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Ok, thanks for the explanation DiggerDerrik and The Evil Twin. So that would explain why my truck sits level once I hook up my trailer to it. It 'grunts' a bit when I lower the tongue onto the hitch, but it pulls it like there's nothing back there.
 

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Guess I didnt refresh the thread and see that your question was answered. Lol.
Yeah. A lot of folks like them to be level unloaded. I'm going to do a leveling kit first. If I dont like the look then I'll just add a leaf to the rear.
 

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Y'alls rides look good. This my 2012 F-350 295/65R20 ridge grapplers. No lifting and no rubbing. I like the level look just don't like spending money I don't need to.
How are those tires on the highway? Do they have a lot of road noise? They have been on my wish list. I know whatever I get is going to be louder than stock. The Terra Grapplers I had on the Grand Cherokee increased road noise some, but not as much as those will I bet.
 

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How are those tires on the highway? Do they have a lot of road noise? They have been on my wish list. I know whatever I get is going to be louder than stock. The Terra Grapplers I had on the Grand Cherokee increased road noise some, but not as much as those will I bet.
With the windows up and the ac or heat on I don’t hear them. With the windows down the only time I hear them is when I am close to a concrete wall, solid fence or something similar. IMO not enough to worry about. They have done well in the snow and mud. I hear more noise in my wife’s 13 expedition with the terra grapples G2 than I do in my truck. Just keep in mind my wife says I have selective hearing.
 

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With the windows up and the ac or heat on I don’t hear them. With the windows down the only time I hear them is when I am close to a concrete wall, solid fence or something similar. IMO not enough to worry about. They have done well in the snow and mud. I hear more noise in my wife’s 13 expedition with the terra grapples G2 than I do in my truck. Just keep in mind my wife says I have selective hearing.
Our GC was still pretty quiet with the TG on it. Then again, it has much more sound deadening insulation than the truck does. On the other hand, the pleasant diesel sound may cancel out any additional noise from tires.
How about clearance when turning up a hill? Like into a steep driveway or over a curb? I dont off road hard core but do flex the suspension on occasion. Fire roads and such.
Sorry for all the questions. Just want to make sure I know whats what. This size is looking to be a likely addition.
 

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Our GC was still pretty quiet with the TG on it. Then again, it has much more sound deadening insulation than the truck does. On the other hand, the pleasant diesel sound may cancel out any additional noise from tires.
How about clearance when turning up a hill? Like into a steep driveway or over a curb? I dont off road hard core but do flex the suspension on occasion. Fire roads and such.
Sorry for all the questions. Just want to make sure I know whats what. This size is looking to be a likely addition.
I don't do hard core off roading like I did when I was younger. I have flexed the suspension quite a bit and never had any rubbing. Hope this helps.

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I don't do hard core off roading like I did when I was younger. I have flexed the suspension quite a bit and never had any rubbing. Hope this helps.

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Excellent! Thank you sir!
 
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I am in need of new tires. I was thinking I could get away with waiting another 5k miles but that is not in the cards. The next big snow is going to see me spinning my rears all the time.

SO anyone have experience with General Grabber AT2?

https://simpletire.com/general-lt35-12.50r20-4504030000-tires

I believe this is the version that is getting discontinued for a newer model. Those tires are $380 a piece at simple tire with free shipping. I can mount myself at the Auto/Hobby shop on base.

I have a bone stock '11 F350. I am not leveling and from what I read on this thread I should clear no problem.

thoughts?
 

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I am in need of new tires. I was thinking I could get away with waiting another 5k miles but that is not in the cards. The next big snow is going to see me spinning my rears all the time.

SO anyone have experience with General Grabber AT2?

https://simpletire.com/general-lt35-12.50r20-4504030000-tires

I believe this is the version that is getting discontinued for a newer model. Those tires are $380 a piece at simple tire with free shipping. I can mount myself at the Auto/Hobby shop on base.

I have a bone stock '11 F350. I am not leveling and from what I read on this thread I should clear no problem.

thoughts?
not a lot of love for general grabber at2s on heavy duty trucks. I gave up on researching becauses its love hate with everything. Stcik with brand names and 90% of the time you're fine. Toyo, Nitto, BFG, Falken, Cooper, dean, Bridgestone, Michelin, Kumho etc...

Ive seen a lot of love for general grabber at2s on gas trucks and subarus just didn't seem to hold up the best under diesel engines etc.
 

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not a lot of love for general grabber at2s on heavy duty trucks. I gave up on researching becauses its love hate with everything. Stcik with brand names and 90% of the time you're fine. Toyo, Nitto, BFG, Falken, Cooper, dean, Bridgestone, Michelin, Kumho etc...

Ive seen a lot of love for general grabber at2s on gas trucks and subarus just didn't seem to hold up the best under diesel engines etc.
JustinOOO9,

Can't thank you enough. I am mostly going to be riding highway and some dirt/fire roads. Maybe a little Nebraska mud. So I want something that will wear pretty well and not kill gas mileage. I don't need a full on AT or Mud tire.

I am now looking at Kumho Road Venture AT51's and Yokohama Geolanders. Also Toyo AT II's.

Simple Tire has some good sales like 15% off Toyos and Kumhos are discounted. I had both the Kumhos and Yoko's before but on Gassers. So not really a great comparison, but I with the discounts I can get Toyo's in 35's for $1300 and the Kumho's in 35's for $1143. So this weekend I will give the credit card a work out.

Also, always free shipping from Simpletire.com. Best site for tires.

Thanks a ton for you insight!:grin:
 

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Hogbody,
Thanks for the tip. I wonder if they don’t do well with extra load? I assume you hauled heavy in the back of your van. Work stuff, I presume? I used to load the hell out of my old cable van. It as an e250 and it always had what looked like 18wheeler tires on it to handle the weight we carried.
 

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Stock van, stock suspension, stock steel wheels, stock hubcaps and stock tire size. Just an E load rated kumho that should have held up. Maybe I got one that was made first thing Monday morning or last thing Friday night. Let me down once and I won't use again. I have toyo at2 on wife's and kid's vehicles and ridge grapplers on mine and never had a problem. Sticking with what works for me.



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