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What's the best highway tire?

I got a 94 f250 7.3l and im looking for a good highway tire that's good on mpg, on still water (puddles). I don't do any sort of mudding. Any suggestions would be great. My buddy has continentles on his 6.4 and he seems to like them.
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We ran the stock tires on all of our work trucks with no problems, from OBS's to SD's. On my '90 i've got Dayton Timberline HT's in the stock size. They ride good, are quiet, grip good on pavement, and have been wearing good. They do good on big puddles and even in some snow.

But we are now running Nitto Terra Grapplers on my 7.3 and my brothers 6.0, and we really like them, good on road and not to bad off-road or on slick roads. Nitto also has the Dura Grappler which looks like a nice highway tire.

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yeah i know ALOT of people running nittos and they seem to like them but i was trying to not follow all them haha. But i guess they are good. how many miles do y'all have on them?
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for highway traction get a tire that gets softer as it wears down to keep the traction of a new tire thru the entire wear, most tires get hard and you loose all traction even tho there is still tread left... yokohama, bridgestone, Michlian tires have that option to them

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yeah i know ALOT of people running nittos and they seem to like them but i was trying to not follow all them haha. But i guess they are good. how many miles do y'all have on them?
i have the terra grapplers on my truck but they are an allterrian tire not a highway tire... everyone i know that has them gets about 50k on the nose out of them with a lot of street driving... they do have great driving properties and have great traction off road, they clean right out and grap with a little rpm when stuck

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thanks for al the responses guys. and yeah I do a lot of mixed highway and street driving so should i lean away from more the actual highway style? and what I'm truly looking for is something that doesn't hydroplane on every puddle like my 38x15.5 mickey t atz's on my f150. those things are the worst driving tires haha bad mistake on picking those.
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Firestone Transforce AT or the Dayton equivelant. We have them on our work truck and they are good in just about anything. Don't take the truck off roading, but when we have to go through snow or some mud, they hold their own. We get about 60,000 out of a set on mostly highway driving, highly recommend them, been using them for years.

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ok and yeah i won't be doing any mudding in this truck. I'm getting the tranny and steering fixed and making it my every day truck. but i will definitely check them out
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thanks for al the responses guys. and yeah I do a lot of mixed highway and street driving so should i lean away from more the actual highway style? and what I'm truly looking for is something that doesn't hydroplane on every puddle like my 38x15.5 mickey t atz's on my f150. those things are the worst driving tires haha bad mistake on picking those.
I'd say a lot of that is because of the size. I bet if you go with a narrower tire it'll get much better.

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Haha yeah I'm not going to doubt that, I was going to go with narrower tires but it didn't look good without the beef look to it. But I learned my lesson with all that when I actually rolled it.
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