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Old 05-12-2022, 11:50 AM   #41
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You know that surprised me on the Defenders. Every place I checked, including Walmart, was within a dollar on the list price. Believe they were all either 358 or 359?.....I didn't expect that kind of uniformity in pricing. Last time I found variances like you did - $100 or so but not this time.
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Old 05-12-2022, 12:28 PM   #42
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I have Michelin Defenders on my 2020 F350 pulling a 16,000lb Montana. The fronts lasted just under 30k miles. The rears look like they might make 50k. Flattened the inside driver-side rear the other day. Iím riding in the spare. Ran over a large staple putting 2 holes, one large and one small, about an inch apart. The tire store said it couldnít be repaired because a single patch wonít work and they canít put a second patch because it will overlap the first. Best deal I can find is from Simple Tire at $316 plus $16 to mount and balance. I usually get my Michelins from Costco but when I brought them the dually for new front tires, they said they would only do dually as if I bought six or more tires. Go figure. I ended up sourcing the tires from an Augusta, GA Ford dealer. Wonít do that again Ö but thatís another story. My truck TPMS will alarm whenever truck tire pressure falls 20lbs below prescribed. So, I can - and always do - keep my fuel performance on the small screen.

Is that truck TPMS OE or an aftermarket product? I haven't seen an option in my menus (that I recall) for having an alarm sound for the truck tpms. After this little episode I'm going to look and if no consider TST sensors for the truck.
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:26 PM   #43
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Not to date myself, but l haven't bought firestone since the 70's when 3 of 4 of my "500,s" failed and they replaced with 721's which 2 failed. Michelin ever since with no issues other the occasional flat.
On another note, if it's a Chevy 3500 it does not come with TPMS, at least my 2017 didn't. Standard on 2500 but not 1 ton, now I get to spend $300 to add something that has been standard equipment for a decade or more.
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Old 05-12-2022, 02:41 PM   #44
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I just replaced the Michelins on my truck with Sailuns. The quote for Michelins was was approximately $1590.00 I got the Sailuns for $740.00 mounted, balanced and free rotation. We've had two sets of Sailuns on our Montana and never a single tire issue so I decided to go ahead and try a set on truck and keep the $750.00 difference in my pocket
My 2019 Dually came with Michelins ~6! They wore out quickly. Changed to Sailun also, over 30,000 miles and still look great! Only wear noticed is both front have slight wear on outside edges.
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:00 PM   #45
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I believe the tires I just had dismounted from my Ram 2500 were Firestone Transforce. I bought them used on a second set of rims so I could have studded snow tires mounted on one set of rims. I ran those tires for one season and when I got my studded tires mounted last winter, the tire shop told me they would need to be replaced in the spring. This spring, I started tire shopping and picked Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685 tires. Being retired military, I checked the Exchange website, and they have an agreement with Simple Tire. I got all for tires for a little over $978 shipped to my door. I got a local shop to mount and balance them for about $125, then my regular tire shop did a courtesy seasonal swap between my studded tires and the new Bridgestone's just before Easter. We took a 1k mile round trip with the trailer for Easter and I was very pleased with the ride of the new tires. We'll be taking a longer trip this summer, so I'll get a better idea of how well they are performing, but so far, I'm a happy camper.
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Old 05-12-2022, 04:22 PM   #46
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I just replaced the Michelins on my truck with Sailuns. The quote for Michelins was was approximately $1590.00 I got the Sailuns for $740.00 mounted, balanced and free rotation. We've had two sets of Sailuns on our Montana and never a single tire issue so I decided to go ahead and try a set on truck and keep the $750.00 difference in my pocket
I put Sailun Terramax A/T4S All-Season 275/70-18 tires on my F250 about 35K miles ago. The Michelin LTX all terrain tires that were OEM lasted around 45K. They would have gone through the winter, but being in northern Michigan, I just didn't feel comfortable running them through another of our winters, so I replaced them at least 6 months sooner than I anticipated.

Currently, the Sailun's are showing very little wear, are as quiet as when I first installed them, and ride as well as any tire I've had. To say I'm satisfied would be an accurate understatement. If I needed replacements, I'l look at another set of these as the primary choice.

Currently they are $209 each at WalMart. When I bought them, they were $159, so a significant price increase in the past 2 years. But, what hasn't gone up at least 25% in that time ????

I think you'll like the Sailun's. I sure do.
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Old 05-12-2022, 06:40 PM   #47
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An interesting note, we had a Chevy Trailblazer that came with Goodyear Fortera HL's and the original tires lasted for 75K miles and had no wear issues. After they needed replacing I decided to go with another set since the OEM tires lasted so long. I don't recall where I bought them or even how much I paid but the second set were worn out before 40K miles?! Obviously there is a difference in compound! Didn't see that coming.
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Old 05-14-2022, 01:03 PM   #48
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Yep. Had a set of Falken Wildpeak AT3Wís installed in March. A cool $1520 out the door for four, with no road hazard or additional warranties. Crazy.
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