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Old 03-27-2019, 07:00 PM   #21
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True, no tariffs on these brands, but being a world wide commodity, like oil, when some go up, all go up. That holds true in agriculture, regardless if the product is being from a tarriffed country or not. Something I am dealing with now.

Agreed, that was my point. I had sticker shock when I went shopping recently. The ones for my 4Runner seem to be at least $75-100 more than I paid last time. The resources I found said it was the cost of the "ingredients", like oil, steel and rubber. At least trailer tires are not too bad. . The down side is when the tariffs come off, don't expect a reduction in the price of tires.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:43 AM   #22
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Agreed, that was my point. I had sticker shock when I went shopping recently. The ones for my 4Runner seem to be at least $75-100 more than I paid last time. The resources I found said it was the cost of the "ingredients", like oil, steel and rubber. At least trailer tires are not too bad. . The down side is when the tariffs come off, don't expect a reduction in the price of tires.

Exactly!
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:39 AM   #23
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When people shop for cars/trucks very few pay attention to the tires other than to decide if they "look" good. A few years the "stylists" decided to start moving to ever larger wheel diameters. Now in a few cases, there was a reason to move from 15" to 16" due to increased brake rotor diameter.
If you look at the clearance between the brakes and wheel sometimes that are many inches.


The larger wheels are more expensive and the larger wheel diameter required a significant increase in tire mfg equipment in the tire plants.


Why do people think big wheels "look" better? I have no idea other than they liked the "Big Wheel" look on their toy cars as a kid?


My Chevy 3500 and 4500 trucks work just fine with 16" tires so other than styling looks I have no idea why people think they would need anything larger on their 3/4 and 1 ton TV.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:49 AM   #24
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Have had great service from Yokohamaís on my F250 at a fraction of the price of Michelin or other premium tires. Used to use nothing but BFGs until the last set began to shimmy at only 35,000 miles. Not just one, but several.
Have had the Yokohamaís for four years. Just got back from pheasant hunt in Kansas. Tires still gunning great. Just like my Ford, There is always a local dealer around that services them.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:00 AM   #25
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Michelin Tires

Discount Tires are by far the best place to purchase tires. One stop shopping with the best price guaranteed . Their stores are scattered across the country and are there for you if any problems for anything they sold. Tirerack, with installation from someone else won't do you any good if on the road, plus you're not saving any money. Costco and Sams also isn't cheaper considering all things. I'm 78 years old and have RVed since 1983 and have bought my tires from Discount ever since they opened their first store years ago were I live, not only for the Rv but all my other vehicles.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:11 AM   #26
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I've got a local garage that does good work, so I buy my tires from them.

I'm towing the 25' with a Nissan Armada. The OEM Continentals needed replacement in 2015 at 43,000 mi. I put on a set of Michelin LTX M/S 2 114T P265/70R18. First thing I noticed was that the new tires were considerably quieter. Towing, I run 'em at 44 psi. all around. With all the fees, shop supplies, tax, etc. they were $884 out the door. Walmart was a little cheaper, as I remember.

They've got 32,000 miles and still have about 1/2 tread left. Good tires. But right now they'd be about $400 more for the set.

Crazy.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:40 AM   #27
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I would strongly recommend Goodrich's K2 truck tires. They are great off road all terrain tires with aggressive treads BUT are super quiet on the road. Discount Tires is a great supplier with very good customer service. Plus always get road hazard protection. Good luck.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:57 AM   #28
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When did tires get to over $250 each? I thought petroleum was inexpensive now....

Anyone have a recommendation on a new set of shoes?

My 2015 Silverado 2500HD takes a LT265/70R18E.
I am the second owner, and it came with Michelin LTX A/T's, which seem to perform pretty well.
I do not do much off-roading, despite having the 4WD.

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Old 03-31-2019, 12:32 PM   #29
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Mastercraft by Cooper are a reasonable alternative t expensive tires. I've had Michelins, Bridgestone, and BFG's all good but the Mastercraft are a good reasonable alternative and a good value.
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Bridgestone load range E tires have worked well on my 2500HD. 63,000 on my last set and they still had some wear in them. Changed them for new before a long trip.
make sure you rotate every 5-7K for best wear.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:18 PM   #31
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Iím a huge believer in Michelin LTX tires as well. They are my ďgo toĒ replacement brand as well. My RAM DRW has 6 of them on. BUT: from the week that we spent in a motel in Elkhart getting warranty work on a SOB, and noticing the brand used by the RV haulers, the vast majority were using Firestone Transforce HT. I am old enough to remember the Firestone Tire recall, 721ís if Iím not mistaken, of the 1970ís, so Iím very reluctant to ever buy Firestone tires. But the haulers require reliability and cost effectiveness. Wheels that donít turn, donít earn.
These might be a brand to look at if cost is a major deciding factor.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:45 PM   #32
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Tires for TV - ouch.

I had a very bad experience with 721s. They tried to kill me twice. Fortunately they blew out at very low speed, totally shredding themselves although properly inflated and never driven hard. Junked the four of them for Michelin.

Not willing to take a chance again either. My whole family was aboard both times. Ever change out a tire by hand in 110 degree desert heat? Took darn near forever.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:13 PM   #33
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I had a very bad experience with 721s. They tried to kill me twice. Fortunately they blew out at very low speed, totally shredding themselves although properly inflated and never driven hard. Junked the four of them for Michelin.

Not willing to take a chance again either. My whole family was aboard both times. Ever change out a tire by hand in 110 degree desert heat? Took darn near forever.
My 2015 2500HD had the Firestone Transforce as OEM and I just had them replaced after 31k miles. Not down to wear strip yet, but close enough. Not impressed with them.

Yep. I rode on 721s after the recall because that was all i could afford in 1978.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:14 PM   #34
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I had a very bad experience with 721s. They tried to kill me twice. Fortunately they blew out at very low speed, totally shredding themselves although properly inflated and never driven hard. Junked the four of them for Michelin.

Not willing to take a chance again either. My whole family was aboard both times. Ever change out a tire by hand in 110 degree desert heat? Took darn near forever.
My 2015 2500HD had the Firestone Transforce as OEM and I just had them replaced after 31k miles. Not down to wear strip yet, but close enough. Not impressed with them.

Yep. I rode on 721s after the recall because that was all i could afford in 1978. Not too happy seeing Firestone on the new truck, to be honest, glad to have them gone
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Search Craigslist and Facebook marketplace for your size. People buying new pickups often replace their tires and wheels with less than a couple hundred miles on them.. their takeoffs can be a decent bargain
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:42 AM   #36
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You might consider Toyo Tires. They have a 45 day 500 mile return policy on them if your not happy with them. Check out their reviews.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:38 PM   #37
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I just re-tired my 1500 4Wd Suburban for about $1000. I did Michelin as well. You can save some money by not using Michelin but Michelin is my preference.
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