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1999frontier
01-05-2010, 09:54 AM
I'm starting to look at new tires for my '05 Silverado 1500HD and I'm wondering what tires you all suggest. I definately want and all terrain tire. Right now I have the 245/75/16 Bridgestone rib 265 (summer rib). They suck on wet grass and have no traction offroad. I do most of my driving onroad but want offroad capabilities when I go hunting or have to get off the road. I can't decide to go with a 265/75/16 or 285/75/16. Only truck tire I've had experience with are the BFG a/t which were on my nissan frontier. I've thought about going with those again but I've thought about trying something new. What tires and size do ya'l suggest?
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1999frontier
01-05-2010, 09:55 AM
I guess I should have added, my truck is 4x4
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KrayzKajun
01-05-2010, 10:09 AM
try the nitto terra grappler or the dick cepek fun countrys.
i have the mud countrys on my f250 and my buddy has the fun countrys on his silverado. he loves them

DeereMan85
01-05-2010, 10:29 AM
285s will rub a little when turning with your truck--my dad has 285s on his 2500HD, and he had to cut the black plastic on the bottom of the front bumper at an angle to allow the tires to turn without rubbing too much.

I've always thought that 265s are just the right size for a standard truck without a lift or anything. Big enough to look decent, but not so big that they rub. I've had good experience with Firestone Destination ATs and Hankook Dynapro ATMs, both in 265/75/16. My driving is similar to yours: mostly highway, occasional off-road. They both look good and have good off-road traction without howling, wearing quickly, or decreasing mileage on the highway.

360ci
01-05-2010, 10:46 AM
BFG A/T KO tires offer the best $:mile and have great wear properties and durability. You get what you pay for.

flatlander42
01-05-2010, 11:37 AM
I just got "Big-O Big Foot A/T" on my pickup in November. I would have to say their snow grip is GREAT! After two "blizzards" that we have had with like 30 total inches of snow I had very little trouble getting around. Or at least till my truck was sitting on top of a drift! (one of those that you open your door and your feet do not sink in) But that was not the tires fault.

The pictures do not do them justice, they are much better looking in person.
http://www.bigotires.com/Tire%20Detail/Big%20O%20Tires/BIGFOOTATALLTERRAIN/12645

360ci
01-05-2010, 12:13 PM
Don't limit yourself to A/Ts either. A few people that I know bought M/T tires and had them siped for better winter performance on the road.

1999frontier
01-05-2010, 12:48 PM
I will be towing a 6x10 open trailer with a four wheeler (atv) Sept.-Oct. for hunting and a ZTR during mowing season. Also would you got with Load E or D? Keep suggestions coming.
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Valk
01-05-2010, 12:56 PM
Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO
Firestone Destination A/T
Michelin LTX A/T 2

Get a 'delivered price' from Tirerack.com and take it to your local guys and see if they'll match it. Works for me.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?filtering=true&width=265/&ratio=75&diameter=16

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Kustom Kutz
01-05-2010, 01:07 PM
I'm starting to look at new tires for my '05 Silverado 1500HD and I'm wondering what tires you all suggest. I definately want and all terrain tire. Right now I have the 245/75/16 Bridgestone rib 265 (summer rib). They suck on wet grass and have no traction offroad. I do most of my driving onroad but want offroad capabilities when I go hunting or have to get off the road. I can't decide to go with a 265/75/16 or 285/75/16. Only truck tire I've had experience with are the BFG a/t which were on my nissan frontier. I've thought about going with those again but I've thought about trying something new. What tires and size do ya'l suggest?
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I would definately go with a 285 series tire. There will be a little clearance issue, but if you take wour truck to whoever does alignments where you live and tell the to level the truck by turning the torsion bars and do a alignment they will fit. I have the same truck, torsion bars turned up 1.5 inches. I run 22x10 wheels with 305 series tires. That between a 33 and a 35. NO PROBLEMS. My tires are so wide that when I need to pull of in a yard I don't make ruts bc they don't cut like skinny tires.

Valk
01-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Taller tires will possibly confuse your non-chipped engine computer due 'it' thinking you have stock height tires...thus contributing to less desireable air/fuel/performance/mileage ratios. That and your speedometer will be inaccurate w/o an internal modification.

Just speculatin'...not tellin'.

1999frontier
01-05-2010, 04:54 PM
I think the 245's that are on it now just look too small on the truck and that's why I was thinking stepping up a size or two. I know it will hurt my MPG. How much do you think it will hurt it going 1 or 2 sizes bigger?
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Kustom Kutz
01-05-2010, 05:17 PM
I think the 245's that are on it now just look too small on the truck and that's why I was thinking stepping up a size or two. I know it will hurt my MPG. How much do you think it will hurt it going 1 or 2 sizes bigger?
Posted via Mobile DeviceI have the same truck you have with a 6.0 under the hood. I get around 275-300 miles to a 26 gallon tank. I guess thats around 10 or 11 MPG. I however hardly ever take my trailer off. Without my trailer I can get as much as 420 a tank. These horrible gas averages are with me driving like a old man.

1999frontier
01-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Yeah I get 11 MPG. I only drive like 3 miles to by 40 hour job and then go home for lunch and then back to work and back home.
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1999frontier
01-06-2010, 08:17 AM
My 2nd cousin had the truck before I did and he had 285 Michelin LTX M/S before he traded it for a newer model so they just switched tires. I'm not sure if the dealership cranked the torsion bars back down or not.
I've been looking at the:
Nitto Terra Grapplers
GoodYear Duratrac
Kumho Road Venture A/T
Dick Cepeck F/C II
Firestone Destination A/T
BFG A/T
Goodyear Authority (walmart tire) not sure if I want to go to walmart to buy tires though

I think that's about it. Do any of you know anything about these tires.
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OrangeToys
01-06-2010, 03:53 PM
I started this thread http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=270478&page=3

I ended up buying Bridgstone Revo 2 285/75/16 and couldn't be happier

MAD87
01-06-2010, 06:02 PM
As far as longevity, it's hard to beat a Michelin!

Gravel Rat
01-07-2010, 05:18 AM
As for the load range I would go with Ds if this is a half ton that way you can safely run 55-60 PSI you CAN NOT do that with E rubber it creates excessive heat and tire damage.

I gave this link in SLR's thread I think it applies here

www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?tirebrand=Toyo&tiremodel=Open+Country+H%2FT+Tuff+Duty

After searching around they don't offer many tires in D load rating anymore.

If you want a smooth ride you have no choice but go with Michelins they do ride the best.

1999frontier
01-19-2010, 09:35 PM
I'm going to have to check my tires. I think the people that change my oil put 35PSI in my load E tires.

Should I be ok with D load tires?

Hawg City Lawns
01-21-2010, 03:39 AM
http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/joshuabv/092.jpg
http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/joshuabv/091.jpg

uniroyal liberator at 265/75r/16
uniroyal is made by michelin
its cheaper, looks just as mean, and the wear is amazing on these tires
on the road there is some road noise but its not that bad at all
mud they are ok havent really taken my truck out in the mud just for the fun of it
dirt roads and rocks these tires are great theyre 10 ply so no worries about sharp rocks
and guess what... theyre at wal-mart and cheaper than the other stuff


http://www.uniroyaltires.com/tire-selector/category/suv-pickup/liberator-a-t/tire-details

1999frontier
01-21-2010, 07:55 AM
http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/joshuabv/092.jpg
http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/joshuabv/091.jpg

uniroyal liberator at 265/75r/16
uniroyal is made by michelin
its cheaper, looks just as mean, and the wear is amazing on these tires
on the road there is some road noise but its not that bad at all
mud they are ok havent really taken my truck out in the mud just for the fun of it
dirt roads and rocks these tires are great theyre 10 ply so no worries about sharp rocks
and guess what... theyre at wal-mart and cheaper than the other stuff


http://www.uniroyaltires.com/tire-selector/category/suv-pickup/liberator-a-t/tire-details

10 ply so I'm assuming they are Load E?

flatlander42
01-21-2010, 01:02 PM
So far these are working Great! Have not had them in mud yet tho. Snow they work great tho.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk198/masternate42/100_2389.jpg

Hawg City Lawns
01-21-2010, 04:11 PM
correct load E