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CYCLEPATH

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Posted: 08/23/22 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My eyes have glazed over reading tire reviews. I currently have 225/70/19.5 XDS2's on my '05 Dodge 3500 SRW. Most of the driving I do is without the Lance on it, but since retiring, I have it on a lot more. It is time for new tires. I was happy with the Michelins, and am not too sure on the mileage I got out of them. But they are indeed expensive. If they turn out to be the best tire, especially for winter driving, they are what I will get. The tire shop up the road also gave me a quote on the DH35's. They are considerably less money. From what I have read on them, they seem to be pretty good for winter conditions. At least from their own advertisement. Does anyone have any experience with them? Or, hopefully, with both. Thank you.

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We have had our commercial Michelin’s now for 7 years. We got drive treads for the rear, but got steer treads for the front since they are quieter. We have about 70,000 kms on them now & they still have tons of tread. They will probably “time-age” out before they actually “wear” out. Expensive for sure, but the peace of mind is worth it while hauling a heavy camper (AF811) with a F350 SRW truck.

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I was very interested in the DH35s with AH35s on the front, but couldn't get any. Ended up with the new conti steer tires (HS3 hybrid) and XDS2 on the rear axle. I have no previous experience with 19.5s, but no complaints so far. True test will be winter (main reason for XDS2).

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Did you consider putting the XDS2's all the way around? That's what I did with mine. I have been wondering about specific drive and steer tires, and how they would perform in the winter. But the consensus was that you could put drives all the way around. The tire shop up the road quoted me on the DH35's. I will ask them about the AH35's. I am very curious as to how they perform in winter conditions. Thank you all for the replies.

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Considered it, but decided to stick with recommended positioning. In retrospect, it doesn't seem like it would have made much difference based on the shape of the HS3's, but I couldn't say for sure without trying both. The HS3s also have the snowflake symbol, but clearly aren't as winter oriented as XDS2s. I may get XDS2s for the front if I feel I need them, but I will regret not having been able to put a couple thousand miles on them in the summer to get them a bit more compliant. But hey! I guess I could put the rear tires on the front at that point!

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Posted: 08/25/22 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many years are people waiting to age-out 19.5 tires?

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Don’t know. Mine are about at the tread limit.

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I aged both sets of mine out at 5-6 years, but I do that for regular tires as well. It depends on how they are looking, and how close Winter is.

I used to run Hankook DH01s. I now run Toyo M655s. I feel they are a much better riding tire than the Hankooks. It was noticeable on the first drive which was empty. Also, the fronts wear better compared to Hankooks. However, I did like the Hankooks enough to put them on my F450 after running them on a F350 SRW for several years.

Obviously, the Toyo tires cost a lot more, so maybe they should be better. [emoticon]


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Greetings,

when I was first shopping for 19.5's I considered the XDS2's however could not swallow the cost and instead went with Toyo 265/70R19.5 M608z's.

These have worn well but are a bit noisy on the highway so when I end up doing a age related replacement in a few years I'm going with 245/70R19.5 M920a's:

https://www.toyotires.com/commercial-truck/tire/pattern/m920a/

Higher speed, less road noise, mtn/snowflake and 4540lbs load rating.

Just an idea,


- Mark0.

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I pulled the trigger on another set of the XDS’s. Couldn’t find any first hand info on the DH35’s, so went with what I know. I appreciate the responses.

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