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Old 12-10-2010
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Load C Tire Recommendations?

Looking for Load C tire recommendations in LT245/75-16 (stock is P255/70-16). Will likely be tire shopping in Spring 2011.

So far I have found the following tires that fit the bill:

1. Firestone Destination A/T
2. Toyo Open Country A/T
3. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
4. Falken Wild Peak A/T

Mostly city and hwy driving with some gravel and mud laden forestry roads (work related). Snow performance is not an issue since I have studded winter tires.

Everything else is stock (no T-bar crank or body lift). I am assuming that LT265/75-16 will rub without T-bar cranking.

P-rated tires might be considered....not sure if they are durable enough (already had one puncture with an embedded piece of metal). Stock tire is the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S.

Thanks for any recommendations or advice.

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I've had a set of 285/75/16 Wild Peaks on my truck since August, and I couldn't be happier with them. I do alot of the same type of driving you do and I haven't had any problems at all. I don't have any experience with the other tires you're looking at, but I'd highly recommend the Wild Peaks.
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I will have to say the duratracs. Have no complaints so far.
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I had the Firestone Destinations in a 265 4-ply that rode great, but they were definitely too soft. I had a nail or something in the tire like 2-3 times a year.

I would recommend the Goodyears for sure. Those in a 6-ply are my next tires I have decided.
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IF you can afford the Duratracs I would get them. They are the best looking tire out of the choices that you listed.
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Thanks for the replies.

I have added Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo to the list. Both the Revo and Duratracs are on the pricier side though.

The Destinations that I am consdering are 6 ply (4 ply are the P-rated ones).

Dave
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I had the Destination AT and they worked great on road, on ice, in the snow, in rain. They were also super quiet. I have the Duratracs now and they definitely are not any better than the Destinations were in the rain. The Duratracs are a bit noisier but definitely do better off road. If you dont really do any offroading definitely go with the Destinations. I had the Destinations for four years with no flats.

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I have the toyo open country A/T's and i love them! Only thing is i got them in D load rating but its not to bad. I actually like how it drives. Sick looking tires too
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I would have to agree, the Destinations do well in wintery (icy) conditions. The tires I have now are trash in the rain and ice. Of course not any tire will do well in the ice. But the Destinations I had handle alot better in icy conditions compared to the ones I have now.
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Correction to my original post: Falken High Country A/T are load C; Falken Wild Peak A/T are either load D or E.

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265-75-16 duratracs, just got mine in.
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