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Old 08-19-2017, 10:22 PM   #1
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I pull a gooseneck 24' with 12 to 14 k everyday. Do I need to keep load range E? I'm thinking yes but not 100% confident. I do not under any circumstance want bfg all terrain tires. I can't get them to last over 35k. I know I haul heavy things yada yada but even the oil guys gripe, any tire suggestions? I have a 4x4 I'd like an all terrain.
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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I put load range e on all tires and all my trucks 3/4 and over

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I would defiantly run 10 ply


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If I could find load range "F" for my trucks I'd put them on.

And by the way, I doubt you would find a tire place that will downgrade your tires to load range "D". You crash that rig with the wrong tires and you could be in a world of hurt legally.

As far as tire recommendations, I have good service out of Firestone brand, some friends of mine run Michelin and think they are worth the premium $.
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I had Ds on a one ton Chev and all the belts inside the tire broke and they got completely chopped before wearing through the tread. Es only for me thanks.

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I have a transit 250 that came with 10 plys from ford. When they wore out at 29k miles I got the cheapest 10 ply available. Firestone Transforce HT. Outstanding tires for towing. The difference in stability was 10 fold. My Transit is around 7000 lbs and the trailer varies from 3-5 thousand. Even at my max combined weight rating the tires are the best I've had in 15 years of contracting.

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I have a transit 250 that came with 10 plys from ford. When they wore out at 29k miles I got the cheapest 10 ply available. Firestone Transforce HT. Outstanding tires for towing. The difference in stability was 10 fold. My Transit is around 7000 lbs and the trailer varies from 3-5 thousand. Even at my max combined weight rating the tires are the best I've had in 15 years of contracting.

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purchased 2 sets of these tires

purchased them as take offs and paid 500 a set back when the oilfield needed more of an aggressive tread


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I run Bridgestone Duravis M700 on my Chevy 2500.

I never rotate my tires. I got 70,000 miles out of the original fronts and about 50,000 out of the backs.
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I have E rated KO's on my Excursion, ordered a new set today. Will have them installed later this week.

Can't get them in raised white any more. This sucks.

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Last time I needed Load Range E tires I went to the RV forums and researched what lasted and produced good traction. The Bridgestone Dueller HT seemed to come out on top. I left the white walls in the 50's...
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Getting four newBridgestone Duravis M700's 265/70-17 tomorrow.
$1104.68 out the door.
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I got about 95k out of the ta kos that came from the factory in my truck, replaced them with the ta ko 2s and have about 40k on them now. I'm not expecting to get 95 out of this set as they seem to be a softer compound ie quieter than the stock ones. E rated on a Ram 2500

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I got about 95k out of the ta kos that came from the factory in my truck, replaced them with the ta ko 2s and have about 40k on them now. I'm not expecting to get 95 out of this set as they seem to be a softer compound ie quieter than the stock ones. E rated on a Ram 2500

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I don't know how you guys get such good mileage out of tires, maybe it's because I'm on the brakes more but I can't get any tire to run more than 35k miles before it's toast.
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I don't know how you guys get such good mileage out of tires, maybe it's because I'm on the brakes more but I can't get any tire to run more than 35k miles before it's toast.
Stop doing burnouts and donuts!

On my first set I did a lot of highway driving, 100+ miles a day. The roads I generally travel are pretty smooth, too. Aside from that, I made sure I kept the pressure where it was supposed to be and rotated them as recommended in the manual.

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Stop doing burnouts and donuts!

On my first set I did a lot of highway driving, 100+ miles a day. The roads I generally travel are pretty smooth, too. Aside from that, I made sure I kept the pressure where it was supposed to be and rotated them as recommended in the manual.

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What pressure are you running? I know the door sticker says 80 rear 65 front.
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As you can guess it's tire time for me...I have my eye on the K02s as well...
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What pressure are you running? I know the door sticker says 80 rear 65 front.
I have a 2012, 60 up front and I can go down to 45 in the rear if I'm empty, or bump up to 70 loaded/towing

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As you can guess it's tire time for me...I have my eye on the K02s as well...
I like them. The only times I've had any grip issues were when the ground was a little wet and I was on an uphill exit/entrance loop with an empty bed, but that was because I was going a little too fast for conditions.

I got them at the dealership with their buy 3 get one almost free because of the cost of the tire. It was just under 1000 including alignment

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Happened to be next to my truck, I'm at about 5/32 rear, 6/32 front after 40k

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I have a 2012, 60 up front and I can go down to 45 in the rear if I'm empty, or bump up to 70 loaded/towing

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If I have less than 70 in the rear I get warning lights popping up on my dash. Even though I think 80 PSI unloaded is brutal. I delivered a thousand cans of beer to a friend's cottage in the summer and had my truck unloaded for the first time in almost 2 years. Almost scary the way the back end bounces around without any load.

My current tires are wearing a little un-even. Probably time for an alignment and new boots.

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