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Old 08-20-2014, 06:36 PM
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Michelin ltx a/t 2 is a good tire. High dollar though. Those are the all terrain ones. They also have a good street tread. Both 10 ply
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i would check with your local DOT before using recaps on the front.
they are against the law for use on steering axle in a lot of states.

Not in ND its not.
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I've gotten a lot of miles out of Yokohama Geolander A/T and Cooper Discoverer A/T and their A/T3's. Over 50,000 miles a set on trucks that run around 14,000lbs (97 SuperDuty) on one, and 11,000lbs on the other (99 F350). 235/85R-16's. The 19.5 rims are a lot heavier, as are the tires. They have much shorter sidewalls, tires are much stiffer, so they're going to ride rougher.
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I am running Firestone TransForce on my 96 and have been very happy with them.
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I've been really pleased with the Nitto Crosstek tires I have on my truck as well. They're a load range E tire rated for about 3100 lbs each and so far they have worn really well. They're not overly noisy and on-road feel is really good. They don't do too badly in light offroad situations either. They aren't the best I have had in the snow, but I doubt the OP will have to worry about that too much, lol. The only downside is that they don't make them in a 17" size. I'm not sure what the OP is running for wheels, but they are only available in 17", 18" and 20" sizes. That may be a deal breaker for many, unfortunately.
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Thank you guys as usual for all the info. I'm still not sure, what brand to go with. I realy would like to find some realy high mileage tire, similar to semi truck tires.

One more question here: what is the max width I can run without rubbing the dually's and without any spacers? I currently run 215.
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I was going through a ton of tires on my 08 F350, predominately in rear. I think tire pressure had to be set at 80lbs and was causing premature wear. Unfortunately, the TPMS would not allow me to lower pressure so I dealt with it. I had a couple sets of Michelin LTX A/T 2s and loved them. They were pricey but had a great ride and were very good in bad weather and snow. Goodyear makes a commercial truck tire that is used predominately in delivery vans, etc that is supposed to have long wear, but I never used it. I don't remember name think it was Duratrack or something like that. It was a 10 ply E rated tire though. Good luck.
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[quote=dieselsubmariner;14604157]Thank you guys as usual for all the info. I'm still not sure, what brand to go with. I realy would like to find some realy high mileage tire, similar to semi truck tires.

One more question here: what is the max width I can run without rubbing the dually's and without any spacers? I currently run 215.[/quote]
235/85R-16 is a common size for many dually pickups.
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Thank you guys as usual for all the info. I'm still not sure, what brand to go with. I realy would like to find some realy high mileage tire, similar to semi truck tires.

One more question here: what is the max width I can run without rubbing the dually's and without any spacers? I currently run 215.
The problem lies with the rims.

2wd trucks use 5.00" offset wheels and 215s
Vans use 5.15" offset wheels and 215s
4wds trucks use 5.35" offset wheels and 235s

So 4wd trucks have almost 3/4 of an inch more space between the rear rims than the 2wds do. This allows for room for the bigger 235 tire

I suggest getting 4wd rims if you want to run a 235 and actually USE them
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The problem lies with the rims.

2wd trucks use 5.00" offset wheels and 215s
Vans use 5.15" offset wheels and 215s
4wds trucks use 5.35" offset wheels and 235s

So 4wd trucks have almost 3/4 of an inch more space between the rear rims than the 2wds do. This allows for room for the bigger 235 tire

I suggest getting 4wd rims if you want to run a 235 and actually USE them
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I have four 4wd rims on the rear of my truck and 2wd rims on the front to set the tires out and give it the wider stance in the front. I had the 4wd rims on the front and it looked like the tire set in too far. Made it look like one of those trucks the raliroad uses to run on the tracks! LOL! I have 235 tires on mine. For a 2wd though, I'd probably stay with the 215s.
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OK..
did some more search on commercial tires yesterday and found some i like for my truck and they are available in the LT 215-85-16 E.. but ...., they are expensive:

Goodyear G949 RSA Armor Max.

anybody here used those?
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