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Old 01-15-2018, 02:52 PM
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I CANT DECIDE ON A TIRE... HELP ME GUYS

Pulling my hair out trying to pick a tire to suit my needs. Hoping you guys can help sway me. I need a tire that will last 50-60k miles, will do well offroad, but also highway friendly. I will also do just a bit of towing every now and then.


90% of driving will be on freeway and in city, but when I do go offroad it will be steep rutted dirt hills, deep sand, mud and sometimes snow, so it needs to perform well. It needs to be a tire that will last, not something pricey that will need replaced in 30k miles. I don't mind a bit of highway hum from an agrressive tire but nothing too obnoxious. And of course not too pricey.


Most importantly is a tire that WILL LAST!!!!!!!!!!


I've read ko2, falken, cooper, don't last. Im kinda leaning toward duratrac or toyo mt as the at2 isn't aggressive enough I don't think.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:44 PM
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Doesn't exist yet and may never. Your asking for too many variables. I could have gotten 50k on my Michelins but only street driving and minimal towing.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:59 PM
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Doesn't exist yet and may never. Your asking for too many variables. I could have gotten 50k on my Michelins but only street driving and minimal towing.
so what's the closest thing, as I stated a tire that lasts 50-60k is most important
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:12 PM
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Michelin LT AT2 has a reputation for durability
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:12 PM
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Might want to check out Goodyear Wrangler A/T with Kevlar - LT series, C load tires. Not as heavy or stiff as E load, helps with fuel consumption and ride quality. The Kevlar really enhances the puncture resistance from sharp rocks. They also have a snow flake for winter driving. Best compromise tire I have found in a while. Tires start out with a lot of rubber and on our 2013 4x4, they are wearing quite well with about 10,000 miles on them. The price is good at Discount Tire.
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Toyo mt will last 50k if your diligent with rotation. I went off brand on this truck and they’ve actually been a decent tire probably have half their tread left with about 30k miles on them. Probably go up in size next time 37-38 and back to Toyo mt. Only reason I wouldn’t go with Toyo is if I was tight on budget as they are a bit pricey.
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My Toyo Open Country AT IIs show very little wear at 20K miles and I'm sure they will do 50-60K.

I've gotten more than 50K miles out of BFG AT KOs, they never balance well though. I haven't had a set of KO2s.

I've gotten more than 50k miles out of Bridgestone Dueler REVO II ATs. Great tires and I'd have them now if they came in the size I wanted.

Firestone Destination ATs should also give you that kind of mileage.

Michelin no longer has an AT tire. The LTX AT was discontinued years ago. They own BFG, so I guess that's their go to for AT tires.
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Michelin no longer has an AT tire. The LTX AT was discontinued years ago. They own BFG, so I guess that's their go to for AT tires.
They still advertise the LTX AT2, and it shows as available on the first website I looked up. Not sure if it's carried in your area
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I've been doing a ton of research and went and talked with many guys from many stores, including off road stores. Touched many tires and looked at them in real life. I think I narrowed it down to the BFG ko2, the Nitto Ridge Grappler, and the Cooper ST Maxx.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:14 AM
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Consider the new Sumitomo Encounter AT, quiet ride, 60K treadwear warranty, severe snow rated, reasonably priced. I dig them! (2015 XLT Sport 4X4)
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If you do a fair amount of off-road driving I don't think there are many if any that will go 50-60 thousand miles. This question should be asked of a tire expert.
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Consider the new Sumitomo Encounter AT, quiet ride, 60K treadwear warranty, severe snow rated, reasonably priced. I dig them! (2015 XLT Sport 4X4)
I've been looking at these online. Can't find many reviews on them, but the few reviews that I found were positive. One guy who plows raved about them.
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Have you looked into like a hybrid MT-AT tire like Nitto Ridge Grappler? They seem to be becoming pretty popular style of tire.
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Have you looked into like a hybrid MT-AT tire like Nitto Ridge Grappler? They seem to be becoming pretty popular style of tire.
That's the exact tire I have narrowed it down to, that and the bfg ko2
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I'm certain that's the tire I am going to try soon. I like the aggressive look but I also want a nice ride. Of the hybrids, I like the looks of the ridge grappler the best.
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