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Old 03-12-2004, 04:17 AM
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I'm looking for new tires for the tow vehicle (2wd chevy dually diesel, auto with a 4.10 and detroit locker) I need to know what others are using. I'm thinking I'll be putting the boat (38' scarab on a triple axle steel Eagle trailer) in and out of the water at the local launch ramp ( Metro Beach in Harrison Twp, Mi) What are some recommendations of specific types of tires to look for considering my circumstances. On a side note I don't drive the truck much during the winter but during the summer I also pull a 28' enclosed car trailer so tire noise is not a big deal and I don't want tires wearing out at 10,000 miles from the loads I pull.
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firestone steeltex r4s... last forever. and don't make a noise.

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My BGF All Terrains work very well. They ride quiet, and grip very well on the ramps.
I get about 50,000 out of a set (I drive hard).
They're expensive, but worth it.
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I put on the BFG's as well on my truck, it is a SRW truck, and I have put 10,000 miles on them so far and they still look almost new....
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If you are not concerned about off road traction, and the boat ramp is the only slippery place you're likely to encounter, I'd recommend a quality highway tire with sipes cut into the tread. Some Michelins (sp?) have these from the factory, and some tire stores can cut them into tires' tread for a few dollars. They offer great traction in the wet, and actually cool the tire from heat-build up.
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Has anybody heard anything about Kumho tires. I checked out Tirerack.com and saw great reviews about the Kumho Road Venture AT KL-41. It sounds great from the reviews, and the price is attractive, but Kumho is a relativly new tire company to the states. Chart, I hear what your saying about the sipes and I think that is a good idea. Your right the launch ramp is the only slippery place I would encounter, and I dont want to be sitting on the launch ramp spinning my tires trying to pull out #12,000 of boat. For those that are wondering why I didn't get a 4wd. I got this truck 4 years ago with low mileage (especially for a diesel) and have thought about getting a 4wd, but getting a diesel truck as nice as mine is out of the pocketbook
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