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Old 12-24-2010, 02:47 AM
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Best Dually tires?

I got a 08 crew cab long bed Dually with the stock 245/75 R17 BFG Rugged trails. The stock tires are doing good, but in the winter the tread will fill with snow and the rear end will tend to float behind me and I was wondering what other Dually drivers are rolling with that has good traction in the snow. My buddy has a set of good year Duratracs on his 3/4 ton and likes them so far but Iam wondering if they will have any traction on a Dually?
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I've been doing lots of research on tires lately for my 06 F350 4x4.I have brigestone revo's on the front which I really like.I have BF Goodrich A/T on the back and they suck,they still have tread but they are no longer round so driving down the road it vibrates like crazy.If your truck isn't 4x4 I came across bridgestone blizzacks in an E rating if you want to run different tires in the summer.Best thing to do I found was do your research on tirerack.com or discount tire.
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Well in the 185K miles I've had 2 sets of BFG rugged trails, they had very good tread life and a good ride but no grip. If I wasn't on pavement, I was in 4x4 mode. Both sets lasted over 70K miles. Then I tried a set of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor. Took them back within the 30 day ride satisfaction period. They were horrible. Good offroad traction, good ride, but not tough and were very "squishy/squirmy". I made a 2300 mile "white knuckle" trip to Colorado and back for an Elk hunt, swaying all the way. Scared several truckers and myself as it appeared the old man in the dually pulling the 38' toyhauler wasn't in control. And ruined one tire on a regular ole dirt/rock road. Next was a set of BFG's ATKO tires. Handled very well, no sway, good traction rode well but didn't last but about 25K miles. Now I'm on a set of "Multi-Mile Wild Country® Radial XTX Sport Tire" built by Cooper I believe. Ride is good, traction is great, a little sway when loaded but not like the GY's, and wearing well so far. 14K'ish and can't tell any wear yet. We'll see.
So if you find that "perfect" tire, let me know.
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I got a 08 crew cab long bed Dually with the stock 245/75 R17 BFG Rugged trails. The stock tires are doing good, but in the winter the tread will fill with snow and the rear end will tend to float behind me and I was wondering what other Dually drivers are rolling with that has good traction in the snow. My buddy has a set of good year Duratracs on his 3/4 ton and likes them so far but Iam wondering if they will have any traction on a Dually?
The BFG tire is probably the best for snow, you just need to add about 500lbs. of weight in the front of the box or right over the rear axle, that's what I used to do with my Dodge and it was a 2wd truck. I've had the best luck with BFG and Michelins on a dually for tire wear and traction. Also check on BFG's commercial line of tires.

A dually is not known for traction in the snow because the duals disperse the weight.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:34 AM
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I have yokohama geolander at/s tires on mine. I bought them cause the price was right and i really needed tires. We had 15 inches of snow last weekend and i was impressed, the truck went wherever i wanted to go. I was out on the road before the plows were. I didnt expect the tires to do so well but i was fooled.
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I have the Michelin LTX on mine. Great tires, smooth and I have over 35k on them and still lots of life left! Off road, I'm thinking there's better choices but for 75%-80% road, they're great.
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I have the Michelin LTX on mine. Great tires, smooth and I have over 35k on them and still lots of life left! Off road, I'm thinking there's better choices but for 75%-80% road, they're great.
agree....tough $$$$ they will be my next set of tires.
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I put the BFG KM2's 255/80/17 on my '05 and have been very impressed so far. They are a little over 33" tall and look awesome on the truck. Good street manners, very good in mud and snow, and just a slight hum going down the highway. I have 12000 miles on them and they are wearing very well. I would guess 50000+ miles no problem.
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