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Old 08-25-2019, 12:20 PM   #31
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I don't often talk about my truck tires because I use all terrain tires that are a bit more expensive than the run-of-the-mill all rib tires usually used.

My first two sets of tires were the straight rib tires. The OE tires were GY Wranglers and they started breaking-out at just above normal starting torque at the 20K mile mark. I replaced them with a set of Generals with a little stiffer compound. Same result at about 20K miles.

I researched the GY Silent Armor and was worried about the noise from the "AT" design. It was unwarranted. I got nearly 40K with them. Since then I've exclusively used the Kelly Edge AT. They are just as durable as the GY Silent Armor, last just as long and I buy them and get them installed at the US Army post exchange at Fort Bragg, At the post exchange they are discounted about 15%, and no tax. So, for me, they are about $900.00 out the door for all six. They may be a little higher there now, it's been about 3 years since the last replacement.

There is a major Kelly truck tire plant at Fayetteville. My younger brother has worked there for many years. If you're ever in the area take a plant tour. It's impressive. (I've also toured the Michelin plant near Greenville, SC).

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/kelly-edge-at
I am in the same boat with miles/wear. Got a 2016 SRW 350 and first set of Mich Defenders lasted 24k, got some Bstone K02s. Have 17-18k now and 2 are ready to replace and the other 2 are not far behind

I dont understand how folks are getting some of the miles i hear. I will check out what you posted as well as the Sailuns, not sure if they have in a 20 or jot
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:36 PM   #32
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The Chinese have been making our consumables for so long now, they are better at it than we are.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:01 PM   #33
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we run a test

At work we run a test on the Saliuns on work trucks. We found that the tread chipped out on gravel we also found the side walls would cut easy when wet. Compared to the Michien At3. They were quiet on the pavement until the tread started to chip. We use 225/75 19.5 The continental tires though were not any better. Unfortunately not many brands of tires in that size. The F350 with 18 inch wheels we found the best so far is BF Goodrich AT K02.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:00 PM   #34
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Just had a set of Michelin defenders put on my f250 today at Sams,lt275 70 18 .
$898 including install and road hazard. Plus $85 sales tax.
Check their website often,often they have deals for 2 days only.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:22 AM   #35
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I just put Cooper XT fours on a 1 ton Dooley show I think theyre going to be very good in the BC mountains this winter
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:53 PM   #36
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The F350 with 18 inch wheels we found the best so far is BF Goodrich AT K02.
I have the 20" wheels and from experience the BFG AT KO2s are absolute junk compared to the Saliun's I replaced mine with. that was a pretty hard thing for me to admit, as the BFG ATs have been my favorite tire for the last 27 years.

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Old 08-27-2019, 03:27 AM   #37
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Leencharlotte, "first set of Mich Defenders lasted 24k" I can't imagine ANY set of Michelin only lasting that long. We have never gotten less than 65K from any set, and could have possibly gone longer on some. And yes, this is with hard commercial use and towing the heavy RV's. You should have had a heart to heart with the Michelin dealer after that.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:33 AM   #38
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Leencharlotte, "first set of Mich Defenders lasted 24k" I can't imagine ANY set of Michelin only lasting that long. We have never gotten less than 65K from any set, and could have possibly gone longer on some. And yes, this is with hard commercial use and towing the heavy RV's. You should have had a heart to heart with the Michelin dealer after that.
I agree...

We just changed out our Michelin's with 56,000 miles on them. About 35,000 of that was towing the fifth wheel over some pretty pathetic interstate highways. We could have easily gotten another 5K to 10K on them. The only reason for changing them now is the upcoming winter road conditions in Michigan. I just don't feel comfortable with "adequate for summer, not winter" tread depth. I even toyed with the idea to keep the Michelins and put them on again next summer, but at $60 to mount/balance, it just didn't seem to make "money sense" even though it may have made "tire sense".....

With only getting 24,000 miles, I'd bet Michelin would have made some kind of adjustment to your tires. Something just doesn't add up. We've always had more than 50K on every set of Michelins, regardless of how we've used them, even on the Mustang GT, and you can imagine the rear tire wear on that.....
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:58 AM   #39
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My last F350 came with Michelin and were changed at 54k as I was leaving on a long trip for 4 months. Replaced with the same and at trade the dealer said the tires were like new. They had almost 50k on them as well.
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Old 08-28-2019, 03:01 PM   #40
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I have to say there is definitely something wrong with 24k from Michelin tires. I've never gotten only 24k from any "normal" tire - and Michelin are the best IMO; that excludes the factory Firestone tires on a new 89 Cougar and a set of Yokohama off road tires I shredded....off road.

The current Defenders on my 2500 have been on it for 42,000 miles and still look new and have 10/32 tread left (just measured out of curiousity). They would probably go 75-80k (since they came with 13.5 32nds new) but they won't.....I replace tires at 40-50k so it's about time for these to go.

The Michelin Premier LTX tires on my previous SUV had about 40k on them when I got rid of the vehicle and they looked as good as these....
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