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Looking for others experience with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus for my 2015 Canyon (265/60R18). The truck is mainly in FL in the winter, then we tow it behind the RV during the summer months. No more cold winters for this guy. Was looking at the Michelin Defenders or Premier, not sure if they are worth the price jump or not. I have about 65000 road miles on the original tires and they will need to be replaced sometime this winter, not bad for those Goodyears.
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I have the Canyon SLT with 265/60/18 tires. Just crossed 58K, will get 60K out of them if I can avoid road debris. Like you, the Michellin Defenders look good but expensive.

I need to go back and look at the options I located the other day, and then review the tire thread that was discussing tire weights, etc. I was surprised at the difference in tire weights, saw tires for my truck from 32 pounds to 45 pounds. I am wanting highway tires, good MPGs, good tire tread life, but also good wet traction. The OEMs did okay for mileage, but the wet road traction was lousy.

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Looking for others experience with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus for my 2015 Canyon (265/60R18). The truck is mainly in FL in the winter, then we tow it behind the RV during the summer months. No more cold winters for this guy. Was looking at the Michelin Defenders or Premier, not sure if they are worth the price jump or not. I have about 65000 road miles on the original tires and they will need to be replaced sometime this winter, not bad for those Goodyears.

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Bob


The Michelin Defenders are straight up the best


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The Michelin Defenders are straight up the best


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Tell me why? Not arguing, just want to know. If I can eek out a 1/4 MPG better, get 70K miles out of them, and they will not slip/slide down the wet roads, I can see their worth. Not having to hum a Simon & Garfunkel tune as I drive on wet roads is the most significant of those characteristics.


If I can get 70K miles out of a set of tires, probably the last set of tires I buy on this truck, will likely get a new truck before then. That should easily get me to 2021 or so.
 

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Just was doing a comparsion on line at COSTCO for the two tires. They have a special on Bridgestones right now. They are about $698 plus sales tax installed, and the Michelins are $872 installed. When not on sale pretty close in price. Consumer reports does give the Michelin a lot higher rating than the Dueler. I am just shocked I got the miles on these Goodyears. Like I said, some tread left, just starting to show some wear from being towed. I might wait till the Michelins go on sale.
 

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Tell me why? Not arguing, just want to know. If I can eek out a 1/4 MPG better, get 70K miles out of them, and they will not slip/slide down the wet roads, I can see their worth. Not having to hum a Simon & Garfunkel tune as I drive on wet roads is the most significant of those characteristics.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNt5FnMK2sM



If I can get 70K miles out of a set of tires, probably the last set of tires I buy on this truck, will likely get a new truck before then. That should easily get me to 2021 or so.


I just put them on my truck . I don’t do much if any rock climbing, mostly highway and based on the time they’ve been on my truck all I can say tight,quiet even with a diesel motor they hug the road just as good as my all summer tires on my focus st. Not recommending you drive them Indy style but you won’t be sorry for the extra cost for the safety of those whom are close to you


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Just was doing a comparsion on line at COSTCO for the two tires. They have a special on Bridgestones right now. They are about $698 plus sales tax installed, and the Michelins are $872 installed. When not on sale pretty close in price. Consumer reports does give the Michelin a lot higher rating than the Dueler. I am just shocked I got the miles on these Goodyears. Like I said, some tread left, just starting to show some wear from being towed. I might wait till the Michelins go on sale.
Almost $200 difference is a pretty good penny. Of course, over 3 years, that works out to a savings of $67 a year, less than $6 per month. When you look at items that last that long, the savings you gain with perhaps some lesser quality doesn't wash so well. The Bridgestones sale at Costco includes a $0.01 installation, that is a nice incentive, and seems they are rated for 80K miles.

I am a little shocked on my Goodyear mileage, and they ride okay. I do think that the comments from @mdmh13 make me lean toward the Michelins even if they are a bit more expensive. On the SLT, Costco is $888 for the Michellins, $682 for the Bridgestones.
 

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Almost $200 difference is a pretty good penny. Of course, over 3 years, that works out to a savings of $67 a year, less than $6 per month. When you look at items that last that long, the savings you gain with perhaps some lesser quality doesn't wash so well. The Bridgestones sale at Costco includes a $0.01 installation, that is a nice incentive, and seems they are rated for 80K miles.



I am a little shocked on my Goodyear mileage, and they ride okay. I do think that the comments from @mdmh13 make me lean toward the Michelins even if they are a bit more expensive. On the SLT, Costco is $888 for the Michellins, $682 for the Bridgestones.


This is what they look like on the truck



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Nice looking truck.

Someone mentioned tire pressure. I have always kept mine at 43 PSI. I have access to DOT corner scales, and since I keep my truck loaded all the time we travel, I knew how much weight was on each wheel point. There is no tire charts for these, so I just prorated the weight on the load allowed. Truck handled great and no odd tire wear at all.
 

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Nice looking truck.



Someone mentioned tire pressure. I have always kept mine at 43 PSI. I have access to DOT corner scales, and since I keep my truck loaded all the time we travel, I knew how much weight was on each wheel point. There is no tire charts for these, so I just prorated the weight on the load allowed. Truck handled great and no odd tire wear at all.


Thanks mine are at 35psi with nitrogen


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mdmh13, great looking truck. If you are looking for a smooth riding durable tire the Michelin Defender LTX M/S is tough to beat. I have had many sets of this tire in previous versions on a few different duallys with solid results.

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It's really hard to go wrong with Michelin. There is a reason they charge a premium. They usually have the least amount of issues balancing, premature wear or failure. They also place withing the top 2 in most tire categories in testing results. They also offer the most fuel efficient tire I've ever tested back in my Prius days with th Energy Saver A/S. Nothing else came close in fuel efficiency although it did have some tradeoffs. There are always comprimises when it comes to tires. :)

The Defender LTX rates well although I have not read any tests on it. The regular Defender for passenger cars is very well rounded so I'd expect the truck version to be as well.

If wet traction, logevity and fuel econony are top priorities I'd look at the Michelin Premier LTX (or Defnder LTX) and Continental Crosscontact LX20.

I purchase my tires through America's Tire (Discount Tire) but Tire Rack has good test reviews that i have found to be very accurate when compared to my opinions on tires I've tested.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=203

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=196
 

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Just was doing a comparsion on line at COSTCO for the two tires. They have a special on Bridgestones right now. They are about $698 plus sales tax installed, and the Michelins are $872 installed. When not on sale pretty close in price. Consumer reports does give the Michelin a lot higher rating than the Dueler. I am just shocked I got the miles on these Goodyears. Like I said, some tread left, just starting to show some wear from being towed. I might wait till the Michelins go on sale.
Just an FYI, COSTCO is supposed to have the $70 off & $0.01 installation Nov. 17 thru 22 on Michelin tires according to their "Holiday Savings Book."
 

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I agree that Michelin’s are great tires. I ran ltx’s on one of my vehicles and liked them. I switched to good year duratrac because I wanted something more aggressive. As with anything you get what you pay for. I fully support the big tire names, not to say the off brands are bad, I just trust the larger brands more personally.


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I have used both the Michelin and Bridgestone on a Suburban. Got about 60K miles on the Alenza. The Michelin is at 50K with a little less than 50% life left. Both tore were used for cross country trips and also dirt roads in Mexico. Both ride smooth and I recommend both. It come down to which one is cheaper for me. I also have the Michelin on a smaller commuter car and it is rolling 65K all highway. I have the Alenza on my Canyon Denali right now and it is as smooth as butter. I hope I didn’t just muddy it all up for you.
 

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