Which tires...I live on a swamp (seriously) and I commute 80-100 miles a day. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2012, 02:02 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Which tires...I live on a swamp (seriously) and I commute 80-100 miles a day.

As the title says, I'm looking for tires (actually 2 rear tires right now due to budgetary constraints as well as the fact that my front tires are at 12/32 and my rears are at 3/32-4/32 of tread.

I live on a mucky, muddy, slick piece of land and my current rear tires (Nitto Terra Grapplers) are like teats on a boar hog. Or a chocolate tea kettle. Or a screen door on a submarine... you get the idea.

I have 315 75 16's and I'm obviously sticking with that size given the fact that I'm only replacing 2 tires.

I'm leaning toward either Wrangler MT/R or DuraTrac, but would hear other suggestions...would really like to stick in load range E.

Thanks for any thoughts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-20-2012, 02:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: College Station/Corpus Christi/Kingsville
Posts: 169
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'd go with the Nitto Trail Grapplers. They come in your size and in LR E. They're a great mud terrain and still pretty good on the highway. My dad has a set on his 06 cummins and I'm getting them on my truck here soon.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,665
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
On my last truck I was running the terra grapplers and they did alright in what little mud they did see but did not pull anything like maxis bighorn or muddawg summits. I hear everyone running the toyo m/t open country love them and are getting great mileage with them. they tell me if you rotate them every 3-5,000 miles you will get 40-50,000 out of them. and thats people 3/4 ton and 1 ton. but you know how people will b/s you so I would ask some people who do run them. but it also depends on how you drive on the pavement cuz if you take off hard all the time I know from experience no tire will last nearly as long taking off hard from every red light even if its not spinning. and it matters if you tow a heavy trailer. thats my
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: hoquiam, wa
Posts: 852
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well ive ran two sets of 37 toyo mt's on my truck, personally they are overpriced myself but they do wear really nice and do good on the pavement. The next set of tires thou that im gonna run is the nitto trail grapplers, ive heard good things and the last truck i rode in with them on the truck. I was impressed with how quiet they were. I know they are made by the same company, you may get a few more miles out of the toyo just cuz its alil harder compound tire but you get a better ride quality out of the nitto's.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-20-2012, 03:17 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Local tire shop told me he'd warranty the tread (personally) on the Toyo's out to 40k on my F350...problem with that is I'd obviously have to buy them from him and he ain't cheap. The fact that he'd do that seems to speak to their longevity though.

I think I'm moving away from Nitto's. I wish I had some videos of my truck and my buddy's truck (06 F250) out here. It should be embarrassing for Nitto...or maybe for our trucks...OR maybe for the drivers, but I can't admit to that last one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Eatonton, Lake Oconee
Posts: 563
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I like the BFG AT's. As for the load range E goes, It is my understanding that you can drop back to a D range when you go up in size. I know in my case I run 285/75 D range, they have a higher load capacity than the 265/75 E that came on my truck. I can't remember the numbers in my head but I once looked at a 315/75 D range and the load capacity was way over the 265/75 E. Maybe someone that knows more about this topic can explain further as I may be wrong.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had BFG AT's on my Suburban...it could get stuck on wet grass. Was awesome on the sand with those though.

Any thoughts/experience with either of the Goodyears I was looking at?

(To try to further explain why it seems like I'm so negative about anything short of a monster truck tire: I really do live in a swamp...I should probably just run boggers on all my vehicles and call it a day...but that isn't really affordable, nor practical for the wife's Jetta.)

Last edited by SaltH2OHokie; 02-20-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Eatonton, Lake Oconee
Posts: 563
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaltH2OHokie View Post
I had BFG AT's on my Suburban...it could get stuck on wet grass. Was awesome on the sand with those though.

Any thoughts/experience with either of the Goodyears I was looking at?
What size tire did you have on the Suburban? You know when you go to a larger tire the tread gets larger also, thus more aggressive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Codum View Post
What size tire did you have on the Suburban? You know when you go to a larger tire the tread gets larger also, thus more aggressive.

Truthfully I'd never thought of that...they were 33s though, so probably pretty similar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-22-2012, 06:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dorcheat Bayou, Louisiana
Posts: 187
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm running Procomp Extreme AT's and they do pretty good in the slick mud but you have to spin them fast. I think on the next set I'm going to try the DuraTracs. Fact is what you are driving isn't exactly a swamp buggy. You can go with an A/t and spin, or you can go with a mud terrain and sink!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors