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Old 10-26-2012, 12:42 PM
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Best budget tire?

I recently moved to the Rocky mountains and my job will probably include pulling people out of ditches from time to time. My truck's tires are currently about 40-50% tread life left, and they're not off-road tires. I do have chains, but I'm thinking I'll need some new tires come December or January when the snow really hits!

What's the best budget tire (prefer under $200/each) for off-road/snow conditions for these trucks? I'm looking at one from BF Goodrich that looks pretty good, but it's also a little outside my preferred price range.

What do y'all use?
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It would help to know what size...is this for the 2006 in your sig? That means 17" minimum so your budget will be tough. Are you willing to order tires online and get them mounted locally? That means no road hazard sometimes but it's usually the cheapeset option.

I got a set of Goodyear Duratracs last year for a shade over your budget going that route, but that was only after a couple nice rebates. What BFG's are you looking at?
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Oops, sorry about that... Yeah, 265/70R17s are what's on there now. I've been looking online at DiscountTire and at Amazon.com... And I'm definitely cool with ordering online and having them mounted locally.

There's a link to the BFGs in the opening thread...
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i'd say pick a Treadwright tire, probably with Kedge Grip for your application.
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There's a link to the BFGs in the opening thread...
Ahh, missed that! I've never had the KO's but I've never heard anything very bad about them, a lot of guys swear by them. I will point out though that if you use this truck to tow with I would double check and make sure that's a load range E tire, I'm not sure it is. Check the weight rating but I'm thinking that might be a D or even a C rating - meaning it might be questionable even holding the truck weight let alone anything else.

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i'd say pick a Treadwright tire, probably with Kedge Grip for your application.
I looked hard at those but the retreads just scared me. Have you ever tried them?
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Me and several guys down here in Texas are running the Treadwright tires. We LOVE them. American company, made in America and they stand behind their products. Friend had some mounted a couple of months ago, and the guy who did the mounting (60+ yrs old and years in the business) could not tell they were re-treads. Nobody I know has ever had a problem, and the 4x4 magazines give them rave reviews. I'm buying another set soon. Wish they would become a site sponsor so I wouldn't have to feel guilty about raving about them.

265/70R17 WARDEN A/T (E) are currently $118 PER TIRE. It is a clone of the BFG.
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Cooper S/T Maxx. Excellent tire, have 12k on my winter set and havent noticed any tread loss. Awesome in snow, rain, mud, sand, you name it... i just keep them on my winter set because they are not made in big sizes
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Wow, that's a good price... I'm currently looking at the General Grabber A/T 2, and the Nitto studdables... Though I don't know what Studdable means! :-) Both are right at $200/tire.
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Me and several guys down here in Texas are running the Treadwright tires. We LOVE them. American company, made in America and they stand behind their products. Friend had some mounted a couple of months ago, and the guy who did the mounting (60+ yrs old and years in the business) could not tell they were re-treads. Nobody I know has ever had a problem, and the 4x4 magazines give them rave reviews. I'm buying another set soon. Wish they would become a site sponsor so I wouldn't have to feel guilty about raving about them.

265/70R17 WARDEN A/T (E) are currently $118 PER TIRE. It is a clone of the BFG.
How is the longevity with those tires? With as few miles as I put on my Excursion any more, those will probably be my next tires. (Or their mud tires.)
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Went with Treadwright in that size for the F250 and the BFG TA/KO tread design without Kedge guard, been running through about 8" of snow with mud underneath today and yesterday and they have been working great. They will get them to you in a few days since they are in SD as long as they aren't back ordered. Ordered a set for the 450 a few days ago and they already made it down today.

So far have 4K miles on them and they are great, tire shop guys were also very impressed with them for being recaps.
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The rubber they use lasts a long time. Most of the guys I know are getting 50-60k out of the Treadwrights. I'm going with the Guard Dogs on a second set of rims/tires for my X. They will be used for camping/hunting only, and will last a very long time. I have my highway tire set that will see most of the miles on my truck.
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i like getting my tires at sams club or costco right now costco has the bf rugged for $193 plus $15 install and they come with lifetime ballance and rotation as well as road hazzard and I know for a fact they stand behind their road hazzard, 2 weeks after getting new tires my wife gets a nail on the sidewall well costco gave me a new tire just had to pay the $15 install oh they also sent a tow truck out free of charge to put on the spare so that we could bring it in at our convenience
costco has a instant $70 discount on michlnns

sams club does the same thing as costco their pricing is within a few dollars and right now they have instant $50 rebates on bfg and $60 on goodyr
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Wow, that's good to know! I'm about 2 hours from a sams club, so might be worth my time... Costcos about 5 hours away
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Wow, that's a good price... I'm currently looking at the General Grabber A/T 2, and the Nitto studdables... Though I don't know what Studdable means! :-) Both are right at $200/tire.
That means they have holes in them for studs if you want them.
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i put trail cutters on my 250 and they are good with alot of tread and they are LT's. they where only $85.00 a tire and they are studdable
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