Steer tires

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  1. Clay4williams

    Clay4williams Bobtail Member

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    It's come time for me to put new steers on my truck. I currently have Michelin x-lines on it, they came with the truck. I've always run either fs591s or yokos. I don't want to pay the price for Michelin even though they have been very good. I'm torn on which tire to go with. I've narrowed it down to:

    FS591
    Goodyear Marathon LHS
    Endurance LHS

    The marathons are the cheapest of the three and a little under $500 each for me. Fs591s are around $525 and endurance are a bit over $550. I know the marathon is a mid tier tire, endurance a premium. Where does the 591 stack up against these? I've considered some other tires and I'm open to other suggestions as well. I see a lot more O/Os running Chinese tires on the steers, is there any merit to that?

    I'm running low pro 22s if that helps, very light on the steers, never over 11k usually under 10k.
     
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  3. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Goodyears are trash.

    Bridgestones if you need/want a name brand. They are definitely a quality tire. Im due for steers as well and Im having a really hard time justifying a Bridgestones over some of the India made tires that seem to be made just as good. And this is from experience.

    And you are paying too much for low pros.

    Edit:

    My import tire of choice is the Apollo brand. They are very heavy with a lot of tread depth. They are seem to stand up to abuse.
     
  4. Clay4williams

    Clay4williams Bobtail Member

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    What are some examples of Indian made tires? I'm not familiar with any of the brands.
     
  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    I have an Apollo Endu Combi Ra I put on that was slightly used when I had a damaged left steer. Ive actually left it on because Im shocked at the quality. The sheer weight of it alone caught me by surprise as well.
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I’ve been running the Firestone’s since the 590 was introduced. It was Bridgestone’s (old design) rebranded as a Firestone. The new design Bridgestone later replaced the 590, as a 591. In other words, the 590 and 591 were both once Bridgestone premium Steers. The current Bridgestone will probably be the next Firestone 592 once Bridgestone introduces a new latest greatest premium steer. Great tires, great price. Basically they’re Bridgestone’s. Just older design. Same exact tire.
     
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  7. Clay4williams

    Clay4williams Bobtail Member

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    I've always heard really good things about Firestone, my dad swears by them and it's all he ran up until he tried Yokohamas last time around. Thank you!
     
  8. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Firestone FS591 16 ply only

    Goodyear tires are trash.
     
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  9. abyliks

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    I just put 2 11 22.5 Michelins on a few weeks ago they were $686.xx, extra $200 for the set would be worth it to me JMO

    had Bridgestones on when I got it, no complaints but I’ve heard some of the new batches are out of round by a lot

    If I was looking to go with a slightly lesser tier I’d probably try Toyos, I’ve been impressed with their drives so far
     
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  10. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Streer tires are the one place I wouldn't cheap out on.
     
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  11. Truckermania

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    They ran about $800 each I think (I am a company driver but saw the invoice) for Bridgestone R213 steer tires. I have been very impressed by them so far. Only about 45k on them but they seem like brand new still.
     
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