Selecting steer tire

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  1. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    I'm shopping for new set of steers. I have 275/80\22.5 Michelin x line right now.
    Last time I bought them a set of two ran me around $1400 installed. Called several shops and they're $1800 now.
    They also have ironman (Chinese?)
    Continental, Goodyear $1956 out the door and Yokohama for $1372 out the door.
    These are 16 ply tires. Should I try Yokohama or its not worth it?
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Michelin are going to last almost twice as long as either of those other two so still the best bang for your buck. At least from what I have seen on my truck.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    my truck hates michellins... i put 2 continentals on late last year. for 650 bucks each. installed...but if michelins are the cheapest id go with those
     
  5. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Heavy Load Member

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    We’ve had good luck with Hankook in both steer and drive positions
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I always had good much with the H rated Yokohama’s on my FLD. I tried some Conti’s on my last 579 and they didn’t last for nothing. Went back to Michelin. If your truck is aligned well and you’re going to get some serious miles out of them then Michelin’s will be worth their money. But if you’re only going to get 100k or less out of them then one of the cheaper options would suit you better.
     
  7. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Light Load Member

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    Firestone 591,last set we bought were $625 each installed,about 2 months ago.
     
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  8. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    Toyo M154. Any W9 that I have owned would eat up steers. Usually cupping on the outside ribs. I’m having great luck with the Toyos. Short haul primarily. Not perfect but the best bang for buck.
     
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  9. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Why does your tractor hate Michelin steer tires?
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Michelin dont last for #### going off road.. Luckily im doing more highway work now.. I never got more than 80k out of michelins. Hard to justify 1000 dollar a piece price tag.
     
  11. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I got same in August 2021. Tall 24.5. $527 each installed. Wearing well.
     
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