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Old 07-22-2010
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So many to chose from

i have ambitions (probably more like pipe dreams) to have a nice ranger with a lift and 4WD, but there are serious complications with that... that's not what i am here for though. i was wondering what type of tire you guys would recommend... i am thinking that i would have 2 sets , one for hi-way use and longevity and one for off road. i am open to suggestions for both.

I like the government tread wear rating on Toyo H/T's for on road, and seem to look nice. thoughts, this would be a high life daily commuter.

for off-road, i have heard nothing but good things about Toyo M/T's and i like their tread design.

I am not brand loyal, especially to a brand that i have never actually had products from, but i have just heard good things from them.
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Toyo M/Ts probably cost about as much as your truck is worth. They're pretty pricey.

Check out Kumho M/Ts. Loooong tread life, respectable tread design and very good offroad. If they make a size small enough for your truck
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ah, this was after a lift and a 5.0 engine swap
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oh well uhh, M/Ts if you're going to do a bunch of work. Seems best choice. Any companies M/Ts are great really.
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Mickey MTZ's are nice too.
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Mickey MTZ's are nice too.
i assume that's what you're running?
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i assume that's what you're running?
Was, not now though. I would definitely get them again if I wanted a mud terrain.
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how's the tread wear?
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on road traction
snow
sand
trail
mud
rock.

i know that that set is everywhere, but it is a good list
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I was impressed with all the above. I had about 1,500 miles on them and they looked brand new.
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What made you get rid of them so soon?
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Wanted my smooth, quiet ride back. MTZ's are smooth and quiet for a mud terrain, but don't come close to an all terrain.
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so what did you switch to? Toyo A/T's? Wild Country XTX? just hoping to guess it. :P
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The new Falken AT that just came out. I love them!
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wild peak, or high country
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I LOVE my toyo MT and would honestly get another set they ride so nice for a MT
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quiet ride? good traction?
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I just got a set of toyo open country a/t and i LOVE THEM i know its not a MT but i highly respect toyo brand!
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prolly has a better tread life and is much quieter than M/Ts. why do you like TOYO so much
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why do you like TOYO so much
probably because they give good head
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BFG All Terrains!!!!
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prolly has a better tread life and is much quieter than M/Ts. why do you like TOYO so much
well it started off just hearing nothing but great things about TOYO, then when i purchased my toyo's i fell in love. thats basically it, like other people said if you stick with the name brands you really can't go wrong.
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wild peak, or high country
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you guys love thies tires, but have nothing about the traction in different conditions, or the tread life...
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Sorry to thread jack but im considering these my self, have you had them off road at all? If so how do they perform and have u had any other AT's to compare them too.
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Falken WildPeak AT’s are guaranteed to last at least 50,000 miles. I just got them, but am very impressed with their performance in a variety of terrains. Obviously, being an AT, they are not ideal for mud.
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