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Hey Guys,

I have run through the search like mad, and have played with all of the damn tire size/type lists I have to no end. Most of whats on this website is performance oriented with regard to tires... and I use my GCSRT as my daily, in Buffalo NY no less. As you can imagine, I need an all-season Runflat tire.

What are my options for all season runflats to fit the OEM wheels? I have had enough of the Goodyear bullshit... being through three sets of RS-A EMT's that never actually made it past the 50% mark before turning into junk and 75% before they fall apart completely. I am currently running non-runflat EMT's, and they are just not as stable, not to mention... no spare...
 

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Bridgestone Duelers Run-Flats

I have Bridgestones and seem to do OK (just OK, though) in winter here in northern Illinois. I believe it is the same tires as spec'd out for the X5M and X6M last year (or year before). Discount Tire had them at decent price when I bought. Sizes F/R are in my signature and they do fit on stock wheels. At the dragstrip, do quite well considering what they are. My best 60' is about 1.65s. They seem to be wearing OK, but I only have about 8-9,000 miles on them.
My 2 cents, anyway.
 

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Have you put any thought into going down a wheel size or two? I live in Wyoming where 2" of snow an hour is pretty standard so I am needing some heavy duty snow tires. I am going to switch to 255/55 r18... Hankook and Nokian make some awesome snow tires. I will return to my 20's for the Summer/Fall and this will also save money on tires as they should last longer. You can get a set of 18" wheels for pretty cheap and the Hankook tires run about $179 a piece.
 

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All season tires = poor for all seasons.

We got a set of Sport Edition F10 18" wheels and Blizzaks for winter like many other members. Money well spent in this area of almost daily wet ice drives from Jan-Mar.
 

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While I wont disagree that All seasons arent ideal, I dont beat the hell out of my truck over the summer, and am slightly used to being "out of control" over the winter, so its not bad. Add that to the fact that ironically, Buffalo gets little snow anymore... and they work out well.

At this point I am considering picking up a second set of wheels and doing a summer/winter set. The Pirelli Scorpion Zero RFT looks nice for colder weather, while the Dueler or something similar works for summer. It never fails though... the whole point of my buying a GCSRT was a 1-size-fits-all truck. I dont need any more complication in my life. LOL.

Also just found the Pirelli tires for the 2012... close, but no cigar. If the rears were only a 295/40/20 instead of a 45... they would fit. Figures.

Considering how badly we all got the shaft on tires with Goodyear, you would think SOMEONE would step up and make something decent available.
 

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You don't really _need_ runflats. One, they're horrible for ride/performance and two, they're expensive. Think about the last time you had a flat tire. For me it is one in 20+ years of driving! As a backup I have AAA (mostly for the wife's sake) and if that fails a nice little compressor/patch & plug kit from Slime.

 
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