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I want tires with an "E" load rating, pretty quiet on the highway at 80 mph which is mainly where I drive. I want them to handle snow, rain, and ice excellently for my Montana winters and to do well off-roading when I need it.

Is this too much to ask?:rof Suggestions and pics would be appreciated.
 

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Well, I'll have a three inch lift, and different wheels but they will be 17's. I can go anywhere up to 35's but I prefer to stay around 33's.
 

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I'd say Michelin but I don't know how big they go. They will definitely last. Maybe BFGs? That's a tough combo you're looking for.
 

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Go read peoples thoughts of BFG's before you buy. Discounttiredirect.com Alot of people havent liked the BFG's, but most like the Michelins. I have been looking for new skins on my work truck, and probably will go with either the Michelins, or the new Nitto Dura Grappler.
 

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I ran 35" BFG AT's on my old Dodge 3/4 ton work truck. They started cupping at 5,000 miles. I rotated them, checked everything on the suspension, and then had a reputable off-road shop have a looksy as well. Everything was fine. Tires just wore funny. But, i have seen other folks who love them.
 

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Toyo Open Country A/Ts

Excellent wet/snow traction,pretty capable off road and ride fairly quiet.

I'd say the same thing for the Nitto Terra Grapplers,but they just don't last as long as the Toyos.

The Toyos and Nittos are actually from the same parent company. The tread is very similar between the two.

Having run the Toyos and the Nittos,both on HD trucks the Toyos get the nod from me.
 

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Toyo's or Michelins... Ive run most of the tires listed on this post... Ive run BFG's, Nitto Terra Grapplers, Toyo A/T's, Michelin, and GoodYears... The BFG's are good, but they want there money for them... Nitto's... wouldn't run them again.. hated the ones i had... GoodYear's.... you couldnt give me a set... Even just to tear up.... I have had a set of Toyo A/T's and loved them... I now have 2 sets of Toyo MT's on 2 different Cummins and will not buy anything else ever again..... Toyo now has a highway tire, Open Country H/T. Havent really heard anything on it yet, but its from Toyo and everything else they have are great.. they also have a 60,000 mile limited warranty...
 

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Toyo Open Country A/Ts

Excellent wet/snow traction,pretty capable off road and ride fairly quiet.

I'd say the same thing for the Nitto Terra Grapplers,but they just don't last as long as the Toyos.

The Toyos and Nittos are actually from the same parent company. The tread is very similar between the two.

Having run the Toyos and the Nittos,both on HD trucks the Toyos get the nod from me.
too bad they only last around 25k miles

the m/ts are quiter, and last twice as long...now thats a good tire, ill be running them by the end of the summer 35x12.5r20
 

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too bad they only last around 25k miles

the m/ts are quiter, and last twice as long...now thats a good tire, ill be running them by the end of the summer 35x12.5r20

So the m/t's are quieter? I really like the toyo m/t's but I thought they would be noise compared to the a/t's?


Thanks for the suggestions fellas. Any pics of folks runnin the m/t's?
 

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Oh.. also what Michelins are you guys looking at?
 

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My neighbor has fleets of truck both large and small and I told him about a deal on tires I had going on. He politely informed me he has tried every tire made on all ranges of his trucks and for the money nothing will beat a Mich. I then shortly took the chalange and switched and did see the difference. I have not put anything but Mich's on my vehicles. And Iwill not buy anything but IMHO.
 

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So the m/t's are quieter? I really like the toyo m/t's but I thought they would be noise compared to the a/t's?


Thanks for the suggestions fellas. Any pics of folks runnin the m/t's?
The Toyo M/Ts are quiet for a mud tire,but no way are they quieter than the Toyo A/Ts.

I ran the ATs on my '01 Chevy,and my brother runs the MTs on his '02 Chevy. There is a noticeable difference in how loud his tires are when compared to mine.

As far as longevity,the ATs last just as long as the MTs do.

My dad has an '05 Chevy 2500HD for a work truck. He consistantly runs around with 2500+ lbs in the bed. He has over 30,000 miles on the Toyo ATs on his truck. If the bottom half of the tread wears like the top half did,he'll get 50,000 out of them easily.
 

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My neighbor has fleets of truck both large and small and I told him about a deal on tires I had going on. He politely informed me he has tried every tire made on all ranges of his trucks and for the money nothing will beat a Mich. I then shortly took the chalange and switched and did see the difference. I have not put anything but Mich's on my vehicles. And Iwill not buy anything but IMHO.
AGREE 100%, If you want the best on road tire go with Michelin! I run 285/70/17 LTX A/T2.
 

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Bump...thanks fellas, i just want the discussion to keep going. Great feedback so far!
 

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To my knowledge,Michelin doesn't offer a 33" E rated tire in 17's. I'll never understand why.
 
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