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  1. #1
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    Default Time for new tires!

    When I get home from work in about 2 weeks it will be time for new rubber on the truck. Since the fiancÚ's father works for Bridgestone and Firestone is having their annual mega one day sale the day after I get home I figured I would go with Bridgestone tires.

    Vehicle is a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd with the 20s. I am torn between the Bridgestone Dueller HL Alenzas or the Bridgestone Dueller AT Revos.

    The HLs look like they last 10,000 miles longer and may yield better fuel economy but the ATs look bad ass!

    What do I do??


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    Looks are important because wheels truly make or break a trucks looks.

    I would look into the tires for a couple things, milage is one

    Also see if one is D or E rated. D is the minnimum for towing and E is the one i always go with. This will give you stiffer sidewalls and keep the truck from swaying as much when towing or hauling things.

    As for milage i wouldnt worry as much as almost all tires are going to last 40K with regualr rotations and proper air pressure.
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    40k that's it??? The HLs are warrantied for 60k and the ATs for 50k. I better get more than 40 out of them haha. I will for sure look into the load rating tho!


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    How long do you plan to drive the truck - another 50k? May have an influence on what you do.

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    Just my opinion, but I had Duelers on my Tundra stock and they sucked. They also look lame. You probably get a deal with the FIL but I'd check out GY Duratracs.
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    I know a lot of Toyota guys who run the revos and really like them. They say they have good handling characteristics and last around 50k miles.
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    How about the MT or are you not wanting that aggressive on a 2wd truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    40k that's it??? The HLs are warrantied for 60k and the ATs for 50k. I better get more than 40 out of them haha. I will for sure look into the load rating tho!


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    What was the last truck you owned for 40K?

    The tires on my F150 were 3 years old and had 36K and dry rotted
    The tired on my Black F350 lasted 35K and where just worn out

    The tired on my New F350 had about 40K and wore out.

    Now i got new ones and they have about 6K so fare.
    DO i think i will see the 50K warrenty they have? No not likely.

    Plus the tire warrenty is normally pro-rated so you are still going to pay out of pocket, and when you have used tires and have to replace 1, you normally will replace 2 because on the front it will cause drifting have an old and new tire, and on the rear, you might not notice it, but now you cant rotate the tires, and this is what really helps keep the tires lasting, and correct air pressure all the time.
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    The truck has 90k miles on it so I probably won't be looking for a new one for another 110k miles.

    The cooper tires on there now where on there when I bought it and I don't recalls them looking particularly new and I have racked up about 40k miles since then. They probably have 10k or so left in them but they only have the sale once a year and I'll be passes 10k before next January so now is the time for me to buy.

    I don't care for mud tires on anything really unless it a necessity. Not even a fan of jacked up trucks, just looks very wasteful to me. Now if I had a jeep that would be another story. Trucks IMO are for mild offloading like driving thru a pasture or down a wet dirt road, nothing a decent AT cant handle, and their main reason is to haul, you ruin hauling characteristics when you jack em way up high and put stupid big tires on them.


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    Why they gotta be stupid big tires!


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