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1999frontier
03-25-2011, 11:14 AM
I'm getting ready to buy some new tires for my Silverado 1500HD 4x4 and I have narrowed it down to two choices. I'm looking at the:

Kumho Road Venture A/T (285/75/16) for $780 installed.

Firestone Destination A/T (285/75/16) for $828 installed. Someone I know has a family and friends discount card with Firestone and can get these about 15%-20% off taking it to $662-$703 depending what percentage.

Which would you buy? I mainly drive around town and when we go hunting mostly dry dirt and clay. When it get muddy its clay. The tires I have now are the stock 245's Bridgestone summer rib tires. I haven't had any problem getting around on these. Sometimes it spins offroad but have never got stuck.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-25-2011, 11:23 AM
if i was buying tires be 10 ply only

jackedf150
03-25-2011, 11:54 AM
285s will wear fast because chevy wheels are only 6.5"s wide. 285s really need an 8" wide wheel.
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1999frontier
03-25-2011, 11:59 AM
how do you know if they are 10 ply? The Kumho's are 8 ply and they are D load and the Firestones are E load not sure what ply though.

outlaw1960
03-25-2011, 12:32 PM
E-rated tires are 10 ply. Better for towing and hauling. A little bit stiffer ride though.

Panhead
03-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Cooper or Generals are the only tires i'll put on my truck. I would advise you to do the same as they have really good 10 ply tires. Stay away from GoodYear.

verant
03-25-2011, 04:26 PM
hey I have 285/75/16s Firestone destination A/T's n my F150 and they have been great. Super smooth and are very quiet with good tread. I suggest you get those. They were the biggest size I could put on my F150 without a lift.

93Chevy
03-25-2011, 06:13 PM
Check out Cooper ATR. Excellent tread wear, little road noise, great mud/snow traction, good wet road traction. Best tire I've ever owned, only tire I'll put on my pickups from now on.

1999frontier
03-25-2011, 08:05 PM
hey I have 285/75/16s Firestone destination A/T's n my F150 and they have been great. Super smooth and are very quiet with good tread. I suggest you get those. They were the biggest size I could put on my F150 without a lift.

Do you have any pics of your truck with the Firestone tires?

Great White Services
03-25-2011, 09:23 PM
I own a 06 GMC 1500hd and I put Bridgestone Revo 2 on it. Though about a set of BFG all-terrians but the salesman said I should get a little better gas mileage with the Revo's. Had the tires for about a year now and they seam to wear good and give me decent traction. They have been pretty good in the snow too !!!(Stupid weather)
My last truck I put on General Grapper AT2 on it. I really like them. Great traction and wore ok.

knox gsl
03-25-2011, 09:33 PM
Check these out http://www.generaltire.com/tires/Grabber-ATsup2-sup, have a set on my Jeep and they have served me well. They also do great on packed snow.

verant
03-29-2011, 01:16 AM
Do you have any pics of your truck with the Firestone tires?

I'll get some pics up tomorrow for ya.

Hawg City Lawns
03-29-2011, 02:32 AM
ive got road ventures on the durango right now its a good grabbing tire great for dirt gravel theyre ok in snow and great in the occasional mud hole but i dont have a clue how they hold up when towing because that rig doesnt tow

Groh's Mows
03-30-2011, 12:09 AM
I will second thr vote for Bridgestone dueller revo 2 mentioned above. I have them in 285/75/16 load range E on my Chevy 1500hd. They are a very good overall balance of wear, noise and traction for an all terrain type tire and are sold at Firestone stores.

1999frontier
03-30-2011, 06:43 AM
I will second thr vote for Bridgestone dueller revo 2 mentioned above. I have them in 285/75/16 load range E on my Chevy 1500hd. They are a very good overall balance of wear, noise and traction for an all terrain type tire and are sold at Firestone stores.

What kind of gas mileage are you getting with your 1500HD?