I've spent hours this weekend reading about tires. I currently have 31/75/16 fierce attitude MT's but I'm trying to go back closer to a manageable MPG. Stock is 235/85/16 (97 350 4x4 CC LB - all stock). I'm looking for a premium tire that can handle extreme constant weight for road use only and will obtain greatest possible MPG. I've read that some people go as high as a 285/75/16 to gain a couple MPG.
I'm still uneducated with tires. I had no idea before today there was so much to a tire. I'm not sure what SIZE or BRAND or TYPE I should go with. Tire will be on the road constantly at 55mph speeds and I drive pretty slow and cautious (regarding your sticky to explain driving habits).
I was debating between the Nitto Terra Grapplers AT (love the look) and the Cooper AT/3 (love that it's made in GA). I don't think road use would require such an aggressive tire to use MT's and sometimes I wonder if I could get away with a step down from the AT's - like say a premium touring LT tire - Cooper H/T?
Should I use a MT, AT, Hybrid tire and what do you recommend from 235-285? I guess after that we can work on a tire lol.
Thanks in advance for reading all this.