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Colorado folks: what kind of tires do you roll?

Hey all,

I'm in the market for new tires. I haven't the slightest idea what brand/model of tire is best for me. We all know how the road conditions in Colorado are: In the summer they go from dry and hot in the morning to massive monsoons in the afternoon. In winter its a sheet of ice in the morning, and dry in the afternoon. How do you choose a tire?

I'm living near Aspen. Most of my miles are highway between here and Denver. In the summer I like to head up the Forest Service roads to do some camping. In the winter I drive more carefully, but snow or ice never stops me from going where I want to go.

I'd like to hear what you other guys roll. Whether you use one set year-round, or switch to snow tires in winter.

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go to tirerack.com for details Bridgestone Revos are excellant just bought new Firestone Destination A/T 285/75-16 E there just as good as revos maybe better and less money
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I'm about to pruchase some Nitto Dura Grapplers. They are not an aggressive tire, but they look lik ethey'd be ok in the weather, especially considering the weight of these trucks. I have always liked the BFG AT', but they are too expensive for me, and they only carry a load range of 'D'. I don't pull too often, but I don't want to be hampered by the load range of the tire.

What are you planning on doing with your truck other than driving back and forth from Aspen. I have the stock POS Conti's and I can't wait to get rid of them!


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I currently have the longtrails that I assume came with the truck new. They have some miles on them, so I am not looking for anything new at the moment. Maybe next spring.

I ran Revo's on my last truck. Loved the traction when they were new. I lost couple MPG with them though. As they got old the got LOUD!! The first 15 - 20k miles were ok, but they started getting pretty bad after that. By 40k miles, they were terrible. I don't think I will get them again.

I was happy with the couple of sets of BFG ATs I have had, but didn't know they don't make them in our load range.

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BFG's has a good load rating on there tires. I like my toyo mt's but they might be a little agressive for you. I think BFG's are the best ice/snow tire you can get but they dont wear very good i dont think. I live in wyoming... but close enough.

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I'm running the stockers right now but fixing to throw some 41" Iroks on. I ran BFG AT's on a previous truck and they were great. had 42k miles on them when I sold the truck. All miles in Colorado over 2 years and a few road trips.

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