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Michelin Defender......

I have used the Michelin LTX . The Defender replaced the LTX and has much better tread life.
I just put a set of LTXs on. I believe that they brought them back because the new rubber compound was not as good as the old.

New Rig as of 11-2012 99.5 Super Cab Long bed only 77,000 Build date 3-03-99 so it has 99.5 7.3 with early 99 running gear. Edge CTS with Att.

Sold 99.5 F350 Dually Crew Cab 215,000 Ts Tunner, Edge with Att. 4" MBPR Turbo Back no Cat Wicked Wheel rolling on 235 75 16. Sold

Trailer Queen: 84 Toy 4Runner One Ton's Rolling on H1's with 42 Iroks Full Hydro Marlin Crawler 4:7-1 gears with Duall cases. 4.3 Vortech turbo 350 Auto
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Michelin Defender......

I have used the Michelin LTX . The Defender replaced the LTX and has much better tread life.
I just put a set of LTXs on. I believe that they brought them back because the new rubber compound was not as good as the old.
Very interesting. Do you have more info?

I ran LTX M/S and they would get cracks in the rubber.
Then started running M/S-2 and liked them alot and had good life.
Last time installed the Defender and they are wearing faster than the earlier versions.

Always DISCOUNT TIRE.
Always 5K-6K free balance & rotations.
Always Load Range-E around 60-psi.

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I have started treating the sidewall twice a year with Meguires Endurance Tire Gel (the purple stuff) because the UV out here is bad.
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2002 F-250 4x4 CC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 182,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II, AIC, Bilstein 5100, Stancor GPR, Marinco Mod, B&W Turnover Ball, Michelin Defender LTX


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2002 F-250 4x4 SC LB 7.3 PSD w/ZF-6. 177,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II. Bilstein 5100. Stancor GPR. Walker BTM. Noco Mod. Michelin Defender LTX 285/75/16.

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2000 F-250 4x4 SC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 164,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. Rebuilt Fuel bowl w/gold spring, 6.0 Cooler, Walker BTM, Stancor GPR, Michelin LTX M&S2.

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Michelin Defender......

I have used the Michelin LTX . The Defender replaced the LTX and has much better tread life.
I just put a set of LTXs on. I believe that they brought them back because the new rubber compound was not as good as the old.
Very interesting. Do you have more info?

I ran LTX M/S and they would get cracks in the rubber.
Then started running M/S-2 and liked them alot and had good life.
Last time installed the Defender and they are wearing faster than the earlier versions.

Always DISCOUNT TIRE.
Always 5K-6K free balance & rotations.
Always Load Range-E around 60-psi.

EDIT:
I have started treating the sidewall twice a year with Meguires Endurance Tire Gel (the purple stuff) because the UV out here is bad.

Same Discount Tire. I went in to buy the Defender and that's what I was told.....not sure sometime I think they dont even know. Great tire at any rate. I made them match Castcos price!

New Rig as of 11-2012 99.5 Super Cab Long bed only 77,000 Build date 3-03-99 so it has 99.5 7.3 with early 99 running gear. Edge CTS with Att.

Sold 99.5 F350 Dually Crew Cab 215,000 Ts Tunner, Edge with Att. 4" MBPR Turbo Back no Cat Wicked Wheel rolling on 235 75 16. Sold

Trailer Queen: 84 Toy 4Runner One Ton's Rolling on H1's with 42 Iroks Full Hydro Marlin Crawler 4:7-1 gears with Duall cases. 4.3 Vortech turbo 350 Auto
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I came across Nankang in the 20" size that I can get from Discount Tire. All reviews I found on them were positive, and they are only $150 each. Considering what the truck is for, I may go this route for now. They have provisions for adding studs too. If I get two-three years they will be worth it provided the snow traction is what they claim, it has the 3 peak ratings.

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I came across Nankang in the 20" size that I can get from Discount Tire. All reviews I found on them were positive, and they are only $150 each. Considering what the truck is for, I may go this route for now. They have provisions for adding studs too. If I get two-three years they will be worth it provided the snow traction is what they claim, it has the 3 peak ratings.
What Nankang tire are you getting?

New Rig as of 11-2012 99.5 Super Cab Long bed only 77,000 Build date 3-03-99 so it has 99.5 7.3 with early 99 running gear. Edge CTS with Att.

Sold 99.5 F350 Dually Crew Cab 215,000 Ts Tunner, Edge with Att. 4" MBPR Turbo Back no Cat Wicked Wheel rolling on 235 75 16. Sold

Trailer Queen: 84 Toy 4Runner One Ton's Rolling on H1's with 42 Iroks Full Hydro Marlin Crawler 4:7-1 gears with Duall cases. 4.3 Vortech turbo 350 Auto
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https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tir...or-a-t/p/34737

I haven't ordered them yet, I want to do it in person since their other site has it for $4 less per tire, and the roadhazards are $40 lower, so want to find out why.

DD 2018 F150 Platinum 3.5 EB
Tow Baby, 2012 F350 King Ranch SRW SB. Rolling Thunder III
Sold due to neglect
U.S.N. Paradise BB91904 '99 F350 CC LWB DRW
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Hypermax 5" turbo back system, triple pillar guages, Heater core shutoff. AEM Brute Force intake. 3.73 gearing. DP PCM with 80HP Installed!
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They also have 50,000 mile warranty; so sounds like a good choice.

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That's one heck of a price. Wow. The one review dosen't help, would love feedback from you.

New Rig as of 11-2012 99.5 Super Cab Long bed only 77,000 Build date 3-03-99 so it has 99.5 7.3 with early 99 running gear. Edge CTS with Att.

Sold 99.5 F350 Dually Crew Cab 215,000 Ts Tunner, Edge with Att. 4" MBPR Turbo Back no Cat Wicked Wheel rolling on 235 75 16. Sold

Trailer Queen: 84 Toy 4Runner One Ton's Rolling on H1's with 42 Iroks Full Hydro Marlin Crawler 4:7-1 gears with Duall cases. 4.3 Vortech turbo 350 Auto
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That's one heck of a price. Wow. The one review dosen't help, would love feedback from you.

I ordered them last night, waiting on a callback on when they will arrive. I did some googling since I don't rely on just one feedback, and found that the few people who have bought this tire, all liked them, so 10 for 10 or how many I found were all positive. Sure can't beat the price though, not when everything else is at least $100 more each tire.



What I found interesting is these are all season tires, but have stud holes in the tread for winter studding.

DD 2018 F150 Platinum 3.5 EB
Tow Baby, 2012 F350 King Ranch SRW SB. Rolling Thunder III
Sold due to neglect
U.S.N. Paradise BB91904 '99 F350 CC LWB DRW
Mods, SuperHyper Improbability drive stage II.
Hypermax 5" turbo back system, triple pillar guages, Heater core shutoff. AEM Brute Force intake. 3.73 gearing. DP PCM with 80HP Installed!
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I ordered them last night, waiting on a callback on when they will arrive. I did some googling since I don't rely on just one feedback, and found that the few people who have bought this tire, all liked them, so 10 for 10 or how many I found were all positive. Sure can't beat the price though, not when everything else is at least $100 more each tire.



What I found interesting is these are all season tires, but have stud holes in the tread for winter studding.

Thank you for your business ACD2. If you get a chance please let us know your opinion of your new tires after you put some miles on them.

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The only problem with discount tire(I purchase 90% of my tires from Discount tire) is when you buy the tires they seem to really have the ability to work you in and get them put on, but when you need a rotation it seems like a longer wait and not as flexible?

I'm thinking of turning into that guy that shows up 10 minutes before they close....I know I wont be waiting 2 hours then.

New Rig as of 11-2012 99.5 Super Cab Long bed only 77,000 Build date 3-03-99 so it has 99.5 7.3 with early 99 running gear. Edge CTS with Att.

Sold 99.5 F350 Dually Crew Cab 215,000 Ts Tunner, Edge with Att. 4" MBPR Turbo Back no Cat Wicked Wheel rolling on 235 75 16. Sold

Trailer Queen: 84 Toy 4Runner One Ton's Rolling on H1's with 42 Iroks Full Hydro Marlin Crawler 4:7-1 gears with Duall cases. 4.3 Vortech turbo 350 Auto
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I make appointments at discount tire for my rotation. With six tires, each one gets checked for balance before they are rotated. You need to allow some time for that.

2002 F350 7.3 psd supercab dually 2wd, AIS, Moog joints, Bilstein, Michelin Defender LTX, Dieselsite coolant filter, red ELC, prepump spin-on fuel filter, 260,000 miles, hutch/harpoon mod, marinco mod, scan gauge ll, Zoodad, Dieselsite boots, pedestal delete, CNC Fab w/ crossover oil lines, 6.0 trans cooler, replaced oil pan, Walker BTM, Denso starter, bellowed up pipes, rebuilt oil cooler, billet dip stick adapter, HD glow plug relay

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