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post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2011, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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I need some help choosing tires for my truck. I just drive it on the highway and a little off roading once in awhile. I do not tow or pull anything. Should I get D or E load range? and also Im looking between the Goodyear Duratrac in 265s or the Nitto Terra Grappler in 285s. Im just trying to get a tire that will last, my last set got me 15k


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
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Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
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glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
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kcm s.s. hpx line
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An E rated tire is going to last the longest on a heavy truck. I've heard great things about both the tires you mentioned, but I'd recommend the Hankook ATM RF10's. Its a pretty aggressive AT tire that has performed GREAT on my truck in the mud, snow, rain and ice


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well i had them tires on the back of my mind too. im just not sure what size to get and need something with good snow traction. but my rims are 16x8 pro comp rims. so im thinking the 285s will look good, but not sure if i need them


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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I don't really know what size is good for the OBS's . The Hankooks in a D range are 'snow rated', but the E are not. Like I said, I have zero complaints on my Hankooks in ANY condition. 10" of snow I run in 2wd, but my truck is likely a little heavier than yours since mine is a CCSB. These tires also have a 50k warranty one them


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker
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Well i have 245/75-16 now. What would the benefit be of going to a 285/75-16 or is a better benefit a 265?


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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I have used both the Hankooks and DuraTracs on my F350's with good results. The DuraTrac has a more aggressive tread pattern for snow.
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What kind of mileage did you get out of them?


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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I had about 25K miles on the Hankooks when I sold the 2002 F350. I would say I had about 10-15K tread left. I have only used the DuraTracs one winter on the 2011 F350- no visible signs of wear yet.
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