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Old 05-30-2021, 01:23 PM   #1
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Looking for Truck Tire recommendations?

Will be shipping for new truck tires before the Fall.
Current tires are original and not to happy with tread-life. nut that's normal for OEM.

Truck is 2016 Ford F150 'short bed' with Suoer-Crew cab.
Tire size 275 x 65 x 18 GoodYear Wranglers'

Looking for comfort ride, no off-road, and a quiet tire. tow a small boat occasionally. Would like a tire with 'raised white letters' !

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Old 05-30-2021, 01:34 PM   #2
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Over the years Iíve had good luck with the Firestone Transforce series. They have an AT (all terrain but not aggressive tread) or the HT (Highway tread). Iíve had them both and like them both. Sounds like the HT would be better for you.
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I'm not sure how my SUV tires compare to truck tires, but I just got a set of Destination ATs that I love on my 4Runner. With new wheels and a lift, I'm only getting 1/2 MPG less than I was with the factory tires. They're raised white letter and work great in all conditions.

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Old 05-31-2021, 07:26 AM   #4
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Have had good luck with Toyo Open Country AT.
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:32 AM   #5
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Just keep in mind when looking at tires especially for a truck there are compromises where a decent quiet street tire will not necessarily perform well in adverse conditions especially snow. That said General Grabber HTS and Cooper Discoverer HTP are both light truck highway tires that are very highly rated. I’ve never used either but have a set of General Grabber AT2 tires and they have worn well with about 65k on them and plenty of meat left in the tread. Down side is that they are a bit hummy on the road so would not recommend them for you. They are excellent in the snow and off road.

I have has a set of Michelin LTX tires on my 4Runner and got nearly 90k out of them. The tires are awesome but expensive. Worth the money? Guess it depends if you think you will keep the truck long enough to put that kind of mileage on it.

What ever the case be sure that the tires you choose have the correct structural construction for its use. Soft minimal ply sidewalls will not wear well and cannot handle any significant loading. Tire sales people tend to overlook stuff like this in order to sell you something at a price point not necessarily paying attention to its application. Don’t settle for just adequate.
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Michelin LTX AT2
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Michelin LTX M/S2

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Michelin LTX AT2
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I put a set of Michelin Defender LTX's, highway tread, on my 2011 Silverado 4x4 six years ago at 32K. The Goodyear's that came with the truck were just about bald.
I now have 95K on the truck. I will have to replace them this fall when they will have about 70K on them. If I was coming into winter I would replace them now but I can safely get another 7K out of them and they will still have more tread than the Goodyear's I replace at 32K. Oh, and by the way, I have never had the front end aligned because the tires have worn evenly but I do rotate them every 10K.
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Michelin LTX AT2
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I had the LTX M/S2. They are very good tires but they were expensive.
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Looking for Truck Tire recommendations?
Pickup truck tires can get a tad complicated. As to purpose and usage.

8 ply. 10 Ply. 12 ply.

All season. M+ S.

For my pickup truck that is used only for general use and not commercially. I stick with Cooper tires - Made in USA.

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For me. Long life. Quiet. Good in rain and snow.
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Been having extremely good luck with these tires on all my fleet trucks and SUVs. 50,000 plus miles is the norm as compared to 30K on the big name brands.
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With all the driving and towing I do (and have done), there's a very short list of tires that I personally had a great experience with.

I tend to stay with M+S type tires as there are wide a variety of surfaces I encounter.

What I found is:

Coopers are great and wear like iron but wet performance drops off considerably as tire wear approaches the wear bars.

Generals are similar to the Coopers, IMO.

I just replaced a set of Kumho AT51's that went 67,000 miles (amazingly) but I had to rotate them constantly in order to get there.

Currently on a set of Falken Wildpeak AT and they are pretty good so far. I thought the tread pattern would result in much more road noise but if there is a difference, it's been imperceptible so far.

All tires that I mention have either been LT or Load Range E and all have been M+S tires.

Good luck on your search!
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Been having extremely good luck with these tires on all my fleet trucks and SUVs. 50,000 plus miles is the norm as compared to 30K on the big name brands.
Thanks for your comments about UniRoyals. I've never know anyone who owns this brand, and research I've done, seems to point that they're very under-rated !

UniRoyals' are made under the Michelin label family, and outstanding brand.
However, not all UniRoyals are made in the U.S., some are made in the Phillipines and maybe Korea? The quality of tires from these countries, doesn't seem to be on the same standard as U.S.

Will research UniRoyals more before considering....
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Ill offer another vote for Coopers.

I have run quite a few tires on various trucks over the past few years in mixed usage. I do quite a bit of towing, typically loads well north of 10k lbs, as well as regular winter trips up to Pittsburg. Just this past year tried the Cooper AT3 XLT for the first time, and I have to say I'm very impressed so far. They are very quiet, ride great and are honestly the best non dedicated snow tire I've ever used in the snow. I cant speak to wear just yet as I only have ~7k miles on them, but thus far I have zero complaints.
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