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Title: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: j20m715 on January 16, 2010, 06:27:53 PM
  What tire brand are you using, & why ?

  Load range F or G ?

  Im looking into the 245's, high traction.

  
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on January 16, 2010, 06:30:33 PM
use either 225 MT's or Hankook DH01's or 245 Oliver Super Traction's or Hankook DH01's.

I'm hopping to try a set of the 245 MTR's.

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: merlin5577 on January 16, 2010, 07:01:09 PM
245/75/R16 Michelin LTX A/T Load range E, and I Love em! You cant wear them out!
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: j20m715 on January 16, 2010, 09:45:04 PM
245/75/R16 Michelin LTX A/T Load range E, and I Love em! You cant wear them out!

 Im looking in the 245/70/19.5 sizes.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on January 16, 2010, 10:48:52 PM
Here's the only downside to the 245/70/19.5's; you're supposed to run them on a 6.75" wheel, and the stock wheels on our HD's are 6".

With that said, I'm running 245/70/19.5's and they seem to fit OK although it's obvious they're wider than should be on the given wheel.  If I get a real heavy load in the back they do stand a chance of rubbing sidewalls, too.

I've got Goodyear G647-RSS on mine, load range G, these are supposed to be Goodyear's "superb choice for high-scrub applications" which I consider close-quarters wrecker work to be - lots of manuevering.  With the weight of the HD itself and the wrecker unit and framework, plus towing around heavy trucks al the time, I figure G range is the way to go.  4410 lbs. each in a dual config., 4540 single, though I probably won't be running them at the max 110 PSI! :D

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on January 16, 2010, 11:05:16 PM
you run these ?
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/G647RSS.jpg)

Yikes those wouldn't a darn thing for me but run up a large wrecker bill . . .

I run these:

these last about 75,000 miles:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/th_OliverSuperTraction1.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/?action=view&current=OliverSuperTraction1.jpg)
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/th_OliverSuperTraction2.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/?action=view&current=OliverSuperTraction2.jpg)

these last 80-85,000 miles:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/th_225-245R195.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/?action=view&current=225-245R195.jpg)

these last about 50,000 miles:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/th_225R195.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/?action=view&current=225R195.jpg)

these last about 60,000miles:
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/th_245R195.jpg) (http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/?action=view&current=245R195.jpg)

So they all last a fairly good amount of pavement miles. . .
cost ranges from $120/tire-$180/tire. most i ever paid for a 19.5 was $225.

Now 16's in the same treads cost $200-$250/tire and only last 25-35,000 miles.

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on January 17, 2010, 07:27:19 PM
you run these ?
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/HURSTSSAMX69/Tires/G647RSS.jpg)

Yikes those wouldn't a darn thing for me but run up a large wrecker bill . . .

Not sure what you meant by that since you didn't explain, but yes, that's what I run.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on January 18, 2010, 01:40:32 AM
i was just wanted to make sure i had the right photo . . . I'm guessing you don't leave the paved road's much ?  ;D

I know i would be stuck all the time run such a tire  :'(

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on January 18, 2010, 10:04:36 AM
Yeah, we have a few paved roads here.  ::)  Texas ain't all mudholes and cow-towns... :D

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: j20m715 on January 18, 2010, 12:47:45 PM


  Im going to look into some wider wheels.
 
  Im wanting a high traction, floatation type tire.

  Richard, are you saying 245's with stock wheels loaded down will rub ?

 
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on January 18, 2010, 03:33:51 PM
They ride pretty close so I'm sure if you put an HD-sized load on them they will probably rub when used on the 6" wheels.  If you look up tire specs on a 245/70/19.5 you'll see the recommended wheel width is 6.75", where the stock 225/70/19.5 is recommended to a 6" wheel.

The forged aluminum wheels that Ricksons sell are 6.75" but they're gonna cost you $400+/ea unless you can find a different source for a 19.5 aluminum with the 10x7.25" (and 5.25" bore) pattern.  Mind you they've got them in steel too for like $260/ea.  The aluminum are about half the weight of the steels so that would be nice.  I wish I could afford a set; I'd have the aluminum 6.75" wheels all around on mine right now.

I've noticed some of the steel wheels Ricksons sells are just Accurides; stands to reason they may have sourced the aluminums from outside vendors as I seriously doubt they make them and are the sole distributor for them.  Some slight chance of finding them cheaper elsewhere.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on January 18, 2010, 03:46:36 PM
you can get 19.5's locally for a lot less money, new steal's are about $125 new alloy's are $250 . . . slavage yards toss them out for $25-$100 depending how nice the tires are . . .

I got a set of 6 once for $60 as they like new Biasply Mudder's, salvage yard guy's was like nobody run's these obsolete tires any more, i said i'll give ya $100 for'em he said make it $60 cash n git before i change my mind . . .

I was booking it never knew how heavy them Mud grips are till your doing the 25 yard dash 6 times  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Brooklyn Tow on January 31, 2010, 07:21:53 PM
Isn't there other ford and/or dodge 19.5 steel wheels that fit our rigs?

They look the same and fit right on.....Anyone?
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on January 31, 2010, 09:47:18 PM
Isn't there other ford and/or dodge 19.5 steel wheels that fit our rigs?

They look the same and fit right on.....Anyone?

I'd like to know that one also,,,,I know in the std 3500 series the 8 lug wheels would also bolt up, but the Ford had a larger hub hole diameter.

Ed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 01, 2010, 01:24:30 PM
If you take a look at the wheel specs, the bolt circle and hub bore of the other makes are not compatible.  One of the older Ford 10 lug 19.5's has the same bolt circle, but the hub bore is wrong, which is crucial since these are hub-piloted wheels.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Brooklyn Tow on February 02, 2010, 04:23:29 PM
How do you tell?......I recently put another rim on my truck in the rear, I matched them up pretty good as far as eyeballing it.....Now my outer right rear is wearing down (Evenly) and the inner stays fine.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 02, 2010, 10:37:03 PM
Not sure what you mean by eyeballing?  On hub-piloted wheels, the center hole in the wheel should fit reasonably snug to the hub.  The lugs are just holding the wheel on, they do not center it (that would be stud-piloted, like what you see on typical light trucks - half tons, etc. with the conical seat lug nuts.)  If the wheel has any real amount of play around the hub then it'll be the wrong wheel, or a damaged wheel.  If you run one of these I would be in a hurry to remove the wheels and carefully inspect the studs for damage from the wheel flopping on there.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 05, 2010, 09:46:16 AM
Pretty much any and all 8 and or 10 lug 19.5's will interchange . . .

Did you get your self some good traction tires yet ?

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 05, 2010, 11:40:23 PM
   I have 235/85R-16's on Mad Max,and 9.50R16.5's on the '76-of course these aren't <HD> trucks,either. what are the big differences between the "Plain ol'" one ton and the "3500 HD" one ton? Am I on the wrong Forum?
   Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 06, 2010, 08:00:33 AM
  I have 235/85R-16's on Mad Max,and 9.50R16.5's on the '76-of course these aren't <HD> trucks,either. what are the big differences between the "Plain ol'" one ton and the "3500 HD" one ton? Am I on the wrong Forum?
   Speed

In a nutshell the "OEM"  3500HD is a 15000lb GVW 2WD dually truck, straight axle up front, 10 lug 19.5" wheels, and has the distinguishable header panel under the grill. The frames are massive as compared to regular 1500, 2500 or 3500 GM trucks, seeing is believing. You'll see member 3500HD trucks with various conversions, ie crew cabs and 4X4 - not originally offered by the factory. If you have a dually..you're in the right place. The forum is a place for the beefy 3500HD and other dually trucks, read the 3500HD history section above and you'll learn more them...any dually requires a specific place for tech info and parts especially with wheels and driveline.

And BTW: I'm no expert..I learn something new here each day!
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: KargoMaster on February 06, 2010, 01:04:14 PM
I have 235/85R-16's on Mad Max,and 9.50R16.5's on the '76...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that "names" my vehicles...   :D

Good luck with the 16.5's...  that size tire is getting harder and harder to find... (I'm in the same boat with my HMMWV wheels, as they are also 16.5")



And to stay on topic...  Currently, I run a Bridgestone steer tire in front (that came to me with fairly good tread), and General(core)/Goodyear(retread) tires on the rear...  all in a 225/70-19.5 variety.

I have an extra 19.5 tire in great condition, but no extra wheel, which doesn't make me feel good...  but that will change... 8)
The front tires will also change when I get off my butt and toss the Dana60 under it.  ;D
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 06, 2010, 02:05:54 PM
   Thanks,Ed;
     By the 15,000 pound reference,you mean what the truck is rated for,not what it typically hauls,right? ;) Just about all of my trucks have been roped into hauling,or towing considerably more than they're rated for,usually short trips (10-300 miles) just to save time or the expense of renting a bigger truck. Besides,with the price of gas,I tend to load up pretty heavy so I won't have to make two trips. So far,about the only adverse effects have been bending the rear corners of the bed downward a little on Max-the mostly '74 one ton.
   Kargo Master;
   Actually,naming the latest truck "Rocky" was the PO's idea-she says that truck doesn't really start to work right until you ask it to do the impossible,then,when it looks hopeless,it digs in and does the job.  ;D And so far the 16.5's are doing okay,outside of one that leaks down around the bead. They are all about 80% still,so I'll go ahead and use em until replacement time,then scout up wheels to change size.
   Hey-will the 19.5's fit the hubs on my mid 70's one tons? What diameter do the wheel/tire assemblies measure out to? I'm just wondering if they'd give me a little taller overall ratio,maybe gain a few mpg's,lose a few rpm's? I'd probably have to either modify the fenders or work up a lift kit of some sort.
   Something to think about.....
     Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 06, 2010, 03:13:03 PM
Ironic, years ago 8 lug split rim budd 16.5's were the norm, but no one wanted them when the solid budd 16.5 came out. Then the 16" budd wheel became standard and nobody wanted the solid budd 16.5 (I know - I have full set of 16.5's that I can't move).

Now - the 16.5 tire is sought after??? ??? 

 
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 06, 2010, 03:54:26 PM
   I actually prefer the 16.5's for towing-the shorter,stiffer sidewalls make 'em a lot more stable than the 16's under a heavy load.
   Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 06, 2010, 03:59:25 PM
If you like the 16.5's then go get your self a set of 19.5's . . . nice handling, awesome tread wear just a good all around fantastic tire.

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: KargoMaster on February 06, 2010, 08:42:20 PM
You beat me to it Mike...

Also, as far as I know... there's only two load ranges available for the 19.5 tires...  "F" and "G" and at 90 psi...  

If you haul heavy stuff, you'll never go back...


Ed, I don't know about 16.5 tires being sought after...  I was just saying that it's not going to get any easier to find tires for them...
(side note...  Interco is the manufacturer of the 39.5" IROK tires that I have on the Heep, and they are on 16.5 HMMWV wheels that I run specifically for the DOT approved double bead lock... --think: 3psi, no worries about blowing a bead--  They are one of very few that know that a nice chunk of their business is still in the 16.5 size...)

Speed, run what you brung for sure... just know that the next set may be more difficult to find...  Overall dimensions...  If I remember correctly, the 225/70-19.5 wheel/tire at pressure are about 31 inches...  (by the numbers, should be 31.9in diameter) The 19.5's that many of us are talking about here are 3500HD specific...  they are 10 lug with a 7.25" diameter pattern... (pronounced: "wacky @ss lug pattern")  There are 8 lug 19.5 wheels... 8 x 6.5", just like your 70's 1-tons... Many here chuckle as we refer to those wheels as "Frito" 19.5's as they were pretty popular on the Frito-Lay (registered?  ;D) box truck (aka bread van, aka whatever else...  seems like different regions of the country called them different things...)  

Someotherguy can provide some first had info as he was running Frito 19.5's on his last green crew wrecker...  may she rust in pieces...  ;)
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 06, 2010, 11:17:23 PM
   That'd be a huge help;I thought the 19.5's would have a diameter enough larger to make my 4.10 axle a little happier on the highway,but my 16's are right at 31 inch diameter,and I think the 16.5's are about 30 inches. sounds like it wouldn't gain me much to switch to the 19.5's. (I guess if it meant THAT much to me,I could work up a set of those adapters and switch to 11R-22.5's;that'd give me a diameter of around 44 inches! Of course,I'd have to take the fenders clear off to have room for 'em.) I was also thinking about an NV4500 conversion until I saw what they're selling for...Never Mind!! But-who knows,maybe I'll find a free truck with one in it;hey-I was given a 1957 GMC 2 ton dump flatbed for free,so it could happen! (Damn! I guess I'll have to post pics of ALL my projects and toys!!)
   Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 06, 2010, 11:32:26 PM
You won't gain a thing my going to 11R22.5-24.5's but broken axles and smoked transmissions ;) . . .

19.5's come the same load ranges F, G, and H  ;D !

8-19.5 = 34.25" tall

8R19.5 = 33.5" tall

245/70R19.5 = 33.3" tall

225/70R19.5 = 32.5" tall

7.50-16 = 32.2" tall

9.50-16.5 = 32.2" tall

tall 235/85r16 = 32" tall

9.50R16.5 = 31.8 tall

Radials seem to run shorter then the Biasply's . . . But using the listed measurements you'll find the right 19.5's for you . . .

Direct bolt wheels can be had as cheap as $50 a rim . . . $120-$160/tire to $175-$225/tire tho . . . but they live 60,000 -110,000 miles.

I run Mudder's i get 60-75,000 miles from a set . . .

Mike


Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 06, 2010, 11:35:27 PM
Oh and if you really want there is a few brands offering 19.5's in load range J  ;D . . .

F = 12ply G = 14ply H = 16ply J = 18ply  M =  20ply  :o

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 07, 2010, 02:15:59 AM
                    "19.5's in load range J"
       And THAT'S where we start breaking hard-parts..... ;)
    I'll have to do some number crunching and see what 1.7 more inches of diameter does for the rpms etc. I'm thinking it'll bring my rpms down about 100 or so rpms at highway speed. Not really a consideration. Sounds like price is comparable to 16's,the price of wheels is similar to 16's,and I think availability will be much better than 16's,at least the size I'd run.
 
       I've seen a few of those 3/4 and one tons with the OTR truck sized tires on 'em,and they seem to hold up okay;of course those are "foo-foo" trucks,probably never have to carry anything heavier than a case of beer. :D Be interesting to see how they work in the "real world". I imagine you're right-with any kind of severe usage they'd likely go through wheel bearings,brakes,steering linkage,power steering pumps,etc. The automatic transmissions would have a hard time with the taller-yet overall gearing,and the clutches in the stick models wouldn't last too long either.
Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 07, 2010, 05:09:36 PM
Say, give me your transmission and gear ratio . . . i'll post up what each tire will do for ya . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 07, 2010, 05:13:41 PM
  The trans. is a plain ol' SM465 and the axle is a 4.10,I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 07, 2010, 06:36:45 PM
SM-465 + 4.10's + 70mph + X-/R 19.5's = X-rpm.

225/70R19.5 = 70mph@3,000rpm.

245/70R19.5 = 70mph@2,900rpm.

8R19.5 = 70mph@2,850rpm.

8-19.5 = 70mph@2,700rpm.
...

9.50-16.5 = 70mph@2,900rpm

7.50-16 = 70mph@3,000rpm.

235/85R16 = 70mph@3,100rpm.

9.50R16.5 = 70mph@3,200rpm.

Don't for get most GM V-8 gas engines will maintain 3,250rpm all day long . . .

GM gears the truck's with out an over drive to cruise 2,900-3,100rpm in high gear . . .

so your maximum safe cruising range would be 68-72mph, with 16-16.5 your running 2,900rpm-3,200rpm with 19.5's you'll be running 2,700-3,000rpm . . .

I hope this help's you ?

Mike



Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 07, 2010, 09:17:29 PM
 ;D ;D That helps me immensely,Mike;
    I'm seeing that changing to 19.5's just for the sake of changing wouldn't buy me enough improvement in road speed,rpm reduction or gas mileage to be worthwhile. If,however,I need to replace tires anyway,19.5's are a very good choice-they average the same rolling diameter I have now,the change in size of tires and wheels is the same cost as a switch to 16's would be,and it sounds like they last considerably longer than 16's and 16.5's. Now-what kind of lugnuts would I need for the 19.5's? currently,I have 9/16 NF tapered seat lugnuts with the factory torque plates.(I think) Reason I ask is that when I trained tire installers for Sears,years ago,a guy came in and bought a very expensive set of wheels and tires,but when he brought his car in to get them installed,we discovered nobody made lug nuts that fit his car with these particular wheels. Of course,later on it wasn't a problem,the wheel manufacturer offered lugnuts that would fit anything but a knock off hub,but back then we had to go with an alternate choice,and worked a deal for him on the first choice when all the parts were available.
    Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 07, 2010, 09:38:09 PM
if you get 19.5 rims that are alike same lugs will work . . . If you have steel wheels them get steel wheel's if ya got alloy's get some alloy's . . .

pretty much regular old nuts will work on 19.5's unless you get some fancy ones requiring Mag lug's . . .

your not really saving much on over all RPM/MPH slightly but nothing great, your gaining load carrying your gaining tread life your gaining handling all of which add's up to safety.

now instead of using 90% of tires payload your using 70% of its payload you just reduced tire failure 20% which increased your safety aspect 20% . . . and so along depending on load range you end up going with.

I blew a set of duel's on dually truck running 16's it took all had to get the whoa'd back and set down i stop 3ft from a car with 3 kids playing the back seat  :'( !

After that i was towed right the tire shop and had it swapped over to 19.5's within few days every truck i had was rolling on 19.5's  ;D

You won't ever catch me owning a light or medium duty duel rear wheeled truck with anything but 19.5's  ;) . . .

Mike




Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 07, 2010, 11:29:04 PM
  I'm really liking the idea,but I'm on an SSD fixed income that's about $100.00 less than my house payment and utilities run every month,so anything I do outside of that requires some sort of trade-off;sell a car,do some outside work,do some recycling,haul some scrap metal. What I may do is change over to a size the same diameter I have now,and do 2 wheels and tires at a time until I have a full set. With the tread life I'm seeing,I should be able to have a full set on the truck BEFORE having to start replacing the 19.5's! :D
   My 16.5's still have about 80% tread left,so I probably won't have to worry about tires for a pretty good while. (That reminds me-I should probably work up a spare for this truck.)
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: patgizz on February 07, 2010, 11:44:33 PM
where do you guys get 19.5 tires for $120?

tirerack lists 3 in 225/70/19.5 at $228, 239, and 308 per tire.

if i can pick them up for $120 a tire i'm switching to 19.5 wheels when my 235/85/16's are worn out
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 08, 2010, 12:34:30 PM
The only $100-$120 19.5's you'll find are garbage not worth spending money on, and you can bet on that!  Made in china, sometimes "new", sometimes retread, and absolute CRAP.  Believe me as I am speaking from experience, several sets of very bad 19.5's that my cheap-ass former boss put on the wreckers.  You'd almost be better off with 16" load range D maypops from the used tire store.

If you want good 19.5's you're laying out $200+ ea; if you want killer ones, $300/ea.  They're worth it, it's just a hard nut to crack especially in these rotten economic times.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 08, 2010, 01:03:00 PM
I have bought many made in the USA 8-19.5 Mudder's or Firestone Super All traction's, General Super All Grip's, Good year Custom Extra Grip's, and some off brand USA made tires called Premium Traction Grips . . .

All of which lived 60-65,000 Miles without getting stuck and or blowing out for $110-$130 a tire.

there 4 separate 19.5's in the $110-$130 a tire all of which where made in the USA that where not Recap's that preformed flawlessly . . .

I also bought many radial tires for $150-$175 a tire that too performed flawlessly MT's, MTR's, and DH01's went 70-75,000 miles. actually the DH01's went 80-85,000 miles a set.

I bought thousands of them both, most time i bought 18 tires at once . . . some times only 6 or 12 . . .

EDIT:
wheels for your conversion:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SET-OF-6-DUALLY-TRUCK-8-LUG-19-5-STEEL-WHEELS-LOOK_W0QQitemZ110468756022QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item19b8737236

Mike

Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 08, 2010, 03:47:41 PM
   Thanks for all the info! ;D
    The wheels look like a pretty good deal,but the shipping might be an ass-kicker ::). I've emailed the seller to see what it'd cost to send 'em out here. I'm still thinking unless I find a wrecked Frito van I'll probably have to do this a little at a time. BTW-just the TIRES would cost a fair hunk more than either of my Duallies is actually worth :o. These trucks would only be worth the expense because I'm really fond of the trucks-they're kinda like the kids I never had,only they don't have parties in my house when I'm away. :D..
    Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 08, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
Mike, please, if you're going to post information let it be complete.  How about some links to places these specific tires can be bought, so that the information is truly helpful.  Thanks!

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 12, 2010, 06:06:31 PM
So...Mike?  No links to these cheaper non-chinese tires to help everyone out?

On a side note, been down to the scrapyard a half dozen times now in freaking SOUP mud and these Goodyears haven't got me stuck yet.  I feel really nervous saying it as I'm sure it's just a matter of time; I'm sure I've just been lucky and driven carefully.  Sure am blowing a lot of money at the car wash each time though, since I refuse to let the mud stay on the truck...and it's a LOT of mud.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 12, 2010, 06:18:18 PM
......  Sure am blowing a lot of money at the car wash each time though, since I refuse to let the mud stay on the truck...and it's a LOT of mud.

Richard

At least it's warm enough to wash your tires..I have a brand new New Holland tractor that has been going through the frozen ground and hitting some serious mud this last week. I'm about 4 weeks from turning on any running water to wash anything! The mud freezes up and breaks off the next day anyway.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 14, 2010, 11:35:41 AM
225/70R19.5:
http://www.treadwright.com/shopnow/entity/tabid/60/entityname/category/categoryid/24/sename/225-70R19.5.aspx

245/70R19.5:
http://www.treadwright.com/shopnow/entity/tabid/60/entityname/category/categoryid/25/sename/245-70R19.5.aspx

8-19.5:
http://www.universaltire.com/truck-and-military/truck/8-19-5-denman-express-highway.html

that's all i could find for online 19.5's, I get mine form local shops where there isn't really any sites to link to . . .

GCR-Firestone:
http://www.gcrtires.com/locations.php

Wing foot Good year:
http://www.wingfootct.com/


Pomps tire:
http://www.pompstire.com/

That the best i could do . . . Firestone Goodyear and Pomp's all have vergin 19.5's for less then $200 a tire . . .

Mike


Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 14, 2010, 11:51:20 AM
OK, the Treadwrights are retreads, and the Denman is an 8R19.5 which is like a motorhome tire, tall and skinny.  (and is $175, not $110-$130)

Your statement was "there 4 separate 19.5's in the $110-$130 a tire all of which where made in the USA that where not Recap's that preformed flawlessly . . "

If we're going to restrict it to 8R19.5 then that isn't very useful to a lot of people.  The most common size used on these trucks is the 225/70/19.5; it's the stock size on 3500HD, stock size on the Ford F450SD, and I am fairly sure stock size on the new Dodge 4500, etc.

I'm really not trying to be argumentive here but when providing info that should be helpful to others the information needs to be complete - if you say the cheap good tires are out there, links to them should be included.  When the details come out and we're looking at retreads and less-used sizes...not sure what to say.

If I have to be more specific, I'll ask it this way: inexpensive (under $200/ea), not retread/recap, not made in China, Korea, Slovenia, India, or any other place like that, common size (225/70/19.5) - readily available - preferably from a recognized manufacturer - with specific info that needs no blanks filled in on where to buy these tires?

This info would help practically everybody on this forum.  The bad part is, I don't believe the tire exists.  I will be very happy to be proven wrong, because it would only be good news for all of us.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 14, 2010, 12:28:16 PM
I bought a set of G622 225/70R19.5's from Wing-Foot truck center just up the road for $165 a piece, i also bought a  G171 8R19.5 from Pomp's tire for $187/ tire of which i did not used as it was to small in comparison to the 8-19.5 so i never went back for the other 5 of them, I bought 245/70R19.5 DH01's from GCR for $137/tire all of which company's where linked above.

I have bought many many 8-19.5 NOT to be confused with 8R19.5's not the same tires at all . . . NO place above did i list an 8R19.5 at all . . . the 8r's are by fare skinnier and shorter then 8-'s . . .

So your saying you don't use 225-245/70R19.5's ? i listed the dealers where i bought those 2 sizes . . . nothing wrong with mold cure shrink wrap recap's they are DOT approved for steer axle application's even . . . tho i haven't ran them but i will be soon enough . . .

Mike



Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 14, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
  I've used a couple of sets of recaps before,and didn't have any trouble with them. What's your experience with them? Yeah-I've heard all the scare stories on 'em,but the ones I had,one set of LT235/75R-15's and one set of LT235/85R-16's,seemed pretty good,and lasted as long as any tires I ever had. My only complaint is that a few required a little more balance weight than I would have liked.
   Those TreadWrights look pretty good to me;how do they do the shipping? That could prove to be a deal breaker for me,out here in the desert.
   Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 14, 2010, 03:34:43 PM
it's not too bad really . . . I hear great reviews from guy's running there 19.5's . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 14, 2010, 04:52:54 PM
nothing wrong with mold cure shrink wrap recap's they are DOT approved for steer axle application's even . . . tho i haven't ran them but i will be soon enough . . .

Mike



Mike

For my own curiosity/use ...  What markings indicate that a tire is steer axle approved?

Ed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 14, 2010, 05:19:37 PM
The tire has a DOT #, and the recap also will have a DOT# stamped into it . . . No DOT no steer axle DOT steer axle safe.
Some also label them D/T/S = Drive / Trailer / Steer.

Mold cure & Shrink wrap cure are best a hot cap is ok and cold cap almost never lasts . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 14, 2010, 06:03:47 PM
The tire has a DOT #, and the recap also will have a DOT# stamped into it . . . No DOT no steer axle DOT steer axle safe.
Some also label them D/T/S = Drive / Trailer / Steer.

Mold cure & Shrink wrap cure are best a hot cap is ok and cold cap almost never lasts . . .

Mike

Thanks..good info to have.

Ed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: merlin5577 on February 14, 2010, 07:00:54 PM
I know some guys swear by recaps, but in my own opinion, its just not worth the risk.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 14, 2010, 08:00:19 PM
I bought a set of G622 225/70R19.5's from Wing-Foot truck center just up the road for $165 a piece, i also bought a  G171 8R19.5 from Pomp's tire for $187/ tire of which i did not used as it was to small in comparison to the 8-19.5 so i never went back for the other 5 of them, I bought 245/70R19.5 DH01's from GCR for $137/tire all of which company's where linked above.

So your saying you don't use 225-245/70R19.5's ? i listed the dealers where i bought those 2 sizes . . . nothing wrong with mold cure shrink wrap recap's they are DOT approved for steer axle application's even . . . tho i haven't ran them but i will be soon enough . . .

Maybe you found those new G622 225/70/19.5 for $165 a piece, dunno, online prices I've found so far are $250/ea for the exact same model and size.  http://www.treadepot.com/tire/139172205.html

I had to look up DH01 to see what kind of tire you were talking about since I hadn't heard of it, well it's a Hankook, which is made in Korea.  You can keep 'em.  Many Hankooks are made in China, too.  Check the 4 digit DOT code, first two digits are the country code - look them up here: http://www.harriger.com/tires.htm

And now back to the subject of recaps - do you remember this previous quote?  NOT recaps?  Then you posted recaps.  Since the original point was not using recaps, can we keep it apples and apples, not apples vs. oranges?  I'm not interested in recaps, you can run them if you like but I will not.

there 4 separate 19.5's in the $110-$130 a tire all of which where made in the USA that where not Recap's that preformed flawlessly . . .

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 15, 2010, 10:13:12 AM
 ;D Go to your local tire shop, and buy some tires  ;) . . . I at $165/tire for them G622 was way over paying they were lame ! no place near as aggressive as i like to run i got stuck 5 times . . . after the 5th winch out i dismounted all 6 tires stabbed them full of hole's  ;D then i went and got some nice Oliver Super Traction's  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 15, 2010, 11:09:26 PM
I already have some excellent tires, don't need any, but if you're going to post about the great deals on non-retread, non-chinese, $110-$130 a tire 19.5's then everyone should have the info! :D  So far, we don't have it!

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 16, 2010, 12:56:53 AM
   Hi all;
    Went down to the local Les Schwab to get a leaker fixed. Just for curiosity's sake,I had the guy price me a conversion to 19.5's. The total came to  :o $3,212.67.
     wheels-------------------------------------------------------------6 @ 208.16-----1,248.96
     tires---225/70R19.5/12 DH01 LOW PROFILE TRACTION-----6 @ 254.60-----1,535.52
     STEMS--------------------------------------------------------------6 @    7.00---------42.00
     BALANCE-----------------------------------------------------------6 @   14.00          84.00
     LUGNUTS----------------------------------------------------------32 @ 3.00-----------96.00
     SALES TAX------------------------------------------------------------------------------200.19
     TIRE TAX                                                                                                6.00
                                                                                                            _______

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3,212.67
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: ED-NY on February 16, 2010, 07:43:35 AM
Heck you only need 30 lug nuts...that extra $6 should sweeten the deal ;D

You could probably find an entire 3500HD with good tires for that, then part it out and get most of the money back.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on February 16, 2010, 11:58:47 AM
Man!  Hankooks at $255/ea!  I'd buy some Michelins or Goodyears instead!

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 16, 2010, 01:13:59 PM
Who in the heck is trying to sell DH01's@$250+ per tire ? . . .  :o

Your getting jacked around, there a $130-$140 tire all day long around here  ;)

Rim's can be had for $50-$250 a wheel depending on how shiny ya wanna go  8)

used steal wheel's $50-75/rim to $100-$150 for whole set  ;)

Mounting balancing tire disposal $7.50 . . .

so worst deal = $840 in DH01 tires, $1,500 shiny alloy wheel's, $45 in labor = $2,385 at the high end - $780 in DH01 tires, $300 in basic steal wheels, $45 in labor = $1,125 . . .

Dude most be buying the same parts you can from the same dealer's you can buy from and jacking the price's up . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 17, 2010, 01:05:24 AM
   Yeah,I don't know how they can justify this kinda robbery. I looked at the estimate and told the guy,"Ya know,this estimate is for more than I have invested in all the trucks I've ever owned,including the purchase prices. This ain't gonna happen in THIS lifetime." I've had an account at Les Schwab Tires for years,but I sure as hell ain't gonna use it for this!
   I'm kinda liking Ed's idea-find a wrecked 3500HD and part it,and use the wheels and tires on mine. (Or rip the cab-n-doghouse off it,part the interior if it's good, and replace it with a '49 GMC cab and front group. ;D Then I'd have the best of two different generations.
   I think for now though,I'll leave this truck pretty much as it is. If my friend comes through with the 10 speed twin stick for my Mack,I might consider taking its 3 speed Brownie and putting it in my one ton. That'd give me,I think, a .82 overdrive,a direct,and I don't remember how low the "Low" is on it,but it's way down there! That would give me two "twin sticks",the Mack's 5 and two,and this truck's 4 and 3. That reminds me-I'd like to find an overdrive 5th gear 5 speed for my '57 GMC 2 ton, to replace the SM420 4 speed it has now. What can you guys think of that would work? I think an NV4500 would do the job if I didn't get stupid with it. So far it looks like first is about as low as the first gear in the 420,and it has a pretty even split between gears,so it'd probably work well with the 2 speed axle,and the overdrive would sure be a good thing,even if I couldn't use it with the truck loaded.(It only has a 270 gas six,though I've given serious thought to finding a wrecked 2 wheel drive Dodge 3/4 or one ton and swapping the GMC over to a 24 valve Cummins and 5 or 6 speed stick. :D)
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Speed on February 18, 2010, 03:16:08 AM
Hey,I just ran across a set of wheels and tires on eBay-sale #280465867007. Will these fit my '76 duallie?
   Speed
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on February 18, 2010, 12:24:32 PM
your 76' will need this style:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DUALLY-TRUCK-8-LUG-19-5-STEEL-WHEEL-CHEVY-FORD-LOOK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1c0c69b2aaQQitemZ120467337898QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

8x6.5 bolt circle . . . he has 6 wheel's for $60 . . . Good price :o lowest i seen was $50 at the local yard's so $60 online is a decent deal . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on June 18, 2010, 06:09:41 PM
Hi all,

Just found the website.  Bought my 3500HD about 18 months ago.  125K miles, 6.5L TD.  I'm using it as a truck for my mobile welding business.  It's needed rear tires since I bought it, and I've never had the money for a set of high quality tires; not at $200+ per tire. 

Spotted this posting and checked out treadwright.  $90 ea for re-treads + shipping.  I ordered 4 of wrighttread's 'Crawlers', 225/70R19.5 for the rear axle of my rig.  I'll let you know how they work out.  My first choice would have been brand new tires, but that's just not possible right now. 

I do short trips, with a fair amount of off-road driving.  These were the first set of tires I've found that I can afford, and I need tires badly.  The current tires are Goodyears, and they are BALD.  I mean 2 of the four have No tread left at all. 

Fronts are Roadmaster 160's, and I bought them when I brought the truck home cause one of the original steering tires had a fist sized chunk missing out of it.  They've been good tires so far.

Thanks for creating this forum, I look forward to seeing what everyone has posted in the way of tech tips and advice.  There's a picture of my truck posted in the gallery.  It's a work in progress, as improvements come when I have the time and money...

225/70R19.5:

http://www.treadwright.com/shopnow/entity/tabid/60/entityname/category/categoryid/24/sename/225-70R19.5.aspx


Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on June 18, 2010, 06:55:20 PM
Very let me know how you like them, You got the Tread pattern i normally on my truck's . . . tho mine were mostly Biasply in that tread still got 45,000 miles out of them . . .

I'll be excited to see how the radials hold up do report back as you run them . .


Mike.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on June 22, 2010, 08:56:31 AM
tires shipped yesterday, should arrive Thursday.  I'll let you know what I find.  Treadwright recommends 'static balancing', and advises that there is a 1000-2000 mile break-in period.  Like everybody else I've asked, they also strongly recommend maintaining the correct tire pressure(manufacturer's recommendation) for best performance.

My truck is missing the door sticker(assuming these trucks had them in the first place) that lists recommended tire pressures.

Does anybody know for certain what the recommended tire pressure is from GM for these trucks with 225/70R19.5 tires?

Very let me know how you like them, You got the Tread pattern i normally on my truck's . . . tho mine were mostly Biasply in that tread still got 45,000 miles out of them . . .

I'll be excited to see how the radials hold up do report back as you run them . .


Mike.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on June 22, 2010, 06:57:28 PM
85-95 PSI i do believe some place in that range, I found the mudder's work best and wear better when set at the max pressure.

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on June 25, 2010, 07:31:22 AM
3 of 4 tires arrived yesterday as expected.  FEDEX has delayed the arrival of 1 tire; no idea why.  But that's not the seller's fault.  The 3 tires received look like brand new rubber to me.  I'll get them mounted and balanced on Saturday and report back on how they ride compared to the donuts I'm riding on now...

So far, seems like money well spent.

tires shipped yesterday, should arrive Thursday.  I'll let you know what I find.  Treadwright recommends 'static balancing', and advises that there is a 1000-2000 mile break-in period.  Like everybody else I've asked, they also strongly recommend maintaining the correct tire pressure(manufacturer's recommendation) for best performance.

My truck is missing the door sticker(assuming these trucks had them in the first place) that lists recommended tire pressures.

Does anybody know for certain what the recommended tire pressure is from GM for these trucks with 225/70R19.5 tires?

Very let me know how you like them, You got the Tread pattern i normally on my truck's . . . tho mine were mostly Biasply in that tread still got 45,000 miles out of them . . .

I'll be excited to see how the radials hold up do report back as you run them . .


Mike.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on June 25, 2010, 11:56:03 AM
Does anybody know for certain what the recommended tire pressure is from GM for these trucks with 225/70R19.5 tires?
Your typical 225/70/19.5 is a load range F, you're going to see max pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire probably around 80PSI, I could be wrong as it's been a while since I checked an F range tire (mine are G's.)  Look at the load capacity on the tire (which will often be different in single vs. dual configurations), figure what the 6 of them can carry, then scale your vehicle at a truck stop, feed store, etc. and adjust pressure accordingly.  If you don't need to run at the max pressure, consider a happy medium a little bit below it, your suspension and ass will thank you for it. :)

I run the G's on my truck at 80, and it probably weighs in around 7500 lbs right now - haven't scaled it since adding a bunch of extra weight, but when it was relatively stripped, just bare necessities to run/drive, it came in at 5300.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on June 27, 2010, 08:46:42 AM
Hi Richard.  Thanks for the info.  Got the new tires mounted and balanced yesterday and road around for about 20 minutes on them.  Ride is nice, and actually seems quieter than the bald tires I replaced.  Believe it or not, my local GMC dealer did the mounting and balancing for $12.50 per tire.  I was expecting to be charged 2x that; and in fact the other local tire shop I checked with wanted $35 each to mount and balance with Equal.  The dealer just used traditional weights, which is fine with me.  Reviews for Equal balancing powder seemed about 50/50 +/-.

I'll have to scale the truck as you recommended.  I've got a 1700lb welder installed on the bed, the steel deck itself, gas bottles, air compressor, and a hefty load of tools I normally haul around.  I've added quite a bit since I bought the truck...so I really don't know how much it tips the scale at...

All things considered, I'm very pleased with Treadwright and the tires they sold me.  $118 each, including shipping.  The carcasses are Goodyear tires, and they are marked load range F.  If anybody's interested, I'll keep posting updates once in a while as the tires wear in...

Does anybody know for certain what the recommended tire pressure is from GM for these trucks with 225/70R19.5 tires?
Your typical 225/70/19.5 is a load range F, you're going to see max pressure listed on the sidewall of the tire probably around 80PSI, I could be wrong as it's been a while since I checked an F range tire (mine are G's.)  Look at the load capacity on the tire (which will often be different in single vs. dual configurations), figure what the 6 of them can carry, then scale your vehicle at a truck stop, feed store, etc. and adjust pressure accordingly.  If you don't need to run at the max pressure, consider a happy medium a little bit below it, your suspension and ass will thank you for it. :)

I run the G's on my truck at 80, and it probably weighs in around 7500 lbs right now - haven't scaled it since adding a bunch of extra weight, but when it was relatively stripped, just bare necessities to run/drive, it came in at 5300.

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on June 28, 2010, 10:26:27 PM
 ;D Please do check in from time to time . . . Also get US some PHOTOS  ;) . . . Mudder's always look cool . . .


Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Hagemann on July 01, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
My 95 GMC C3500HD is a 84 cab to axle service truck with welder and crane, I run 225 G's at 105 psi rear, 85 psi front, truck wt is 17,500 - 18K. I agree with previous comments, you can't use the door sticker on a C3500HD, the sticker psi is based on the wt of the cab and chassis, which is about 7200 lbs, then its up to the upfitter to revise the sticker based on the new weight. I try to ajust for tire wear. 90 on the front is a little high, but it makes up for corner scrub. Typicle front axle wt is 4900-5200 lbs, rear is 12,000 - 13,000. I know its not easy to do, but change all four rears together, its cheaper in the long run, I usually get 65,000 or better on a set. If you replace just a pair on one side, it spins the spider gears in the rear end all the time, not good. Plus it wears the tires on side. The new ties will be at least 1.5 larger in diameter than the old ones, if you look at the rear end on a flat surface the new tires will be contacting the ground on the inside edge and the old tires on the outside edge, also not good.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on July 01, 2010, 08:32:21 PM
pictures

;D Please do check in from time to time . . . Also get US some PHOTOS  ;) . . . Mudder's always look cool . . .


Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BigBlockV6GMC on July 01, 2010, 09:52:52 PM
 ;D Man those are some SEXY tires  :o . . . I want a set or 10 . . .

Mike
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: A_DAB_will_do on January 04, 2011, 07:44:08 PM
If anybody's interested, I'll keep posting updates once in a while as the tires wear in...

So it's been several months, and I just wanted to report I've had no issues with the tires I bought.  The truck is just doing local trips, no long mileage.  But it runs nice on the free way.  Took a couple trips of 200-300 miles round trip and was very happy with the results.  I haven't totaled up the mileage since I replaced the rears, but there's no visible wear at all on the tread, so I'm expecting these to last a good, long time.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BluntBear on January 04, 2011, 10:58:00 PM
I found this pic of a 4x4 conversion, I'm assuming the rims are stock and chromed. What size are these tires? Is this what the 245/70R19.5's look like on the front? Or is this a different rim?


(http://i679.photobucket.com/albums/vv154/Bluntbare/3500HD4X4conversion.jpg)
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: repacs0103 on January 05, 2011, 10:11:23 AM
Those are wheel dually wheel simulators, basically chrome hubcaps.  Also, correct me if I'm wrong but i think those are regular 16" 3500 wheels, and it looks like those tires are more like a 265 or 285 mm width.  The 245 19.5" tires really don't look too much different than 225's.  On a tire that big, an extra 20mm of width and 15mm of height is pretty minimal
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: BluntBear on January 05, 2011, 11:59:52 PM
Good call in the 16's, I see the difference now that you mention it. Hub caps huh. So this guy must have put and 8 lug front axle in and covered it with "10 lug" hub cap, fooled me at first glance.
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: someotherguy on January 08, 2011, 05:21:22 PM
Hard to say on that 4x4 conversion; I've seen that truck on the web before and the picture really isn't clear enough to determine but they do look like 19.5's to me - and yes, probably 245/70/19.5.  Simulators are usually pretty hard to place onto a wheel with a different bolt pattern as they mate pretty closely with them, regardless of the two styles - one bolts under the lugs, another bolts over them but they sit close to the lugs because typically two of them attach by hooking onto existing lug nuts.

I'll respectfully disagree that there's not much visible difference between the common 225/70/19.5 and a 245/70/19.5; I've run both in a highway pattern tread and you can tell the difference at a glance.  245's are a hair over 33" tall, while 225's are 32" - that's a noticeable difference.  Also if you put 245's on a 6" wheel like what comes on a 3500HD, there is a pronounced sidewall bulge as technically you're supposed to run 245's on a 6.75" wheel.

225/70/19.5:
(http://www.someotherplace.com/bb/proj/35hd_104s.jpg)

245/70/19.5:
(http://www.someotherplace.com/bb/proj/35hd_158s.jpg)

Richard
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: Organic Log Farmer on March 20, 2018, 07:44:02 AM
I've run across these Chinese tires on Craigslist, is anyone running these or know if they're any good ?  I need steer tires for my 4x4 build that will pass DOT inspection.

"NEW 225/70R/19.5 Annaite tires

14 ply load range G, all position.

Great tire and have many available. Won't last long!!!

$150 + sales tax"
Title: Re: What tires are you using on your HD ???
Post by: remingtongoose77 on April 02, 2018, 08:20:15 PM
I'm running the OE set up being 225/ 70/19.5 wheel, so I ended up with Michelin xze on my steer axle, and cooper road masters on the rear. All in the 6 tires were nearly 2 grand. The Michelins are the nicest tires I have even seen and the coopers have nice knobby lugs and are ok.

I think all are load range f