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    It is time to replace the tires on my 2006 GMC 2500HD dmax 4x4 and I am seeking opinions on what to get next. I am currently running a 265 75 R16 Michelin LTX m/s E rated tire and will be sticking with the same size and load rating but would like something that does not get stuck on wet grass. I don't want to go to a full-blown off-road tire as 80% of my driving is on road, so highway mpg and towing need to be considered but at the same time, I am tired of getting stuck.

    Any thoughts.

  • #2
    BFG AT K/O's. Love them. I currently have Firestone AT's that are fine, but the BFG's have better tread and actually the 2 sets I've owned wore really well. They aren't cheap though, especially in the size and load rating you need.

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    • #3
      I am guessing that I will get some flack for this as I know alot of people are not fans of BF Goodrich.
      Anyway, I had the BF Goodrich All Terrian T/As and I really liked them.
      Kinda pricey but also look awesome
      2004 Yellow X7

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      • #4
        I had good luck with Goodyear wranglers on three trucks. Dry and snow were good (weight in back for snow), didn't do a lot of wet grass driving.

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        • #5
          I run nitto terra grapplers on my land cruiser. 285/75 r15 iirc. My BIL runs the same tire (not sure about size) on his F350. I've enjoyed them. Decent hwy and towing but still decent grip off road. Definately won't stop or corner as well as the michelins.

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          • #6
            I like the looks of the BFG AT's but I had them on a lighter truck years ago and had some serious wear issues. The tread pattern was more off-road than on-road and with 80% of my driving being on-road, that likely caused the wear. Not sure if there is a happy medium that provides the best of both worlds but that is what I am hoping to find. I don't go off-road often but when I have, I tend to bury the truck and it is not fun getting it out!

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            • #7
              I run a Mickey Thompson atz 4 rib.. The have good traction in all conditions, look great and wear awesome when treated correctly.. I know a couple guys with 50k on em. Mine have 15k and look new still


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              1990 prostar 190, 351, powerslot 1.5:1, tinted windows

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              • #8
                I've had great luck with the BFG All Terrains as well. I have 305/65r17 on mine and they look great! Smooth and well balanced at higher speeds. I've had great experience with traction as well. But as others have said, expensive! I paid $1300 and then recieved a $100 rebate card from Discount. Not a lot of price shopping with BFG's too.....so look for rebates.

                This is the only pic I have right now....
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                - Jeff

                1994 205, LT1

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                • #9
                  I was considering the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor or going to a Michelin all terrain as opposed to the highway tread pattern I am currently running.
                  Anyone have any thoughts on either of these?

                  The cost is comparable to the BFG's and fortunately, I have a friend that is a local wholesale rep so I get a significant discount......every little bit helps!

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                  • #10
                    I've had great luck with my Michelin ltx a/ts they are 20s on my 11 duramax but been good to me they are aggressive but quiet and smooth even at 100 on the highway

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gotjag941 View Post
                      I've had great luck with my Michelin ltx a/ts they are 20s on my 11 duramax but been good to me they are aggressive but quiet and smooth even at 100 on the highway
                      Have you seen any mpg decrease with these as opposed to the oem's/highway tires?

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                      • #12
                        BFGs are way too expensive. I went with a set of Falken Wild Peaks and love them. Aggressive look, E range tire, were $500 cheaper than BFGs, have a wide range of sizes.

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                        • #13
                          Another vote for the Michelin AT's here.
                          '97 Prostar 190 - LT-1

                          Prior boats - 2009 X14, 2008 X14, 2005 197, 1988 Tristar 190, 1989 Prostar.

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                          • #14
                            Firestone Destination SE2 has been rated very high. I have the 265 70R16 on our Tahoe and they ride well and quiet. they do make them in a 75R16

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                            • #15
                              I'm part of a Goodyear dealership, and I can say the silent armor lives up to its price. Very good tires and very quiet. Traction is amazing, wear is awesome, but they aren't cheap


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                              1990 prostar 190, 351, powerslot 1.5:1, tinted windows

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