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I need tires! Recommendations brand/size

I currrently have Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75-16's and I would like to keep this size, but I would also like to get away from an all terrain tire and go with something for total street and highway. The Terra Grapplers appear to be good tires but they are loud, and don't do that well in the wet (at least on the street anyway).

Any recommendations on what tire to go with for around $150.00 or less per tire in this size? Other tire size recommendations that are close dimension-wise to the 285/75-16??? Thanks
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just one option (i happen to work at walmart tle) walmart has some 285 75 16 uniroyal liberators for 145 where i live (wisc) i had them on one of my trucks they are a good tire only downfall is this size is only load range D not LR E if you dont tow or haul anything not a problem but if you do i would go with LR E unless your truck doesnt call for that high
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I'd go for the Dura Grapplers, those tires are like an 18-wheeler Rib tire. They are for total street and highway, and I've heard only good things about them.

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i run cooper discoverers.... great tire, only ones i will ever use.... and they dont throw stones
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Best tires i have ever ran was a 285/75/16 Bridgestone Revo.

Wore good lasted about 40k with no issues. Also great in snow and in mud with no road noise.

I just wish they made them in a 315/75/16 since that is what I run now. But the Yokohama's I am running are really great tires as well.

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+1 for Dura Grapplers. They are great tires, and are BUILT for the highway and hauling, but also are supposed to perform well in light offroad situations and snow. I only have 500 miles on mine, but I love em


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I'm still on the OEM continentals, but when they're worn out I'm going with the duragrapplers too. Supposed to be super long life and I've heard great reviews of how they handle in rain and snow.

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So how much can I tow with just a D rated tire? Could I haul say, an 11,000 lb camper with D rated tires and be okay?

I don't know much about these trucks yet but didn't these trucks come stock with D-rated tires?
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I'd just stick with what it came with, as far as load ratings and whatnot are concerned. If it were me, I'd say no, but I'm sure many do. I think of it this way, do I want a blowout at 70mph with an 11k trailer behind me

The Dura Grapplers are priced very competitively with the others


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"I'd just stick with what it came with"

Are you referring to the Terra Grapplers that are on there now? If so, they are a D-rated tire.......I think.

Or, are you referring to the stock tire that came on the truck. The stock size for my truck is a 235/85-16, but I don't know what brand came stock on there, or what load rating

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