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Tom (WI)    Posted 10-03-2017 at 09:40:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Good morning, I'm looking for some advice on the purchase of a set of truck tires for my F-250 super duty. I had a front tire blow out last week at 70 mph. and ended up with 6500 dollars worth of damage to my truck. The tire peeled like a retread. They were BF Goodrich All Terrain LT265/75R16 load E. I most likely won't be buying another set of these tires as I'm a little nervous it may happen again. What do you guys recommend for your large pickup trucks, no off roading, highway, country roads is about all I ride on. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks much guys, Tom....

    36 coupe    Posted 10-05-2017 at 07:36:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The Ford Explorer had alot of tire trouble with people running all terrain at 70/80 mph.These heavy treadded tires pile up at high speeds and peel.Pop Mechanics had high speed photos of the tread piling up when the tread hit the road.Ive seen many ball joint and tie rod end failures.I saw 2 55 Chevys lose a ball joint,one was coming at me on a steep hill,the other I was following behind.Driving at 70 mph is a fool stunt any way.

    Tom (WI)    Posted 10-04-2017 at 09:49:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks guys, Michelin are a bit pricey but really aren't they all. Now to do some price checking and review reading....

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 10-03-2017 at 23:37:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I started to go cheap on tires like you did. I read the reviews and kept going up and up and up. . . .Tirerack.com has reviews posted. Eventually you will get to a decent chunk of rubber that will not have problems. Michelin LTX is, I believe, at the top of the list. Michelin XRB (?) is also up there but rides like a truck tire. I liked it, the wife didn't.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-03-2017 at 16:10:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm running Goodyear Duratrac LT275/70/18 on my F150. Little bit of noise on the road but they sure treat you nice when your off road.

    steveVa    Posted 10-03-2017 at 11:53:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • They are a bit pricey, but you cannot beat Michelin Lt/X or most any tread Michelin that you like. They run really smooth and wear like iron. If your alignment is good they will last 60,000 miles. I have them on both of my Expeditions for over 12 years.
    I avoid Goodyear because they came apart on me just like yours and Goodyear would not honor their warranty, not that I wanted them again anyway...

    Walt/Tx    Posted 10-03-2017 at 12:57:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I agree on the Mics best tires out there for pickups but not cheap.

    steveVa    Posted 10-03-2017 at 13:05:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yep, last set I bought were $225 each. But I think Michelin has a $70 off a set deal going now. Cosco was the best place to get them due to their installation package.

    Dave (OK)    Posted 10-03-2017 at 10:38:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I am running Cooper discover R/T.They have a fairly aggressive tread and do good on dirt roads.

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