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Larry Baker
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

been thinking about some new tires here lately

I have heard pro and con of the kumho ht51 tires

Anyone on here running these tires

I have a 5500 and need heavy rubber but was not at all satisfied with continentals

They may cost more but they never road well

Any input here would be appreciated
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote


5500 should have 19.5 tires, don't see the HT51 in that size.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Firestone Trans-Force.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Need the tire size to help.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did miss the tire size as that was the freightliners but the 5500 is 225/70r19.5

I put firestone 14 ply on the front here while back and made a world of difference but they were a bit pricey and I was told that the kumho was as good but didnt know nothing about them

I was hoping to contact someone that has used them in an app instead of a salesman with a toyota
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Ran a set of Kumho's on the front of my semi years ago, rode good but wore badly, i'm sure they make better tires today.
My F-450 had Hankook DH01's when I got it, had to rotate the front's often to keep them from dipping but the ride was ok for a short stiff sidewall.
Not a Michelin fan but have a set of XZE steers on the front that ride good and show not signs of wear at 20k miles.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a set of firestones steer 14 plies on it now but didnt know what to put on the rears
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Cooper Roadmaster RM253 runs about the same price as Kumho's
Probably won't wear as long as a solid shouldered tire but looks like they would have good snow traction and better off road traction than a solid shouldered tire.
I have Dunlop SP461's on the rear, decent traction but that tread pattern doesn't wear well.
When they need replaced I think I'll try a set of Cooper's.

Interesting note: My 2018 F-150 came with Hankook tires

FYI all of the Kumho's I looked at for your size where 12 ply.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Larry I sold those tires for 22 years. Firestone are a good choice. I ran Kuhmoe all seasons on my pickup and liked them. If you are running Kuhmoe get the heaviest ply rating.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I put a new set of Cooper Discovery 235/85R16 on my F450 super duty.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thanks for the input fellas
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just put a set of those on my 2500 in the all terrain
version, had been running cooper discoverer at?s
and were not happy with the mileage out of them
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How many miles did you get out of your discoverer tires? They are only a 60,000 mile tire.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: truck tires Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have some of the RM253 on my F350.
(Custom wheels) Great traction, so far
they wear like iron. But squirm to make
you think all heck broke loose. For rears
only they would be great, but I wouldn't
put them on a 4wd again.
 
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