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Time to rotate tires out. The existing ones are beautiful but 6 years old now. Below are tires and prices from local shops. Could I have your opinions please?
Tires are 22.5 X 12
.................................................. .Each..............X 6
Goodyear Marathon RSA.............. $536.36........3,218.16
Michelin XZE(?).............................748.45........4 ,490.70 no advantage Program
Sumitoma ST127(?).......................477.34........2,864 .04
Bridgestone R250..........................599.24........3,595. 44
Firestone FS561(?).........................575.59.......3,45 3.52
Yokohama 104ZR...........................604.54........3,62 7.24

Thanks for the help. Happy Sunday!

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Wed. having 6 new TOYO M177 295/75-22.5 installed total cost $2,400.


What are they giving you for your existing tires?
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Time to rotate tires out. The existing ones are beautiful but 6 years old now. Below are tires and prices from local shops. Could I have your opinions please?
Tires are 22.5 X 12
.................................................. .Each..............X 6
Goodyear Marathon RSA.............. $536.36........3,218.16
Michelin XZE(?).............................748.45........4 ,490.70 no advantage Pam
Sumitoma ST127(?).......................477.34........2,864 .04
Bridgestone R250..........................599.24........3,595. 44
Firestone FS561(?).........................575.59.......3,45 3.52
Yokohama 104ZR...........................604.54........3,62 7.24

Thanks for the help. Happy Sunday!

Darryl
Maybe tires are like commodities..prices change often depending on supply and demand. Call different dealers on you may get different prices depending on what their distributors are sitting on. That said get the freshest dates available and preferably within a few months of purchase.

I’ve had very good experience with Sumitoma ST 127.

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Wed. having 6 new TOYO M177 295/75-22.5 installed total cost $2,400.


What are they giving you for your existing tires?
Toyo are good tires
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Go with 2 new what evers on the steer and in 2022 push those now 2year olds together to one side of the drives and two more new on the steers. Then in 2024 two more in the rotation of steer to drives. By 2024 your oldest tire on the back will be 4 years old . (In the year 2023 your oldest set getting ready to retire would be 9 years old) then with a 2 axle, start replacing 2 tires every three years.
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I went with Michelin tires. But used the Michelin Advantage Plan. And they do carry a warranty if you use the plan. If they compare tires to a michelin why not get what they themselves think is the best.
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On Don's last trip home with the M380 he lost a Michelin due to a road hazard and got a Toyo as a temp. replacement (inside drive wheel, left side) from the road service people. I think the Toyo has a different contact patch as it heats up faster than the tire next to it. Obviously I've now put 4,000 miles on this setup and Don about 2,000 miles. Should I be overly concerned (i.e. don't drive anywhere except to the shop?) Normally I obviously wouldn't run this way intentionally but it's on my radar.
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I put 6 Toyo M144 295/80/22.5 tires on last spring for $3040 out the door. That included installation, tax, disposal, and new inner and outer nuts on the drives.

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On Don's last trip home with the M380 he lost a Michelin due to a road hazard and got a Toyo as a temp. replacement (inside drive wheel, left side) from the road service people. I think the Toyo has a different contact patch as it heats up faster than the tire next to it. Obviously I've now put 4,000 miles on this setup and Don about 2,000 miles. Should I be overly concerned (i.e. don't drive anywhere except to the shop?) Normally I obviously wouldn't run this way intentionally but it's on my radar.
Maybe it is a touch taller, thus is carrying more load.
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Seriously!!! Toyo are some of the best out there. But smell them before you have them mounted. Some of them smell like chicken s**t. I am not joking.
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