I imagine you'd want the BFG's or Nitto's for the snow.
Incorrect. The BFG is available in 285-65-18. They probably just don't stock the size. It has the same outer diameter as the Michelin. The stock crap contis are much louder than my Nitto A/T tires so I wouldn't worry about the BFG as being too "aggressive" or "loud". Sure they will be moreso than the Michelins, but not vs. stock junk. You will however get better traction in snow and off road. Aggressive tires are Mud Terrains made specifically for off road use.PHLOCKER said:talked with tire rack...only tire that fits the stock rim is the Cross Terrain. Said the BFG is a more aggressive tire (might tend to be noiser), however its only avail in a 17 and you'd have to get rim to got with it. I guess that makes my decision,,,,,Cross Terrain it is
PHLOCKER said:talked with tire rack...only tire that fits the stock rim is the Cross Terrain. Said the BFG is a more aggressive tire (might tend to be noiser), however its only avail in a 17 and you'd have to get rim to got with it. I guess that makes my decision,,,,,Cross Terrain it is
I have Nitto Terra Grapplers. They don't make a good size 18" but they do have a 295-70-17 that works great. I got 20".PHLOCKER said:what tire is the Nitto's ??
SykoArmada said:BFG's all the way. I have the 315 70 R17's on my stock wheels and love them. I have had BFG A/Ts on all my trucks since 1994 (3 Dodges) and swear by their tire wear and all around performance in all contitions. This new generation of A/T K/O's is the best. Pullling a 29 ft travel trailer I can air them up and go into whatever the northwoods of WI has to offer. Hope this helps.
Those would rub. They are the H2 size. They are 12.4" wide, and 34.4" tall. Mine are 12" wide and 33.2" tall and mine rub. Width and height both play factors in rubbing. What you want is 295-70-17. This is about as large as you can get on a 17" stock rim and still fit. Those are 33.2" tall and 11.7" wide. (Stock is 10.4" wide and 32.6" tall) Nitto has one in their Terra Grapplers and there are others.mess said:Any pics of the 315's on the stock rims??? Do they rub?? I think that size is the H2 Hummer tire is it not?? The BF Goodrich website says the 315's are for rims at least 8.5 inches and the rim size for the 285's are 7.5inch minimum. Help me out here guys. If the 315's fit and look good, then I'm in....but I'm no tire expert.
I would not put too much stock in anything CR says, certainly as far as anything to do with any kind of automotive products, they are automotive idiots. The Tire Rack has compiled a lot of real world data. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=ORATSilverQShip said:Just keep in mind that the terra grapplers were rated best A/T tire by consumer reports.