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New tire decision.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Toy4Life, Jan 26, 2008.

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Help me decide which tires.

  1. 285/75/16 (33") Nitto Terra Grapplers

    54.2%
  2. 265/75/16 (32") Firestone Destination M/T

    45.8%
  1. Jan 26, 2008 at 12:41 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I plan on getting some new tires very soon and I've narrowed it down to 2.

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    size 285/75/16 (33") Nitto Terra Grapplers

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    size 265/75/16 (32") Firestone Destination M/T

    With the 33" tires, I believe I would need wheel spacers. Does anyone know if there are any negatives to the spacers? recommendations?
    The tires will be used both on and off road.

    Help me decide.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2008 at 1:21 PM
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    rpoint16

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    I have always had good luck w/ BFG A/T KO's.:D

    I have cut two sidewalls on Firestones:(

    I have heard that the NITTOs do not last long & ride rough (but they look good)..:confused:
     
  3. Jan 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    The BFG's look good, but I can't see around the price tag. Thanks for your input, though. I have destination AT's and they have been a great tire.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Guess with the overwelming responses, this will be a tough decision.:confused:
     
  5. Jan 27, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    So what are your driving characteristics ? city ? country ? lots of off road ? sand, mud, snow ? do you carry loads ? trailer ? I feel that the best tire on the road for our trucks are the BFG's AT KO's, but at close to or exceeding $900.00 I can't spend that kind of jingle. I feel the either tire would do justice, I do have a friend with a taco who swears by the revos.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hey man...stick with whats worked for ya so far.....destination at's!! awesome tire, plus you dont need those crappy wheel spacers!!
     
  7. Jan 27, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    kristopherl

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    I had EXCELLENT results with REVOs.. Highly recommend. not too bad of a price.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    My truck is a daily driver on country roads, usually paved, but rarely on the highway. I enjoy offroading and usually encounter significant amounts of mud. Although I have a hitch reciever, I never tow anything and I don't haul significant weight very often. I live in PA, so snow happens. I've been checking out tires for about six months now, so this isn't just a blind decision. I can get the 33" Nittos shipped for free and buy spacers for about the same price as the 32" Firestone M/T's mounted, balanced, and installed. I really want a more aggressive looking tire than the destination a/t............

    With my experience with the a/t's and the user reviews I've read on the m/t's, I'm leaning toward the firestones.
     
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