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Tires

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Mang1, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    I'm looking for the best 245/75/16 8 or 10 ply tires to put on my 1995 chevy 2500. I don't want to go any bigger because of the gas mileage. Any suggestions?
     
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I run these on everything of mine.

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  3. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    reasonably priced?
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    ~$700 a set.
     
  5. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    lookin for somethin maybe a little cheaper
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    But you said

    LOL
     
  7. Mang1

    Mang1 Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 7

    lol yea i guess so
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    After further review it doesn't appear that I can get the BFG look alike tread in a 265 and the load rating I want.

    So this looks like the next best thing.

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    If I where to get these I think the walnut shell would be worth the money. Don't you?
     
  11. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I put Hankook RF10s on my chevy dually this spring. I havent used them in the winter of plowing but according to the reviews they are really good in the snow and ice. I will be putting a set on my 03 ford and my 99 so i hope they are good.

    The ones on my chevy are a 225 something/16 and they were only $125 a tire.

    I attached a pic, its kinda hard to tell but the tread depth is pretty deep.

    Chevy paint chevy 019.JPG
     
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Absolutely!
     
  13. hdelectraglide

    hdelectraglide Member
    Messages: 62

    Im looking at a goodyear duratrac its a 10ply
     
  14. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    I had cooper atr's and wrangler rts, and by far the best ones i have now are Chaparral a/p...Have been very very good in deep snow and not too loud on pavement..paid 550.00 installed
     
  15. For sale
    I love these Cooper Discover M&Snows 235/85-16
    two winter plowing seasons and we are buying new tires for all of the plows this year so I am going
    to offer these.
    Plenty of tread as we usually either switch mounted summer tires or have other trucks to drive in
    warm weather

    Pictures available
    Probably half price + UPS , negociable
    tc
     
  16. sltboss02

    sltboss02 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    hankook dynapro rfo4 is a great tire for snow have had them on 4 of my plow trucks they hook real good. this is an old post but if you haven't bought tires yet i know a guy that has a set of the firestone AT's that are brand new that he is lookin to get like $400 out of. they got put on and he took them off to put on bfg's. 245/75/16
     
  17. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I have had really good results with treadwright tires. I would say the walnut shell is a good investment - the walnut shells are designed to fall out leaving pockets for extra traction. They are even adding crushed glass to the compound for extra traction.

    Last winter i pulled a one ton dump loaded with salt that was almost on it's side out of a ditch using my 3/4 ton Ford and if it wasn't for the traction of my tires, I wouldn't have been able to get him out.
     
  18. sltboss02

    sltboss02 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    thanks for the info
     
  19. Bashby

    Bashby Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I like to go to tirerack.com and read reviews, lots of good info there
     
  20. infineon954

    infineon954 Senior Member
    Messages: 235

    I had a set of firestone transforce on my f-250 and my 06 gmc...Awesome treadlife!! I wanted something different this year dso I got a set of TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T...So far I love them...Great looking and excellent traction...No roadnoise either