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Icon5 need tires dont know what to buy

ok i got a 1998 for ranger 4.0L ohv i do not have a lift kit on it or any upgrades.
i am looking for good tires for mpg 235/75r 15" rims. not looking to spend to much may spend $150 per tire if have to. need the tires to last a long time also. have looked on tirerack.com but would like actuall ranger input
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Get 31x10.50R15s you won't regret it, then get some Uniroyals if your looking for something inexpensive.
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how are the uniroyals?
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generals are cheap too, i've been surprised with how well mine have lasted 40 k miles and still good tread on general aw's
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get some 31x10.5r15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOs'
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and what is 31x10 mean?? sry only 19 and dont really know the numbers for tires yet. =/
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i would say get some bfgs if your looking for good street tires. i see nothing but good things out of any bfg tire.
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im sorry forgot to say looking for highway all season
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thank you for all your inputs
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the numbers are the size the first number is how tall the tires are and the second number is how wide they are and the last one is the rim size. the bfgs are good in the snow imo
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and what is 31x10 mean?? sry only 19 and dont really know the numbers for tires yet. =/
for truck tires, the size will be 31x10x15.....so 31 is the outside diameter of the tire in inches, 10 is the width of the tire in inches, and 15 is the inside diameter of the tire or the outside diameter of the wheel. Hope that helps.

I've had the BFG Mud-Terrains and All-Terrains and they are both great, but I'm not sure if they will fit into your budget.
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tyvm for all the help people
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31 bfgs' are 138$ each on tire rack
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i really like the new goodyear wrangler mt/r's..kind of pricy though. try OnlineTires.com - Discount Tires, Custom Wheels, Rims, Goodyear, Michelin, Cooper Tires, theres some pretty decent prices but no mt/r's.
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General Grabber ATs are nice, I've only heard good things about them and there only $113 a tire on tire rack for 31x10.50R15s General Grabber AT 2

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bfg long trail mounted balanced with a 50,000 mile warranty $390 out the door from walmart/ sams club. they sound like what youre looking for and theyre a great tire for a good price. they ride smooth as glass and they rock in the snow and rain.
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X2 on the General grabber at2 and they have a 60000 mile warranty
i have heard good things on Firestone Destinations and the BFG long trail.
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Nitto Terra Grappler.
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bfg long trail mounted balanced with a 50,000 mile warranty $390 out the door from walmart/ sams club. they sound like what youre looking for and theyre a great tire for a good price. they ride smooth as glass and they rock in the snow and rain.
BFG long trail T/A's do not carry a treadwear warrenty, but I would suggest them if you are looking for a good-all season highway tire on the cheap. Dont get them confused with the Long Trail Tour. I would not suggest them on a light truck. You may run into problems in the winter because of their mild tread pattern.

If you are just looking for a highway tire stay away from an All terrain tire.
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BFG long trail T/A's do not carry a treadwear warrenty, but I would suggest them if you are looking for a good-all season highway tire on the cheap. Dont get them confused with the Long Trail Tour. I would not suggest them on a light truck. You may run into problems in the winter because of their mild tread pattern.

If you are just looking for a highway tire stay away from an All terrain tire.
i never said they were T/A's they have a tread life warrantee on them. i put them on my wifes blazer and they are awsome in the snow
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get the general grabber a/t2s
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i never said they were T/A's they have a tread life warrantee on them. i put them on my wifes blazer and they are awsome in the snow
The only warranty that the Long Trails carry from the manufaturer is a lifetime defect warranty. Was the warranty something through wal-mart?

The Long Trail Tours have a 65,000 mi tread wear warranty, but I wouldnt put those on a truck, especially a ranger.

The Long Trails T/A's on the other hand are a very good choice.
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The only warranty that the Long Trails carry from the manufaturer is a lifetime defect warranty. Was the warranty something through wal-mart?

The Long Trail Tours have a 65,000 mi tread wear warranty, but I wouldnt put those on a truck, especially a ranger.

The Long Trails T/A's on the other hand are a very good choice.
i know they are not the tours, i havent heard good things about them so they must be the T/A's, ill have to look when i get home. but yes they did come with a tread life warranty. i dont know if it was from BFG or Sam's club and frankly, for $390 out the door with any warranty, i didnt care.
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yeah i have a set of 225 70 long trail terrains, and they are pretty decent tires. i have taken them from the mud a few times and they go pretty good. i could see them being decent in the snow too.
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idk if you really want to go to a 31 because i lost around 2-3 mpg when i switched from my 235s
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