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Old 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM
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If you're going from a standard (truck) all-season radial to an A/T, expect a small reduction in MPGs. A/Ts are heavier/beefier.

Also, low rolling resistance (LRR) tires may improve MPGs...but, they will also increase required braking distances and possibly reduce handling capabilities - mandating the driver to even further anticipate daily issues on the road.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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Valk makes a good point. With a diesel truck like mine the MPG difference will be less noticeable, but still present. My truck gets 16-17 in town empty and 15-16 around town doing work with my 16' trailer. I currently am running BFG ATs and plan to go up to 17" wheels and switch to Cooper AT/3's or their ATP's which are only offered by Dicount tire
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:50 PM
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I have had the following

Michelins highway tread nice smooth quite ride lasted about 65k expensive

Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs Awesome snow tire mpg down just a bit 35k expensive for how long they last

General AT2 so far so good think its an in between from the above price average

tire size was 265 75 16E on a Chevy Duramax with lots of towing
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:48 AM
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I have the Michelin x lt tires 245/70 r16 70+ mph jaunts for an hour +,
offroading in sand/mud they do alright and off course hauling .
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:04 AM
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I am also running the BFG A/T's on my dodge and love them. Quiet on road, with great hold off road. I can still get good mileage, but I had 35 M/T's on before.
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