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Anyone ever run the 42" radial military tires?

I can get the 42" radial military tires for under a grand for all 4..but I hear they are horrible on the road and very heavy which causes balancing problems? Only seen these statements from 1/2 ton truck guys so looking for anyone that may have experience with these good or bad
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military grade tires, im sure there heavy as hell, eventually it would prolly tear up parts, just cause of weight and size

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I have read all over that they are around 200 lbs each and that they wear out really fast on the road.

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You can buy the 40's or the 42's...

Everything I've had experience with on these tires.. If you find a new pair (only a year or 2 old) They will do better on the street.. because they are softer... Big bonus of these as opposed to other 40+ tires is they are not very loud.

If you find an older set (3-5 years old) They will be very hard, Street manners wont be as good.. But they will wear like steel and last you a long time..

Though what they have already said, The Tires are HEAVY AS ****. and will wear down parts faster.. Expect to have to buy the most expensive Ball Joints/Breaks/Tie Rods, TRE's/ Driveshafts... Everything will need to be beefed up over time as stuff wears out, to ensure reliability..

But, If your stepping up to that sized tire, In a SuperDuty.. For the cost, those tires are the way to go.

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Guess I will be holding out for 40" Toyo Mt's..Not worth the extra hassle to get a set of cheap tires.
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I only ran the military Michelin XL's in the 38" size and they had pretty good road manners and high towing capacity but I thinks thats because they are so skinny as compared to my 42" tsl's I have also ran.

I have a set of those military Humvee tires on one of my trucks right now and real impressed with the road manners but they are so tiny!

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Guess I will be holding out for 40" Toyo Mt's..Not worth the extra hassle to get a set of cheap tires.
Any oversize tire will increase wear to the drivetrain.

I run Toy 37s on a 20" rim, tire alone weighs almost 100lbs each, I would guess 40s weigh close to 120... smaller wheel would have more rubber and more weight. Toyo's website should have the actual weights.
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