Bridgestone Duravis 773 tires changed for Goodyear Wrangler tires

Discussion in 'The Choo-Choo shop' started by Carl Rychlik, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Carl Rychlik

    Carl Rychlik Let Buick Light Your Fire

    I just recently changed the tires on my truck to Goodyear Wrangler's(2006 Chevrolet 2500HD Ext.Cab Duramax) and the tires that came with the truck were Bridgestone Duravis 773's. What a world of difference!!! GM should automatically put Goodyear Wranglers on all of their pickups. I(and many other people)have witnessed the Bridgestone tires to spin very easily when the pavement gets just a little bit wet. When the road surface gets worse,the traction is worser yet. I would recommend anyone that has these Bridgestone tires on their truck to change them for safety's sake.
  2. G String

    G String Well-Known Member

    Hi Carl,
    My truck is in the shop today getting new LT245/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires installed along with new rims. The rims are going to be covered under GM warranty due to corrosion issues. The original Bridgestones only lasted 36,000 miles and were poor on traction. I have a 2005 Chevrolet 2500HD Crew Cab with Duramax. How many miles did you get out of your tires?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2008
  3. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    I just put a set of Silent Armor on my '07 F150. Very good tire in snow, very quiet on the road.
  4. Carl Rychlik

    Carl Rychlik Let Buick Light Your Fire

    Glen,I had almost 30,000 miles on them and right from the start,they didn't really have the traction that I would have expected.

    The tire dealer I do business with was trying to sell me on the Silent Armor tires,but I told him I was looking for outlined white letter tires and the Silent Armor doesn't offer them. Only the Wrangler has the outlined white letters as an option.

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