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New Tires ???

Postby Bandit29 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:26 pm

Looking to put new tires on my 2500 HD. Wanting a good all terrain tire that doesn't have a lot of road noise and still rides smooth with decent off road traction for hunting season. Thinking about the Firestone Destination ATs, rated #1 on tirerack.com. Any other suggestions?
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby Tealer » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:08 pm

BFG All terains, best tire for snow and ice quite too. My second choice would be Toyo Mt's little more agressive but still a good 550k plus tire. I have used both on my 4Runner and they worked great.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby ajmorell » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:10 am

I'm personally not a fan of the BFG A/Ts but I know some people love them so I won't get into that argument. My suggestion would be the Goodyear Silent Armor.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby Montanafowler » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:55 pm

hankook dynapro MTs are good. bite well, very little road noise and are fairly priced.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby Bandit29 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:07 pm

Just found a connection. My good friend's family member works at a local tire store/center and using his discount can get a Bridgestone Dueler AT put on, balanced, new weights, stems, and level the front of the truck for $900. Probably go that route.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby apexhunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:13 am

I put Michelin LTX MS on all of my trucks/SUV's because they are truely round, have less road noise, give ample off road traction and last longer than any tire I've ever used. They aren't the cheapest tire out there but the benefits outweigh the additional cost.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:12 am

If Michelin would make a tire as aggressive as I need, I'd buy it. Maybe someday..

The LTX MT is a very nice tire, and wouldn't hesitate to use them if they fit the bill.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby GoldHunter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:21 pm

Toyo MTs are the best tire made in my opinion...aggressive and pricey. Second to that is the BFG AT KO.... :thumbsup:
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby REM1100 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:30 am

I ran Duellers..they were ok but had tire separtion and a rough ride.
I am running some Khumos now quiet and cheap with above average traction and a great ride
I am switching this fall to the BFGs for all around
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby waterfowlhunter » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:18 pm

I went with toyo's AT 285/75-16 on my HD and absolutely love them for everything but sticky clay. They are pretty much silent on the road, 10 ply load range E rated and EXCELLENT traction in wet or icy / snowy conditions, Just about magical how well the grip on ice. My stopping ability was greatly increased and lateral traction seems much better too. I had ATX and Coopers and they were nothing compared to these, at least on my truck and in the conditions I drive in.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby magnum12 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:52 pm

I too am looking to put on a new set of tires on my Dodge Power Wagon. Has anyone used the BFG M/t? I need to put new tires on my truck before deer season and would like to go with something a little more aggressive then the BFG's AT that it came with. I do a ton of driving in the mud and a little bit of snow.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby ajmorell » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:38 pm

magnum12 wrote:I too am looking to put on a new set of tires on my Dodge Power Wagon. Has anyone used the BFG M/t? I need to put new tires on my truck before deer season and would like to go with something a little more aggressive then the BFG's AT that it came with. I do a ton of driving in the mud and a little bit of snow.


The new BFG KM2s are great but I wouldn't want them on a truck as heavy as a power wagon, you won't get much more than 20k out of them. I would look for something with a little harder tread compound, maybe the Cooper Discoverer STT or Toyo Open Country MT.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby magnum12 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:53 am

I looked at the Toyo but they do not make them in my size. 285/70/R17. I would go up to a 295 but I have a full set of heavy chains cut for my current size. I did find the size in the Open Country A/T's. Would you know how these do in mud and snow?
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:22 am

see my post above, They Toyo Open country AT's are the best tire I have ever driven on in Icy, wet and snowy conditions. I have owned most tire brands and Coopers were by far the worst tire I have ever owned. In Mud the AT's are not that great when I compare them to my TSL's or even the Mud Kings. but they do work fine on the farm and the muddy trails, Just not for deep sticky mud. Mine are load range E 10ply rated as it is sometimes loaded very heavy but the toyo's handle it great. I do have to say that this is my first set of toyo's and I only have a few thousand miles in them but so far I will be sticking with them.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby magnum12 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:22 pm

Your right, sorry about that.

On a different note, has anyone used the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R? Are they a soft compound like the BFG's M/T?
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby GoldHunter » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:40 am

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magnum12 wrote:I too am looking to put on a new set of tires on my Dodge Power Wagon. Has anyone used the BFG M/t? I need to put new tires on my truck before deer season and would like to go with something a little more aggressive then the BFG's AT that it came with. I do a ton of driving in the mud and a little bit of snow.


The new BFG KM2s are great but I wouldn't want them on a truck as heavy as a power wagon, you won't get much more than 20k out of them. I would look for something with a little harder tread compound, maybe the Cooper Discoverer STT or Toyo Open Country MT.



If you rotate the new BFG MTs every 4 or 5k you will get some decent life out of the on an HD truck. I would expect at least 35k under normal driving habits. I have gotten over 50k on a set of Toyo MTs on my HD Dodge...but you are correct, they don't make the 285 size...mine are 295s.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:15 am

the MT/R is definately a Mud tire, All terrain's Which goodyear list as an AT on their tires are no where near as agressive. These have the same BASIC tread design as most other Mud tires, with the exception of interco or ground hawg. I have run these on trucks before and they are a good tire if you do a lot of off road driving but still use your truck as a daily driver. Much quieter than a super swamper (I have used those too) and better pavement manors but they still are not that good on wet or icy conditions or deep sticky mud.

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Re: New Tires ???

Postby ajmorell » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:39 am

....Are we talking about the old MT/R or the new one? The old one has a much more open tread design than the new one. I still don't classify it as a mud-terrain because it was built specifically for rocks but I can see how one could put it in that category. The new MT/R with Kevlar (as Goodyear is calling it) has a much different tread design and there is no way I would classify it as a mud-terrain, a hybrid A/T-M/T at best.

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Re: New Tires ???

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:05 pm

goodyear is still producing 3 MT/R's one is kevlar and is advertised as a dual purpose tire but the other 2 MT/R's as shown above are still the same tread pattern they have been for years and yes they are considered a Mud tire just not as agressive as a swamper.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby GoldHunter » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Agreed...if the MT/R is not classified as a mud tire, I don't know what is.....Its as aggressive as my Toyo MTs and the BFG MTs, therefore in the same class, in my opinion.
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Re: New Tires ???

Postby ajmorell » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:52 pm

I'm going to edit this thread because it has gone way off-topic. Whether or not MT/Rs are a mud-terrain wasn't the OP's question and is getting a bit off-topic, which is partially my own fault. The only reason I put MT/Rs in a category of their own is because their tread compound is significantly different than mots other mud tires out there and the compound itself is more oriented towards sticking and conforming to rocks than it is to mud. This is not to say that it is not aggressive enough to handle the thick stuff.
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