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Old 04-30-2013, 06:48 AM
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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
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:32 AM
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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

Some tires are clearly better than others for withstanding the elements.
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Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
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MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



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Old 04-30-2013, 11:33 AM
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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.
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Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $125 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


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Old 04-30-2013, 02:33 PM
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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.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:08 PM
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Hankook tires are about the best bang for your buck in the tire market.
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Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

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2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $125 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


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Old 09-04-2013, 01:36 PM
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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.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 PM
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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.

Can't beat the Goodyear Duratracs in the winter.
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