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Tires?
« on: July 23, 2011, 09:23:24 PM »
So yesterday I was up on the forestry trunk road doing some scouting in wmu353,got my moose draw there.
Anyhoo I wrecked a tire (beyond repairs) on my Ranger.It was a stock Goodyear wranger with 90,000 km on it but damn,those tires still had 25% wear left on them.(I do alot of hyway miles)
So today I'm phoning around and no one sells goodyears in Hinton,hell I had a hard time finding a tire of any kind in my size (p255-70r16)
Long story short,I bought a motomaster Total Terrain Radial AT at canadian tire but they couldn't install it.(grrrr)
Took the tire down to Kal tire and not only did they put in on my rim but they also put it on my truck for....wait for it...FREE..Thats right the good guys at Kal tire in Hinton are a GREAT bunch of fellows and I'm sure Ill be going back there in the future. ;D

So my question is what tires do you guys run/recommend?

I do very little to no four by fouring but commuting from Hinton to Fort Mac will put 60,000 km on my truck in a year.

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 09:26:04 PM »
I was talking to the fleet manager for one of my customers, they have a couple hundred pickups, the guy swears by Goodyear Duratrac he told me that's all they will run on their pickups.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 09:33:23 PM »
Goodyear Duratrac....

I was told that only Fountain Tire sells Goodyears,there is a Fountain tire in Edson so that's an opsion..thanks. ;)

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 09:34:53 PM »
Actually Sonny the Duratrac is a Wrangler tire, or so they call it

http://www.goodyear.ca/tire/wrangler-duratrac/


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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 09:36:19 PM »
bf goodrich makes a tire called  the commercial t/a or commercial t/a traction and their quite a bit cheaper than their normal lineup .... you can get it with highway tread or a more aggressive tread.... i had them on my truck and when i sold it i took them off and a buddy put them on his... still using them with minimal wear... i actually cannot beleive the kms we have put on them tires... i bought the ones with the aggressive tread and they were great in the winter... id give them a 6 out of ten in mud... they didnt seem to clean themselves to well unless you really spun your tire... here is what they look like and a few reviews of them

http://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Reviews/BFGoodrich/Commercial+T/A+Traction

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 08:24:21 AM »
I was looking at the Duratrac hard for my Titan, but not sure yet I'll run it.  A couple guys I have talked to (one is the owner of Fountain Tire) said the mileage they are getting on them is horrible (only around 30,000k) and they arent very good on ice.  Thats a shame since I drive a lot of highway miles but I'm still considering it.

I had very good luck with the Hankook Dynapro ATM in the past and I ran a BFG A/T and had good luck with it as well.  Both tires did well with the Dynapro possibly lasting a little better for mileage.

A few of the tires I'm considering now are the Dynapro, BFG A/T, Toyo Open Country AT, Cooper AT3, or Nitto Terra Grappler.  Tough to say which one I'll pick but the BFG and Dynapro are leading.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 08:37:54 AM »
Not to sure if they would fit your needs which is mainly highway miles but my favorite is the BFG All Terrains. I ran them the last 4 years and got really good mileage out of them for the type of tire they are and for the type of driving I do. Which is probly 75% highway and 25 gravel and off road. Out of the last 3 sets I averaged around 60 - 75k. But they are getting a little pricey in my tire size. I run 285/70R/17. With that in mind I just purchased new tires this past week and tried something different. I went with the GY Wrangler, Duratrac. I am not sure about these yet. They are a little to aggressive for my liking and the road noise is a bit much,, not severe but a little much. I tried something different because of price. The BFG AT's were in at $1475.00 and I got the GY's for$1310.00 we will see if the savings are worth it. So far I don't really care for them just because of there aggressiveness and noise. We will see what the wear is like. The BFG's in my mind are a very good all around tire,, hard to beat..

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 08:46:05 AM »
I dont run much for highway tires like you would be looking for but on my everyday truck I have Goodyear MTR's 285/70/17(dont think they are made anymore). They have over 90,000kms on them, and are still going. And on my last work truck I put Goodyear Silent Armor 265/70/16 tires on it at 40,000kms and when they got rid of it at 137,000kms them tires were still on it. So ive had pretty good life out of the good years considering some of the roads I travel.
Out here at work most guys run Goodyear and Toyo with a few guys running BFG, Hankook and Nitto Terra .
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Re: Tires?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 09:16:00 AM »
Not to sure if they would fit your needs which is mainly highway miles but my favorite is the BFG All Terrains.
My dad swears up and down on these, it's all he runs, he gets 100k plus on a set.

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 11:17:06 AM »
I had good luck with nitto terra grapplers on my 3/4ton they where great on snow and ice and lasted around 75000k
my next set will be toyo open country MTs.
 I like big aggressive tires, but useless 95% of the time but they sure look good lol
I have nitto muddgrapplers on my truck now and I HATE them worst tire ever sounds like im driving an airplane not a truck and @680$ a tire they are pointless!

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 06:45:08 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback guys..

Now I got some googleing to do...lol :D

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 10:22:07 PM »
I have used the BFG A/T and get over 100,000 k's on each the 2 sets that I have used on my 3/4 tons.  Great ride for the highway as well.  I tried a set of the Goodyear AT and have been disappointed with the extra road noise I have got out of them.  They have about 70,000 k on them now and should be ready to change next year.  Mileage wise they are good just a little more road noise.


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Re: Tires?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 12:09:17 AM »
I always get take offs from guys that go to tire shops and get bigger tires put on right away.  Typically they will let them go for 400 to 500 bucks for all 4, and I get new tires pretty much every year in October, so I have fresh traction for November hunting.  I put on about 60 k each year, and wear them down to about 20 percent by early fall.  I have had BGF AT's (I find they pick up lots of rocks and throw them back at the boat) Mickey Thompson ATZ's, Yokahama Geolander's (the best tire I have ever had for traction in my opinion) over the years, and just find it isn't worth spending the extra cash on them come replacement time over take offs.  I put on about 25000 k's with my boat behind me, and on hot days pulling long distances eats up a lot of rubber. 



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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 09:33:26 AM »
Chris,

Tell me more about the Geolanders.  I've heard some great reviews on them.  How do you compare them in the muck or need snow with the BFG A/T?  Beter on ice?  Tread life? 

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Re: Tires?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 02:45:07 PM »
I felt the Geolanders were better for traction in 2wd for sure.  They also didn't pick up rocks like the BFG's did.  I got a little more life from them, but only about 10 k more.  I got them from a buddy who worked at a GM dealership, and they were a pretty good price compared to others. 



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