Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Opinions on long lasting tires for 19.5" rim
Long story short my truck goes through tires pretty quick. I commute to work about 130 miles a day round trip of which roughly 30 miles are going up a windy mountainous road.
I rotate my tires about every 5k miles and there is no uneven wear on the tires as they all pretty much wear done at the same rate.
My last couple sets of tires, 265/70r17 Firestone TransForce AT lasted about 20K miles & 315/70r17 BFG A/T KO lasted about 15K miles. I went back to the stock size tires for better mileage and currently have a set of 265/70r17 Michelin LTX M/S2 have about 15K on them and I'll be lucky to get another 15K out of them before they slicks.
I'm pretty much done with dropping $1100-$1300 on tires this quickly and have been reading up on going with a 19.5" rim & tire combo. I've decided on Vision 81 SRW 19.5 rims but I can't find any definitive on what brand tires will get me 80-100k miles.
I would prefer a tire that does well in wet weather and also be able to go in the snow as I take frequent trips to the Sierras during snow season. Please give me your opinions on a decent 19.5" tire in either a 225/70r19.5 or 245/70r19.5 size.
I want to add that the two tires I am currently considering are the Cooper Roadmaster RM253 and the Goodyear G622 tires as they seem to be a decent all-around tire that I would need for driving in wet conditions and driving in the snow during winter months.
I also tow my Jeep to the trails a few times a year, goose neck with Jeep is probably around 8-9K lbs so I'm not really worried about a high weight rating on the tires as any 19.5" tire will be more than enough for what I'm doing.
2004 2500 QCSB 4x4, 2" Leveling Kit, Smarty Jr., Edge EZ, 2 mic Fuel Filter & Baldwin BF1212 F/W Sep, adj. boost elbow, Snow MPG-MAX, Airaid Intake, 04.5-07 exhaust elbow & 5" MBRP Turbo-back Exhaust
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