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NEWS | Dec. 20, 2022

FMTV: Mixing Goodyear® and Michelin® Tires

BLUF: You can mix Michelin® 395/85R20 XZL+ Load Range J and Goodyear® 395/85R20 MV/T Load Range G tires on FMTVs.

USAF FMTVs offloading supplies for Saipan
Photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Brusseau

There’s been some confusion surrounding the mixing of the Michelin® 395/85R20 XZL+ Load Range J and Goodyear® 395/85R20 MV/T Load Range G tires on FMTVs.
TACOM says these tires were thoroughly tested, and analysis proves that the tires are compatible on FMTVs to include FMTV A1P2 (2 1/2-ton and 5-ton) trucks. That means the tires can be mixed on the same FMTV truck, including the same axle.
Although you can mix the tires, it’s still a good maintenance practice to have the same tread pattern on the front axle. This applies to LTAS and non-LTAS FMTVs.
Be aware that when you order a tire and wheel assembly with NSN 2530-01-500-4619 (FMTV A1) or NSN 2530-01-571-5857 (FMTV A2), they’re rebuilt by depot. You could receive either Michelin® 395/85R20 XZL+ Load Range J or Goodyear® 395/85R20 MV/T Load Range G tires or both. The tires have been combined under NSN 2610‐01‐658‐1299.
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