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Help me choose a tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by campthewestcoast, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    campthewestcoast

    campthewestcoast [OP] Oceanfisherman

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    Need a better tire on my 06 taco dc V-6 long bed for towing dry and wet highways. Trailer wieghts 3500lbs, using a WDH and brake controller (truck and trailer sit level). The tires I have now are michelin LTX m/s 2 with 40,ooo miles with good tread, looking to replace soon. Since I got this heavier trailer, starting from a dead stop, the tires brake loose on dry pavement. The michelin's have preformed well otherwise. The small tread pattern could be a factor. 90% of my driving and towing is highway. Should I look at dunlop or firestone?
     
  2. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Between those two I would definitely say Firestone, but both would be a step down from the michelins.

    But there are plenty of good tires out there:


    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=HAS


    The michelins you already have rank #1 for dry traction in the highway all season category.
     
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