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Old 10-04-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2005 f150 fx4 and its got just over 50 k and the tires and just about bald, so i am looking for new tires. I really like the looks of the goodyear duratracs, but i am worried about the longevity of them (I heard you can only expect about 40-45k out of them... I was looking for something over 50 k..., but with a pretty meaty tread pattern. What tires would you suggest for what I am looking for. Have any of you run duratracs for awhile and noticed the wear/ how many miles do you plan on getting out of them. Thanks
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For you to want a tire to get 50,000 mi. isn't all that realistic. Stock original tires make good millage because they have the best life treatment. The vehicle is new for a good portion of there life. This means everything is tight, straight, and often driven much easier then it is for the life span of set #2-3 and so on.

I personally don't like goodyear but they do usually last a long time as far as tread is concerned. Problem is they separate and have no grip along the way.

If you want the BEST tire that will get the most millage, is surprisingly aggressive, and the best ride then the Michelin LTX AT2 is your ticket. It is the best tire but it isn't low in the price department.
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hmmmm so your saying 40 k is good for lt tires? my dads chevy had some off brand tires (not so meaty, but inbetween) that have 70 k on them, but he drives like an old man. is expecting 45 k out of the duratracs reasonable, or do u guys think they would get less? i drive pretty conservative and dont do a ton of offroading, but I would like to have the tires to back me up when i do.. (and they just look so good!)
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BFG has 50K tread life warranty.
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BFG has 50K tread life warranty.
on which tire??
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Tread waranty means nothing. At best it is something you can compair from tire to the next but it really doesn't tell you much about the tire. If you don't beleive me try to get a tire adjusted for any reason especialy if it has 75% tread or less. You might get 5% off a new tire.
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I just purchased a 2005 f150 fx4 and its got just over 50 k and the tires and just about bald, so i am looking for new tires. I really like the looks of the goodyear duratracs, but i am worried about the longevity of them (I heard you can only expect about 40-45k out of them... I was looking for something over 50 k..., but with a pretty meaty tread pattern. What tires would you suggest for what I am looking for. Have any of you run duratracs for awhile and noticed the wear/ how many miles do you plan on getting out of them. Thanks
BFG TA/KO all terrain. If you have 18" wheel's a 285x65x18 (33") or a 305x65x18 (34") would look great and last 50-60k miles easily. The truck would have to be leveled to run the 34's.
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