What tires do you run on your pickup

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  1. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to decide what tires to get on my pickup next. I drive mostly highway and in town because its my daily driver but its also the truck I use for hunting and play. The truck is an 07 2500hd To me the most important things are looks, ride comfort and must be 10 ply. I would like to not lose a bunch of MPG's too but not a deal breaker. Excessive road noise is a deal breaker though. I like the looks of the Toyo MT and the Good Year Duratrack isnt bad either. The other front contender is the BFG A/T. I would like to see what you guys have and how you like them. so post pics if you have them.
     
  2. Black67

    Black67 Well-Known Member

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    Last fall I put on some Goodyear All Terrian Adventure on my '12 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab. I went one size up so that I could get the "E" rated tires for the 18" wheels. These are their "Pro Grade" tires, and are snow rated if that helps.

    Now, for my experiences with them. So far they are great. The handle good, ride smooth, great traction, are quiet, and look better than the Bridgestones that were factory. I run these tires at 45 PSI compared to the 35 PSI that the factory standard load tires were at. It has stiffened up the ride, but not what I would call bad. It is not as bouncy since the tires are stiffer and the tires are not giving, side walls rolling like the originals. This winter in NE Ohio we had much more snow than the past few years. These tires were great, even with no weight in the back of the truck. The only time that they slipped was when I was taking off on ice. In snow, they just went through it, and we had a few really heavy snows where they did not clean around like they should have. In rain, they move water much better than the original tire too. While braking, they won't lock up the brakes, they just grip to bring the truck to a stop. The grip is very good with them. For noise levels, they are queit for being an agressive AT tire. They are about the same as the Bridgestones, and much quieter than the older Goodyear Silent Armor tires. Due to when I put them on, I have not had a chance to put them into any mud yet.

    Since I tow a travel trailer and haul stuff with the truck, I went with the 275-65-18 LT compared to the 265-65-18 SL tires that came on the truck from the factory. This truck is my daily driver too, and I haul 2 kids with it all the time. They never complain about noise or ride. My speedo is off by about 1 mph with this change. I only had one option for the standard size that was load range E, BFG AT, so I went up in size. I had the BFG's before on an older truck, but they were really bad in snow for me. I am not sure how the snow is for you, but when it comes off of Lake Erie it can get heavy.

    I know they are not as agressive as the Duratrax's. I looked at those, but thought they might be a bit to much for what I needed.

    Bill
     
  3. Badger300wm

    Badger300wm Well-Known Member

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    I've run Nitto Terra Grapplers and Goodyear Duratracs with good success on personal and oil field rigs. Terra Grapplers less aggressive.
     
  4. LeftyWilbury

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    1987 4Runner. Ran Firestone Destination A/T's for about 50,000. No problems. Good handling, good off-road traction, good enough performance in winter. Good gas mileage. Lighter than the BFG ATs and better reviews on TireRack. I was very pleased with them.

    Then I opted for the Destination M/T's. Love the tire but with my underpowered and overweight 4runner, along with winter formulated gas, it kills my MPG. With your truck you probably wouldn't see as drastic loss in MPG as I'm seeing with my little 4runner. Not only did it only have 122 horses to begin with in 1987 but there's 150lbs of steel on the front and 50lbs on the back now...

    Next I bought the Destination LEs thinking I'd get better MPG than the A/Ts. They're fine, but I'm not seeing any improvement in MPG over the A/Ts. They do OK on forest service roads but nothing to write home about, when I finally wear em down I'm getting the Destination A/Ts again.

    Since you mostly use it as a daily driver I'd go with an AT. If you go with mud tires I'd definitely suggest getting them rotated often (1000-2000 miles) and get the truck aligned annually. This definitely helps with wear.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I have Wrangler silent armor programme on my Tundra for almost 3 years now and I' m very pleased with them thus far.
     
  6. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    Running General Tire AT2 on my truck
     
  7. chad

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    I have terra grapplers on my f350 now and there not worth a ****. 15 months old and time for new ones. they come apart in chunks during hunting season drivin on gravel roads. Very disappointed in them but they are good looking tires.

    I am going with the toyo AT II's in another month. There supposed to be the cats ***! A lot of guys running there mt's are switchin to them. You can get them as the regular AT II"s or the AT II's aggressive tread. My brothers and father have them and love them.

    Plus 50,000 mile warranty. Running a diesel I need that. Them heavy SOB'S go through tires.
     
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  8. D.Camilleri

    D.Camilleri Well-Known Member

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    What size are you wanting to run? The reason I ask is because size is a factor in how well the tires wear. My last 3 sets of tires were Cepek Fun Country II's in 285/75r16, they wore great and did a very good job. I never wear any of my tires out, because I sell them off the truck. Right now I am trying a set of Nitto Trail Grappler M/T's on my truck. So far so good. They are a very heavy tire and pretty aggressive. They are pretty quiet. Duratracs are a good traction tire, (I bought a set to put on my work truck this fall) but they have soft sidewalls. I have had very good luck with Hankook Dynapro RF10 A/T's, General Grabber A/T2 and some others. BFG A/T is the worst tire I have ever ran on my truck in a 265/75r16! They were bald at 20k! They seem to do better in 285/75r16. I still like the Cepek Fun Country, but it is a new tread design than the ones I ran for the last 3 years and the rubber compound is supposed to be changed. Too early to tell. I have a good friend running the new design on his 2012 Dodge Cummins in Montana and so far he likes them on everything except ice. I have some friends running Kelly Safari TSR's with good results, but they have a thin casing like the Duratrac. The Toyo A/T II seems to be a nice quiet tire with a 50k warrany, but they aren't the greatest in mud. The Toyo M/T is a nice tire, but over priced. Most of the people I know that go with a tire that is quiet usually wish they had gone for a little more aggressive tire so they don't get stuck on a grassy knoll.
     
  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Pro-grade not programme. :D
     
  10. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    Toto Open Country AT II's on my 2009 2500HD. I love them. Great traction in snow. Also run them on my wife's SUV.
     
  11. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Thats funny... All tires stink, literally.

    I run All Terrain TA/KO/KD's on my F 350 Ford diesel, 2nd set. First set went 68 thousand miles of Michigan mud, gravel, snow, ice and potholes and it's a diesel, a hopped up diesel at that.

    I have Michelins on my wife's SUV (Ford Escape) and Michelins on my Caddilac. I run Metzlers on my motorcycles and Nitto on my quad.
     
  12. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I should add I have the toyo A/T right now. They aren't bad but not a big fan of how they look
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Nice to be young and be concerned about how tires look. At my age I'm concerned about how they perform and how long they last with longevity at the top of my list.
     
  14. 300stw

    300stw Well-Known Member

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    im running the duratracs 285 75 16, best all around traction and wear of any tire I have ran, run em on a dodge and chevy diesel, 35000 or better with a couple roatations,

    my brother works for a big tire dealer I have ran about all the big name tires , I like the duratracs the best,