Ford F-150/F-250: Off-Road Tire Reviews

Tires are made for a lot of different applications, so you need to make sure you choose the tire that's right for the off-roading terrain you love most.

By Pizzaman711 - November 4, 2014

This article applies to the Ford F-150 (2004-2014), and the F-250, F-350 Super Duty (2005-2014).

From the factory, your truck will normally come with street tires. These are best for the person who rarely sees anything but pavement, however, trucks aren't meant for pavement only. That's why you'll also see trucks with an off-road package come with all-terrain (A/T) tires as these offer a nice compromise between off-road capability and road manners. The more aggressive of a tire you choose, the further the road manners will be from a street tire. The factory tire size will vary with the year, trim level, 4x4, etc., however, as a general rule of thumb, two wheel drive trucks will come with around a 29-30" x 8.5-9.5" tire. Four wheel drive trucks will come with a tire of relatively the same width, but about 2-3" taller, which is important to note when changing tire size. Depending on how big the change is, as well as your gear ratio, you may have to change your gears to maintain the same performance you had before.

Cross-Country

BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A
Firestone Destination A/T
Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Cost Per Tire

$219

$228

$208

Estimated Tread Life

50-65k miles

40-60k miles

60-70k miles

Weight

43 lbs

52 lbs

50 lbs

Warranty

6 years, unlimited miles

5 years, 50k miles

6 years, unlimited miles

Best Quality: Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Best Value: Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A

Cost per tire: $219

Estimated tread life: 50-65k miles

Weight: 43 lbs

Warranty: 6 years, unlimited miles

The Rugged Trail tires fall into that spot between a highway and all-terrain tire. It offers the performance you'd need for when you can't be on pavement, and the comfort you want when you are. These tires will ride a little rougher and be a bit louder than your highway tires, but the difference is small in most cases. Recommended if you're looking for off-road tires that are comfortable on the streets.

Firestone Destination A/T

Cost per tire: $228

Estimated tread life: 40-60k miles

Weight: 52 lbs

Warranty: 5 years, 50k miles

These are a little closer to your standard all-terrain as far as performance and road manners go. The general consensus is you can find better tires for the money, however, they'll still perform well. The only real downside to these tires is the weight of them, as well as the performance when in heavy rain, but even then there's hundreds of worse tires you could be putting onto your truck. Recommended if you are looking for basic all-terrain tires.

Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Cost per tire: $208

Estimated tread life: 60-70k miles

Weight: 50 lbs

Warranty: 6 years, unlimited miles

These are go-to tires in the truck community due to their long life, road manners, and performance in less than ideal conditions. For those who spend a lot of time on the road but still need to deal with that occasional muddy field or snowy driveway, these tires are perfect. Recommended if you're looking for performance tires on and off-road.

Back Roads

Toyo Open Country A/T II
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
Dick Cepek Trail Country

Cost Per Tire

$225

$196

$199

Estimated Tread Life

50-60k miles

50-70k miles

50-60k miles

Weight

50 lbs

45 lbs

52 lbs

Warranty

50k miles

6 years, 50k miles

Unlimited miles

Best Quality: Toyo Open Country A/T II

Best Value: Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac

Toyo Open Country A/T II

Cost per tire: $225

Estimated tread life: 50-60k miles

Weight: 50 lbs

Warranty: 50k miles

Another go-to tire in the community, the Open Country A/T II provides everything you could want for those muddy roads and more. Whether you need to get across the farm, over a stream, or through the snow, these tires won't let you down. While these aren't dedicated mud/snow/rock tires, you'll be able to get through a good bit more than what you could with street tires. Recommended if you're looking for well rounded tires that will perform well in any condition.

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac

Cost per tire: $196

Estimated tread life: 50-70k miles

Weight: 45lbs

Warranty: 6 years, 50k miles

These tires are popular among daily drivers, weekend off-roaders, and even commercial users for service trucks due to their reliability and performance. Another plus is their low weight and price tag. The low weight helps keep the truck from losing power, and the price difference between these and a comparable tire is similar to a free tank of gas. Recommended if you are looking for great quality tires for a lower cost.

Dick Cepek Trail Country

Cost per tire: $199

Estimated tread life: 50-60k miles

Weight: 52 lbs

Warranty: Unlimited miles

The warranty on these tires alone sets them apart from the competition; with an unlimited mile, unlimited year term, you'll be covered as long as you keep them properly rotated. These tires aren't seen on the road as much because local tire shops most likely won't stock them, but they definitely won't disappoint. Recommended if you are looking for good tires with a great warranty.

Mudding

Federal Couragia M/T
Toyo Open Country M/T
Mastercraft Courser MXT

Cost Per Tire

$183

$321

$227

Estimated Tread Life

35-45k miles

50-65k miles

50-60k miles

Weight

53 lbs

65 lbs

62 lbs

Warranty

Prorated replacement

5 years

Prorated replacement

Best Quality: Toyo Open Country M/T

Best Value: Mastercraft Courser MXT

Federal Couragia M/T

Cost per tire: $183

Estimated tread life: 35-45k miles

Weight: 53 lbs

Warranty: Prorated replacement

Without a doubt, these are the go-to mud tires when it comes to budget. You can't get better off-road performance for the price, but these are a cheaper mud tire. It won't have the road manners or the tread life as a more expensive mud tire, but if pavement is a rarity, then it shouldn't matter. These are ideal for those who are on a budget but still need good performance in the mud. Recommended if you are looking for less expensive tires.

Toyo Open Country M/T

Cost per tire: $321

Estimated tread life: 50-65k miles

Weight: 65 lbs

Warranty: 5 years

If you have the money to spare, the Toyo Open Country M/T's are ideal. These will give you the off-road performance you need, as well as the on-road performance you miss out on with other mud tires. Most mud tires are known to make road driving annoying due to the noise and poor road manners, however, these will ride on the road more like a traditional all-terrain tire. Recommended if you are looking for top notch tires and don't mind spending the money.

Mastercraft Courser MXT

Cost per tire: $227

Estimated tread life: 50-60k miles

Weight: 62 lbs

Warranty: Prorated replacement

The Mastercraft Courser MXT's are relatively new to the market and have the potential to become another one of the top mud tires. They offer great performance not only in the mud but in the snow as well. With the performance aside, they're still new to the market price point, which makes them a steal right now. It is highly recommend giving these a try as your next tire, especially if you want a tire few others have. Recommended if you are looking for performance tires at a lower cost.

Rock Crawling

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar
BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
Super Swamper Irok

Cost Per Tire

$307

$400

$367

Estimated Tread Life

45-55k miles

30-45k miles

30-40k miles

Weight

54 lbs

60 lbs

64 lbs

Warranty

6 years prorated

6 years prorated

N/A

Best Quality: BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Best Value: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Cost per tire: $307

Estimated tread life: 45-55k miles

Weight: 54 lbs

Warranty: 6 years prorated

These tires are tried and true. Not only do they offer the great road manners you want when driving to your favorite crawling spot, they'll also give you the performance you need once you arrive. These tires don't have as strong of a sidewall as some of the other rock tires, but as long as you choose your lines carefully when aired down, you should be fine. Recommended if you are looking for great quality rock crawling tires.

BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Cost per tire: $400

Estimated tread life: 30-45k miles

Weight: 60 lbs

Warranty: 6 years prorated

As aggressive as the KM2s look, they have pretty good road manners. They're loud but nowhere close to the sound of an Interco tire. They really shine off the road, and they're a great all-around trail tire. Whether that trail has you going through mud or snow or crawling rocks, these tires will be able to keep up. However, due to the aggressive tread, they're on-road performance in the rain will suffer. Recommended if you are looking for mainly off-road tires with minimum on-road driving.

Super Swamper Irok

Cost per tire: $367

Estimated tread life: 30-40k miles

Weight: 64 lbs

Warranty: N/A

If you're only crawling rocks, these tires should definitely be considered. What all Super Swamper tires lack in road manners they make up for in off-road performance. On the road, these tires are pretty bad. They're loud, hard to align, and ride rough, but on the rocks these tires will shine. They'll air way down but still maintain a strong sidewall to allow you to get across those rougher terrains. Recommended if you are only using them off-road.

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