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From : axel

Q: dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel .

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From : carolina watercraft works

i agree. and plus the m/s version actually gives you better traction when needed and higher mileage than the a/s that came stock on my ram. its a great tire and worth some serious consideration. i just put a set on myself. i will always run the ltx m/s. -- ------------------------------------------ laszlo almasi ----cool toys ----mack daddy trailers ----ice angels axel wrote dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i use michelin ltx. since i live in co i use the m/s version. this is an excellent tire. the last set went for 50k miles. i bought a new set because one of them got a big hole in it. otherwise they would have gone another 5-10k miles. the tire is so good i bought another set. -------- .bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : bob

axel wrote dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i use michelin ltx. since i live in co i use the m/s version. this is an excellent tire. the last set went for 50k miles. i bought a new set because one of them got a big hole in it. otherwise they would have gone another 5-10k miles. the tire is so good i bought another set. -------- ..bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : carolina watercraft works

make that i just put another set on. ive been running the m/s since the first oem set wore out. 01 ram -- ------------------------------------------ laszlo almasi ----cool toys ----mack daddy trailers ----ice angels i agree. and plus the m/s version actually gives you better traction when needed and higher mileage than the a/s that came stock on my ram. its a great tire and worth some serious consideration. i just put a set on myself. i will always run the ltx m/s. -- ------------------------------------------ laszlo almasi ----cool toys ----mack daddy trailers ----ice angels axel wrote dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i use michelin ltx. since i live in co i use the m/s version. this is an excellent tire. the last set went for 50k miles. i bought a new set because one of them got a big hole in it. otherwise they would have gone another 5-10k miles. the tire is so good i bought another set. -------- .bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. .

From : m balarama

axel wrote dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i use michelin ltx. since i live in co i use the m/s version. this is an excellent tire. the last set went for 50k miles. i bought a new set because one of them got a big hole in it. otherwise they would have gone another 5-10k miles. the tire is so good i bought another set. i second the michelin-i bought four at sams years ago-they still have tread at 80000 miles they are the best tires... hve them on my wifes toyota-- cost a bit more but they really last .

From : axel

thanks for the answers. through a friend of mine i was able to access consumer reports and the tire you are all recommending was 5th on the list of their ratings. the thread life rating confirms your experience with the tire lasting long my personal experience with michelin tires on a previous car is very different however. i am not opposed to spend some more money for a good tire. the only concern i have based with the michelins on the rating is that this tire only shows a fair rating for wet handling. again snow and ice traction is irrelevant for me here in florida but wet handling is important. any thoughts also the consumer report lists continental crosscontact lx with some excellent ratings. anybody out there having that tire on and would share his experience axel .

From : roy

i wouldnt place a whole heck of a lot of credence in consumer reports. for a recent example. their top recomended washing machine is subject of a couple of class action suits cause they are failing. that has been reprted heavily in the daytona- orlando area im aware that isnt tires but.... you might want to check tire rack they have reviews and stuff there. thanks for the answers. through a friend of mine i was able to access consumer reports and the tire you are all recommending was 5th on the list of their ratings. the thread life rating confirms your experience with the tire lasting long my personal experience with michelin tires on a previous car is very different however. i am not opposed to spend some more money for a good tire. the only concern i have based with the michelins on the rating is that this tire only shows a fair rating for wet handling. again snow and ice traction is irrelevant for me here in florida but wet handling is important. any thoughts also the consumer report lists continental crosscontact lx with some excellent ratings. anybody out there having that tire on and would share his experience axel .

From : carolina watercraft works

yes t/r has input from actual customers. as for wet weather handling ive never ever had a problem with my ltx m/s. -- ------------------------------------------ laszlo almasi ----cool toys ----mack daddy trailers ----ice angels i wouldnt place a whole heck of a lot of credence in consumer reports. for a recent example. their top recomended washing machine is subject of a couple of class action suits cause they are failing. that has been reprted heavily in the daytona- orlando area im aware that isnt tires but.... you might want to check tire rack they have reviews and stuff there. thanks for the answers. through a friend of mine i was able to access consumer reports and the tire you are all recommending was 5th on the list of their ratings. the thread life rating confirms your experience with the tire lasting long my personal experience with michelin tires on a previous car is very different however. i am not opposed to spend some more money for a good tire. the only concern i have based with the michelins on the rating is that this tire only shows a fair rating for wet handling. again snow and ice traction is irrelevant for me here in florida but wet handling is important. any thoughts also the consumer report lists continental crosscontact lx with some excellent ratings. anybody out there having that tire on and would share his experience axel .

From : dave

my dad and i both have 06 dodge ram 2500 with the cummins. i have the michelin ltx m/s and he has bfg a/t. i consistently get 4 or 5 mpg better than he does. michelin tires have some of the best rolling resistance coeffients that i have found so far. as far as traction in the wet i have not had any problems when i am driving civilized. i even towed a u-haul trailer in light snow and ice 2 weeks ago and have no complaints. my only experience with problems in the wet weather is hydroplaning while driving 75 in pouring rain. i was going too fast for the road conditions. i now have 40000 miles on mine and will probably buy the same when the tires wear out. they have about 1/2 of the tread left still. i tow a 10000# toyhauler about 15% of my miles and have not noticed any stability problems sidewall flexing while loaded. if you look at the rating on tirerack.com you will notice that people that dont like the michelin ltx m/s tires describe their driving style as spirited while people that list normal driving style like them. yes t/r has input from actual customers. as for wet weather handling ive never ever had a problem with my ltx m/s. -- ------------------------------------------ laszlo almasi ----cool toys ----mack daddy trailers ----ice angels i wouldnt place a whole heck of a lot of credence in consumer reports. for a recent example. their top recomended washing machine is subject of a couple of class action suits cause they are failing. that has been reprted heavily in the daytona- orlando area im aware that isnt tires but.... you might want to check tire rack they have reviews and stuff there. thanks for the answers. through a friend of mine i was able to access consumer reports and the tire you are all recommending was 5th on the list of their ratings. the thread life rating confirms your experience with the tire lasting long my personal experience with michelin tires on a previous car is very different however. i am not opposed to spend some more money for a good tire. the only concern i have based with the michelins on the rating is that this tire only shows a fair rating for wet handling. again snow and ice traction is irrelevant for me here in florida but wet handling is important. any thoughts also the consumer report lists continental crosscontact lx with some excellent ratings. anybody out there having that tire on and would share his experience axel .

From : sam alcorn salcorn nospam awesomenet net

40c5ed11d91b@i24g2000prf.googlegroups.com dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i cant speak for experience on a dodge but when you talk tires does model really matter. i drive about 100k miles per year on a ford e-150 van. i change tires roughly about twice a year. i changed to yokohoma geolander on my vehicle and about 4 other company trucks several years ago. i drive personnel and equipment up and down the texas coast from one end to the other so get to experience some very hot pavement and ocassionally some very heavy rains. it isnt unusual for me to have a total of 4 people in the vehicle and load equipment ranging up to 600 lbs. to give an rough example of the kind of loads i routinely carry one of the very first things done to the vehicle when we bought it was to add dual leaf helper springs on the rear end and at least once a week i leave the office with the vehicle sitting on the rubber blocks at the rear end. all of this to give you a rough impression of the stress that the tires are under. hell i have front brake jobs done on this truck more than i change tires. it is without a doubt the smoothest riding tire i have ever experienced on a vehicle. i have the tires rotated somewhere in the 15 - 20k range on all the vehicles. i consistently get 70 - 80k miles out of a set of tires on all of the vehicles. all of the other company vehicles are driven by a range of people from 21 - 72 years of age and there is probably not 10% of those people that do not know where the governor is set on each of our vehicles. these tires get exposed to some pretty extreme conditions and yet still consistently give us 70 - 80k miles per set. since changing to these tires we have not experienced a single blowout in our fleet i know 5 isnt really a fleet and have only had about 10 flats in that time period. and yes everyone of these vehicles were bought with michelin lts on them. the very first stop they make from the dealer lot is the local tire shop. .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning .bob exclaimed 12/12/2008 1241 am axel wrote dodge ram 1500 pickup v8 5.9l 2wd 126k miles looking for some advice on tires. 265/70 r16 i had bridgestone dueler h/l alenza 683 and h/t 689 on it and i have been very happy with them. i am in florida so snow handling is not a consideration but the tire needs to perform on wet roads because if it rains here it rains a lot. i am driving highway only so i also dont need all terrain. i want a tire that lasts a long time high millage. i am not looking for a philosophical discussion but real world experience. again i am not opposed to buy the same tire again as it has treated me well but if i can do better i would like to. thanks in advance. axel i use michelin ltx. since i live in co i use the m/s version. this is an excellent tire. the last set went for 50k miles. i bought a new set because one of them got a big hole in it. otherwise they would have gone another 5-10k miles. the tire is so good i bought another set. -------- .bob 2006 fxdi hot rod 2008 mustang coupe 2001 dodge dakota qc 5.9/4x4/3.92 1965 ffr cobra - 427w efi damn fast. second third or fourth whichever the recommendation for the michelin ltx m/s tires. have them myself a couple of years now and they are excellent in all conditions - wet sand snow and dry. cant say to their mileage yet but after 3 years they do still look new and i bought them on recommendations from this ng back then. jmc .