Drive tires recommendations? What do you run on your truck?

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  1. RStewart

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    TA as well as some small shops sell a tire made by Hercules called Ironman. I ran the I-208s for awhile until I sold the truck. My local TA sells these tires for $267 each. I was really impressed with them. I've got Yokohama 517s on my current truck. I only got them to try them because I'm a Yokohama fan. It's the only tire I run on my steers so I thought I would try their drives.
     
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  3. Rideandrepair

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    I saw the Ironman name is back. I had a set once,
     
  4. RStewart

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    I really liked them. Bought them from a friend with 50k miles on them and I put another 100k on them before I sold the truck. They still had a bunch of tread left on them. Good tires specially for the price.
     
  5. Brettj3876

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    I'll second that. Have em on the drives on the 99. They're wearing really good and come with a full 32/32 I think. Maybe 30/32
     
  6. Brettj3876

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    We have them on the other truck. 208s. They all wore down even but wore faster than I'd like. The double coins look like they're gonna last longer
     
  7. abyliks

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    Just put Bridgestone 726 ela on my truck, couldn’t find michilens, and the guy I bought the truck from said it’s had nothing but those on it since new

    I put a set on kuhmo on my uncles spare truck as a rental fee last year which turned out pretty good we actually put a set on the Tri axle dump, things mounted beautifully too.
     
  8. bad-luck

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    What area are you in? And how much are you looking to spend?
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I ended up buying 6 used tires. The other two I had bought used last year but they were like new. These all have great tread and the truck rides so much better and smoother now. I had bought Tires before from him for the front axle of my trailer and so far they've done great..

    So we'll see how it works out. But for the little bit of miles that I put on it it just seemed like the better thing to do, not to mention that the used tire place is literally 15 minutes from where I was delivering and my tire was ready to blow out
     
  10. rollin coal

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    I have been running this particular tread pattern Goodyear for several years now. They wear like iron and last forever. I think it's the best drive tire you can buy but that's me. It always wears perfectly, it's not bad on fuel, and it's good traction in snow if you ever find yourself in some. You can probably find cheaper tires but you won't find better unless you go with Michelin which is my preferred steer tire. As long as your alignment and shocks are good and your bushings are tight these tires will last a long time...
     
  11. Rideandrepair

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    Looks like it’s good for fuel economy. The middle tread probably keeps them smooth and round. Nice compromise. I’m sure I lose fuel economy with Luggers. They claim .5 mpg. Been running old steers. Don't see any difference. Hard to say.
     
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