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

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:45 AM
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tossing in ... 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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:52 AM
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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!

Do you run into a lot of snow in Arizona?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:06 PM
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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/t...265-75r16.html
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:18 PM
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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/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

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!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:22 PM
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:23 PM
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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!
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:26 PM
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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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Old 04-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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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.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:38 PM
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+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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