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Switching to All terrains, some questions...

I currently have 31x10.50x15 mastercraft mud terrain tires. I love them, but I am having problems. For one, is gas...I dont go offroading, so kind of pointless. They are noisy, and make my truck sluggish. My truck is only 2wd. Also, In snow and rain, I have very little traction, and slip and slide like crazy. So, I want to switch to all terrains, and go lower in size, but im having problems. I figured if I can drop to like 29 maybe 28, so i can gain better gas mileage and be safer on the road. I also dont want to go too small so it doesnt look weird with my 3' body lift. So why I wanna do 29 MAYBE 28 lowest. I dont know anything on tires and sizes. I want some of these goodyear at from walmart( http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/1198...ws/reviews.htm ) but they only come in the 31x10.50x15, then others are smaller and say 14 and all. Im confused with all this. Im sure if I get the same size but all terrains, be the same problem im going through now.

So basically, how can i get some good all terrains, what size, that would save me gas and have good traction with snow and rain? Am i missing any details to help this?

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I have some highway tread General tires on my ranger and they're 31's. I still average 15-17 mpg a tank.
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Try looking for bfg rugged terrain, I'm runnin them on my 2wd ranger and the work like a champ
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i don't think switching to an all terrain tred will help you much on fuel mileage much. To get better fuel milage you probably will have to go to a hwy tred tire in smaller size. Most mud and all terrain tires have more plys in the tire and thus are heaver. Something else to consider is unless your speedometer and odometer have been adjusted for the taller tires you are running, you are not getting an accurate reading on mileage and thus mpg. Taller the tire the slower your odometer reads making it difficult to get an accurate mpg reading.
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Goodyear Duratracs are awesome up here. Great on snow, rain, ice, dirt, logs, etc but ride super quiet on the road.
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Duratracs or falken wildpeaks.

Duratracs have a weak sidewall though. And are crazy expensive considering.

Falkens are a much better option IMO. I've run both.
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My duras have held up. I also got mine for $880.
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They have a weak sidewall but hes not wheeling so its a moot point.

And I dont consider 140$ a tire to be expensive.
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I just purchased Fusion tires for my Ranger Sport 4.0. Couldn't be happier. Way better than the Good Year SRA's they came with and at least $50 cheaper per tire.
Traction and handleing and no noise. Graet tire for the money.
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I just put on Duratrac's 1000 KM in some light snow and they are impressive. LT245/75/16 MPG is exactly the same as my stock 255/70/16 wranglers. Still a 30" tire and I like the look...
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forgot to upload a new pic. bfg all terrains 31s
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Score one for BFGs.

I'm on my third set of A/Ts (not on the same truck) but they've always held up great. If you rotate enough and take care of them, you can get at least 60k on them.
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Cant go wrong with bfgs
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Lol @ bfgs
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Bfg at's suck some serious ********. Bfg m/t's are awesome. For all terrain its firestone destination all day. #1 rated for a reason.
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Naw. For all terrain its falkens all the way.

Mt's so far I'd have to say I much prefer my hankooks over the km2's I had a while ago. But I haven't actually used em in mud yet since everything's frozen lol
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Bfg at's suck some serious ********. Bfg m/t's are awesome. For all terrain its firestone destination all day. #1 rated for a reason.
I loved my bfg all terrains. They did great in the snow, rode good on the street, and lasted a long time. I don't remember how many miles I got out of them. Other than sucking serious ***** what didn't you like about them.
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I can't speak for him, but when i had them I hated em. Overpriced, chunked like crazy, didn't last long, sucked in snow, rain, ice. Only place they did good was dry pavement.

This is comparing them to other all terrains I've run btw.

I've run falkens, duratracs, bfg, Terra crappler, and some no name crap I can't remember. Falkens and duratracs are top of the list for me.
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