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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Tire recommendations

I know there were previous recommendations on this board and I can’t find it. I am upstate and using my IPhone trying to gather info since I just had a tire mishap.. I went back a couple of pages and could not find it.

This is the second time I got a flat by driving over dirt and rocky back roads where a rock peirced the tire. Not the sidewall. I currently have my spare on because the hole was bigger than my tire repair kit could fix. And what a pain to get the spare out of my 2016 ram. I had about a half hour of light left when I was good to go.

I have Goodyear Wranglers that came on my truck and only have 25k on them. Mostly highway miles and had the tires rotated every 4 to. 5 thousand miles. Honestly I am not happy with them because they are wearing out too quick.
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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 10:42 PM
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I'd suggest BFG All Terrain T/A's in Load Range: E

Fairly quiet on road. Decent traction off road. Acceptable rolling resistance for MPG. They generally last quite a while. Best LOOKING truck tire ever.
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post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 11:01 PM
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You will get a lot of opinions on tires to buy. On those Wranglers, there are some cheaper versions of them. If those tires were new on that truck, I'd bet they are one of the cheaper versions. My last two brand new F-150's had them on also. Like you, I kept them inflated and rotated and still got poor mileage and traction out of them. I have a good buddy who owns a garage and tells me there are better models of the Wrangler that wear much better. I don 't know for fact because I got turned off them after my experience.

If you are driving back, rocky roads and getting holes punched in your tires, make sure you are getting LT (light truck) heavy duty tires with at least 10 ply.
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post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 11:22 PM
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My 2016 Tacoma came with wranglers and I only got 18k miles. Very disappointed.
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post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 11:32 PM
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I've never found a truck tire with any type of tread that was much good after 25,000 miles. I guess a lot depends on how and where you drive.
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post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 11:59 PM
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I spend quite abit off paved roads
first thing I noticed was ,while its not Colorado or the moab
PA is nothing but rocks .

nitti , toyo ,and BFGs all seem to have positive feedback
I personally run nitto ridge grapplers on my jeep.
now with that said …

were you aired down when you punctured the tread?
this usually happens when people run fully inflated tires
preventing punctures is the primary reason to airdown ,
traction gain is the second
15psi is a safe pressure to run off road

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post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 12:39 PM
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Falken AT3w; I kept the ones on my older chevy to put on the replacement. Not that noisy, handle and wear is great.

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post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 01:01 PM
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i run hankook dynapro MTs on my hunting vehicle. i love them but they are a mud terrain but are e load rated and 10 ply.
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post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 01:27 PM
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Wranglers are garbage, they don't last for spit. I have been running Cooper Discoverer AT3s for 3 years now on my Avalanche and you can hardly see wear. They have an aggressive tread that is good in snow, and driving in fields even wet. I am sticking with them when I need new tires.
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post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-11-2018, 04:07 PM
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I'll second the Discover AT/3. I have also ran Toyo AT 2 with good success and was satisfied with the amount of miles and abuse that I put them through. 10 ply is a must. I switched to 10 ply a few years back and don't know that I'll ever go back to 6 ply.

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