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Old 11-19-2018, 08:08 PM
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Default Need new tires- Ram 1500. All Terrain?

Hi,
I'm at 42K on my factory Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires- they are nearly done for. Size is 275/60/20
I've done entirely too much research on tires and every time I'm about to click "buy" I find a reason to cancel.

I'd (like) to go with All Terrain tires this time, my truck is a 4x4, I do drive light off road when camping plus heavy snow and like the looks as they fill in the wheel wells better.
The BFG K02 seems to be the default class favorite but it appears (perhaps) a bit extreme for daily driving, also they are more expensive- I'm trying to keep my purchase around $800 or less (for the tires).

I like the Cooper Discoverer AT3 as they appear a bit less extreme then the BFG however some reviews aren't good.

I've owned Kelly's, Kumo's, Hankook, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Dunlops, and just about every other non main brand tire in the past and been essentially pleased with my purchase.

Any recommendations? Also- Any thoughts if I'll regret going to an A/T tire over a regular tire in the long run?
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Were you happy w/ current GY? They seem to be priced well within your budget.
An all-terrain will help with M&S if you feel current GY tread is not sufficient.
Other than appearance, they’re not going to fill wheel well any more than current tire unless you increase size
Most of the flag brand A/T’s are $225ish per tire, plus installation
If you are concerned re reviews, my suggestion would be find a dealer who has a 30-day ride guarantee (most do) and give your first choice a spin. If you don’t like ride, dealer will adjust you into a different set/style/brand at +/- the difference. This may or may not put you above budget, depending on what you select.
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I give a vote for the Cooper AT/3s. On my second set and love them. I opted for the "E" rated version both times. I have a 2011 Sierra All Terrain and I got 60K out of the first set. I probably could have gone another 15-20K before the tread wear bars. I run them at the high end of the pressure for the street (70 psi) which means they need to be aired down for serious off road. I almost got stuck in some wet clay. I dropped the pressures done to 20 psi and motored on. My ex-brother in law and my buddies son have them on Dodges and have been very happy also.
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I was a firm believer in Michelin AT2 until i got burned on 3 sets in a row (these were on 2500s) Switched to Nitto TerraGrappler G2s with the 55k warranty and havent switched back. I always recommend them and they will go on any suv or truck i have in the future. REALLY strong sidewall as well
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Toyo Open Country AT2, probably the best AT tire on the market
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:31 AM
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Have some falken at3 on the way. Great tire for the cost.
Got em from discount tire direct. Free shipping.
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Have had both the Ko2 and cooper at3. Both are good tires but I like the at3 better given the price point. The at3 is what I will run on all my work trucks once the factory tires wear out.

Do you have 20's on your truck? I have an almost brand new set that I took off my f150 when I went to 35s. They were on the truck for a month.
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Originally Posted by Fishoi View Post
Have some falken at3 on the way. Great tire for the cost.
Got em from discount tire direct. Free shipping.
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got falken at3 for 163ea tire. Great in snow. Not a noisy tire for its aggressive look.
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check out Nitto Crosstek's. No road noise, decent mild off road traction, 60k mileage warranty
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Nitto TerraGrappler G2s im on my third set. last set lasted 80k miles on a 3/4 ton truck
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Another vote for Toyo open country AT/2
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Michelin LTX AT2. On my 2nd set, and got over 80K out of the first. I haven't heard much good about them on 3/4 tons and above, but don't know of anyone running them on a half ton that have had any issues. Great wet traction, great traction in mud/clay. Can't speak to snow. Also ride basically silently.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Michelin LTX AT2. On my 2nd set, and got over 80K out of the first. I haven't heard much good about them on 3/4 tons and above, but don't know of anyone running them on a half ton that have had any issues. Great wet traction, great traction in mud/clay. Can't speak to snow. Also ride basically silently.
I'll say they're good in snow - not snow tire good, but pretty damned good in 4WD.

I got 100k+ out of a set on my truck - twice - (sold it at 234k miles with that second set still good), my wife had 86k on hers on a Toyota Highlander when she blew the transmission, and she's now got them (< a year) on her RAV4 (no, she doesn't tow a boat).
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Originally Posted by jlipsky14 View Post
Have had both the Ko2 and cooper at3. Both are good tires but I like the at3 better given the price point. The at3 is what I will run on all my work trucks once the factory tires wear out.

Do you have 20's on your truck? I have an almost brand new set that I took off my f150 when I went to 35s. They were on the truck for a month.
I do! I'll send you a PM.
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What are you towing?

The stock P rated tires, on a truck that can tow 10k, or so they say - suck.

I’d put some LT’s - regardless of brand
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Originally Posted by evanP220 View Post
Nitto TerraGrappler G2s im on my third set. last set lasted 80k miles on a 3/4 ton truck
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Nitto G2 or the Toyo A/T 2
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Falken Wildpeak AT3 305 55 20's on my 2016 limited air ride did the leveling linkage for front wheel well clearance. Very happy with them
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I am a big fan of KO2s. I've had two sets. I got 75k miles on my first set (probably could have gotten 5-10k more out of them) and I have about 15k on my current set. They are a bit pricey compared to other competing tires but I trust the name and the tire has treated me well in all conditions. With that said, I've heard great things about Cooper, Toyo and Nitto so I think you will be pleased with any option you pick.
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I am getting ready to replace my tires on dodge 2500, has the firestone AT.

I am leaning toward going with the Continental Terrain Contact. This is their new AT only out for a few years. Reviews are good and has a good look. Anyone have first hand experience?

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