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This is my first 4 x 4 so after years of lowering cars and trucks I am thinking of going the other way (actually just leaving it stock would be a large change). I live in Los Angeles but use the Armada primarily to go to the snow (Big bear, Mammoth, Tahoe). So i am looking at all terrain tires for the first time. I only have 9K miles and my contis are nearly done up front (I like to corner hard). I realy like the large treadblocks on the Mickey thompson Baja ATZ and think it will let me have fun on the way to the snow as well as holding the road when I get there. I am not sure if they offer a size that will fit without a 6" lift though. My second choice is BFG all terrains in 285/65/18 (should be pretty close to stock contis in OD). Not sure how well they handle on dry twisty pavement. Which would you go with and what are some of my options. Also will 17" wheels fit after the Nissan brake fix on an 04? 18 tires cost so much more than 17's it would nearly pay for the 17" wheels.

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chrisarmada said:
This is my first 4 x 4 so after years of lowering cars and trucks I am thinking of going the other way (actually just leaving it stock would be a large change). I live in Los Angeles but use the Armada primarily to go to the snow (Big bear, Mammoth, Tahoe). So i am looking at all terrain tires for the first time. I only have 9K miles and my contis are nearly done up front (I like to corner hard). I realy like the large treadblocks on the Mickey thompson Baja ATZ and think it will let me have fun on the way to the snow as well as holding the road when I get there. I am not sure if they offer a size that will fit without a 6" lift though. My second choice is BFG all terrains in 285/65/18 (should be pretty close to stock contis in OD). Not sure how well they handle on dry twisty pavement. Which would you go with and what are some of my options. Also will 17" wheels fit after the Nissan brake fix on an 04? 18 tires cost so much more than 17's it would nearly pay for the 17" wheels.

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I had some on a Dodge Dakota. They handled fine, but wore out in about 30,000 miles, compared to the 55,000 miles I got out of the Goodyear Wranglers that came stock on the truck. I replaced the Mickey Thompsons with BF Long Terrains, but sold the truck before those wore out. They seemed to be holding up better though. Not sure about the sizing, but I would say go with BF Goodrich - you'll get more milage out of them.
 

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i sell these tires at work, and they are cool, but they are kinda loud. i installed them on a lifted chevy 2500 diesel. normally you cant hear much tire noise over the duramax, but on the freeway the truck was really loud. i was quite surprised, it was the first time i had driven a vehicle with these tires. other than that they seem great; good mileage, easy to balance, etc. no customer complints yet.
 

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SORRY... bring this back from the dead.....

hey there everyone... well i am bringing this back from the dead only because i just got some brand new mickey thompson Baja Claws... well so far it is good and it has little sound.. i have a 05 mada and i had installed the PRG mini lift and i am now running some 33x13.50x18" tires with some 18x10" 17Karat Diamo rims.. truck is posted with the new look on my photos. hope i like how they ride and how it sounds... well hope i help with your decision... peace out...
 

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Those tires and wheels look good on that Mada! Maybe one day.
 
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