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Opinions on some tires.

I have a 97 obs with stock suspension and 16" pro comp rims. right now Im running 245/75/16s in a definity dakota a/t. I got about 10k on them not and they are down to half tread. I usually drive highway, off road when hunting and live with northern winters. Right now Im looking at BF Goodrich, Goodyear Duratracs, Goodyear Authorities, Kelley Safari Tsr or Cooper STTs. Im not really wanting to go above 265/75/16. Any input on which ones would be better? I heard the Goodyear Authorities are cheap and dont last long.

I am not a very agressive driver, may floor it once in awhile.
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From what you have described, I recommend taking a close look at the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac. This model does extremely well in ALL conditions and is even carries the Mountain SnowFlake Symbol for Sever Snow Conditions.

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I looked thru the reviews and there are some people saying not to put them on diesel. any thoughts on that problem?
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what tire pressure should I be running in the tires I have now?
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i have always had really good luck with cooper zeon ltz they are fairly aggressive but i got close to 50k out of the set on my 05 dodge and i was pulling alot. Plus they look pretty sweet as well and do excellent in snow,ice,mud,dry etc....

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my rims are 16x8. will the 265/75's fit these good?
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I looked thru the reviews and there are some people saying not to put them on diesel. any thoughts on that problem?
What problem? Some people's opinions are problems, but.....

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what tire pressure should I be running in the tires I have now?
What does the tire say? On the sidewall, based on load.

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my rims are 16x8. will the 265/75's fit these good?
Yes, the rim size range for a 285/75/16 is 7.5" - 9".
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What problem? Some people's opinions are problems, but.....



What does the tire say? On the sidewall, based on load.



Yes, the rim size range for a 285/75/16 is 7.5" - 9".
i believe the tire says 80psi. does that sound like to much
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i believe the tire says 80psi. does that sound like to much
Yes, for someone else's non E load range tire. The manufactures are pretty good about getting those things right, and the DOT as well as industry standards/regulation helps them if they forget.

You obviously have E load range tires and that is the standard. I don't think many run 80psi all the time, but that depends on what kind of loads. Some may only run 60-65, some more, some less. It really depends on the tire. If you're running a lot less and are having problems, that may be the problem.
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i dont haul or pull anything. I think im running at 50. maybe Ill bump it up to 60
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