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Any opinions on the best all around tires.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:28 PM
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Have had very good luck with BFG's, the all terrains are a great all around tire or if you want something a bit meaner the muds are great also. I just pulled a set of 35" muds off my F350 that had about 45000 miles on them.
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I'd second the BFG, although sometimes they are hard to get balanced correctly. Michellin's are always a good bet as well.
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I'd second the BFG, although sometimes they are hard to get balanced correctly. Michellin's are always a good bet as well.
Its funny you should say that, maybe I just got lucky but the set of 35's I had before this set were never balanced, and only had a slight vibration on the highways at around 70 mph. The set that just came off, 1 tire had to be rebalanced other than that they were fine. My brother has a set of Procomp MT's and they seem ok, hard to tell being that he doesn't rotate his tires regularly wich is the key to long tire life on a pickup. The fronts wear faster than the rear on an unloaded pickup and the added weight of a diesel makes that worse.
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BFG A/T KO's are what go on my truck!

Good ride, not too noisy and will last many many miles..
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I'd second the BFG, although sometimes they are hard to get balanced correctly. Michellin's are always a good bet as well.
Its funny you should say that, maybe I just got lucky but the set of 35's I had before this set were never balanced, and only had a slight vibration on the highways at around 70 mph. The set that just came off, 1 tire had to be rebalanced other than that they were fine. My brother has a set of Procomp MT's and they seem ok, hard to tell being that he doesn't rotate his tires regularly wich is the key to long tire life on a pickup. The fronts wear faster than the rear on an unloaded pickup and the added weight of a diesel makes that worse.
I've had two sets on two different vehicles. First set on a Wrangler balanced fine and wore great--second set on an old Grand Wagoneer, I played heck getting them balanced--ending up going through 2 of one tire to get one that was "balanaceable".

That being said, I'd buy another set tomorrow without hesitation.
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As far as a mud terrain the Nitto Mud Grappler is awesome. 30,000 miles and still a good 35-40 % tread left and they sit under an F-250. Not to mention they are awesome in the mud!!!

All-terrain is exactly what everyone else said....BFG's
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we all think alike.

BFG All Terrain KO's on my Dodge 2500. they handle the heavy trucks well.
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I like my 35 Goodyear MT/Rs. They have about 30K on them and they are still going strong. I have a 2500HD gmc with a gas 6.0 so the weight is a lot less on the front. On my old powerstroke I had BFG all terrains, and I hated them. I eventually put back on mud tires and I don't plan on changing to anything else unless I quit going offroad entirely.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:37 PM
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I've had the BFG A/T KOs (LT255/70R16 D) and the Michelin A/Ts (LT265/70R16 E) on an F-150. I got 97,000 out of the Michelin's and they had a couple of thousand left in 3 of them (dragging brake caliper on the 4th). I thought they were quieter on the road and had a little better wet traction than the BGFs but in sand and mud they were about equal. I traded the truck with the BFGs before I wore 'em out, but I did have 20-30k on them and they still looked like new so I would expect the mileage to be similar and the price for the BFGs was definitely less. All of that said, when I replace the factory Generals on my new truck it will most likely be with the Michelins because of the quieter ride and better wet traction unless I can save $50+ dollars a tire again on the BFGs.

If you like making tire noise, the BFGs will definitely bark alot louder when you stand on it!
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:35 AM
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I worked in the tire business for about 7 years, 5 years pt and 2 years ft. I walked away with an appreciation for Michelin, most Goodyear (Wranglers, especially) but not all, some BFG (especially the T/A), and some Firestones. I was not impressed with General or Uniroyal. I recently replaced the tires on my diesel 4x4 Excursion and went with Firestone Transforce AT.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:27 AM
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B F Goodrich T/As had them on both Ford F350s and they held up well and still had plenty of tread with over 75K miles.
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Nicest riding tires I have ever had on a pickup were Michelins. That was on a Dodge 1/2 ton, rear wheel drive. I sold the truck before the tires wore out. But they made my 76,000+ mile truck ride like a cadilac. Longest lasting tires I have ever had were Uniroyal tiger paws. Got 70,000 miles out of them. That was on a GMC 1/2 ton rear wheel drive. I can't remember what came on my Nissan Titan (I think they're BFGs), but I only have slightly over 10,000 miles on that truck and I have the off road package so I can't comment on longevity or ride with those tires.

I rotate my tires frequently (maybe too frequently) and always maintain the pressure. Tires aren't cheap, but I am. So I try to stay on top of them.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:49 AM
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If you tell the place that you buy from that you want a high tread wear number, 600-700, you will get a very long lasting tire. A tread wear number is that tire type's average rating for life expectancy. The higher the number, the longer the life. If you look at what is on there now, as I did when I learned this information, it will probably be between 250 and 350, but if you can get tires with a 600 - 700 rating, you'll hav better luck and it won't cost much more. Hope this helps.
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Firestone Destanation LE have worked well, good soft ride for truck tires. Had a set last for ever on our Jeep.
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I have the Goodyear Fortera on my Xterra for two months now. Great in the wet, slop/snow and dry. Expensive but to me well worth the bucks. Check the comparisons below.

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Old 04-02-2007, 01:21 PM
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I would place a vote for Cooper Discoverer ATR's. Have had them on all my Suburban's/Yukon XL's and find they hold up well and are a little less expensive than the BFG's....MO
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Michelin LTX M/S
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Yokohama Geolanders. We easily get 70k - 75k miles on them.
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Michelin LTX M/S
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