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Old 07-28-2017, 02:23 PM   #1
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All position vs. position specific tires?

In the market for tires trying to get the opinions of people who have replaced their tires and had to choose between all position tires or steer/drive tires. Im curious if there is a noticeable difference between them in ride comfort mileage or otherwise.

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Whatcha got? Do you like it? Why?

Im beginning my project and tires are #1 as mine are all dry rotted. Most of my driving will be in FL but I might have cross country aspirations so I don't want to be limited by the tire I buy.

Im leaning toward all position for the cost difference, anyone have a argument against?
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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I have no frame of reference. My bus has all position tires, and the last box truck I drove regularly also had ap tires. Can't say i ever felt either one of them weren't handling well.

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Old 07-28-2017, 03:31 PM   #3
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if i replaced 6 at once, i would get steers and drives if it saved a few bucks. right now, i, just swap in 2 new steers and rotate them back. so i run all position,
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:08 PM   #4
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Unless you plan on doing a lot of driving where you will need extra traction I would go with a very unaggressive all position tire. The AP tires ride smoother and make a whole lot less noise while going down the road.

Any time the roads get the least bit slick on the mountain highways here in WA, OR, and CA the traction devices required sign goes up. That means that any vehicle over 10,000 GVW must put on traction chains. My logic says that if you are going to have to put on chains why put up with the howl of the traction tires the other 90% of the time.

If you plan on going on a lot of beaches or off pavement then go with an aggressive traction tire in the rear.
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One good argument for all position tires on any dually...you always have two spares that can go on front if needed.
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I wouldn't make it down the sandy "roads" and fields/pastures I drive my buses through without the fairly aggressive grip on my rears.
I think they're the main reason I can park anywhere, and even after several hard rains my buses just drive right on out like they aren't sunken 3 inches into the ground.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:10 PM   #7
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Sounds good, no major objections it sounds like. I found some all position double coin's on amazon (of all places) for 300 ea including shipping. I know they're Chinese (que the anti chinese tire association!) But for the price, and how little they are likely to be used im ok with it!

Thanks to everyone for their input
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Sounds good, no major objections it sounds like. I found some all position double coin's on amazon (of all places) for 300 ea including shipping. I know they're Chinese (que the anti chinese tire association!) But for the price, and how little they are likely to be used im ok with it!

Thanks to everyone for their input
Dude chinese all positions are like $250 INSTALLED here. All day.
Wait- You're IN Florida? what part?
Apopka has a tire place you can get em cheap.

Check out this CL ad from Orlando
https://orlando.craigslist.org/hvo/d...234815148.html
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I have 11r22.5 I have 11r24.5 an Lp. all tires are new 205$ per tire on 22.5s
we carry value brands and name brands car tires pick up give is a call


For 300 each plus installation you may as well go to a tire shop and buy name brand.
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Sounds good, no major objections it sounds like. I found some all position double coin's on amazon (of all places) for 300 ea including shipping. I know they're Chinese (que the anti chinese tire association!) But for the price, and how little they are likely to be used im ok with it!

Thanks to everyone for their input
I would avoid cheap, no-name Chinese tires. Having a blowout is likely to cause damage to your bus, not to mention the possible loss of control if it's a steer tire. Spending an extra $50 or so per tire for a reputable name brand is good insurance that they'll be much less likely to blowout, not to mention probably last longer.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:38 PM   #10
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Thanks CB I haven't pulled the trigger yet, that's deff worth a look. I live about 30 min south of Daytona so that's just east of me.

Ill give him/them a call tomorrow and see what they have. If an extra $50 could buy me a better tire I'm game. Not thrilled about buying the cheepo's but when tires cost more than what you paid for the bus... its hard.
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