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Diesels and tire wear...

I have battled with my truck wearing tires out fast. Seems to be too fast that I go through them. The guy at Les Schwab told me that the Diesel truck naturally go through tires faster because of the amount of torque. It makes sense for that to be possible.

Is this true or was the guy blowin smoke...???

What would be a good tire that would last long on my truck???
I am running 35" tires right now and would like to run 38" and change my differential gears to at least 4.10 or maybe higher. I do haul heavy from time to time.

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I think it has more to do with the wieght up front so you just have to keep your tires rotated right.

I have Nittos from Discounttire and I love them so far

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nope, I know exactly why my tires wear faster than normal.... It is all the ricers fault... I promise. honestly, I haven't ever heard of that, but i guess it makes sense...

early '99 converted to late '99 F-350 dually, 4x4, 4 door, long bed, 6 speed. Midwest transmissions 05+ zf-6 transmission with their short throw shifter and SB clutch. Rosewood 180cc with 80% nozzles, Termy modded 17* HPOP, International bellowed up pipes, fs-2500, DP Tunes. A few other things here and there...
dually club member.. Why replace 5 tires when you can replace seven? I like my training wheels...
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My fronts aren't so bad. My backs wear out like crazy. I think part of it may be that Les Schwab keep over filling my tires. They insist that there should be between 45 and 50 pounds. But I consistently wear only the centers of the tires.

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Yeah all of that can cause it also. I like the ricer reason the best

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It just seems like it has to be more than just tire pressure causing it.
I mainly want to know if the Schwab dude was making stuff up or if diesels naturally do wear out tires faster.

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I dont go thru tires that fast at all. I bought a used set while back that were 50%. the was 30K ago and they are still probably 15-20% but I do need to get some new ones for winter.

I live 20 miles from the Schwabs headquarters. they tell me stuff that is TOTALLY different that what the brach offices tell me. Me and the guy at the branch location just go roundy, roundy over everything! lol lol

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Are you running 315's on stock (7") wheels?

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The last set for me. I bought July 1st with 90% and they are already down around 25% in about 10k miles

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16 x 8 wheels

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