I have a Ford F350 4x4 with Ainley Chassis Mount on it. I have never weighed it, but I know it is HEAVY. The F350 is rated to one ton, I mounted helper springs and still need to put 40# in my air shocks to get it to ride properly.
I am at 105,000 miles and will need to replace my tires and am wondering what others have experienced.
My original tires were BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A, P265/75R16. I had 51,000 miles on them, with maybe another 5-10K left on them, when I replaced them (I was headed to the National Am in Virginia, MN and wanted to make sure I didn't have any tire problems, so replaced the BFG tires early)
- Tires were fine
- Road noise OK
- Good highway ride
- Tracked well
- Not so good in the mud
Decided to go with Michelin LTX M/S
- Less road noise than BFG
- Softer ride (but not much) than BFG
- Wanders more than BFG
- Just as bad as BFG in mud
I have another 5-10K on my Michelins before I need to change them
Would like to go with BFG or Michelin - because COSTCO carries them and
1. Costco prices are great
2. Costco service is great
3. Costco rotates and balances tires for lifetime of tires for FREE
4. Costco fills tires with Nitrogen (which keeps inflation stable)
Any ideas on other BFG or Michelin Tires to try?
Or for that matter, other brands I should consider?
Need good highway tires, because I drive long distances to Field Trials
Need good mud tires because once I get there, I am off road
Tires must be able to carry Heavy Load
Thanks in advance