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What tires for my?.....

Postby Higgins » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Its time for tires on my F 150 fx4 i would like your guys opinions on what you would get or what you have....i need proper traction on and off road ata reasonable price preferrably a deeper tread...lemme hear what you got
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Re: What tires for my?.....

Postby ajmorell » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:12 am

Higgins wrote:Its time for tires on my F 150 fx4 i would like your guys opinions on what you would get or what you have....i need proper traction on and off road ata reasonable price preferrably a deeper tread...lemme hear what you got


Are you planning on keeping the same size tire or going bigger? Deeper tread usually means a more aggressive tire, which would probably be a Mud Terrain of sorts (IIRC the FX4 came with GY A/Ts which are a decent A/T IMHO). What qualities are you looking for from the tire, would you rather have performance or mileage....or somewhere in between? I'm currently running BF Goodrich Mud Terrains, the newer tread style (KM2). I have zero complaints so far. My last set of tires were Interco Trxus MTs and they were a great tire as well, but a little too aggressive for daily driving IMO.
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Postby 919QuackerStacker » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:40 pm

bfg at or bfg mt old style or if u are goin to be in highway and sand get the michelin ltx ms
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Postby jolejnik4bmx » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:38 pm

get yourself some super swampers cant go wrong with them
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Postby Anser albifrons » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:53 pm

i have about 20,000 miles on a set of cooper discoverer STT's. i am running them on a 1 ton 4wd dodge. i have about 1/2 tread left.
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Postby dx1187 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:58 pm

I highly reccomend the Super Swamper Boggers.....if you have money to burn.

You can't beat them in the mud, can't stand to be in the cab of the truck with them on the highway and you won't get sick of their look because you won't have them long enough to do so. God I love my Boggers!! :biggrin:
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Postby CountryboyNC » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:21 pm

lol, ive run swampers, boggers, bfg mud terrains, mickey thompson mtz's, and now im on hankook dynapro m/t's. the last too, the mickeys and the hankooks are my best choices. they both dop really well in the mud, have good highway manners, and get good milage. i have them on an 04 silverado z71
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:22 pm

Anser albifrons wrote:i have about 20,000 miles on a set of cooper discoverer STT's. i am running them on a 1 ton 4wd dodge. i have about 1/2 tread left.


I like those tires. :thumbsup:
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Postby canis521 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:08 pm

I have been running the Hankooks for about a year now. Great in snow and mud, not too loud on the road and seem to wear well considering they are MT.
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Postby Higgins » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:40 pm

iam thinking mickeys baja atz radial...ne opinions
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Postby dx1187 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:30 pm

Higgins wrote:iam thinking mickeys baja atz radial...ne opinions


....or even the MTZ's. I have a buddy that is getting awesome wear out of a set of them.
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Postby CountryboyNC » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:28 am

i had the mtz's and they were awsome. did great in the mud, great on road, werent too loud, and looked awsome. the tread wear was good on them too.
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Postby Higgins » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:40 pm

o hey well i geuss while this is still up is 375 a good price for dual glas pack and tips...thats parts and labor...or do you think a guy with a decent mechanical background could do it easily?...(all opinions on other exhaust as well)
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Postby dx1187 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:56 pm

Higgins wrote:o hey well i geuss while this is still up is 375 a good price for dual glas pack and tips...thats parts and labor...or do you think a guy with a decent mechanical background could do it easily?...(all opinions on other exhaust as well)



Holy Cow!!! That's a $125 job here in Texas. I'll sell you the glass paks for $50. I have two that were only on my truck for a couple of months before I put straight pipses on it. You ought to be able to get Flow Masters for tha price.
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Re: What tires for my?.....

Postby Grant48 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:48 am

Depends upon how much you mind spending. The best "bang for the buck" are Maxxis Buckshot Mudders or Dunlop Mud Rovers.

As for the glasspacks... thats a bit much. I got Flowmasters, pipes, and tips installed on my truck for $350. Glasspacks are considerably cheaper, usually about $150-200 for the whole package... 'packs, pipes, tips, and installation.
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Postby CountryboyNC » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:16 am

i wouldent give the bickshots or mud rovers a second glance. they wear quickly, are not very aggresive, suck off-road and are an all around waste of money in my opinion. They are especially garbage on a full size pickup or suv.
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Postby dx1187 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:01 pm

CountryboyNC wrote:i wouldent give the bickshots or mud rovers a second glance. they wear quickly, are not very aggresive, suck off-road and are an all around waste of money in my opinion. They are especially garbage on a full size pickup or suv.



You will get different results out of different tires on different vehicles. Just because you didn't get any miles out of you Buckshots doesn't mean he won't. I only got 20,000 out of mine on a Ford F-250 extended cab gas motor and my cousin's husband got 40,000 out of his on a Dodge 3500 fleetside with a diesel. I never had any problems out of my buckshots as far as mud goes. No, they don't compare to the Boggers I just took off but they did what they were supposed to do. I am running Cooper St's right now and will get tons of miles out of them and they do just fine in the mud
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Postby tukn20s98 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:41 pm

im running the nitto terra grapplers 285/70/r17 and love them great in mud and great on highway and are about a 65000 mile tire.
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Postby CallinForTheFall » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:33 pm

i would go with the bfg's at or mt as well. Great all around tire for not to terrible price. I wouldn't go for the nitto's.......terrible tire for a terrible price!!!!!!
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Postby tukn20s98 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:57 pm

There not a terrible tire i like them and they are not expensive, they are like 400 dollars less than bfg
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Postby mydogearl » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:07 am

I dont have the knowledge of other tires for me to compare to but, I have the Goodyear Wrangler TD on my 1/2 ton ram. I believe they only come in 265 16in rim. When I got them 30k miles ago they were 90 bucks each. They have been good offroad and have wore good as I drive about 30 miles to and from school each day. They probably have another 10k miles left on them. They are perfect for me.
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Postby mox » Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:17 am

I'm a big fan of the Sport King A/T Steel Radial . Its a great A/T tire. I've had them on my Silverado z71 for over 50,000 miles and never had a flat. I'm constantly off-road during deer and duck season and they've always done just fine. If you're looking at some hill climbing or ditch journeys, I'd shy away for this tire, but for on-road/off-road driving, its a great budget-priced tire. I paid $103/tire here in KY (poor men have poor ways).
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Postby devildog28 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:53 am

I have 60k on a set of BFG AT's and still have lots of tread left! I might just get a 100k out of them :thumbsup: they grip real good on and off-road too.
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Postby supr87gt » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:26 am

devildog28 wrote:I have 60k on a set of BFG AT's and still have lots of tread left! I might just get a 100k out of them :thumbsup: they grip real good on and off-road too.


Im with you on this. I replaced the stock Michelin's that came on my '03 F250 with BFG AT's and wont look back. The Michelin's were a crap tire and I will never recommend them to anyone. If it rained, Id get stuck spinning the tires on wet pavement and wet grass. The BFG's have won me over for good. :thumbsup:
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Postby someone11 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:53 pm

I got Cooper Discoverer s/t's (31x10.5) on my chevy 2500. I think they are a great all around tire for trucks. Fairly quiet on the highway for the amount of tread. And very good in the snow/mud/sand, at least from my experiences so far.
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