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

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  1. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Heavy Load Member

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    Guys, what do you think about this tire? Made in Thailand. They are 16-ply. The guy will sell me 8 at $375 a pop installed. No sales tax, valve stems included. Gripower.jpg
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    Never heard of that brand. Maybe @SmallPackage is familiar with it.
     
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  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    Michelin x line steers and drives. Michelin recaps on trailer.
     
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  5. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Heavy Load Member

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    Thank you. I just refuse to pay $700 for a drive tire. And 14-ply at that. I'm gonna give these a whirl. The guy says he sells a lot of them and has never had a complaint. If I can get 120k miles off these I'll be tickled pink. I WILL go premium on the steers next week.
     
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    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    I refuse to pay that much as well, and do not.
    Michelin advantage program for o/o and fleets ;) you’ll get 200k on the Michelins easy, and they do well in snow and fuel economy
     
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  7. SmallPackage

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    Without seeing the dot number plant code I can’t tell mfg. Never heard of the brand before. BUT. By looking at tread style pattern it is clearly a Bridgestone knockoff.
     
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  8. ProfessionalNoticer

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    How much are tall 24s going for with their bs advantage program right now? Last time I looked into it the discount was a joke for me as a small independent.
     
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  9. Kshaw0960

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    When I bought my truck it had a gripower steers. I immediately replaced them but they held up. Seems little pricey though at $375
     
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  10. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah, they're pricey but compared to what? Two years ago, Ironman I-8s were going for around $260. Today, TA has them for $397. When you add in taxes, tire disposition fee and mounting fee (TA wants $45 per tire to mount), I'm looking at close to $500 for them.

    These are $3000 for the whole set, all-inclusive. And they are 16-ply. I'll give them a shot. If anything, it'll serve as a learning experience and then I can pass that learning experience onto you guys. If they don't work out, then I'll know never to use them again. But if they DO work out...
     
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    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    I don’t have an answer on the talls. it is a free program, and I saved around 200 dollars each on h rated steers a while back. Just used it on a bf Goodrich trailer tire.
     
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