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best tire for the money
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:13:57 PM »
I need new tires and can't decide what to buy. I look at online reviews and they are all over the place.
I'm putting on the stock size 235/50/18 on my ZQ8 5.3.
What tires did you like for blacktop driving?
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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 08:22:43 PM »
All season or summer rubber?

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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:12:26 AM »
Just like AJ had mentioned, it depends on what kind of tires you're looking to put on the truck?
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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 01:01:13 PM »
For summer tires, I'd go with a Continental ExtremeContact Sport or if you can afford it, the Michelin Pilot Sport.

Other decent summer tires are Hankook Ventus V12 Evo.

All-seasons I'm not really familiar with to give good recommendations.

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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 01:05:46 PM »
Summer tires would be my first choice because I bought Michelin X-ice snow tires and have them mounted on winter rims. Has anyone used Toyo Proxes? Good and bad reviews. Summers have a longer tread life dont they?
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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
The life of a tire depends on the UTQG rating. The higher it is the longer they'll last but life also depends on driving habits, kms per season etc. Most summer tires are around a UTQG of 340 which with average mileage should last 4-5 years.

All seasons will have a longer life but performance handling won't be as great as a dedicated summer tire (depending on what you do).

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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 01:20:05 PM »
Nitto NT555 is also a very popular affordable summer tire. They just came out with a second gen tire the NT555G2.

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Re: best tire for the money
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 11:24:16 AM »
The roads here are partly dirt so I bought Michelin Primacy tires and so far they've been great.
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