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post #51 of 61 Old 03-31-2012, 12:57 PM
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Would these rub or require some modification?

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post #52 of 61 Old 04-07-2012, 01:14 PM
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Any thoughts on my situation below:

- Running 305/60/18 (Cooper STT's) on a 2.5" spacer lift
- Now giving the beast over to my wife as I've gotten a new pickup that will take over the heavy offroading/playtime kind of stuff
- She's 99% a city driver, although this is Denver, so snow, etc are not uncommon so I'd like to stick with an A/T
- We'll also still use it for mild off-road (gravel/rocks/dirt) for family camping, etc

Looking at 2 options:

- Leave the lift on and get a less-agressive tire in the same size range (305/60/18, 285/65/18 appear to be the only real choices here. Possibly Nittos in the 295/70/18)

- Take the lift off and go slightly larger than stock (maybe 285/65/18). This opens a lot more possibilities, but obviously taking the lift off is more $$.

I thought it would be easier, but there seems to be a lack of options in a non-mud tire around the 32.5-33 inch tires.

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Best ride/off road tires for P275/60r20

I have an 09' LE. I would like to eventually put a Daystar 2.5" leveling on it, front and rear. What is the best tires I can put on it that will agree with the life. I have stock Michelin tires on it now. Do I need a smaller rim size for bigger tire or would BFG Rugged Terrains T/A 114s work well? Discount tire said $906/4 OTD. Thanks
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post #55 of 61 Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 AM
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I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon and recommend the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. I had them on my Yukon XL and they were great. They were quiet, handled well, and got me through sand and snow. I had almost 50,000 miles on them when I traded in my Yukon on the Armada; they still had a ton of tread left. I know have them on my Armada.

I didn't see anyone review the Silent Armour yet. I had those on my Expedition. I was not too impressed. They were quiet and handled well in the rain. Snow performance was pretty horrendous. At around 30,000 miles they wouldn't pass inspection.
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Just to confirm, we can run 325/60/18 on a stock height/stock rim armada and have no rubbing issues? Even at maximum turn?

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Is anyone running the Toyo Proxes STii on their Mada? What about the Cooper Discovery HT Plus?


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Had Dueler Revo II's for the last 2 sets of tires and thought I would try Michelin LTX2 M/S this time around.

I felt a difference immediately in regards to tire grippage and handling. It is a good feeling. We drove home on the hwy at 70mph and it was nice, it felt softer than the worn Revo IIs.

I went for these over the latter because of the ratings on tirerack and hopefully the wet and snow braking distance will be better.
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Hey guys, anyone of you have any suggestion from winter tires. My 2010 needs some new rubbers and I really don't know what to put on. Either stay with 20' and put something like Duratrac and run them all year long or go with some 18' and get new wheels...

Any input? anyone?
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Originally Posted by BCarmada05 View Post
Had Dueler Revo II's for the last 2 sets of tires and thought I would try Michelin LTX2 M/S this time around.

I felt a difference immediately in regards to tire grippage and handling. It is a good feeling. We drove home on the hwy at 70mph and it was nice, it felt softer than the worn Revo IIs.

I went for these over the latter because of the ratings on tirerack and hopefully the wet and snow braking distance will be better.
I had the same exact experience after going through two sets of Revos (I and II). The Revos were unstoppable (rain, snow, dry) when new, but they quickly wore down to nothing.

I upgraded my rims to 20"s and got the LTX MS/2s. Despite going up 2" and from a 70 to a 60 series profile, the ride was noticeably smoother. Rain performance is phenomenal and dry handling also improved. I cannot speak for snow as I don't use them in the winter but members here claim they are excellent due to the extreme siping of the tread. The zig-zag sipes also lock together during handling needs creating the advantages of a solid tread block.



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Hey guys, anyone of you have any suggestion from winter tires. My 2010 needs some new rubbers and I really don't know what to put on. Either stay with 20' and put something like Duratrac and run them all year long or go with some 18' and get new wheels...

Any input? anyone?

I got the Duratracs for my winter tire on my stock 18" rims. There is no other tire I have seen that looks as cool as them and they really give the truck a beefy tough-guy look.

The ride is surprisingly comfortable for an LT tire (I run at 40 PSI) I think due to the massive tread blocks that cushion the ride.

They are good in snow (snowflake symbol rated) but wet and dry performance suffers and they are HEAVY and LOUD. Not mud tire loud but you will definitely hear them especially when near a center barrier or wall .

Did you ever see Batman Begins or the Dark Knight with the new Bat-mobile? That's pretty much what you can expect...howling angry rubber sounds during any kind of driving or quick maneuvers....and a 2+ decrease in mileage due to the weight (though perhaps better than the Bat-Mobile ).

I got the Duratracs because I learned that my 20" chrome rims would get eaten away by road salt in the winter. I hemmed and hawed about getting another set of LTX MS/2s for my 18"s but decided to go with the cool factor (as the MS/2's are great tires but far from pretty).

The Duratracs have been good but I can easily spin them when wet and that sort of made me lose confidence in their wet performance. Snow is a non-event but I think that the MS2s may have been better unless it was extreme deep snow I was going through.

So bottom line, if you want to make a mature decision and get the best all year around tire with the better gas mileage get the LTX MS2 (They often run sales where you can get a gift card and I found Costco had the cheapest price).

If you often find yourself in extreme snow (like over 2 feet), love the cool factor and don't mind a dip in dry / wet performance / gas mileage get the Duratracs.

Let me know if you have any other questions - happy to help!

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