 Diesel that will need tires. I was headed towards Michelin Defender route. Consumer Reports has nice things to say about the Continental Terrain Contact H/T. They rate them above the Defender. Does anyone have a comment on Continental?
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I suggest looking at the temperature and the traction ratings of the tires. Wear ratings not as important to me. That is why I ended up with Michelins each time. Lots of good tires out there. But I go with what has worked for me. I do have a set of Wranglers with more aggressive tread on a little Toyoto 4 wheel drive that work fine too.
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