New tires. Opinions needed

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 1999frontier, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    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.
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    if i was buying tires be 10 ply only
  3. jackedf150

    jackedf150 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 443

    285s will wear fast because chevy wheels are only 6.5"s wide. 285s really need an 8" wide wheel.
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  4. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    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.
  5. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    E-rated tires are 10 ply. Better for towing and hauling. A little bit stiffer ride though.
  6. Panhead

    Panhead LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    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.
  7. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    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.
  8. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,133

    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.
  9. 1999frontier

    1999frontier LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 562

    Do you have any pics of your truck with the Firestone tires?
  10. Great White Services

    Great White Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    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.

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