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captainahab
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Tire Advice
I have been purchasing normal (BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Cooper, etc.) to semi-aggressive (Nitto, Mickey Thompson, etc.) all terrain tires longer than most of you have been born (ha ha) but have been out of the loop and looking for advice for new tires.

Currently own a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain (4WD) and running the original tires….It is time to replace them. My current tires are Goodyear P275/55R20 and looking for something slightly more aggressive and possibly a little bigger (without changing wheels/rims).

This is my daily driver so do not want to deal with a rough ride and a lot of tire noise. I rarely get into serious mud situations but will need some grip on occasions. My priorities are:

* Smooth ride
* Nominal road noise
* Long tread life (the Nitto’s I had on a previous truck SUCKED)
* Slightly more aggressive than the stock tires
* Reasonably priced

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!




ccard257
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Fort Worth, TX
Member since Oct 2012
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re: Tire Advice
here's how this thread will go. Lots of Recs for -

Cooper AT3
BFG ko2
Toyo AT/2

and then a few others thrown in, some of which will be damn near super swampers and not at all what you are looking for

Personally, I'm about 15k into my first set of AT3's and have been really impressed so far.


jimbeam
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re: Tire Advice
Any of those 3 are what you're looking for


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Chad504boy
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if you go toyo at ii, make sure you get xtreme.


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captainahab
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re: Tire Advice
Thanks fellas. Will take a look at all three.


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pjab
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re: Tire Advice
The only problem with the BFGs are the price. They last forever. Whichever you choose, don't go up in load rating no matter the price or perfect size. The stiffer sidewalls kills the ride quality on a 1/4 ton trucks.

Also, I got my last set of BFGs installed at the Ford dealership. The out the door price was cheaper than online places before tax and shipping.


ForeverLSU02
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re: Tire Advice
quote:

P275/55R20
I have the exact same size on my Sierra. They came stocked with Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S and I currently have Cooper Discoverer AT3s on there. Both sets have been great tires.



quote:

2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain (4WD) and running the original tires….It is time to replace them.
I'm just curious, but how many fricking miles have you put on a '16 to warrant new tires already?

I'm over 140k on my truck (2011) and I still have a few miles left on my second set of tires


captainahab
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re: Tire Advice
ForeverLSU02 - fat finger screwup, should have been 2015. I caught a curb and ripped two of the tires and bought two new ones. Original two have close to 55K and the newer ones have close to 40k. Since I need at least two new ones, I am going to go slightly more aggressive than the Goodyear Eagle LS2's.


AubieALUMdvm
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My experience with BFG ATs has been very good. Last forever. Need to be diligent with rotation and balance but that's any tire imo


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ForeverLSU02
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re: Tire Advice
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I am going to go slightly more aggressive than the Goodyear Eagle LS2's.
I've been extremely happy with both sets of tires I mentioned above. I drive 80 miles a day to work in BR and there is minimal noise at all from them. I got almost 75k miles out of the Bridgestones and I'll probably get the same from the Cooper AT3s. I believe Cooper is running a rebate right now. Not sure about Bridgestone


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Babewinkelman
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re: Tire Advice
I have a 2014 silverado. Replaced the original goodyear wranglers at 80000 miles with Mickey Thompson Baja all terrains. They are a 32.6" Diameter tire. Very happy with the performance so far.


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bulldog95
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Make sure you get the proper speed rated tires. This is one cause of "tire noise".


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meauxjeaux2
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re: Tire Advice
you might want to look at the Cooper St Maxx in the 285/55 series.


geauxpimp
LSU Fan
Cocodrie, LA
Member since Nov 2007
1968 posts

re: Tire Advice
Try one of these:

Cooper AT3
BFG ko2
Toyo AT/2


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Recovered
Member since May 2016
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re: Tire Advice
Not the sexy name but I drive, a lot, I have a 14 Denali with 102k miles on it. I put a set of Nexen a/t pro8 on at 50k still have a ton of miles left. They were exactly 1/2 price of every tire I priced


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boomerhuntsducks
Georgia Tech Fan
Pass LaLoutre, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Tire Advice
I have the same truck with the worn out Goodyears and have a 2" lift kit.

What size did you decide to go up?

Original P275/55R20
Option A: 275/60/20
Option B: 275/65/20


GEAUXT
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re: Tire Advice
The terra grapplers I had on my Yukon were great. Just a little noisy


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captainahab
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re: Tire Advice
quote:

I have the same truck with the worn out Goodyears and have a 2" lift kit. What size did you decide to go up?


Not sure if you intended this for me as I do not have a lift and have not decided on the tire. Everything is straight off the factory floor (wheels, no lift, no leveling kit, etc.).

I am interested in the largest tire that will fit (and not adversely effect the ride).

Thanks again for all the replies!


CP3
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re: Tire Advice
I absolutely love my Mickey Thompson ATs


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dukesilver72
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Texas
Member since Feb 2015
614 posts

re: Tire Advice
Falkn Wild Peak AT/2 , They may have a newer version out now. Fantastic tire.


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