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Need experienced opinions on tire choice for 99 f250

The tires the truck came with are just about out of life and I've been looking for a while but cannot make a decision I was hoping I could get some useful input from people who have a diesel f250 and know how different tires behave on em. I'm looking into 20 x 10 KMC rockstars and a 35 x 12.5 tire. So far I am torn between a BF Goodrich all terrain, Toyo Open country Mud, and Nitto Terra Grappler.
I live in Canada so I see a lot of snow and have heard that the Toyos won't perform as well as the other two in the slippery stuff. Also I do lots of highway and city driving. As for off-roading the most I do is gravel roads but want to do more hunting and fishing so don't know where I might be going in the future. From what I understand the tires with the higher load rating will last longer on diesels because of the weight and rubber compound?
Im trying to make a decision based on practicality and not so much looks (based on looks I would go with the Toyo M/T). But the things that are most important are tread mileage and how well they will work for my needs.
Also I want to lift the truck with a 4 inch Donahoe lift but before I can afford that I will be using a levelling kit. Will this wheel and tire combo clear with a levelling kit alone?
Lastly, Im not sure if asking this is breaking any rules but does anyone know where these wheels and tires can be found for a good price?
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Check into the pro comp extreme at's I just put them on and they perform very well in all conditions, not sure how they wear yet just put them on. As far as lift my 13.5's clear no probs w/4" lift. Not sure how you will do with the leveling kit.


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Without a doubt go with the Toyo MT's... In my size- 37-13.5-17 they are load range E, 4200# each... Take less then 2 oz to ballance and run from 40-60k...

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i have the toyos on my truck, track well and are very quiet in the cab. so far they have worn well, no discernable wear at about 8k.

i have a friend running the nittos, they are made of soft rubber, very sticky tires, his have worn fast. also, i was at the parts house the other day and i could hear him driving up the hill from 4-5 block away at 35 ish mph (paved road). i rode with him and all i could hear was tire howl.

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mud grapplers here loud thats 4 sure kinda a ***** 2 balance 2 um as 4 cheap wheels gets on ebay find some one with a lot of sales like 5k plus and a high rating i got my wheels 4 923 18x9 diamo 8 karat with centercaps and lugnuts and valve stems if i was goin 2 recomend a tire i would say cooper stt or i have some cooper st's that where on my truck great in mud and terific on the high way i would take 275 4 them 80% tread 285/75/16 .... i also have some stock alloy wheels i would give ya 4 125 more
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mud grapplers here loud thats 4 sure kinda a ***** 2 balance 2 um as 4 cheap wheels gets on ebay find some one with a lot of sales like 5k plus and a high rating i got my wheels 4 923 18x9 diamo 8 karat with centercaps and lugnuts and valve stems if i was goin 2 recomend a tire i would say cooper stt or i have some cooper st's that where on my truck great in mud and terific on the high way i would take 275 4 them 80% tread 285/75/16 .... i also have some stock alloy wheels i would give ya 4 125 more
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English, man its called English. Use a period sometimes, maybe a comma. I cant tell what your typing other then you have loud tires and you have a set for sale.

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I understand his ? (question for the rest of us...). Its your response that makes no since...

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