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Need some suggestions on truck tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ron mexico75, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,015

    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
  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,015

    20 views and no suggestions?:confused:
  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    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.
  4. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    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.
  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,015

    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.
  6. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    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
  7. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Shop around , that seems way high. Those tires you can even get at Sams club and such . Should be 200 or less per tire
  8. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    "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.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    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.
  10. davidhoy.pt

    davidhoy.pt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    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.

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