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 10-05-2008, 22:30 Post: 157036
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Need advice from the members. I have over 200K on my silverado 1500 ext cab 4x4. Ya all know I pull my tractor but very very rarely. Now and then I pull a car trailer but very very rarely. In my case, are a LT tire the best bet or can I go with a P
I an looking at P245/75R16 109 S owl. Sams has em for 120 bucks. I have always bought the best I could afford in the past but my ambition level has dropped and my mileage is gettin to the point where I dont want to spend another c note.
Saftey is top though so what do you all think?






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 10-05-2008, 22:47 Post: 157037
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The difference is typically in the number of plies and the load rating (how much weight the tire can carry). Did it come originally with P tires? (sticker on door jamb might say) Often half ton trucks do come with P tires from the factory.

LT tires cost more, have more plies for a higher load range, allow higher max air pressure, have a higher max load carrying capacity and are a bit more rugged. They also weigh more, get a bit worse mileage, and run hotter which shortens tread life.

If you're within weight carrying capacity and don't drive much on very rough roads I'd say a P tire would be fine.






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 10-05-2008, 22:51 Post: 157038
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Its amazing how one can look on this net for an hour and not be able to find the product that cam with the truck. I will run out right now and look at that door jam (never thought of that, thanks)






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 10-05-2008, 22:57 Post: 157039
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P245/75's Thanks K!!! I think that makes up my mind. I know it will be tough to "get over" that manly thing of having LT tires but I would like to save a few bucks. I had a trail game camera stolen last month and want to replace it (200) so if I save bucks on the tires it will lessen the pain (and maybe save the life of the B-sturd) if I ever find out who dunn it!
So "P" it is!!!!
Any one else like to add ideas? EW?? I am sure you have "EXTRA XL " LT tires on yers? Laughing out loud






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 10-05-2008, 23:06 Post: 157040
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Glad to help, maybe those two years running a tire store weren't a complete waste.

Yesterday I replaced the P tires on my Tacoma with 6-ply LTs, mostly because 20% of the mileage is driven on gravel roads and these are a bit more rugged. I'm hoping they cut down on the number of flats I get (usually 3-4 per year).






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 10-06-2008, 07:06 Post: 157044
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In one of the tire changes on my Trunda ended up with the heavier capacity tire and sure don't like them. Ruff.

Ken, just wondering what brand of tire were you having so many flats with? In talking with a couple of local tires shops understand and my experience supports it, that Uniroyal (is Goodrich their sister company?) have a tire that is terrible for picking up and going flat from the oddest things. Spark plugs, tooth off of hair pick, and for me, broken wrench, chanable screw driber bit, and one more I don't remember. Got away from their tires and also flats. kt






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 10-06-2008, 07:55 Post: 157046
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We've been living here for eight years and all our vehicles have had lots of flats, brand of tire or price paid really doesn't seem to matter. We've had Firestone, Bridgestone, Toyo, Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, BF Goodrich and Dunlop and assorted off brands. In my tire days some designs did seem to be more prone to flats. The gravel road takes it's toll too, the best tires never get more than 30k miles.






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 10-06-2008, 11:15 Post: 157048
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Guess you buy road hazarded coverage. Smile






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 10-06-2008, 21:34 Post: 157065
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I see Sams club has a decent price on their road hazard plan. My buddy has used it a few time. Have you seen where they will fix flats for free for as long as the tires have 2/32 of tread or more?
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P245/75R16 109 S OWL Bridgestone DUELER H/T 684. Consumer report has a decent view on these (not great but decent for the money though it is the best review dollar for dollar.
Anyone have an opinion about these?
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I went with H/T istead of A/T because recently I travel almost entirely on hyway. In the old days I never knew what I would drive thru. You think H/T is ok considering I pull that trailer but only occasionaly? Thank






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 10-06-2008, 22:14 Post: 157067
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Not sure about the weather where you are but generally highway tread is fine, are they all season? Here we buy from Les Schwab and they have free flat repair and rotations for life. Their road hazard is great too. Not sure how Sam's Club works, but often those warranties are something like free replacement for the first 50% of tread life and prorated if less. At 2/32 the tire is worn out, if it rains a lot there I'd be replacing at 3 or 4/32.






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