Truck and SUV Tires.

Truck and SUV Tires.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:49 pm

I have a Toyota Land Cruiser that requires 275/65R18 tires which are an unusual size. The tires I want are Michelin LTX M/S2 all-seasons which are highly recommended by Land Cruiser enthusiast's. These Michelins range in price from 230 to 300 dollars each because they are considered premium grade tires. The current tires on the Land Cruiser are Dunlop GrandTreks but I don't like them at all.

I only buy Michelin brand tires, the tires on my Honda Odyssey are Michelin Defenders for the summer and X-Ice 2's for the winter.

The Land Cruiser has one bad front tire on the drivers side. But, I'm not too happy about spending 300 dollars per tire right before Christmas shopping starts this Friday. So, I decided to look on eBay for a good used tire and I found one from a seller named vyc_bestusedtires based out of Allentown PA. I just ordered the tire today but it looked good from the pictures and the seller has over 106,000 feedbacks with a 99.9 percent positive response, that's amazing!

The tire was 55 dollars which included shipping and no sales tax. I'll have to wait till this weekend when I actually get the tire before I can say anything more about them other than the great price.
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Re: Truck and SUV Tires.

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Good to know. Please be sure to report back when you have received the tire.
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Re: Truck and SUV Tires.

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:46 am

Should be a good report with 6+ months testing.
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Re: Truck and SUV Tires.

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:14 am

Yes, I admit that I forgot about this post. :oops:

I've had the two tires for eight months now and I am very happy!!

I will be buying two more tires soon from the same eBay merchant.

When buying used, its important to know the tread depth of a new tire. They mostly price the used tire based on the tread depth remaining plus the overall condition of the tire. For example, my suv tire when new has 12/32" of an inch tread depth. So, if I buy a used tire with 10/32" remaining the tire will be more expensive than one with 7/32" remaining.

Price example: Tire with 10/32" tread $ 150.00 dollars.

Price example: Tire with 7/32" tread $ 60.00 dollars.
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Re: Truck and SUV Tires.

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks for the follow-up. I'll add the link to my Car Stuff bookmarks.

I needed a single tire that had been discontinued by Michelin, but could not find it on the site. :( However, my local tire dealer is part of a chain, and they had several new ones in their warehouse. :)
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