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Ahhh...finally rid of the stock Dunlops

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 90YotaPU, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Got my new Hankook Dynapro's installed today. So much better all around. Went from the 245/75r16 Dunlops to the 265/75r16 Hankooks. What a difference. Not much difference in power. Was impressed. Attached are the before and after pics.

    Old Tires.jpg
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  2. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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  3. Nov 6, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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  4. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Thanks. Really happy with the truck. Only had it three months.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    I got those same tires...there great


    Congrats man!
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    LOL, couldn't have done it without you. Can't wait to have it back to you in a few months to get the Bilstein 5100's in stock. Just gotta keep my fingers crossed that my wife buys me them for Christmas. Thanks again for your help.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Your truck looks so much nicer with those tires on. I'm about to go into my third winter with the Dunlops, not looking forward to it, but I can't justify spending the money on tires before the stocks wear out a bit more. Unemployment has its downside!:eek:
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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  9. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    The only way I was willing to get rid of the stock Dunlops before they wore out was if sold first. I stuck them up on CraigsList.org and within a few hours got someone who wanted them. Then I ordered the new tires. Sold the stock Dunlops for $300.00.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    I'm considering a set of those for my Reg Cab 4x4 as well. Are they louder than the Dunlops on the highway?
     
  12. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    It wasn't a noticeable difference in noise. The only thing I did notice is they do ride a little bit stiffer. I gotta say you definitely can tell the truck is gripping the road better. They are a great looking tire and look much more aggressive in person than online. I had the BFG Goodrich AT's on my '99 and these look just as aggressive and cost a lot less and weigh less (so the gas mileage drop isn't as much). I ended up getting them from DiscountTireDirect.com. Actually got them for $114.00 each including shipping (they show them as $131.00 each). So I would recommend calling them when you decide to do it. Can't wait to try them out offroad and in the NJ winters.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    how many miles you get out of the stock dunlops
     
  14. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    Look good! I was thinking about these but I can't find a clear answer in choosing the P or LT versions. From the price, I assume you got the 4-ply P version. Was price the only factor there? 10-ply LTs are about $35 more a tire it looks like.
     
  15. Nov 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    I sold them with 4,300 miles on them.
     
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    Yea, I got the P version. From what I read on this board, it seemed like most people were going for the P version. My deciding factor was two-fold. One was the price per tire and the other was the weight. These tires weigh only 6 lbs more each than the stock Dunlops and are substantially bigger. I wanted to stick with a lighter tire so that I could try and retain some gas mileage and not lose much power.
     
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    I didn't realize they were so close to the Dunlops in weight. Seems like a great choice for guys like us with those heavy steelies!
     
  18. Nov 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    I've still got the stock unlops on, they look good with 37,000 miles on them.
     
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    I'm curious to see what kinda mileage I get out of the tank. With the stock Dunlops I was averaging between 380 and 400 miles on a tank. With the new tires, I'm at 3/4 tank left and have about 105 miles on the trip meter. Will keep you posted.

    That's where I made the mistake on my old truck. On my '99 I put BFG A/T's on it and they were much heavier than the stock Goodyear Wrangler GSA's. When the factory bought it back, I was averaging 16 mpgs.
     
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    What's the P mean?
     
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