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jkski
04-17-2013, 07:58 AM
It is time to replace the tires on my 2006 GMC 2500HD dmax 4x4 and I am seeking opinions on what to get next. I am currently running a 265 75 R16 Michelin LTX m/s E rated tire and will be sticking with the same size and load rating but would like something that does not get stuck on wet grass. I don't want to go to a full-blown off-road tire as 80% of my driving is on road, so highway mpg and towing need to be considered but at the same time, I am tired of getting stuck.

Any thoughts.

homer12
04-17-2013, 08:13 AM
BFG AT K/O's. Love them. I currently have Firestone AT's that are fine, but the BFG's have better tread and actually the 2 sets I've owned wore really well. They aren't cheap though, especially in the size and load rating you need.

Mgboyd25
04-17-2013, 08:14 AM
I am guessing that I will get some flack for this as I know alot of people are not fans of BF Goodrich.
Anyway, I had the BF Goodrich All Terrian T/As and I really liked them.
Kinda pricey but also look awesome

Ben
04-17-2013, 08:34 AM
I had good luck with Goodyear wranglers on three trucks. Dry and snow were good (weight in back for snow), didn't do a lot of wet grass driving.

jafo9
04-17-2013, 09:00 AM
I run nitto terra grapplers on my land cruiser. 285/75 r15 iirc. My BIL runs the same tire (not sure about size) on his F350. I've enjoyed them. Decent hwy and towing but still decent grip off road. Definately won't stop or corner as well as the michelins.

jkski
04-17-2013, 09:10 AM
I like the looks of the BFG AT's but I had them on a lighter truck years ago and had some serious wear issues. The tread pattern was more off-road than on-road and with 80% of my driving being on-road, that likely caused the wear. Not sure if there is a happy medium that provides the best of both worlds but that is what I am hoping to find. I don't go off-road often but when I have, I tend to bury the truck and it is not fun getting it out!

clrussell
04-17-2013, 09:12 AM
I run a Mickey Thompson atz 4 rib.. The have good traction in all conditions, look great and wear awesome when treated correctly.. I know a couple guys with 50k on em. Mine have 15k and look new still


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Ski-me
04-17-2013, 09:13 AM
I've had great luck with the BFG All Terrains as well. I have 305/65r17 on mine and they look great! Smooth and well balanced at higher speeds. I've had great experience with traction as well. But as others have said, expensive! I paid $1300 and then recieved a $100 rebate card from Discount. Not a lot of price shopping with BFG's too.....so look for rebates.

This is the only pic I have right now....:rolleyes:

jkski
04-17-2013, 09:18 AM
I was considering the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor or going to a Michelin all terrain as opposed to the highway tread pattern I am currently running.
Anyone have any thoughts on either of these?

The cost is comparable to the BFG's and fortunately, I have a friend that is a local wholesale rep so I get a significant discount......every little bit helps!

gotjag941
04-17-2013, 09:22 AM
I've had great luck with my Michelin ltx a/ts they are 20s on my 11 duramax but been good to me they are aggressive but quiet and smooth even at 100 on the highway

jkski
04-17-2013, 09:23 AM
I've had great luck with my Michelin ltx a/ts they are 20s on my 11 duramax but been good to me they are aggressive but quiet and smooth even at 100 on the highway

Have you seen any mpg decrease with these as opposed to the oem's/highway tires?

nickespi
04-17-2013, 09:28 AM
BFGs are way too expensive. I went with a set of Falken Wild Peaks and love them. Aggressive look, E range tire, were $500 cheaper than BFGs, have a wide range of sizes.

JohnE
04-17-2013, 09:30 AM
Another vote for the Michelin AT's here.

LaRue
04-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Firestone Destination SE2 has been rated very high. I have the 265 70R16 on our Tahoe and they ride well and quiet. they do make them in a 75R16

clrussell
04-17-2013, 09:58 AM
I'm part of a Goodyear dealership, and I can say the silent armor lives up to its price. Very good tires and very quiet. Traction is amazing, wear is awesome, but they aren't cheap


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carlsonwa
04-17-2013, 10:38 AM
I run BFG A/T's in the summer months

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/wayne_carlson/IMG_1090-1_zps5f77ce51.jpg

milkmania
04-17-2013, 10:39 AM
I save my pennies and buy nothing but Michelin for suburbans, so I cannot comment on any other truck tire:(

but, I do see a lot of BFG A/T's on the road

CruisinGA
04-17-2013, 10:43 AM
I also had great luck with the 35" BFG A/T's on my old Land Cruiser 80 series.

Just put these on my sisters Land Cruiser and like them. Little more aggresive than the michelin, still quiet and a lot cheaper.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/tires/yokohama/product/submitProductSize.do;jsessionid=22B72705F6F9482B11 8D5ABC2F8B4816.dtd202?pc=43721&tmn=Geolandar+A%2FT-S&typ=Truck%2FSUV

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/yokrhj.ang.jpg

mzimme
04-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Another fan here for Nitto Terra Grappler A/T's. Good wear, not overly loud, good traction, and decently priced.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 10:46 AM
I ran BFG AT KO's for years but have switched to General AT2's. Same performance in the mud and snow. Same never hydroplane like any Goodyear truck tire I have ever run. Better performance on icy roads. And considerably better pricing (especially from me to TT members:rolleyes:).

http://www.generaltire.com/tires/light-truck-crossover-suv/grabber-at2#Overview

clrussell
04-17-2013, 10:51 AM
I've been seeing more and more generals out there, I had a set of red letter grabbers for a while and liked em, they did real good. Been kinda curious to hear more on the grabber at2s..


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SSMoose
04-17-2013, 11:03 AM
I have started my second set of BFG AT's on mine. Much more wear than Michelin originals. I have no problems on grass.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:03 AM
I've been seeing more and more generals out there, I had a set of red letter grabbers for a while and liked em, they did real good. Been kinda curious to hear more on the grabber at2s..


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I have sold them to everyone in my family with a truck. One brother came up with a complaint that while going 70 mph across the lake he live on, when he floors his Expedition, the tires would break loose. http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif

I just love them on my truck. I sell a lot of these.

jkski
04-17-2013, 11:10 AM
How do the General Grabbers and the BFG's do on mostly highway driving? The extent of my off-road usage may not warrant getting quite that aggressive on the tread pattern.

TxsRiverRat
04-17-2013, 11:14 AM
I've had General Granbber APs and Dunlop AT21s and Dunlop Rovers - all good tires.. The rovers lasted me 64000 until last night...

http://s22.postimg.org/xnl9oi3nl/IMG_20130417_00550.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:20 AM
I've had General Granbber APs and Dunlop AT21s and Dunlop Rovers - all good tires.. The rovers lasted me 64000 until last night...

http://s22.postimg.org/xnl9oi3nl/IMG_20130417_00550.jpg

Probably can't patch that.:rolleyes:

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:22 AM
How do the General Grabbers and the BFG's do on mostly highway driving? The extent of my off-road usage may not warrant getting quite that aggressive on the tread pattern.

I can get 17-18 mpg on the highway running empty on my 02 F150 5.4 4x4 with 265/70R16 inflated to 40 psi, as long as I keep it below 70 mph. My truck gets thirsty over 70.

TxsRiverRat
04-17-2013, 11:23 AM
Probably can't patch that.:rolleyes:

Discount tire said I might have some warranty left, but how? They were 60K mile tires...?

I'll take the pickup in tonight... didnt wanna spend money on tires till after vacation, but oh well!

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Discount tire said I might have some warranty left, but how? They were 60K mile tires...?

I'll take the pickup in tonight... didnt wanna spend money on tires till after vacation, but oh well!

How many miles on them? They will pro-rate if possible. I would have to take a hard look at the inside of that tire before I would approve warranty. From that picture I would suspect that the tire was run low on air and cracked the liner.

What were the circumstances of the failure?

Brian B
04-17-2013, 11:33 AM
I think my setup is perfect for a 2500 GM.


Cognito leveled with 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers. Tires have long life, they're quiet, and awesome in snow!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/2013-03-14165159_zps490764ab.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/ultimatuc2/media/2013-03-14165159_zps490764ab.jpg.html)

clrussell
04-17-2013, 11:39 AM
This is my set up

33-13.50r20 on 20x10 bmf novakanes
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pmkkdx
04-17-2013, 11:45 AM
tossing in :twocents: ... My son ran BFG AT (265/70-16) for about 200k miles on 2 different 2500 2x4 Cummins Dodge but could only get about 35-40k miles out of a set (and still pass inspection) mostly highway driving. He loved the tread pattern which provided decent traction except in mud, which the first wheel spin filled the tread and it became a dragging slick. These worked great in sandy type soils though. I personally would not own a set in my neck of the country due to the black gumbo & clay soil.

I drive 2500 Cummins Dodge 4x4s (7 and counting) over the past 23 years,80-90% highway but the 10-20% non-highway requires a medium to aggressive tread since I usually have a 12k# loaded gooseneck in tow. I have run a pretty wide gambit of different tires and I have really grown to love the Goodyear Duratrac. Yes it is a fairly aggressive looking & handling tread for off-road but it is quiet on the highway, very good highway traction even when wet, great off-road traction and I have gotten 50k+ miles out of 3 different sets so far on two different trucks. My current truck (09 2500 Cummins 4x4) will be getting a new set of G/Y Duratrac OR Nitto Trail Grappler M/T within a few thousand miles to replace the BFG Rugged Trail T/A (slicker than owl snot!!! I do not recommend!!!) that came on the truck. This is the first truck I have owned that has 17 inch wheels, so sizes in the Duratrac are somewhat limiting. There has been a number of times I have had to pull my son out of the mud with his BFG AT using my truck with Duratracs but I stayed in 2 wheel drive which really ticked him off for me to drive in, hook on to him and pull him out.

I have also run the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor & AT/S that I also really liked when much more highway driving was done, good traction & wear on the highway, but not very good in our soils here when the wet.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 11:52 AM
I think my setup is perfect for a 2500 GM.


Cognito leveled with 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers. Tires have long life, they're quiet, and awesome in snow!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c250/ultimatuc2/2013-03-14165159_zps490764ab.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/user/ultimatuc2/media/2013-03-14165159_zps490764ab.jpg.html)

Do you run into a lot of snow in Arizona?

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 12:06 PM
Firestone Transforce AT might be a good choice. More aggressive than the Michelin, but still made to go down the road well. I move a good number of these as well.

http://www.firestonetire.com/tires/transforce/transforce-at/lt265-75r16.html

rjracin240
04-17-2013, 12:18 PM
I also had great luck with the 35" BFG A/T's on my old Land Cruiser 80 series.

Just put these on my sisters Land Cruiser and like them. Little more aggresive than the michelin, still quiet and a lot cheaper.
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/tires/yokohama/product/submitProductSize.do;jsessionid=22B72705F6F9482B11 8D5ABC2F8B4816.dtd202?pc=43721&tmn=Geolandar+A%2FT-S&typ=Truck%2FSUV

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/yokrhj.ang.jpg

Found Discount Tire to typically have the best price on tires 4 sets of tires I have bought over the last couple of years. Found the best sterategy to get the best price was to go on line to their site, print out the spec sheet with price on it and then go to the store. Usually get the run around but push comes to shove and they will match their on-line price (typically cheaper than store price). They provide free shipping if you order from the on-line store as well as no sales tax. If you go on line store will honor all warranties but try and jack you for another $20 in mounting and balancing for carrying in the tires. Once again they will cave if you tell them how ridiculous that is!

TRBenj
04-17-2013, 12:22 PM
Had a set of Firestone Destination AT's, great in all conditions (ice/snow/rain included), got great life out of them (98k) and mileage was pretty respectable. Went to a set of BFG's... similar performance in all respects and looked great. Took a small mileage hit (1-2mpg) with them. Couldnt justify the price difference for the BFG's on my 3rd set just for the looks, so decided to go back to the Destinations.

Ive read great things about the Bridgestone Dueller Revos and Wrangle Silent Armors as well. The latter supposedly comes with a slight mpg hit though, similar to the BFG's.

Aric'sX15
04-17-2013, 12:23 PM
This is my set up

33-13.50r20 on 20x10 bmf novakanes
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BMF novakanes.... DROOOOOLLLL! Had them on my old silverado, gonna do them on my new f150 soon!

clrussell
04-17-2013, 12:26 PM
BMF novakanes.... DROOOOOLLLL! Had them on my old silverado, gonna do them on my new f150 soon!

If you not 100 partial to bmf name check out American eagle wheels www.aewheel.com they are making some wheels to mimick the bmfs and are about 1/2 price. Just something to look at.. I got my bmfs in trade and have about $500 in them.. Would never get rid of em though.


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Aric'sX15
04-17-2013, 12:29 PM
well i just got quoted at discount for 380 a piece.... 3500 mounted and balanced with some toyo M/Ts. so ill be surfing CL.

gweaver
04-17-2013, 12:38 PM
+1 on General Grabber AT2s. My truck had Firestone Destinations and they didn't last long at all, and traction wasn't that great. I did a lot of looking on Tire Rack- lots of information on wear ratings, noise and wet/dry traction and other details. The Grabbers have a good off-road tread, much like BFG A/T tread, but they have a better wear resistance rating and cost less. Louder on the road than the Destinations, but nothing you can't live with.
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clrussell
04-17-2013, 12:51 PM
Aric what size wheels and tires you looking at?


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Aric'sX15
04-17-2013, 01:21 PM
20x9 novakanes, 33x12.5 toyo M/Ts or nitto trails.

jmac197
04-17-2013, 01:26 PM
I can't believe no one has recommended these....

http://mastercrafttires.com/

I have a set of these

http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Sport-Utility/Courser-A/T.aspx

on my 82 CJ and have no complaints. They are pretty good and clean fairly well in the mud.

clrussell
04-17-2013, 01:56 PM
20x9 novakanes, 33x12.5 toyo M/Ts or nitto trails.

The Toyos on those wheels will look awesome! That will possibly be my next set of tires.. Hard to know yet though


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thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 02:19 PM
If you not 100 partial to bmf name check out American eagle wheels www.aewheel.com they are making some wheels to mimick the bmfs and are about 1/2 price. Just something to look at.. I got my bmfs in trade and have about $500 in them.. Would never get rid of em though.


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It just so happens I am not only a former employee of American Eagle Wheel Corp. I am an authorized dealer for them. The 012 is probably the wheel you are thinking of.

http://www.aewheel.com/cms_images/wheels/med/AE_Alloys_0128_898_0AA-300.png

03 35th Anniversary
04-17-2013, 02:25 PM
I have read none of this thread....

So here is my off the cuff input!!! :D

clrussell
04-17-2013, 02:36 PM
We r a dealer for American eagle also, they have some new ones that are really good looking.

We sold a set of these last month and I was blown away on quality.
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Brian B
04-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Do you run into a lot of snow in Arizona?

Sure! Half of our state is mountains!

Plus I travel to my old mans house in Pagosa Springs Co to go skiing quite often.......

Brian B
04-17-2013, 02:50 PM
It just so happens I am not only a former employee of American Eagle Wheel Corp. I am an authorized dealer for them. The 012 is probably the wheel you are thinking of.

http://www.aewheel.com/cms_images/wheels/med/AE_Alloys_0128_898_0AA-300.png

Thats definitely a Method Race Wheels (www.methodracewheels.com) knock off.

Snipe
04-17-2013, 02:55 PM
I'm running Firestone Destinations on a ford F-150 4X4 and haven't been stuck yet. This is my second set. I recall paying somewhere around $750.00 for the four. :twocents:

thatsmrmastercraft
04-17-2013, 02:57 PM
We r a dealer for American eagle also, they have some new ones that are really good looking.

We sold a set of these last month and I was blown away on quality.
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I wasn't aware you were selling AE Wheels. They are clearly the best deal on the market and are working hard at keeping current with styles. Quality is very impressive indeed.

clrussell
04-17-2013, 03:17 PM
Yep, we sell em.. We aren't a very high volume dealer for the wheels. Maybe a set a month average..


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Aric'sX15
04-17-2013, 03:34 PM
well id love to get some prices from the both of you! looking at the 507s in 20x10

clrussell
04-17-2013, 03:51 PM
What year is your f-150?


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JohnnyB
04-18-2013, 06:30 AM
I have tried Yokohama at and goodyear at of various flavors and always come back to GY Destination ATs

7 sets across 3 trgucks over the past several years....when I wear the ones out on the burban its getting em too

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TxsRiverRat
04-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Wellt he Taco is at discount tire today getting new fronts - 350 bucks - ouch

went with hankooks - could not wait for them to order me the same dunlops i bought 6 months ago for the rears

TRBenj
04-18-2013, 11:15 AM
I have tried Yokohama at and goodyear at of various flavors and always come back to GY Destination ATs

7 sets across 3 trgucks over the past several years....when I wear the ones out on the burban its getting em too

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Goodyear Destination AT's? You sure you arent mixing and matching brands and models? Firestone makes Destination AT's, not Goodyear.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-18-2013, 11:17 AM
Wellt he Taco is at discount tire today getting new fronts - 350 bucks - ouch

went with hankooks - could not wait for them to order me the same dunlops i bought 6 months ago for the rears

Hankook makes a decent tire. They must have seen him coming if they are taking him for that much.

willyt
04-18-2013, 11:29 AM
I've had great luck with the BFG All Terrains as well. I have 305/65r17 on mine and they look great! Smooth and well balanced at higher speeds. I've had great experience with traction as well. But as others have said, expensive! I paid $1300 and then recieved a $100 rebate card from Discount. Not a lot of price shopping with BFG's too.....so look for rebates.

This is the only pic I have right now....:rolleyes:

i just realized that the extension cord is sitting in the water while the girls have their feet in the water...

TayMC197
04-18-2013, 11:39 AM
It is time to replace the tires on my 2006 GMC 2500HD dmax 4x4 and I am seeking opinions on what to get next. I am currently running a 265 75 R16 Michelin LTX m/s E rated tire and will be sticking with the same size and load rating but would like something that does not get stuck on wet grass. I don't want to go to a full-blown off-road tire as 80% of my driving is on road, so highway mpg and towing need to be considered but at the same time, I am tired of getting stuck.

Any thoughts.

BFG A/T's are good tires... loved them but they are the more expensive tire and wear well.

I recently put Nitto Terra Grapplers on my truck, they were a cheaper alternative to haveing 20" wheels. Suprisingly they wear very well too and look good. However, not a fan of them in the rain. break loose pretty easily in slippery conditions. I'd buy them again though.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-18-2013, 11:39 AM
i just realized that the extension cord is sitting in the water while the girls have their feet in the water...

Nice.............:rolleyes:

TayMC197
04-18-2013, 11:47 AM
Current setup
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Sane as mine sept I have terra grapplers and not the trail grapplers. I also took the circle things off the outside rim, long story but I didn't like them.

pmkkdx
04-18-2013, 12:30 PM
^^^ what is that tire on the black wheel, the one by itself unmounted on vehicle??? I like that tread pattern!!!

thatsmrmastercraft
04-18-2013, 12:33 PM
^^^ what is that tire on the black wheel, the one by itself unmounted on vehicle??? I like that tread pattern!!!

http://www.nittotire.com/tire/trailgrappler

SilviaMan
04-18-2013, 01:36 PM
We run Transforce HT on the F350. Its on a road 90% of the time and never in mud.
I have customers that are running the Transforce AT and like them for a more aggressive tread but still nice on the road.
I personally like the Dueller AT revo II tires in that size. Every set I've sold the customers really like them. I ran the previous version of that tire on my 1/2 ton chevy and loved them.
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/dueler-at-revo-2-eco

ctjahn
04-18-2013, 02:52 PM
We run Transforce HT on the F350. Its on a road 90% of the time and never in mud.
I have customers that are running the Transforce AT and like them for a more aggressive tread but still nice on the road.
I personally like the Dueller AT revo II tires in that size. Every set I've sold the customers really like them. I ran the previous version of that tire on my 1/2 ton chevy and loved them.
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/dueler-at-revo-2-eco


Not sure if it was the weight of my rig or the age of the tire or just the elements of being outside in the weather but at 3/4 tread left (From 2008) they have cracks all the way around the tire (F250 SD 4x4 CC D. = Wisconsin; run year round but not a lot - primarily for towing the boat and car trailer)

thatsmrmastercraft
04-18-2013, 03:22 PM
Not sure if it was the weight of my rig or the age of the tire or just the elements of being outside in the weather but at 3/4 tread left (From 2008) they have cracks all the way around the tire (F250 SD 4x4 CC D. = Wisconsin; run year round but not a lot - primarily for towing the boat and car trailer)

Tires less than 5 years old should not have any cracks wherever they are in the country. How long did you have these tires on the truck?

SilviaMan
04-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Yeah, firestone only warranties against cracks like that for 4 years.
We have seen those from several different truck tire makers.
Our tire engineer that worked for General for a long time told us that the small cracks won't be a problem. If they get bigger or join up to form a line then you should look at replacements.
Its unfortunate but the sun / ozone really eat at the rubber!

pmkkdx
04-18-2013, 03:39 PM
http://www.nittotire.com/tire/trailgrappler

thanks!!! that's the other tire I am considering versus the Goodyear Duratrac and those come in load range E in the plus sizes I am wanting to move up to (285 or 295/70r17) where Goodyear only offers a D... hmmmm

ctjahn
04-18-2013, 03:50 PM
Tires less than 5 years old should not have any cracks wherever they are in the country. How long did you have these tires on the truck?

The tires were on the truck for 5 years this spring. They were going to pro-rate them (give me 50% back towards a new set because they had 50% tread (by their measurement) left but I didnt have or should I say I didnt want to spend the money last fall due to other expenses)....mind you I think I had 25,000 miles on them and the tread still looked fantastic.

My enclosed trailer tires are the same age, conditions (they sit next to each other in the driveway!), and subject to more abuse but didnt crack at all (yet)

I did just get bigger Nitto Terra Grapplers... 295/70/17.

jkski
04-30-2013, 06:48 AM
Well, after researching the heck out of this and comparing everything I ended up buying the BFG Rugged Terrain in a 265/75/r16 E-rated. The new shoes are on the truck and look good so I will try to get a pic later today.
Thanks again for all of the input

thatsmrmastercraft
04-30-2013, 11:32 AM
The tires were on the truck for 5 years this spring. They were going to pro-rate them (give me 50% back towards a new set because they had 50% tread (by their measurement) left but I didnt have or should I say I didnt want to spend the money last fall due to other expenses)....mind you I think I had 25,000 miles on them and the tread still looked fantastic.

My enclosed trailer tires are the same age, conditions (they sit next to each other in the driveway!), and subject to more abuse but didnt crack at all (yet)

I did just get bigger Nitto Terra Grapplers... 295/70/17.

Pro-rating can be a can of worms:rolleyes:

Some tires are clearly better than others for withstanding the elements.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-30-2013, 11:33 AM
Well, after researching the heck out of this and comparing everything I ended up buying the BFG Rugged Terrain in a 265/75/r16 E-rated. The new shoes are on the truck and look good so I will try to get a pic later today.
Thanks again for all of the input

That is a nice all around tire.

dboat
04-30-2013, 02:33 PM
I bough some Hankook Dynapro ATM's to replace my Toyos. They have an aggressive tread without the Toyo price so they don't break the bank.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-30-2013, 03:08 PM
Hankook tires are about the best bang for your buck in the tire market.

deminimis
09-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Couldn't be much later to the party than this. Regardless, two cents worth on its way: Toyo: What a freak'n waste of money. Had a set of Es on a Sportsmobile. After Baja and Moab, the tires were plum wore out (less than 10k miles and these were not overly abusive miles -mostly paved miles). Generals: Always a good choice. With my 3500 Dually, I wanted to see some long term reviews by folks with similar rigs (via a Duramax forum). The tire that got the nod was the GY Duratracs. Seriously? I am not a fan of Goodyear at all. Nonetheless, I took the bait. Coming up on a year with these and I've got to say, it was a great choice...None more surprised than me. Talk about traction in the snow. I have chains for getting up to the ski resort during apocalyptic Winter weather. The chains are still unused.

Snow was up and over my hood by the time we left a couple days later (camped in lot for three days for the kid's ski camp). Had to do a little shovel work so the snow didn't destroy my rear dually fenders, but other than that, the rig just plowed right out.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oIVLtlLbjuw/UOSvtMAlgFI/AAAAAAAACkg/9_Kwt6nb3WM/s912/IMG_20121218_075859.jpg

highline
09-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Couldn't be much later to the party than this. Regardless, two cents worth on its way: Toyo: What a freak'n waste of money. Had a set of Es on a Sportsmobile. After Baja and Moab, the tires were plum wore out (less than 10k miles and these were not overly abusive miles -mostly paved miles). Generals: Always a good choice. With my 3500 Dually, I wanted to see some long term reviews by folks with similar rigs (via a Duramax forum). The tire that got the nod was the GY Duratracs. Seriously? I am not a fan of Goodyear at all. Nonetheless, I took the bait. Coming up on a year with these and I've got to say, it was a great choice...None more surprised than me. Talk about traction in the snow. I have chains for getting up to the ski resort during apocalyptic Winter weather. The chains are still unused.

Snow was up and over my hood by the time we left a couple days later (camped in lot for three days for the kid's ski camp). Had to do a little shovel work so the snow didn't destroy my rear dually fenders, but other than that, the rig just plowed right out.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oIVLtlLbjuw/UOSvtMAlgFI/AAAAAAAACkg/9_Kwt6nb3WM/s912/IMG_20121218_075859.jpg


Can't beat the Goodyear Duratracs in the winter.