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Pending Tire Purchase - need info/opinions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TL697, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    TL697

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    I would like to put 265/75/16's on my '09 DC TRD OR V6 4x4...

    I have a few questions:

    - My truck came equipped with P series tires... What are the effects good and bad when changing to a LT series tire in load range C, D, or E? Stiffer, rough ride? more tread/longer wear life? Obviously, load range E tires are way overkill for our trucks, but some tires like the BFG AT only come in a load range E in a 265/75/16...

    - I'm also trying to decide whether or not to go with an all terrain type tire OR get a second set of rims and have dedicated snow/winter tires and a set of MT style tires for the summer months... I live in the CO mountains and definitey need a good tire for snow 5-6 months per year, but I also drive a lot of gravel roads and offroad at least 1-2 times per week in the summer... The siping that is necessay for good winter tires collect a lot of decomposed granite pebbles which seems to chunk and accelerate wear during the summer months... I think I would get the most life and potential out of my tires if I had two sets...

    - Ive been looking at the BFG AT's, Wrangler Duratracs, Wrangler Silent Armor as my AT choices... BFG MT's, Dick Cepek Mud countries, Wrangler MTR's, etc if I go to dedicated summer/winter tire sets... I would probably keep my current Big O Bigfoot AT's for my winter set...

    Any suggestions on other tires?

    - Price is not big concern as I have access to rediculously low prices with my current job...

    Thanks in advance,

    UPDATE ON PAGE 2 - purchased extra set of rims, looking for a mud terrain for the summer months...
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    I recently put Goodyear Wranglers on my truck. I bought the truck with Remington Mud Brutes, which were LT tires. I asked the lady at Sam's (where I bought the tires) if there was much of a difference between LT and P. She said that there wasn't, and the P tires were cheaper anyway. I'm no expert, but if it's a big difference in price, I would stick with the P tires.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    General Grabber AT2's.:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    That's just it... Most of the tires I'm interested in don't come in a P series...
     
  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    I've looked at those as well... What load rating are they? How's wear/treadlife? Ride quality?
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    you have access to get cheap prices on tires?!?!?! EXPLAIN!!!

    I'm looking at the Load Range E for Wrangler Duratrac or Nitto Terra Grappler!

    going to 265 75 16 also... you and I have the same truck!
     
  7. Jan 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    I see. I read over your tire choices, and out of those, I would go with the BFG's. Simply my personal preference. I think they look the most rugged out of the list.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    i would personally go with bridgestone revo. i heard about the nitto's and bfg's getting hard really fast over time and they are heavier than usual. generals -i've not heard/seen much on reviews about them. it all depends on what u really want to do -or what would a majority of your driving consist of. normal city/highway or offroad.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    I like the Revo's too

    Especially Revo 2

    Man, I wish they made Duratrac Load range D, but I hope the E will do ok on my tacoma!
     
  10. Jan 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    I think they make the duratrac in a C...
     
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    go with the revo2 you cant go wrong:D
     
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    The Revo 2's are not much different from the Big O Bigfoot AT's that I already have... I looking for something a little more on the aggressive side...I live offroad, and usually get into the woods at least twice a week... I don't drive much interstate... Most of my driving is on mountains roads in the 25-55 mph range...
     
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    They are a very comfortable tire to drive on. They grip well, and don't send road shock through the tire like the BFG TA KO's do. Tread wear on mine are great. I have a bit over 16k milesand they look pretty new.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    how can we get access through you for those "ridiculously priced tires" . I personally like the cooper discovere ST they are an at with very agressive tread pattern.
     
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    they only make duratrac in C and E.... no D

    They made the Nitto in D
     
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    I would think the C would be more than enough... And, actually more desireable than the D...
     
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    why C is more desireable?

    the prices online is about the same... only like $14 difference...
     
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    ~I have a 4 banger with E load range tires and its a little overkill but not to bad. So you could probably go with E's if need be.

    ~I would go with a dedicated winter tire and a dedicated mud terrain in the summer. For the winter tires, I would go with a good set of studded Pirelli Winter Carving tires. These are exeptional in the snow and ice. For the summer I would stay away from Super Swamper type mud terrains becuase the mileage you will get out of them will suck. I reccomend BFG Mud Terrains, these have good wear, good looks, and good grip.

    ~If you decided to go with and All Terrain year round I would get the General Grabber AT2's. They are much cheaper than the BFG All Terrains and get handle exellent. These tires are good in ice, snow, mud, sand, and pretty much else you can throw at them.

    ~The reason that I suggested getting mud tires for the summer and winters for the winter is becuase I find myself getting bored with running an all terrain all year round. Sometimes I want a tire change, you know?

    ~Also another highly respectable mud terrain is a Goodyear Wrangler Duratrak. These are a hybrid of All Terrain and Mud Terrain, with good siping characteristics. Below are a list of links to view all the above tires mentioned:

    Goodyear Wrangler Duratraks: http://image.trucktrend.com/f/14962322/163_news090227_00z+goodyear_wrangler+duratrac_tire.jpg

    General Grabber At2's:
    http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=313469&stc=1&d=1262559071

    BFG Mud Terrain: http://www.nebraskatire.com/lt_truck/images/mud_terrain_large.jpg

    BFG All Terrain:
    https://www.independent4x.com/merchantmanager/images/uploads/BFGALLTERRAIN.jpg

    Pirelli Winter Carving: http://koleso.topof.ru/files/pirelli_carving_edge.jpg


    Hope this helps with your pick, put some pictures up when you get them all mounted
     
  20. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    I was thinking that the C is closer to the OEM spec tire, but still more than enough... I think the C's will ride smoother than the E's...

    I had E's on my Dodge 2500 Quadcab Longbed 4x4 diesel that weighed 8000+ lbs and could tow 12,500 lbs...
     
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