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Old 09-28-2010, 06:38 PM
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Yo yo yo I'm back g-thannnnngs! Need new tire help

Hey guys long time no see! I sold my old psd and abandoned the board out of sorrow. But low, I am getting a new PSD this week. 2002 crew cab, long bed, 7.3, 6spd, 4x4. I need tires BAD.

I had duratracs on my HUMMER, which were AWESOME road/mud/snow/ice/rain tires.. but I've heard reviews on these bigger trucks that they are too "soggy" and dont handle well at ALL.

So whats a good at tire that will do work offroad, while retaining mileage? Its looking like General Grabber AT 2's are looking pretty sweet in terms of performance and dollar?

Thanks all!

Matt



EDIT: BTW I hope some of my old buddies are still on here! Klein, wheres your scroungy *** at huh? I'm still waiting on my race.

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Im running a set of fierce MTs they ride out and tow good and have great traction off road. also they havent seem ed to be as prone to rock chips and cuts blasting up and down gravel roads. a little loud but ive owned worse.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:12 AM
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The only issue I have with MT's is the fact they wear quickly and suck mileage. Thats why I want some beefy at's.
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dick cepek FC-II's. seen people get 60k out of them on a choker and they are pretty aggresive for an at
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well if thats the case I always had good luck with BFG ATs on my dodge, and my wife has the toyo ATs on her trailblazer and im real happy with them.
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dick cepek FC-II's. seen people get 60k out of them on a choker and they are pretty aggresive for an at
Ah now there is an interesting choice in tire. I'll look into the cepeks. How are they on economy though?

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well if thats the case I always had good luck with BFG ATs on my dodge, and my wife has the toyo ATs on her trailblazer and im real happy with them.
Jim
The BFG's aren't that great in deep mud though. Those come stock on hummers and do great in EVERYTHING except deep mud.

Granted, I wont be taking a damn school bus, err, crew can long bed f250 in deep mud, but it's always nice to know my tires wont let me down if I HAVE to be in deep mud. But BFG's really do get great mileage and economy out of them.
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Toyo Open County MT's for the win! Had a set of 37/13.50/22's on my 05 and got 55k miles out of them. Probably had another 5k-10k miles left on them when they were sold.
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Ah now there is an interesting choice in tire. I'll look into the cepeks. How are they on economy though?



The BFG's aren't that great in deep mud though. Those come stock on hummers and do great in EVERYTHING except deep mud.

Granted, I wont be taking a damn school bus, err, crew can long bed f250 in deep mud, but it's always nice to know my tires wont let me down if I HAVE to be in deep mud. But BFG's really do get great mileage and economy out of them.

so let me get this straight....... you dont want a mud tire but you are basing your tire choise around a tire that will get you out of deep mud?
whatever man have fun. haha
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Toyo Open County MT's for the win! Had a set of 37/13.50/22's on my 05 and got 55k miles out of them. Probably had another 5k-10k miles left on them when they were sold.
Thats certainly another good possibilty. What did your economy look like with 37's?

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so let me get this straight....... you dont want a mud tire but you are basing your tire choise around a tire that will get you out of deep mud?
whatever man have fun. haha
Jim
Funny concept eh? Lol. Duratracs, for example, do EXCELLENT in deep mud.. but they aren't an MT. They are an AT. Therefore they get EXCELLENT fuel economy, whereas an MT would tend to suck down fuel (softer compound, heavier, etc.). I prolly wont take my school bus thru deep mud, BUT I'd like to be able to recover buddies in mud and snow and for the tires to be able to do work when the need arises.
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Goodyear MTRs are pretty good also well the old ones used to be anyways not sure about the new design The H1 Hummers used to have them stock when I first lifted my pickup I ordered some took 3 months to get cause they were on backorder cause the military was taking them all. That was back in 03 and of corse it was the same size tire I wanted I should of went with something else but they cut me a deal and I got them at cost. But then again I drove around for a little over a month with a 6" lift and stock tires and wheels

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