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Old 07-11-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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need some recommendations on tires

my stock duelers are going to be replaced soon and i wanted some advice or recommendations on what I should replace them with.

I have a trd sport with 17" rims and stock ride height with rear tsb. i want to run a little bigger tire something like 265/70/17. But here is my situation im a sales guy and have put 34 k miles on my truck in 10 months so im looking for a tire with a good tread life but im also looking to go a bit more aggressive. one for looks and two I drive on job sites a lot and have cut the sidewall pretty good on my duelers once or twice and would like some added traction for muddy jobs and rough terrain.

so what would you guys recommend?
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I'm a student in Columbia, SC so obviously I'm on the pavement a good bit. But I'm also from a very small town and I do a lot of hunting and riding around on our land. I had the Duellers and they pretty much sucked but I stuck with them until they wore down.

I looked around for a LONG time and I ended up opting for the Firestone Destination MT's....265/70/17. I had never owned any aggressive tire. They fit fine and look absolutely awesome. I couldn't be happier with them. They are a slight bit louder than the Duellers but it's nothing annoying and to be honest the ride might actually be smoother. The dude at the Firestone dealership tried to talk me out of them and I was almost going to go with the AT's because I was really worried about road noise but now that I have them I couldn't be happier. They're a REALLY tough tire off road and can handle stuff off-road that I used to be only able to wave at with the Duellers. And on road they are very very good, so anyways that my recommendation.

I price matched them so that was a good move, I ended up saving $400.
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BFG All Terrains is what you want man they are tough as hell look aggressive and last a long time, I got like 70,000 out of my last set.
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well if you want a tire that is going to last a long time go with the Michelin ltx ms, you will safely get about 90k out of them! But if you want a tire for looks go for the Yokohama geolander. I think both of them have a 3 ply sidewall.

my brother has the Michelin ltx at2 on his tacoma, they look pretty good!
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My two cents... they are 265/70/R17
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My two cents... they are 265/70/R17
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My two cents... they are 265/70/R17
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
Agreed. This is what I plan on getting (except a different size). They're rated all terrain, so the tread should last and ride pretty well. Of course the tread speaks for itself for aggressiveness. Probably one of the most aggressive AT tire available.
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General grabber at2. I had a set on a 2wd chevy. They ran well in snow and light mud compared to regular street tires. They're cheaper than BFG but have roughly the same tread pattern.

I will be getting a set of grabbers for my truck this month.
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I have Bridgestone Dueler AT Revos. Great tire, quiet on the road, minimal loss in gas mileage, excellent in mud and snow...I haven't wheeled them on hunting grounds or anything like that, but I've never had trouble on 2-tracks and snow covered roads and trails. I have about 40k miles on them and the treads at about 8/32.
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How about Hankooks Dyna pro AT's. Looked at some over the weekend at Discount Tire and they are nice. 60,000 mile tire with agressive tread. Keep in mind with those tires you have a choice between the c rating witch is a P265/70/17 or an E rating with 10ply side wall witch is an LT 265/70/17. They have the same tread design but with the LT the tread is deeper. I dont have them yet but have heard great things about them. Buying them within the next month myself.
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SO the time has come that i am def. gonna need to get some new tires before winter just put three plugs in my tires in the past three weeks. One concern that i have is if i upgrade to a 265/70/17 and leave my spare with the stock tire size will i run into issues if i ever have to use it. i know i cant run on seperate tires sizes for a prolonged period of time but will it hurt my truck bad if i just run on the spare till i can fix the larger tire? (aka a few days to a week) keep in mind i drive alot for work about a 1k a week
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The problem with dissimmilar size tires is that the differential gears turn as if you are cornering. You are asking for a failure running an odd size tire.
The reason they use an odd size temp spare is because they tell you to run no faster than 55 mph and no farther than 50 miles. One reason is loss of stability, the other is mechanical damage.
Put a matching spare in the bed till you can get a spare carrier for the bumper.
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Michelin LTX AT2 would be great for you if you're on the road a lot. Good mileage out of them too.

Sounds like you really want some BFG AT KOs though. They last forever and are damn near indestructible.
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BFG A/T. I can put whatever tire I want to on my truck (Manager for Discount Tire) and I choose the BFG A/T because of the proven performance both off road (multiple BAJA championships) and on road (I typically see around 60-70k out of them, provided proper rotation and balance)
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Michelin LTX AT2 would be great for you if you're on the road a lot. Good mileage out of them too.

Sounds like you really want some BFG AT KOs though. They last forever and are damn near indestructible.
I would follow with this advice. We have the Michelins on a Dodge Diesel 2500. That truck chews through tires and the Mich is all that we can get to stand up for an on-road tire. However, it's a 2WD and with those tires it gets stuck in anything less that hard packed gravel.

The BFGs are intensely popular, and will be well suited for most anything you toss at it. My offroad run leader used them through moab, TSF, Reiter, and other places and didn't see a need for MTs. I don't expect them to get a tread life of the Mich though
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