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Good tires?

i have a 2001 ford ranger edge. i have stock 235/75-15 on them and they look like crap. im looking for a mud terrain/all terrain tires or something that has good traction. what are some good brands and sizes for my truck thanks. Im looking at Falken Rocky Mountain ATS 235/75R15 105S BLK, and Bridgestone Dueler A/T 695: are these a good brand and size for her?
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you will love the falkens.

im running them right now. amazing tire. id buy them again in a heartbeat if i was sticking with an all terrain.
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Terra Grapplers are worth considering as well. They provide good traction on and off the road.
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BFG AT KO (?)

Wear like steel.
Stick to 15" in version.

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question about new tires for my truck

would these ( 275-60-15) work or would they look bad or not work at all???...
right now i have a stock ford ranger
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275/60R15 is what I've got in the back of my hot rod chevy truck..... I feel they'd look goofy under a stock ranger. Definitely way too wide for a stock wheel.
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any suggestion on a tire/wheel combo that would look awesome on my truck?
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Goodyear Duratracs. You will not be disappointed. I would even try to put a set of 265/75R15s under it. Which would be 31/10.50R15

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any suggestion on a tire/wheel combo that would look awesome on my truck?
Well you don't have a signature........so it's hard to give you an accurate answer...



If you're like the original poster (OP) and have a Edge, I suggest a 265/75R16 or 32x11.50R15 depending on your wheel size. Both of those are the comfortable maximum tire size on an otherwise stock torsion bar truck.
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suggestions for my truck

I have a 96 ford ranger XLT, needing a suggestion for tires and rims to put on the truck, I want the truck to look awesome. any suggestions???
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terra grapplers suck. dont consider them.

Ive ran the following tires on my ranger

BFG AT (came stock with these)

BFG KM2 (33x10.50)

Goodyear Duratrac (31x10.50)

Falken Widlpeak (32x11.50) currently still on these ones.

best ive liked for my style of driving to date is the falkens. best daily driver weekend warrior tire. only thing they lack is deep mud and deep snow driving. However, they will handle up to about a foot of sticky mud no problem. anything deeper and they arent what id run.

BFG at's wore like ****. always chunk and sliced the treads when i was on gravel. and im on gravel a lot. shitty tire expecially for the price. decent on road, crap off road.

BFG KM2. awesome traction offroad. still decent on road, but i bought them used and they were a bitch to balance and never stayed balanced. so i sold em and put on some duratracs i had laying around.

duratracs were on for about 3 weeks. great tires. on and off road. however for me, not what id run. the weak sidewall is not good for the bush driving i do to get firewood.

after that it was the falkens. which im still riding on 40,000 miles later. they still have a little over half tread left, and i abuse the **** out of them. gravel, dirt, mud, rocks, tree stumps, nothing phases these tires. even in winter they performed equally as well as my brothers 2wd chevy on duratracs did. amazing tire. if you want an all terrain, this is the tire to get. until someone comes out with something better, for a good price. the falkens cannot be beat at all.

my next set of tires is going to be a siped mud terrain. hankook MT. as i want to do some winter wheeling and will need the more agressive MT tread pattern to do so.

these may come off in the spring in favor of wildpeaks again.
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I honestly believe that the Michelin LTX M/S 2 is the BEST all-round truck tire on the market today.

I have it on my truck.

I suggest you look very closely at the Michelin line of LTX tires to find one that meets your needs.

They come in several flavors and there is bound to be one that meets your needs.

Michelin is fanatical about every element of their tires.

Be it rubber, or steel belts, or wire beading, they control all of it.

They are the best tire mfg'r in the world. The weird part about it!

They are a French company. Not German, nor US; but French.

If you can over-come that reality, you'll have the best tire for your purpose.
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I honestly believe that the Michelin LTX M/S 2 is the BEST all-round truck tire on the market today.

I have it on my truck.

I suggest you look very closely at the Michelin line of LTX tires to find one that meets your needs.

They come in several flavors and there is bound to be one that meets your needs.

Michelin is fanatical about every element of their tires.

Be it rubber, or steel belts, or wire beading, they control all of it.

They are the best tire mfg'r in the world. The weird part about it!

They are a French company. Not German, nor US; but French.

If you can over-come that reality, you'll have the best tire for your purpose.
x2 If anyone ever asks me what is THE BEST tire on the market PERIOD. I always say the Michelin LTX series (specifically the LTX M/S 2). After working in the automotive industry and working on everything from a focus to a Fire truck Michelin by far is the best tire brand out there. The LTX is the cream of the crop. I installed a set of LTX M/S 2 tires on my dad's truck, he noticed how much smoother the ride was compared to the stock Continentals.

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I went with BFG's long trail t/a's I spend 100% of driving time on pavement, very good tread pattern, quite and long tread life.
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lol @ michelin suggestions.

you guys pbviously havent had an actual good tire.... or you are street queens.

original post says mud terrain/all terrain. of which michelin does not have.
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i have a 2001 ford ranger edge. i have stock 235/75-15 on them and they look like crap. im looking for a mud terrain/all terrain tires or something that has good traction. what are some good brands and sizes for my truck thanks. Im looking at Falken Rocky Mountain ATS 235/75R15 105S BLK, and Bridgestone Dueler A/T 695: are these a good brand and size for her?
Yes and yes.
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lol @ michelin suggestions.

you guys pbviously havent had an actual good tire.... or you are street queens.

original post says mud terrain/all terrain. of which michelin does not have.
The LTX A/T2 is Michelin's On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light truck tire developed to meet the needs of today's recreational and commercial pickup, van and SUV drivers. It was designed to provide even wear, low noise and good fuel efficiency, even in demanding commercial applications while delivering the year-round traction and durability expected from rugged off-road tires without forsaking the on-road comfort and handling expected of a Michelin tire.

The LTX A/T2 features an advanced light truck tread rubber compound molded into an independent tread block tread design featuring Michelin Biting Edges (notched blocks in the tread pattern) that enhance traction on dirt, mud, gravel, wet grass and snow. Michelin's Advanced MaxTouch Construction results in a unique tire footprint shape that allows for long-lasting, even treadwear while their Comfort Control Technology uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise to deliver a comfortable ride. The tire's internal structure includes two steel belts (Load Range D and Load Range E sizes add a third steel belt) to enhance durability and tread puncture resistance
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The LTX A/T2 is Michelin's On-/Off-Road All-Terrain light truck tire developed to meet the needs of today's recreational and commercial pickup, van and SUV drivers. It was designed to provide even wear, low noise and good fuel efficiency, even in demanding commercial applications while delivering the year-round traction and durability expected from rugged off-road tires without forsaking the on-road comfort and handling expected of a Michelin tire.

The LTX A/T2 features an advanced light truck tread rubber compound molded into an independent tread block tread design featuring Michelin Biting Edges (notched blocks in the tread pattern) that enhance traction on dirt, mud, gravel, wet grass and snow. Michelin's Advanced MaxTouch Construction results in a unique tire footprint shape that allows for long-lasting, even treadwear while their Comfort Control Technology uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to reduce vibrations and road noise to deliver a comfortable ride. The tire's internal structure includes two steel belts (Load Range D and Load Range E sizes add a third steel belt) to enhance durability and tread puncture resistance
i dont care what they call it.

this is a highway tire. not an all terrain.

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i dont care what they call it.

this is a highway tire. not an all terrain.

lol.... it's like an aggressive Ford Focus tire.
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Agreed.

I've been happy with my duras and I turned another buddy on to them. He even tows a 97 firebird w/ the truck and has had no issues. Great road manners, just a hum. Offroad they perform like they should.
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In The Dirt

Whatever doubts we may have had left about the Michelin LTX quickly vanished once leaving the pavement as the A/T2 was the most capable of the hauler-type tires tested this time. Of course, it also had the most aggressive tread in the group-if you can call the LTX's pattern aggressive, but compared to the Duravis 500 HD, for example, it actually is. A bit of tread arch, combined with the A/T2's tread design, managed to take us up slopes and enabled restarts on steep trails where some other tires had struggled a bit, or even nearly failed. Needless to say, we did worry a bit about those soft sidewalls but never did experience any problems, sidewall-related or otherwise. And, yes, some small rocks did indeed follow us back out on the pavement every day before getting dispatched by centrifugal force. So much for those perceived ideas.

If you need a bit more trail traction from your hauler's tires and could use some 15,000 pounds of carrying capacity on the road, as offered by the 285/75R16 size, by all means, take a hard look at the Michelin LTX A/T2.
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Whatever doubts we may have had left about the Michelin LTX quickly vanished once leaving the pavement as the A/T2 was the most capable of the hauler-type tires tested this time. Of course, it also had the most aggressive tread in the group-if you can call the LTX's pattern aggressive, but compared to the Duravis 500 HD, for example, it actually is. A bit of tread arch, combined with the A/T2's tread design, managed to take us up slopes and enabled restarts on steep trails where some other tires had struggled a bit, or even nearly failed. Needless to say, we did worry a bit about those soft sidewalls but never did experience any problems, sidewall-related or otherwise. And, yes, some small rocks did indeed follow us back out on the pavement every day before getting dispatched by centrifugal force. So much for those perceived ideas.

If you need a bit more trail traction from your hauler's tires and could use some 15,000 pounds of carrying capacity on the road, as offered by the 285/75R16 size, by all means, take a hard look at the Michelin LTX A/T2.
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OMG dude, let it go already. Cut and pasted the whole article? Why not just link it?
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post it two more times while your at it.

they're testing HAULING tires. that will encounter a gravel road. big deal.

its not a damn all terrain. my moms van has more agressive tires on it for christ sakes.
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i have 31x10.5 bfg at's on my stock fx4 i like them but i probably should have just stuck with a 255 70 r16 and a little less aggressive tire as i only off road my truck down logging roads to go camping in the summer
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