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Best tires for Highway milage

Looking for the best tires for the best Highway Mileage. What tires have you found that wear well, ride good and give the very best highway mileage? Are stock tires sizes the best when going for better highway mileage?


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I have used Michelins, stock size, with good results. They are really nice on the road. They have very low resistance, and work well in rain. I think my mileage was up 1-2 over the A/Ts that I use. They are not very good in snow or sand though. They are definately great for highway. I think I got 40k on them the first set. I take them off for winter, and use ATs. I got stuck in a ditch in the snow and had to pull the truck out with my wife's Ford Escape. Not good.

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nitto dura grappler. This is purely a highway tire.
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I have a set of michelin ltx m/s, 265/70/17 10ply which is the stock size and they ride excellent, have great wet weather traction and make no noise on the hwy/interstate. They are pricey, but like anything you get what you pay for. These trucks will hold a 35'' tire with little to no lift, but they kill fuel mileage and power. When I wear these out I'll probably go to an AT, but will stick with the stock tire size.
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I also have the michilen ltx. I have the A/S. I have about 48000 on them and still have good tread left. Maybe have another 10000 on them.

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nitto dura grappler. This is purely a highway tire.
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I got 30k on mine and I'm sure I got probably another 20k.

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Firestone Transforce HT.

I usually get over 120,000 on the front and over 80,000 on the rears.

All Stock.
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I got 65,000 on the Michelin LTX AS. Have another set on now. In between I had a set of Bridgestone Duravis. Michelins get me a couple miles per gallon better mileage

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Cooper Discoverer H/T excellent HWY tire. 60k mile warranty.
Quiet excellent in the rain. so-so in snow for a hwy tire.
Got 80k miles from/outta mine.
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I still have the factory Michelins

I have 115000 miles on them and they look like they well make 120000 miles easy. They ride nice but they won't due much in the soft stuff. I run 50 pounds of air in them. And the truck is right at 9000 pounds all the time. I am going to put the same tire back on for sure. They are only supposed to last 60000 miles.
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Highway Rib, closed shoulder, is always highest.

Highest claims are for stock size, oem-spec MICHELIN LTX A/S and even higher for BRIDGESTONE Duravis M500. (Up to 180k).

I got 120k from my oem A/S's, and may make it to 250k before I need to buy the second set of replacement tires.

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x2 on the Nitto Dura Grapplers. I put 80,000 plus miles on my last set (2007 F250 2wd) Bought Nitto's new HD tire, the Crosstek HD for my Ram. I have put 25,000 so far. Rides good, however I probably will not get the same milage as the Dura's.
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