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http://www.indy500tire.com

$358 shipped for 4 in 265/70R17.

http://www.roadwaywholesaletire.com/ has some awesome deals on tires!

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

and they rate really great for wet traction! Compare that to the ratings for Wrangler RT/S...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
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Ok, it turns out the Indy500s are out of stock all across the nation until Oct., so I went to the backup plan: 4 of these in 265/70R17:




http://www.falkentire.com/tires/stz04_infopg.htm
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they look cool, but as I will always tell you the truth, Falken tires aren't worth a **** in my book. They say that stuff in the ad, but they are noisy and wear bad

All low pros wear bad, though and most will be a lil noisy, but you are getting these in a 265/75/R16 and when you get them, they will hardly have any tread depth?

Best of luck in finding what you want!

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they look cool, but as I will always tell you the truth, Falken tires aren't worth a sh** in my book. They say that stuff in the ad, but they are noisy and wear bad

All low pros wear bad, though and most will be a lil noisy, but you are getting these in a 265/75/R16 and when you get them, they will hardly have any tread depth?

Best of luck in finding what you want!

Derrick
I'm getting them in 265/70R17, same size thats on my truck now. Trust is I don't do any offroading whatsoever. I wanted something that would give me decent wet and dry traction on asphalt and still be big enough to look cool. Combined w/ the fact that the Falkens were cheap, it sounds like a good deal to me.
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they look cool, but as I will always tell you the truth, Falken tires aren't worth a sh** in my book. They say that stuff in the ad, but they are noisy and wear bad

All low pros wear bad, though and most will be a lil noisy, but you are getting these in a 265/75/R16 and when you get them, they will hardly have any tread depth?

Best of luck in finding what you want!

Derrick
14/32 is pretty deep.. Its about average for an All-terrain tire thats p-metric
Lt's tend to be 16/32 or so.
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Thanks Rand, sounds pretty deep for a "street" tire.

I've got to be honest with myself about my truck.. I don't and won't off-road with it. I'm all show, so I want something good for what I DO use it for.. street driving.

AS great as big-lug BFGs look, I can't justify the on-road performance/looks ratio.
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I think they look pretty good. Only time will tell if they hold up and wear true.
I would rotate them religiously regardless.

If they turn out to be rotten... wel buy something else next time eh?

Rand
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I guess I was wrong about the tread depth, but my dad's new Delta tires on his 3/4 ton Silverado 4 door had like an inch to start with.......

My toyos came with very little tread depth and will be a hydroplaning mess at 35,000 miles.

I didn't mean to sound like a hater
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my dad's new Delta tires on his 3/4 ton Silverado 4 door had like an inch to start with.......
Thats not surprising, its a 3/4 ton truck!
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