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Offline BigRiver

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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 07:07:27 pm »
On smaller wheels like the 15's and 14's that I have, your limited to China Bombs, the no name and even recognizable names like Goodyear.

I've searched different forums and have found complaints about every brand, except for Maxxis.

I'm ordering the 225/75R15 "E" 10 ply tires for my tandem axle hauler. They'll probably die from age rather than wearing out due to the limited towing I do with this trailer, but at least the confidence is better.

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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2013, 07:16:12 pm »
I thought a lot of you guys were Cooper fans?

Im due for some new rubber by the end of the year and i was going to venture off into Cooper territory.

I have Nitto Grapplers right now and they're good in the snow and rain... but to me, they're wearing WAY too fast!

It could have something to do with the towing that i do, but still... my Pro Comp tires wore much better than these!

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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2013, 08:35:58 pm »
I have a set of Discoverer AT /3 and really like them. They are wearing well and seem to be good all round compared to my others ive had, id go with another set of these.
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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2013, 01:38:13 am »
Nick, if I were you I would get into some commercial tires. You seem to be eating tires 3-4 times faster than the rest of us on here. The hard compound would help you in longevity
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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2013, 02:22:14 am »
I have a set of Discoverer AT /3 and really like them. They are wearing well and seem to be good all round compared to my others ive had, id go with another set of these.

When you are saying they are wearing well, how many miles do you actually expect to get out of them?

And what are the actual costs for these tires?   I have 20 inch tires

Again I'm just looking for good solid alternatives to the Michelin or Goodyear tires?

In my area between the tires, mounting and alignment I'm looking at $1100 to $1200

But I rotate my tires regularly and I do get 70,000 miles out of them
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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2013, 03:03:02 am »
Mitch... i have not really given it any thought. Would harder tires sacrifice traction in both the rain and the snow?

I do plow with the truck, dont forget.

I have been eating through tires but im assuming that its got to do with towing.

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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2013, 03:40:07 am »
Nick the weight your putting has a lot to do with it , I would say yes you wont have the traction with the commercial tires in snow  but they would last longer, maybe a winter set of tires and rims


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Re: need new tires later this year. What's best?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2013, 03:47:42 am »
I have a set of Discoverer AT /3 and really like them. They are wearing well and seem to be good all round compared to my others ive had, id go with another set of these.

When you are saying they are wearing well, how many miles do you actually expect to get out of them?

And what are the actual costs for these tires?   I have 20 inch tires

Again I'm just looking for good solid alternatives to the Michelin or Goodyear tires?

In my area between the tires, mounting and alignment I'm looking at $1100 to $1200

But I rotate my tires regularly and I do get 70,000 miles out of them

I had Toyo AT prior to this and got just over 30k out of them but they were getting a bi slick.

Ive got 20k on these and have far more tread than I expected. They are rated for 50k I think I believe ill get that out of them.
Just over 1100 for 4. These are the 280/70-17 ( i think)
« Last Edit: July 15, 2013, 01:51:18 pm by lilfroger »
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