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Old 07-02-2018, 05:17 AM
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I currently have Firestone tires that were rated for 70,000 miles. I have 40,000 on them now and their about bare. Which tire will get me the miles that it is rated for?
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Type/application?
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:43 AM
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My Dodge 1500 ate tires. Michelins seemed to hold up a little longer others.
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Size...what's it going on.
no such thing as 70k tire
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I've learned that towing, backing and the see-sawing back and forth while backing a boat will wear out any tire faster than the life expectancy that it's rated for, also the front end on a truck. Good luck if using for that purpose.
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I have had good luck with the Hankook Dyna Pro's on my F150. Got 130k out of the first two sets.
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Had Hankook 70k .and now have Coopers on Toyota sr5
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Size...what's it going on.
no such thing as 70k tire
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I've learned that towing, backing and the see-sawing back and forth while backing a boat will wear out any tire faster than the life expectancy that it's rated for, also the front end on a truck. Good luck if using for that purpose.
Running Michelin LTX A/T2's on my 2008 Ram 1500 4x4. 60,000 rating. Got over 80K out of the last set.
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Running Michelin LTX A/T2's on my 2008 Ram 1500 4x4. 60,000 rating. Got over 80K out of the last set.
My z71 ran through those fast. On some cheap Hancookís now and have held up nice. I rotate every 5,000 and seems to help. Also dropped down from 285ís to 245ís.
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My z71 ran through those fast. On some cheap Hancookís now and have held up nice. I rotate every 5,000 and seems to help. Also dropped down from 285ís to 245ís.
For some reason all of the 4x4 GM's I've looked at tend to eat front tires with the factory camber setting. If I remember correctly they tend to eat the inside edge. Get a good alignment shop to set them flatter and this tends to go away.
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Got anywhere from 70-80k miles from Michelins on my Duramax
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
For some reason all of the 4x4 GM's I've looked at tend to eat front tires with the factory camber setting. If I remember correctly they tend to eat the inside edge. Get a good alignment shop to set them flatter and this tends to go away.
That's what I've noticed on mine, the inside edge goes fast.
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That's what I've noticed on mine, the inside edge goes fast.
X pattern rotation will help if the tires are bi-directional, but the only thing that will fix it is getting away from factory alignment specs. Especially if running oversize tires.

As a side note, I had several sets on Hankooks on my Honda's. In talking to my tire guy, he likes them as long as they come out of Korea, and not China.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
X pattern rotation will help if the tires are bi-directional, but the only thing that will fix it is getting away from factory alignment specs. Especially if running oversize tires.

As a side note, I had several sets on Hankooks on my Honda's. In talking to my tire guy, he likes them as long as they come out of Korea, and not China.
Thanks for that info. Sears wonít be aligning them again. Iíve heard the same about alignments, Iíll go to an older private business for that from now on. I also didnít know that about the Korea vs. China. I have no idea where these were made. Iíll see if I can find out.
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post

Thanks for that info. Sears won’t be aligning them again. I’ve heard the same about alignments, I’ll go to an older private business for that from now on. I also didn’t know that about the Korea vs. China. I have no idea where these were made. I’ll see if I can find out.
Pretty sure all their truck tires and higher end tires are Korean. Most of the Chinese stuff goes on econoboxes, as that matches up to what nearly 100% of the demand in China is as well.

Sears probably wont' be around to align them.....so that issue will take care of itself.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Pretty sure all their truck tires and higher end tires are Korean. Most of the Chinese stuff goes on econoboxes, as that matches up to what nearly 100% of the demand in China is as well.

Sears probably wont' be around to align them.....so that issue will take care of itself.
Now that you mention it, they closed here last month.
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Originally Posted by vincentdivincenzo View Post
Had Hankook 70k .and now have Coopers on Toyota sr5
I went with the Coopers also on my Tacoma. Good tire/good price.
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Always had good luck with the Michelin LTX MS's back in the day.

Need to put new shoes on my Jeep Grand Cherokee now...seeing if the LTX's come in that size.

Also, do many of you use Costco to buy tires? They seem to really stand behind everything else they sell there...figured I may investigate the tires.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Running Michelin LTX A/T2's on my 2008 Ram 1500 4x4. 60,000 rating. Got over 80K out of the last set.
So YOU stole all my Michelin miles. I got 18k on a set of 50k mile high end Michelins for an SUV. Got them replaced at a discount with 60k ones that lasted 17k. Outstanding traction and nice ride, but 35k miles out of what should have been 110k? They were properly inflated and were rotated and aligned and wore evenly. Went with relatively cheap Continentals and have 45k miles and plenty of wear left and no real difference in traction or ride. The factory Bridgestones lasted just over 50k miles. For the price, I refuse to even consider Michelins ever again.
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Originally Posted by thefuzz View Post
Always had good luck with the Michelin LTX MS's back in the day.

Need to put new shoes on my Jeep Grand Cherokee now...seeing if the LTX's come in that size.

Also, do many of you use Costco to buy tires? They seem to really stand behind everything else they sell there...figured I may investigate the tires.
I have priced them before. Competitive pricing, but they donít do alignments. My local Michelin shop has just as good of pricing, and does full service alignment/suspension work.
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