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Old 04-12-2010, 09:34 AM
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Best highway / towing tires?

It will soon be time to buy new tires for my 2000 F-250 crew cab 4x2, and I want to upgrade from the cheap on/off road tires that came with it when I bought it a couple of years ago size 265/75 16. The truck is used mostly unloaded of lightly loaded highway driving, but also does double duty as a farm truck and must pull trailers from 8 ft bumper pull up to a loaded down 32 ft gooseneck. What I want is a tire that does not get skittish at highway speeds (the current ones start making me a little nervous at just under 70 mph, but do fine at 65), yet retain enough "off road" ability to not get stuck when hooking up to trailers that are often packed off of the pavement and typical farm conditions around the barns, etc. We don't have snow around here, but we do have plenty of rain, and mud, in fact I managed to get this truck stuck in the unpaved driveway by my inlaws house at New Years with the current cheap tires.

Any tire suggestions?

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Old 04-13-2010, 05:56 AM
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I would check out the Nitto Dura Grapplers, they will do what you need.
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I had Firestone Transforce A/T's on my 4x2 and loved them...
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Nitto Dura Grapplers for sure
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Ditto on the Dura Grapplers!! I pull a 5er that's just short of 40ft and 13,000 lbs, and the Duras do great!!

I love 'em!!

Mark
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:32 PM
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The dura grapplers certainly seem like a popular choice, now I guess I need to find someone around here that sells them.

Ike
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:47 PM
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Have you looked at the Nitto Tera Grapplers or Toyo Open County A/T? In my opinion, they each have a bit more aggressive tread.

I run the Toyo OC A/T in 265/75R16 "E" - I tow a 12K 31' 5th Wheel. They have worked great for me. Will seriously consider them when the time comes. The last rotation was at 30K. I'm guessing I'll get 40K - 45K out of 'em.
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The dura grapplers certainly seem like a popular choice, now I guess I need to find someone around here that sells them.

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Discount tire sells them
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