View Full Version : Need some suggestions on truck tires

ron mexico75
06-28-2011, 09:24 AM
Its time for new tires on my truck. Its a 2002 2500HD Silverado crew cab 4x4. I currently have BFG AT's 285 75 16's. I got around 45,000 miles out of them which doesn't seem like much does it? I have kept them properly inflated and rotated every 6,000. I don't want street tires because I like all terrains and that's just because that's the way I like it. I know I could get a lot more out of a street tire but don't want them on my truck.

So do you think 45,000 is about right for an AT tire or not? What other suggestions would you have for tires besides BFG? I love the look of the BFG but wanted to see what else could be suggested that you might have had good luck with.

I saw one other tire that grabbed my attention on tireack.com. It was this one but I know nothing about this brand.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dick Cepek&tireModel=Radial+F-C+II

ron mexico75
06-28-2011, 11:39 AM
20 views and no suggestions?:confused:

06-28-2011, 01:52 PM
Thats not bad since you are towing with them . I like the Firestone steel techs and that is about the same milage we get out of them.

06-28-2011, 01:53 PM
I have always had good luck with BF products, although I have never had heavy azz 3/4 ton truck that Ive had to buy them for yet...Ive got almost 30k
on my 06' diesel Coooper street tires and they are almost shot. Some of that is from a heavy foot (especially right when i got the truck) but I have not been happy at all with the Coopers. Dealer put them on tho the day before I bought the truck so really didnt complain but my next will definately not be street tires. They have no place on these big trucks. Id be happy with 45k out of an all terrain tire on that big of a truck.

ron mexico75
06-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Ok thanks for replying. I'll take the 48,000 miles I got out of them and be content. I guess I'll just go for another set. Going to be $1031 for them mounted, balance and tax with free rotation and balance for life of tire.

06-29-2011, 10:22 AM
Have you had any problems running 285's on your 2500HD?(assuming you are running the stock rims) Check out www.discounttiredirect.com They have free shipping

06-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Shop around , that seems way high. Those tires you can even get at Sams club and such . Should be 200 or less per tire

06-29-2011, 03:54 PM
"So do you think 45,000 is about right for an AT tire or not?"

YES. I use the same BFG AT tire in 265 and am on my second set. I doubt I've gotten that kind of mileage out of these tires but I very satisfied thus far. I'd like to pull these tires on my trailers but they're just to expensive.

06-29-2011, 04:35 PM
I agree. I would be completely content with 45k miles. My Nitto Terra Grapplers went 27k and my Bridgestone A/T Revos went about the same.

06-30-2011, 07:11 AM
I have Hankook Dynapro ATMs same size on a F250. Wearing great so far with well over 20,000 miles on them. They have a 60,000 mile warranty (if they are worn straight and flat). I also tow with the tires. The cost was around $900 for tires, mount, balance, front end alignment and free rotation.

ron mexico75
07-05-2011, 03:46 PM
Well the price I was quoted of $1031 is the cheapest so far. That is a place I have been going for years and they are very reputable. I called 2 other places in town for the same tires including mounting, balance and tax.

One place was $1043 and another was $1204.

The one shop was trying to sell me hard on the Good Year Silent Armor's. Anybody have experience with these?

07-06-2011, 12:18 AM
i have a set of mickey t atz's on my f250 have around 2000 miles on them so far so good
i mainly tow my trail rig aka toyota pickup on 40's and they do great but they will set you back around 230 or so a tire for 285/75/16's... at first they were soft and i hated them but they have settled in good to go hope this helps

07-07-2011, 01:51 PM
look at mesa aps. They are a cheap at. Had them on a s10 put 50k and they still had atleast 20k left. Im running pro comp xtreme ats now on my silverado. Love them. I was looking at the bfgs but the are big $ and I wanted something a little more agressive. They are almost a mudder but so far holding up well @ 10k. I spent 800 out the door, but I get wholesale prices.