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NRALIFR

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Posted: 11/04/21 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At 5.5 years old, and 56K miles, the outside shoulders on the front tires were getting thin. I considered moving them to the rear, and moving the two best rear tires to the front, but after looking the rear tires over carefully, I found that one had a cut in the tread area that had sliced one of the lugs about halfway off. The cut wasn’t any deeper than the tread groves, but if I finished cutting the lug off I’d probably be able to hear and feel it. No telling when that happened, as the cut was almost unnoticeable. Probably from one of the gravel roads I drive on. I’d bet I had been driving on it a while.

The tires are 225/70R19.5’s, and it came with Continental HSR steer tires on the front and rear axles. I’d prefer to have drive tires on the rear, so I bought four new Continental HDR+ tires from TiresDirect.net. @ $345 ea, free shipping/no tax. Nobody local could touch that price. Discount Tire would match the price, but they couldn’t mount that size yet, and I’d have to pay sales tax.

They came in quickly, delivered by FedEx. The date codes were all first week of October. I actually emailed them before ordering to see how old the tires were, and they responded quickly saying they just got them in, and they were still hot and sticky! [emoticon]

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I had them mounted yesterday. The two inner rear tires were moved to the front. They still have about 1/4” of tread left. They’ll be good for another year or so.

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The new rear tires have a good 1/2” of tread.

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These are the old tires. I’ll probably try to CL them.

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When it’s time to replace the front tires, I’m considering putting some HDR+’s there too. On my old F350 DRW, I ran Michelin XPS traction tires on both axles, and don’t remember any problems with them.

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Any thoughts?

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What do you have on the front now? I run M655s now all around. I’ve found drive tires to be ok on the front for my purposes. M655s are actually recommended for either axle.


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jimh425 wrote:

What do you have on the front now? I run M655s now all around. I’ve found drive tires to be ok on the front for my purposes. M655s are actually recommended for either axle.


Continental HSR steer tires. They’re OK, but we do get snow around here once in a while. I don’t want to go any more aggressive than the rear axle, but I’d be willing to put the HDR+ drive tires on the front also. They might be a little more noisy, but I didn’t think the new rear tires were noisy on the ride home.

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Posted: 11/05/21 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice looking tires.

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I just ordered a set of these for my 1976 F-250 4-wd I bought a few days ago, they're being shipped FedEx too.

The tires that I bought, from a different seller for my other truck also came FedEx.

I buy a lot on-line due to my rural location and seldom get anything shipped FedEx. I find it interesting that they ship soo many tires.


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Thanks. Those look like they’ll be some good off-road tires. Do you use that truck for plowing snow?

I just spent most of yesterday and today pulling all the tires off and putting them back on. I like to do that to see what the tire “experts” did wrong.

The lug nuts were all very tight, so I think they torqued them. Probably not in four steps like I did though. I like to wire brush the lug bolts, the pilot flange and the mating surfaces of the hub and wheel, too. They never clean those up.

The only thing they did wrong-ish was inflate them all to 110 psi instead of looking at the door sticker. I though they seemed a little squirrelly on the way home.

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specta wrote:

Nice looking tires.

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I just ordered a set of these for my 1976 F-250 4-wd I bought a few days ago, they're being shipped FedEx too.

The tires that I bought, from a different seller for my other truck also came FedEx.

I buy a lot on-line due to my rural location and seldom get anything shipped FedEx. I find it interesting that they ship soo many tires.

Are you going to use those tires for off-road use only?

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Geo*Boy wrote:

specta wrote:

Nice looking tires.

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I just ordered a set of these for my 1976 F-250 4-wd I bought a few days ago, they're being shipped FedEx too.

The tires that I bought, from a different seller for my other truck also came FedEx.

I buy a lot on-line due to my rural location and seldom get anything shipped FedEx. I find it interesting that they ship soo many tires.

Are you going to use those tires for off-road use only?


Just a run round truck here where I live and that's what came on it originally.

I doubt that I will ever really go any distance in it at all. Maybe 150 miles from home at the most.


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I haven't been "off-road" in a truck since I sold my 1979 F-250 4-WD.

I'm quite sure this one will venture out into the backwoods too.

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Posted: 11/05/21 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have to believe that those Deestone tires are going to be real loud with that tractor type tread.

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Geo*Boy wrote:

I have to believe that those Deestone tires are going to be real loud with that tractor type tread.

x2, but that only proves again that you can't have it all.





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Posted: 11/05/21 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can’t do mud without doing loud [emoticon]

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