Posted 8/30/2010 23:34 (#1339799 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I have been planning on putting Hankook DynaPro ATM's on my '08 3/4 ton Duramax before winter. The thing I like about them is the added weight limit that they have and have read good reviews on how well they handle the added power (tire spin) of the D-Max.
Posted 8/31/2010 00:02 (#1339861 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I had the BFs and I wasn't impressed with how they lasted on my 3/4 ton Diesel. I think if I had been all highway they may have been better. Just didn't seem to hold up to all that power. I went back to Toyota Open Countrys on it.
My brother was running Cooper S/T-Cs before he traded pickups. They are essentially made for gravel roads. They also make one designed for high powered pickups.
Posted 8/31/2010 01:09 (#1339953 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
Best tires I ever had on my 3/4T 4X4 was Firestone Steeltex special service 23 degree radial. 265/80R/16 10 ply. Got really good traction in snow and mud. Held up really good on our flint rock road. Don't know if they make tham any more. Don't have the truck anymore. I run BF Goodrich 245/70R/16 Comercial T/As on my service truck. Hwy tread on front, traction tread on the rear. Have had really good luck with them. Good traction and handle the load well.
Posted 8/31/2010 01:14 (#1339955 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
North Central Kansas
I'm on my second set of BFG 285/75/16 on my '04 F250. They are the KM2 M/T. They are more a mud tire. First set lasted about 35,000 miles. I'd say my driving is 40% gravel, 40% pavement, and 20% dirt/pasture/stalks. I do a lot of hauling ( stock trailer, self dumping bale trailer). The traction is great. The only way you can get stuck with them is if you're sitting on your frame. I've driven over rocks, stumps, nails, corn stalks, milo stalks, pallets, tools, the occasional possum, etc. and only had to fix about 5 leaks in those 35,000 miles. They are a tough tire. Better be for what they cost...
Posted 8/31/2010 06:09 (#1339993 - in reply to #1339955) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I got some Cooper tires on my truck an they have been great. They are on my 2003 F 250. I am always pulling an overloaded flatbed or gooseneck livestock trailer. They havent failed me yet an I have yet to have a flat. There are highway tires. I put them on my truck at 30,000 miles an have over 75,000 miles on them. With more miles left on them. My tire guy said you will like these tires he is right. Tires are Built Ford Tough for sure.
Posted 8/31/2010 07:04 (#1340028 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I recommend the Goodyear Duratrac tire. Aggressive tread for mud/snow, but it's very well sipped for wet weather traction, too. Also very quiet. Price seems comparable to other All-terrain tires, but seem better, high review on tirerack.com also.
Posted 8/31/2010 07:40 (#1340061 - in reply to #1340028) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
Blue Grass (Eastern IA)
BFG KO's didn't hold up for me. 3 out of the 4 failed before tread wore out. The gravel chewed them up fast too. I drive a lot of gravel while pulling too much weight. The Cooper st-c is the best tire I have ever had. Less flats, quiet, tread doesn't chunk out, can handle heavy loads, made in USA, actually wore all 4 out without the tread coming apart.
Posted 8/31/2010 07:51 (#1340073 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
The BFG A/T's I had worked well all around, ice, snow, and such. The rear tires on my diesel truck got ate up real quick on the gravel and towing trailer. I only got about 10,000 miles out of them. I am now running Firestone Destination MTs and so far am very impressed. They are holding up well to the gravel, the torque of a 12valve cummins, and towing. They work great in the mud(we've had plenty this year), and worked quite well in the snow and ice last winter. I will own another set on my farm work truck. Last winter in the mud covered snow there was lots of times I was pushing snow with the front bumper spinning through the muddy lots checking cows. The BFGs would not have done that.
Posted 8/31/2010 08:54 (#1340169 - in reply to #1340079) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
How do you guys get so many miles out of your tires? I rotate every 6k miles but pull alot of trailers and alot of weight if I get 25k out of a set of tires Im doing good. The Cooper ST-C werent to bad wear wise, the STT was terrible, the Mickey thompson MTZ is terrible, BFG MT was pretty decent, Multi mile Mud king terrible. I just buy what ever is the cheapest anymore because from what I do I have found no matter how good of tire I put on 20-25k miles is it so why spend anymore money then you have to just to have a Name brand on it. Best tire we ever had and I dont think they make em anymore was the Good year Workhorse tire got 40k outa them.
Posted 8/31/2010 10:34 (#1340283 - in reply to #1340250) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
Just put a set of Good Year wrangler 285/75-16's on a '98 Dodge CTD. Got these at Walmart @ $185 ea. which went to $ 222 ea. by the time it rolled out the service bay. Road hazard, balancing, valve stems, disposal fees, and taxes sure add up quick. Had a set of Hankook dynapro M/T's on prior. Aggressive tire, but by 18k miles they were worn out. --- Greg
Posted 8/31/2010 10:58 (#1340314 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I'm on my third set of BF AT's and really like them. Probably 50/50 highway and gravel, lots of pulling, etc. I think they hold up real well for what I put them through, although I wouldn't mind getting a few more miles out of them. Really good traction in the mud/snow too.
Posted 8/31/2010 11:49 (#1340354 - in reply to #1340318) Subject: Re: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
Southern Middle Tennessee
I put a set of Cooper Discoverer STT's on my 2005 GMC Z71 and they were awesome. I put over 40,000 miles on them when I sold the truck and they were still at 75%. The next time I buy tires I'll be going with Coopers again. The STT has a nice aggressive look to it but didn't roar or make hardly any road noise.
Posted 8/31/2010 12:48 (#1340411 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I have the BFG's on my Dodge and I really like them. They have done everything I have asked of them in mud, snow, pulling gravity boxes in fields. They are the 305's. I will get another set when they wear out. They go down the road like a dream.
Posted 8/31/2010 13:31 (#1340458 - in reply to #1339785) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
There will not be any BF Goodrich tires around my place. I had a set of Mud Terrains on an 80 Chevy back in '85. Within 18,000 they were beyond shot. Took them to the dealer and he couldn't do anything. He said the alignment must have been off. I had the alignment checked at a different tire shop and they said it was fine and that the tires were garbage. The next set was a set of Coop tires and lasted quite a bit longer, I don't remember the exact number. I have never had any trouble with a set of tires like I did with the MT's. Personally I like Michelin's the best. I run them on my secondary pickup which is a '94 Chevy 2wd. First set had 92,000, second set 87500, 3rd set are setting at 48,000 right now. This pickup never had a front end alighment until 240,000 miles and only then because I had a tie rod end changed. The Michelin's that I have been running are the LTX AT. Great in the mud, on gravel and pavement, okay in the snow. Hard to stomach the high cost in the newer 17 inch tires though. Unfortunately our newer vehicles have 17's.
Posted 9/1/2010 00:53 (#1341381 - in reply to #1340458) Subject: RE: 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup tires
I agree with the mud terrains from the 80's. I had a set on a F-250 4x4 in the eighties and they were horrible. Wore out so fast is was unreal. Cost about $750 bucks and lasted less than 30,000 miles. The new TKO's and the All Terrains last much longer. From what I've heard they changed the compounds and they wear much better now. The first ones were very bad though.
Posted 8/31/2010 19:11 (#1340767 - in reply to #1340547) Subject: RE: Thanks
North Central Kansas
Those were my second choice, a very good tire too. Imho those 285/75 are a great size tire, really make a truck look good. When I priced the firestones they were around $220 ea. The BFG s were $240. Is that about the same price you're getting them for?
Posted 8/31/2010 21:51 (#1340977 - in reply to #1340828) Subject: RE: Thanks
Shaftsbury, Vermont (SW VT)
Tire shop called me tonight; I just ordered a pair of 265/75R16 Firestone M/T's. They're in-------and they must like the sound of that $213 !!!!
I wanted a pair of Toyo Open Country M/T's, but this place quoted $245, and another guy wanted $265 each.
I put a pair of Open Country H/T on the front last winter, and took them off in April so as to have them still good for another season. Almost too much rubber on the road to be a good tire in the winter, though. They were $192 each a year ago.
Up til now, Coopers have done good for me, and I've used the ST and M&S, as well as the HT's on the front.
I sure miss the Firestone Steeltex tires. I never had any trouble with them.