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post #1 of 2 Old 06-16-2015, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Buying new tires

The truck needs new tires. What's currently on there is showing signs of dry rot. We have a 2006 F250 XLT V-10. We're looking around at tires and much of what we're finding is P rated, not even LT rated.

It is used for city driving (4.5 miles one way to work and back) mostly, but the occasion 50 mile trip on the highway to see my family.

What are suggestions to look for in tires for a truck that hauls ~4k-6k lbs once or twice a month at most?

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-17-2015, 12:15 AM
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Here is a link you might find useful Top Rated Light Truck Tires at Tire Rack Buy the size recommended on your door sticker and run the pressures it recommends too. I prefer load range E tires on 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. For highway tires my personal preferences would be Toyo, Yokohama, and Michelin. Pretty much any tire shop can order in whatever tire you want, even if it is a brand they don't normally carry. I run summer and winter tires on my truck due to our seasons and where I drive. Let us know what you end up with. Around here there are lots of one tons so there is a good selection in stock of various tires at all the shops. When we traveled to Ohio I don't think we saw more than a handful of pickup's heavier than a half ton, and most of them all had plates from elsewhere, so I can see shops not stocking them as much.
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