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Anyone running real truck tires?

I go through tires pretty quickly with the loads I carry. I have been thinking of getting 8 lug, Direct fit, 19.5" wheels and tires. There is a web site, ricksonwheels.com, that has some awesome setups. The tires can handle a ton of weight, which when used on a light duty truck, should make them last a long, long time. Anyone have any input to these types of wheels. I need some help as to wether or not to make the purchase. Thanks in advance, Jared.

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What about actual Highway tires? Not All Terrains or Muds but Highway. Like the Nitto Dura Grapplers or the Toyo Open Country H/T's. They are E rated.
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I ran Good Year G529 ( it think that was the number) tires before. They will last 100k miles no matter how hard you are on them. And they will fit your 16 inch rims. They are G load rated. They are EXPENSIVE, but I doubt the tires would run you half of what a 19.5 conversion would cost for tires AND rims. You can find the tires on good years web site. I believe it is the only G rated tire for a 16 inch rim made by anyone.
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What about actual Highway tires? Not All Terrains or Muds but Highway. Like the Nitto Dura Grapplers or the Toyo Open Country H/T's. They are E rated.
Have used them all. The truck is hungry for rubber. I need the A T tires for the off road work I do. I have been looking at the Goodyear G159. H rated tire and DEEP tread pattern. Looks really cool as well. Thanks for the input.

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I ran Good Year G529 ( it think that was the number) tires before. They will last 100k miles no matter how hard you are on them. And they will fit your 16 inch rims. They are G load rated. They are EXPENSIVE, but I doubt the tires would run you half of what a 19.5 conversion would cost for tires AND rims. You can find the tires on good years web site. I believe it is the only G rated tire for a 16 inch rim made by anyone.
Im not too worried about the money. (Not Bragging) I need new rims anyways. Mine look like yesterday's garbage. I am looking at Goodyear's G159. They are the heavy duty rated, H rating, with a DEEP tread. Should work very well for my situation. The only thing is I think I will need a 4" lift to clear the 285/75/19.5. Its about a 36" tire. Looks like more write offs for the company. At lest the lift is cool

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I ran the 265/70r19.5 Michelin xde+2's on my 06 F350 dually with the direct fit wheels( I went with Brentz wheels) I originally was going with the Rickson's but they were having issues fufilling my order in a timely manner.
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Hah, G159 is what they were, not G529. I really liked those tires. I think it was like a 275 85 16 G. I think I paid about 400 a tire. But that was around 2000, so atleast 8 years ago.
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