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I have bt 20 on my LT the rear tire is fine but the front tire is showing wear. It's cupping pretty bad. The wear/cupping is even. I still have a far amount of tread left but the cupping is my concern. My question is if I only change the front tire to pr3 will that work ok. Are michilin pr3 tires radials. I don't want bt 20s again. Thanks Paul
 

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I believe the only manufacturers that make tires rated for the LT are Bridgestone, Metzeler and Avon.
 

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RiderRay said:
I believe the only manufacturers that make tires rated for the LT are Bridgestone, Metzeler and Avon.
True only for REAR tires.

The front tire load and speed rating are not unique for the LT. Most any 120/70-17 tire meets the 58 load rating. A "V" or higher (W, Y or Z) speed rating is easy to find. Even though the LT cannot ever achieve the V speed rating (149mph) without the help of altitude and gravity, the speed rating also implies a strength and stiffness to the tire carcass.

The Michelin PR3 is a radial. I've been running the PR2 with the Avon Storm. Works fine for me.
 

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Bought my LT used (a 2005), and it came with what looked like new tires. A Metzler ME 880 on the front and a Bridgestone Battlax on the rear. Would I likely experience better handling with matched tires, or is this set up OK?
 

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Knife said:
Bought my LT used (a 2005), and it came with what looked like new tires. A Metzler ME 880 on the front and a Bridgestone Battlax on the rear. Would I likely experience better handling with matched tires, or is this set up OK?
I have run that exact combination in the past and loved it. In fact I was much happier with a Metzeler on the front and the Bridgestone Battlax on the rear than I was with Bridgestones on both front and rear. The front Battlax wears out much to quickly.
 

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I have run that exact combination in the past and loved it. In fact I was much happier with a Metzeler on the front and the Bridgestone Battlax on the rear than I was with Bridgestones on both front and rear. The front Battlax wears out much to quickly.
Thanks for the feedback. I feel better it now.
 

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I should've added that so long as they are both bias ply or both radial you should be more than fine. But as it's been years since Bridgestone made radial Battleax tires you shouldn't have any worries.
 
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