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Tire Reviews for my 7.3 F350

Ok, so far you guys have told me how to take care of EVERY other problem I've had with this truck so..........

When I pull the studded tires off this spring I need a new set of A/T (all-terrain) LT285 75 R16's for my truck.

Any ideas on where to find unbiased tire reviews, other than consumer reports. Their list of tires wasn't inclusive enough for me.

Appreciate any help.

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good question. I have only ran 2 sets of tires. Some old old worn out stock tires. and my boggers which are still gettin broken in. I have heard good things about something called...
i forget the brand but... open county or country a/t tires?? ring a bell? nitto maybe or... i forgot. its definitely open country or county and everyone was talking high heaven aboutem

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toyo makes the open country. suppose to be a very good tire and is very good looking. i think it is considered an MT though. the nitto tera grappler is a good tire too (AT), but if you really want what i think is the best looking tire it would have to be the nito mud grappler (on "bigred" right now).

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there u go Toyo! If i had a stock sized truck id go with the Toyo tire. Cuz ive heard all kinds of crazy reviews of how good they are with proper rotation and inflation.

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toyo open country AT's i have heard are good, Nitto terra Grappler AT's are good(running them now), Had good luck with Bridgestone dueler AT revos (last set of tires), there is also the Hercules terra trac AT which a friend of mine is running they looked pretty nice, and so far he is pleased with them.

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Well nobody has sent me to the website with all the answers yet. But.....I have to admit some of your suggestions are at the top of the Consumer Reports Test results. The Bridgestone Dueler is rated #1 and #2 (two different versions of the tire) and they rate the Toyo Open Country #3.

My problem is both brand tires aren't available at the warehouse clubs and we don't have enough competition in Alaska in the tire market yet. So........leave the warehouse club and pay about $300 more for your tires at the "local" dealers.

Still looking for somewhere other than Consumer Reports with Tire Reviews if anyone has ideas. CR doesn't talk much about the Goodyear Tires or BFG.

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Have you checked out The Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

You can find the tire size you are looking for and then see all sorts of consumer reviews for them. There are good and bad reviews, but there are usually enough to get a good feel for the tire. It's worth a look at least.

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