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Sep 08, 2016 at 01:34 PM CST
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I've always maintained 18 identical tires&bank..Bridgestone seems to be pricing themselves out of the market,plus discontinuing R280's..Also had some shoulder issues with a few..Thinking about switching completely to Toyo's(M177 or M137)..Any comments on Toyo's,but only if you truly ran them..Thanks.
Replied on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 09:38 AM CST
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I don't know about Toyo because I have never bought any. However, may I suggest Continentals? I think they are the best tire value out there for a premium tire. They beat Bridgestone steering tires hands down. For me, anyway. Just my two cents.
Replied on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 09:21 PM CST
Mr, Mata,
I've gone back to BFG for all my new tires. With my Michelin national account I feel I'm getting good pricing anywhere I need a tire. Also the BFG casings cap well with the Michelin custom cap option. I cap good casings once as a drive then once as a trailer. Everyone truck seem to do well with a particular brand. One person has suggested Continental. I bought 6 of their steer tires. Two came apart. The others had a short life and the prices to me were ridiculous, but your truck's might do well. The Continental capped well. I have friends running Toyo. My observation is they get crazy wear patterns late in life. Ran some Yokohama on one truck, a Pete, they made 3 months. They are now caps. Getting the national account has been a huge step for us.
Good luck. Tires are a challenge.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 at 10:50 PM CST
Mr,Mata, after reviewing your post I see that I didn't really adhere to your request. My apologies, however if I can help let me know. I feel that the BFG is a good path, but as I said I don't know anything about your truck or operation. Good luck.
Replied on Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 09:37 PM CST
General is the way to go. Love them. I recap my casings and sell to the stick haulers. A cap will tare the shit out a alum hopper. Most steers and drives I'll regrove and run on trailer before caping. I know a lot of guys that have had trouble with the Bridgestone tires. I'd stay away.
Replied on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 01:39 PM CST
We have had good success with Bridgestone R283 in steer position. We are in the process of testing R268 in all positions. So far so good