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Posted: 8/23/2017 1:20:28 PM EDT
I had another thread on this a few days ago, but want to start fresh.  

I am seeking a highway tire.   A quiet tire.   Car like tread pattern for maximum gas mileage.

The truck will never go off road.   Or in the snow.   Or mudding.   Or stump pulling.

I simply want a quiet highway car like tire.    Or, shd I sell truck and get a Prius??   *_*
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:23:50 PM EDT
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Michelin defender or LTX. I'd at least get a 265 width, your truck will look like it missed leg day

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:33:12 PM EDT
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That's a skinny tire.... Even my Frontier came with 260's.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:34:08 PM EDT
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wider the tire the more the ass end floats
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:34:12 PM EDT
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Wasn't there a thread here the other day about some walmart special where this exact tire size was on sale for around $30 each?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:35:42 PM EDT
[#5]
Michelin LTX
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:39:59 PM EDT
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These are Michelin LTX LT245s and are awesome street tires. (I also have a Prius, and they have a much stiffer ride than you expect).  I think they are 75 16s but can't be sure.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:41:12 PM EDT
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Wasn't there a thread here the other day about some walmart special where this exact tire size was on sale for around $30 each?
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Yeah I think so.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:41:42 PM EDT
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Michelin defender or LTX. I'd at least get a 265 width, your truck will look like it missed leg day

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This have em both  on my avalanche.

Very quiet
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:43:18 PM EDT
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That's a skinny tire.... Even my Frontier came with 260's.
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The tire info on the door jamb calls for 245's.   I have 265's on it (wore out) right now......i just don't need that much tire.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:49:40 PM EDT
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I had a set of Mastercraft Courser LTR in that size. They were cheap, quiet, great on gas, and wore like iron. They SUCKED in snow. You don't care about snow so these may be a good tire for you. IIRC Mastercraft are made by Cooper.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:51:25 PM EDT
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235/85/16s
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:01:37 PM EDT
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I just did a shitload of research on tires for my Sierra Denali - and went with Michelin LTX Defenders at Costco.  I don't even remember what tires I had on it, but the Defenders are a HUGE improvement in ride, and very quiet.  70k or 80k treadwear warranty.

The Defenders are the next iteration/generation of the LTX M/S 2 tire, which was arguably the best overall all-season/highway tire.

I run LT245-75R16 load range E tires on my Suburban 2500.  They are a little smallish, but I don't want to put any additional stress on suspension components with a lift and/or bigger tires.  I beat the snot out of that truck pulling trailers as heavy as 8600 lbs.  I honestly don't get the whole lift/big tire thing - you're intentionally overstressing driveline and suspension components, causing them to fail prematurely, just to have a certain look/stance?  

The truck fora I frequent are littered with threads about shimmies, shakes, vibrations, grinding noises, rubbing, bad CV angles, etc - just to get the brodozer look?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:02:20 PM EDT
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running firestone destination, over 60k on them so far
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:03:06 PM EDT
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Michelin LTX.

I have the AT/2 version on my Ram that is their more aggressive 'all terrain' tire and they're super quiet, I can only imagine the Defender/MS version is quieter.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:06:48 PM EDT
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Michelin defender or LTX. I'd at least get a 265 width, your truck will look like it missed leg day

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This^^^^^

8654
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:11:22 PM EDT
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Here's a pic of the truck.   2002 2 wheel drive.    It really runs and shifts nice.   Was our old retired company truck.   Just had it delivered from Dallas a few days ago.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:16:17 PM EDT
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For u southern guys wondering why I wld have an old tired truck like this shipped in, here's what Michigan road salt does.   One of my co-workers owns this truck.   Early 2000's Ford.    

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:16:19 PM EDT
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Most tire shops won't mount 265's on stock wheels.......
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:19:49 PM EDT
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These are Michelin LTX P245s and are awesome street tires. (I also have a Prius, and they have a much stiffer ride than you expect).  I think they are 15 70s but can't be sure.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/3561/TruckLoRes-101728.jpg
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That looks really nice.   But doesn't the "P" stand for passenger tire?   How much load do u give up by going with "P" vs "LT"?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:24:41 PM EDT
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General grabber at2
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:26:17 PM EDT
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I am using the Firestone Destination LE on my old F250, quiet, good ride. They are supposed to 60K, we shall see. I have about 5K on them, I quite like them so far.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:27:25 PM EDT
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That looks really nice.   But doesn't the "P" stand for passenger tire?   How much load do u give up by going with "P" vs "LT"?
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These are Michelin LTX P245s and are awesome street tires. (I also have a Prius, and they have a much stiffer ride than you expect).  I think they are 15 70s but can't be sure.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/3561/TruckLoRes-101728.jpg
That looks really nice.   But doesn't the "P" stand for passenger tire?   How much load do u give up by going with "P" vs "LT"?
Oops, reflexive mistake, they are LTs. They are also 75 16s.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:27:56 PM EDT
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LTX/thread.  
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:33:14 PM EDT
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I had a set of Mastercraft Courser LTR in that size. They were cheap, quiet, great on gas, and wore like iron. They SUCKED in snow. You don't care about snow so these may be a good tire for you. IIRC Mastercraft are made by Cooper.
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I have the ATX, great in snow,sucks on the pavement .
So I went with BF Goodrich Long trails from Walmart
Long Trail
I ordered online and had them shipped to Walmart for free mounting
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:49:31 PM EDT
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LTX M/S

They're damn good tires and actually do really good in mud.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 3:11:16 PM EDT
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Michelin LTX.

I have the AT/2 version on my Ram that is their more aggressive 'all terrain' tire and they're super quiet, I can only imagine the Defender/MS version is quieter.
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They get a thumbs down for wear from users.

It's weird. They get a 4.6/5 but for the most part the replies you can see are negative.

Upper right near "Find my tire" it says Not yet available
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:00:37 PM EDT
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Most tire shops won't mount 265's on stock wheels.......
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Is it a narrow wheel or something? 265 is the standard width on a lot of trucks and SUV now . my jeep GC has 265/60s stock.
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