Props to ya'll in this for over a decade or more.

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  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Simple tire.com

    8 drives ran me 3500 delivered for 75 mph rated toyo tires (m647)
    Run 12 oz bag balancers in all tires.

    Told shop to replace every single stem.

    Keep up on tire inflation

    Not cheap, but 4k was cheaper than the road calls for garbage tires in past 2 years. Not to mention peace of mind especially in the summer.

    Northeast can be a nightmare for roads but i 75 toledo to detroit will give it a run for its money
     
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    You’re already making that payment
    You just don’t realize it
     
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  4. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Oh TRUST ME I realize it! I see my numbers daily!

    The difference is I don't HAVE to make the payment. I can sit and wait because I own everything.

    Waaaaaay different.
     
  5. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Oh no I-75 has us all beat! I rarely run it and really really try to avoid it!
     
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    i96 between Grand Rapids and Flint is pretty brutal, hated that run.

    Also i can't remember if it was 74 or 71 going in or out of Cincinnati that i drove down once and said never again
     
  7. abyliks

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    Per mile ran, there is no cheaper tire then Michelin. Need to look at the big picture not just the number on the invoice.

    I’m with you on payments, I’d rather leave the truck in the yard with buckets on the stacks then haul cheap and I’m not spending weeks on end in a truck to make a living, life is too short, I barely did 70k last year
     
  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    At over double the price of my brand new toyos, ill take that chance.
     
  9. Ffx95

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    Unless you buy a lemon that always seems to have its Christmas lights on.
     
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Only way i'd do that is to park the old reliable one and continue to fix it so when the new one inevitably breaks down and costs a month in the shop for whatever dumb reason i can still earn money, not continue to hemoragge cash.

    Personally i would like 3 trucks to 2 drivers, feels a good balance
     
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  11. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Oh man 71 was BRUTAL 3rd world country type crap for a LONG time! I think it is better now. Oh God I hope so!
     
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