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Need some advice

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.
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If you are after MPG and need a tire that handles well on road I suggest going with the Nitto Dura Grappler. This tire was designed for HD truck owners who frequently haul and need longevity out of their tires. The DuraGrappler also does well in light off-road conditions. That being said, for what you are looking for out of your next set, I suggest this tire model in the OEM size as the narrower tread (less rolling resistance) will help increase fuel economy.

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