Running two sets of tires

Mainewoods

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How many of you guys run two sets of tires during the year? Do you use a winter/summer, or run a "summer" tire and then an AT for hunting? I usually run an AT all year, but wondering if two sets are better. If I did run two sets, probably best to get another set of rims as well.
 

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I run steelies with a dedicated winter tire from November to April, then alloys with Michelin Defenders all summer.
Alloys dont have TPMS in them, so the light stays on:eek:
Cant stand paying for tire changeovers.
Plus, I can get 3-4 years out of a set of tires.
 

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I use winter tires all year. I only drive about 7000 miles a year. There are times in the summer where winter tires work better for me. The change over in the fall and spring along with balancing would cost me about $200 a year. Getting extra rims with pressure sensors would be expensive. Because I don't put on many miles this is the most economical way to go for me.
 

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I don't on my truck right now but probably will. I average over 20K per year and wear tires out rather quickly. We run 2 sets on my wife's car.

I know a lot of guys here that do with their trucks. Mainly studded tires in the winter.
 

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This is something I have thought about a bit. Middle of summer I get sick of bouncing around on 10 plys but haven't been able to justify doing it for only july through september.
 

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FYI, we switch tires (1 set of rims) on my wife car and it cost $30
 

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FYI, we switch tires (1 set of rims) on my wife car and it cost $30
This is what I was thinking. But then again, do I want a set of tires floating around my garage just getting in the way.. I have a set of decent Michelin tires now with 50% wear, but also want a nice set of AT's.
 

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In an ideal world running 2 sets is the way to go... big expense for sure but perhaps worth it in the long run?
 

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I’ll have a dedicated set of winters on steel rims with TPM sensors within a week, they are at my mechanics garage right now waiting for him to put em together. Total cost will be about $1100.
 

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I run BFG AT’s year round. I only put on around 8,000 miles a year and enough of those are on the woods roads up to camp that I want to keep the heavy ply tires on. I’ve seen too many stones through summer tires on other peoples trucks, no thanks.
 

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I've always run AT's year around.

Last year I put studded snows on my recycled Coors can F-150, but the POS was still far worse in the snow than our GMC with AT tires.
 
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I run 1 set of AT’s and change them out around 45-50 thousand miles which happens to be annually.
Roger-
 

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I run two sets on my Tundra.
Micheline's most of the year and Grabber AT-2's for hunting season.
I get almost 2 miles per gallon better on the Micheline's. (AT-2's are 10 ply)
I lucked out and picked up a set of stock rims on e-bay for $200 so i don't pay to swap out.
They are in better shape than my original rims.
That was the deciding factor
 

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BFG KO 2s all year round
I just ordered a set. I've had them in the past and liked them. My current truck had tires to new to justify not using for a while but have finally gotten to the point where I can upgrade.

I do like that you can go up to a 285 size tire in the BFG and not get into an E load. I do not tow or haul anything that heavy and the E loads give a pretty rough ride.
 

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I have eloads and they ride just fine. Keep them inflated around 42 lbs. Got 63,000 miles out of the last set. They did ride a bit harsh when worn way down. I have about a year on this set and they ride like butter
 




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