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Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by powerboatr, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Adieu

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    112s vs 113s? Thats actually cause theyre different sizes.

    I posted stock GatorL 18" size as per door sticker. Cuz that's what they went onto

    Your tires' max weight will depend on inflation much more than amything else, btw. Chronic underinflation of LTs is practically an American tradition.


    If youre worried about pasenger/cargo overloads, plenty of people run em 1000 - 1500 lbs overloaded, and probably 2000 lbs over sticker on ELs... main thing there if trying to play it safe would be actually airing up your tires, much moreso than tire choice.

    Regarding trailers, I'm no expert but the alllowed tongue weights are miniscule vs. the amount of crap and people mass you can pile in the back... if you catch a catastrophic blowout while towing, it's gonna be road hazards shredding a tire.... where LT load E might *possibly* help, but two different weight rating P tires? NOOPE



    PS for the folks who didn't catch it, btw: "Michelin LTX M/S2 Highway" ARE *NOT* LT tires. Theyre highway pasenger tires with some weather capability only.
    "LTX" means nothing, just that they make em in sizes for pickups and suvs
     
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  2. Dennis_H

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    Anyone have experience with the
    Bridgestone - Dueler H/L Alenza Plus?
    They are on sale right now at Costco with $70 off a set and 1 cent installation, so basically $130 off a set. 80K tires.
    There are also several other Bridgestone Dueler H/T tires on sale also. The 840, 684 II, and 685.

    I am currently running the Michelin LTX M/S2 tires. I am running P275/65R18 size. That is the one they have for the Alenza Plus. I think door sticker is P255/70R18. The other Dueler H/Ts are the sticker size.

    Opinions?
     
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    As everyone will tell you, $70 manufacturer rebates are an "eternal sale" run by just about every brand

    Flip thru some guy-oriented magazine you'll always see a bunch
     
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    That's true, one of the brands have that running most of the time The free install does help though. Was mostly looking for info on those Bridgestone models. Anyone have experience with the Alenza on an Expedition?
     
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    Does that installation include speed balance? Thanks
     
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    It includes mounting, lifetime balancing (speed balancing, nothing fancy), lifetime rotation, and 5-year road hazard. Sam's Club is the same. I think BJ's is as well.

    As I said in my previous post, this is what makes this unbeatable or nearly unbeatable deals. These clubs already have tire pricing on most tires that virtually no one can beat and once you toss in the mount/balance/road hazard, it's not even close.
     
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    I am shopping tires too. Sale at Sames today only. Free mounting and $70 off. $205 each
    On Michelin LTX M/S2 - P255/70R18 112T
    Are these something I would want?
    I realize they are Passagner tires, but only tow small aluminum boat. Thanks
     
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    Original owner '97 Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4X4:
    *I ran the OEM Goodyears (P265/70R17) until nearly 76,000 miles.
    *second set was Michelin LTX M/S to 142,000 miles (best rated/ride quality at the time based on Tire Rack). Independent dealer w/military discount.
    *third set was Michelin LTX M/S2 (top pic) up to December 2017 odometer broken. Independent dealer w/military discount.
    *fourth set also Michelin LTX Defenders (bottom pic) (LT/M/2 morphed to Defender line) 11 months ago. Also an independent dealer w/military discount.

    Each set was OWL lettering and rotated every 5,000 miles.

    Each independent dealers offered lifetime tire maintenance, rotation, air, road hazard etc. and either mail in or instant rebate. had a few tire repairs out of state and either hand carried or faxed bill for repair reimbursement. Old LTX.JPG
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    Thanks.
     
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    I bought these Nittos, NT 421Q, and they are holding up very well. 30,000 and almost no wear. Great specs and warranty. Made in Georgia I was told.Very quiet. 75,000 warranty
    https://www.discounttire.com/compare/product
     

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