New drive tire time...

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Gambi80, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Gambi80

    Gambi80 Medium Load Member

    Looking for recommendations on drive tires...11r22.5, preferably 'closed shoulder'. Seems tires are worth their weight in gold lately...
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  3. Chris50

    Chris50 Medium Load Member

    Jun 21, 2010
    I put 8 Michelin XDA Energys on in May and have seen a consistent + .5 mpg avg based on IFTA, I track manually also.. The ride seems about the same as the goodyears that were on there, its hard to notice any small difference i would think. I paid 3450$ thru Weiner, one nice little benny i guess....
  4. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

    Apr 18, 2008
  5. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

    May 19, 2011
    Michelin XDN2, the last set of them I had I got 432,000 miles out of them. They are expensive to buy up front, but on a cost per mile they are as cheap or cheaper than anything else I have ever tried.
  6. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    Winnipeg, mb
    M726 EL's are great for tire life, but are probably the absolutely worst tire for fuel mileage out there.

    Try XDA3's or M720's.
  7. gerardo1961

    gerardo1961 Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Before i have yokohama 587 and bridgestone 280 on my steer,was ok ,only after i was going to michelin xzv 3 @,the michelin is for me the best steertire better ,more miles,now 90k and looks like new
  8. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Yoko 577 on drives, looks like I'll be lucky to get 300K miles out of them. They look just like the M726's that came on my truck which had irregular lug wear from, I'm assuming torque. I'll never buy anymore of those but they were on the truck like that when I got it. Michilen will be my next set of drives for above mentioned - lowest cost per mile.
  9. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Tourist Town, FL
    I'm still liking my Goodyear G572's. They are going to last a long time starting with 30/32 of tread depth. Pricey, but so is everything else with low rolling resistance and deep tread.
  10. tk40176

    tk40176 Light Load Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    Depending on what type of trailer you pull, miles / weight you run and the terrains you run - might help you make your choice.

    I pull flat, usually under 3k miles per wk, various weight / dims and gravel/dirt (job sites) - I run General S371 (16 ply) - closed rib / low rolling resistant / anti chunk, etc...
  11. Gambi80

    Gambi80 Medium Load Member

    Was looking at some General D660's.

    These will be on a daycab, dump trailer work mostly...dirt, gravel, rock, asphalt, lots of turning/stopping and starting. Mileage per year varies but is around 40-50k. To get 300k out of any tire isn't possible...150 tops.
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