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Pete_M



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Location: Aberdeen, NC

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: MasterCraft Courser HXT  Reply with quote

Gary - how are those HXT's doing? I am getting ready to put new tires on my 07 Chevy 3500 and was looking at those and the Hankook's. The price is almost the same. Still recommend them?
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Swamp Weasel



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Location: Palmetto, FL

PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Ram totally cheaped out putting those Nexen trash tires on the dually trucks..  Could you imagine buying a Laramie Longhorn for $70-$75k & the truck comes with $650 worth of rubber under it..?

Update for me, I've been running those Bridgestone Duravis r500's as pictured above.  Also a closed shoulder design.  Steers have about 80k on em', & 9-10 32nds!!  Never rotated & just pushed past the 100k mile mark on the drives.  They are about shotout  though.  Ranging from 3.5-3  32nds left, & I will 100% be buying them again..  $169 a piece for 100k mile tire can't be beat, even more miles if my lazy butt would have rotated them..

Ordered online from a joint called tire hero, & picked up from their south FLA warehouse..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably only have 800 miles on these HXT's. So far though I like them. They're quiet and ride nice. I think they're gonna be a good tire.
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daredevildoo



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Location: oregon

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to hijack an old thread, buuut....
What's everyone's take on running ST tires on the rear axle Only of a 3500 dually.
I've been running 14 ply Sailun on my 40' gooseneck triple axle and they wear like steel. Quite happy.
Contemplating putting 4 more 14ply ST tires on my dually drive axle.
Just to be clear, the steers will remain 10 ply 235/80/17 Michelin LTX's
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mr.mindless



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll run truck tires on a trailer all day long. Going the other way doesn't give me warm fuzzy feelings.

I really don't think an ST has the proper internal structure to be a drive tire.
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Swamp Weasel



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daredevildoo wrote:
Not to hijack an old thread, buuut....
What's everyone's take on running ST tires on the rear axle Only of a 3500 dually.
I've been running 14 ply Sailun on my 40' gooseneck triple axle and they wear like steel. Quite happy.
Contemplating putting 4 more 14ply ST tires on my dually drive axle.
Just to be clear, the steers will remain 10 ply 235/80/17 Michelin LTX's



Dude, not to be a dick but that's a horrible idea!!  Pretty sure it's also illegal to use a ST (special trailer) tire on any position but a trailer axle.  There is also 0 ST sizes for a 17" wheel.  17.5" or 16" so you'd also be buying new wheel too..

From what I hear that Sailun s637 is a great trailer tire..  


My personal recommendation for 235/80r17 in the drive position.
Bridgestone Duravis r500 hd..  I swore I was going to replace them a few months ago, but have just pushed them past the 114,000 mile mark!!   The lowest one out of the 4 is still at 3 32nds only in the center.  I dropped the pressure from 80--70psi to try & squeeze a few more out of them & it seems to be working..  


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