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Old 02-11-2011, 10:37 PM
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Default New truck tires for heavy loads

Any thoughts on the best tires to get for a superduty for daily driving and towing a heavy boat?
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You didn't say how heavy. Super Single 22.5s would be cool and seem to carry the weight of cement trucks nicely.

Or you could go with something more practical like Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos' in load range D at 80 psi. in 265/70RR17 have a load rating per tire of 3195 lbs per tire. I am very happy with those on my GMC towing 10k lbs.

Or you could go with a set of light truck tires in load range E but that is likely overkill and would provide a rough ride...
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I have had good luck with Toyo Open Country, not sure what size you need but I have 285/70/17s LR E, they were rated at 3750lbs each, I also have had Michelin AT/2s 275/70/18s LR E, they were rated at 3640lbs each both tires are very stable with little sidewall flex. The Michelins have better tread, they are 17/32th deep.
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If you are talking pickup trucks i put on firestone Destinations for my 3500 srw chevy they are rated at 3750lbs each as a single , they wear pretty good , not great i get about 50k a set so far, but i tow quite a bit so they probably wear a bit faster.
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Towing a boat is nothing to just about any tire . All the weights on the trailer . Michelin is no.1 and everything after that is a compromise . Watch for the load rating that tells alot. I buy alot of tires for our fleet of trucks and equipment. If you can find the doe michelin is the way to go !

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BF Goodrich Radial All Terrain T/A, load range E.
I drive a lot in Mexico where the roads are awful and temperatures frequently exceed 100 degrees. With lesser tires, I had several instances of blow outs and one instance where a road hazard blew out the sidewall. The result of tire troubles is a very uncomfortable hour or so changing a truck tire by the side of the road.
They are the only tires made with a 3 ply sidewall. They are the most durable tires made. Ride is rough, treadwear is nothing special and they are pricey, but if you use them hard, there is no alternative.
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Nitto Terra Grapplers load E. I've had several sets and have been very pleased.
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Michelin LTX MS2 load range D in a 285. The load range D gives a softer ride for daily driving yet the 285 sizing maintains the weight rating. Some will probably insist that the E range is needed for stability but I went with the D range and have not noticed any difference in stability. The ride for daily driving however is much better.
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Big fan of the Michelin LTX M/S. I use them in the 275-55-20's. Load D
Work in the biz, so my truck has towed a little of everything up to 30ft. / 10k and I am very happy with them. The price is ugly, but if you maintain them they outlast most others 2 to 1, so it works out.
Mine have 80k on them, and I guess I will need to replace them sometime this year!
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Thanks, good info!
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Simple one-liner advice ... anything that is radial ply is out of the question. Bias ply only for heavy loads.
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