Trucks & Trailers - Tire life/mileage

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the good life
03-21-2011, 10:11 AM
I'm about to buy my third set of tires for my little 03 Toyota with 103,000 miles on it. I run 30 pounds of air in 265/70R16 tires for better rolling resistance (Toyota recommends 26 pounds). Anyway, I buy tires from a private tire store that gives really great service and prices. During our discussion today, the owner of the store says he "routinely" can get 100,000 miles out of a set of his truck tires! :o

My original equipment tires gave me 60,000 miles and this last "cheap" set gave me a little over 50,000 miles. I could go a little more, but I don't like to drive them till they are bald.

What was your best mileage on your tires, car or truck?


Major Woods
03-21-2011, 10:18 AM
BFG Rugged Trail, I changed them out at 91k and had still (barely) legal tread.
I'm running General AT-2 right now and it looks like right around 60k they will need to be replaced.
Going back to the BFG's after the Generals are done.

Tuna Truck
03-21-2011, 10:25 AM
Michelin LTX M/S P265/70/17 currently at 77,000mi and still looking good. I hope to get 95,000-100,000 miles out of them. Lots of highway miles for me.


Contractor
03-21-2011, 10:27 AM
I put a set of Yokahama Geolander At's on my truck about 10,000 miles ago and they are wearing very well.

I pulled off a set of BFG AT's @ 60,000 miles that I could have gotten another 5,000 out of.

Tires are not something I'm willing to gamble with or go cheap with.

thefermanator
03-22-2011, 10:21 AM
I had 128K on a set of MICHELIN 215/75/15's that I ran, and sold them with tread still left on em. A friend of mine routinely gets 120K+ out of the LTX/MS's on his work truck. I've got about 20K on a set of em on my BURB with no treadwear detecteable on them.

krisis7
03-22-2011, 10:35 AM
90k on BFG All Terrain T/A KO 315/70/17 on my H2, now 65k on the Goodyear Eagle LS2 275/55/20 tires that came on my 09 Silverado, still have plenty of life left..

toby10
03-22-2011, 10:46 AM
I'm about to buy my third set of tires for my little 03 Toyota with 103,000 miles on it. I run 30 pounds of air in 265/70R16 tires for better rolling resistance (Toyota recommends 26 pounds). Anyway, I buy tires from a private tire store that gives really great service and prices. During our discussion today, the owner of the store says he "routinely" can get 100,000 miles out of a set of his truck tires! :o

My original equipment tires gave me 60,000 miles and this last "cheap" set gave me a little over 50,000 miles. I could go a little more, but I don't like to drive them till they are bald.

What was your best mileage on your tires, car or truck?

26-30 pounds?? I have 3 vehicles and not one of them is less than 42 pounds. Including a van

Fatherof4
03-22-2011, 02:09 PM
I just bought a new truck (2011 Silverado Crew Cab 4x4) and it has Bridgestone AT's. However, all I have read is about the Michelin LTX M/S2. That will be my next tire. Not very aggressive, but, it is supposed to be a superior tire.

gnel
03-22-2011, 02:14 PM
I have BFG Long Trails with 72,000 and still going.

krisis7
03-22-2011, 11:01 PM
26-30 pounds?? I have 3 vehicles and not one of them is less than 42 pounds. Including a van

I believe that the vehicle manufacturer states a recommended pressure, not the tire max load pressure. My Silverado recommends 30 psi and my Mercedes recommends 32 front and 36 rear.

A Few Dollars
03-23-2011, 07:55 AM
I put a set of Yokahama Geolander At's on my truck about 10,000 miles ago and they are wearing very well.

I pulled off a set of BFG AT's @ 60,000 miles that I could have gotten another 5,000 out of.

Tires are not something I'm willing to gamble with or go cheap with.

I have gotten 65,000 out of my last 6 sets of Geolanders. I could have easily made it to 75,000 miles on them but I traveled too much to push it.

the good life
03-23-2011, 09:01 AM
Got my new tires yesterday morning. Okay, I'm cheap, so they are Dunlops. The store inflated them to 40 pounds as they recommended and it does ride harder, but I'll leave it there as the wear pattern (dirt on threads) doesn't look too much different than 30-35 pounds that I have used before. If these last 50,000 or more, I'll be happy.

martynmac
03-24-2011, 10:26 AM
My last truck was a 2004 z71 crew and I had copper sts on it. talked to you alittle going down the road, but had 30,000 on them when i traded and they still looked great.:thumbsup:



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