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Old 11-16-2010
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Time to tire shop for 3 inch lift

So here is the deal, I am doing my 3 inch spindle lift and running 15x8s w/ 3.75BS and -19mm offset in January. I need to pick out some tires, and my budget sucks. Under $500. I am looking at aggressive all-terrains. Possibly mud-terrains. No all seasons though. Or SUV all-terrains with crap tread. Not opposed to used with better than 60% tread but no re-treads. Tri-State only. Willing to drive. Not paying to ship.

I am looking at 31s-33s height with 9.5-11.5 width. Again, for 15s. Load range B, C, or D. Nothing above that. C would probably be best. I would like 32x11.5or10.5s the best but I am flexible due to price. Will probably end up with 31x10.5s due to price and availability. I have been on craigslist with no luck so far. But I have till January.

So what are the best bang-for-your-buck tires. Toyos? Mastercrafts? Kellys? Dunlops? Generals? Yokohamas? Obviously any tire less than $125 a piece. Which would be the best?

I am honestly looking mostly used. I would like to get a good used tire over a crappy new one. So if Ohio area people would keep an eye out for me that would be great.

(Please, don't come in here yelling about Duratracs or KM2s. They are out of my price range and I know everyone has a preference for tires but I don't want your personal opinions, just the facts for the best deal.)

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I love my tires. They're wearing REALLY slowly on my truck and do very well in the mud. The best part, they're CHEAP. Almost half the price of some other tires that are preferred by many members on here.. Look at my profile for pics. They're worth every penny.


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A 32x11.5 might be the best suitable for your truck. I'd check craigslist every single day, usually a great deal pops up every once in a while for good tires. If you can, get a reputable named tire although some weird named ones are manufactured by big name companies but they tend not to be as tough in the long run

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yeah thats what i've noticed. lots of tread wear issues and soft rubber on the off brands. thats why i would rather get a used good tire. like some BFGs or Wranglers with like 60% tread. the kellys are junk and they are a goodyear tire. and the mastercrafts (I have some now) are made by cooper but I like them. they use cheaper compound so they wear faster.

32s would be awesome but no one makes them HAHA. its either 31s or 33s it seems like.
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maybe you could convince this guy to ship these? theyre not perfect but i cant imagine it would cost more than your budget to have em shipped to you
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f54/33...ins-ma-115284/
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i would go with general grabber at2s
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maybe you could convince this guy to ship these? theyre not perfect but i cant imagine it would cost more than your budget to have em shipped to you
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f54/33...ins-ma-115284/
thats me LOL. they've served me well and gotten me through a lot of nasty stuff even last week just time for new ones
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i would go with general grabber at2s
his budget is 500. 31" at2's are 140 a piece, bringing the total to 560 which is over his budget.
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You could stay pretty close to your budget with the brand of tires I have. Especially if you can find them and wait for a sale. They may be "no namers" but I've never had a set of mud tires that wore this slowly. Even my friend who works for a tire supply company is amazed at how they're wearing so slowly..

Just trying to help recommend a good tire for your money.



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u gonna say what tires u have or are we just supposed to know?
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yeah really. youve posted twice raving about your tires. but you dont even tell us what you have.
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his budget is 500. 31" at2's are 140 a piece, bringing the total to 560 which is over his budget.
couldn't have said it better myself

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You could stay pretty close to your budget with the brand of tires I have. Especially if you can find them and wait for a sale. They may be "no namers" but I've never had a set of mud tires that wore this slowly. Even my friend who works for a tire supply company is amazed at how they're wearing so slowly..

Just trying to help recommend a good tire for your money.

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yeah really. youve posted twice raving about your tires. but you dont even tell us what you have.
They are Mud Trac Steel Radials. just took a peak at his profile and looked in his album. They look sketchy BUT you give them rave reviews so I might look into them. Do you rotate and at what intervals?

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maybe you could convince this guy to ship these? theyre not perfect but i cant imagine it would cost more than your budget to have em shipped to you
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f54/33...ins-ma-115284/
If I lived on the East Coast I would have already picked them up LOL Some dude in Georgia was selling 33 BFG Mud Terrains awhile back with good tread for like $250. Awesome deal. I REALLY wish he would have been in my tri-state. They would have been perfect.

@Pedro. Is $200 priced shipped?
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nah not shipping them out lol
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nah not shipping them out lol
figured. they arn't what i really want anyway.
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Could always check out Treadwright, granted they are retreads but do include a warranty.
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Mesa AP's at Big O. You might find them at soe stores. They dont show on their website anymore here out west. I had 245/75 16's just to get me by before i got my good tires. They worked good and i paid $75 each new.
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Some guy on TRS is selling some 32 BFG A/Ts in Western PA. I might try to negotiate with him. He has them selling with crappy wheels to which I don't need or want. They only has 1500 miles on them so it'll be a steal if I get them at a good price.

That would make my year for sure.
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There is a guy on my CL who is selling BFG A/Ts in 33x12.5. They are a good deal. Will they fit ok? Or will they rub because they are too wide?
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33x12.50's should be okay man.
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They shouldn't rub, if anything you might rub at full lock, or when your wheelin.
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Those bfg's would happen to be the ones for 350 would they :) I inquired on them myself :P
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Those bfg's would happen to be the ones for 350 would they :) I inquired on them myself :P
You SOB those are mine LOL
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You SOB those are mine LOL
Haha yeh, go for it bro, i was jsut considering them for now because i need tires bad and its a good deal but i really want somthing different lol so ill just let you have at them,
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Haha yeh, go for it bro, i was jsut considering them for now because i need tires bad and its a good deal but i really want somthing different lol so ill just let you have at them,
Yeah since I am 2WD I really need some A/Ts. I have seen some decent M/Ts on CL though so keep an eye out for those. He hasn't emailed me back yet though so maybe neither of us will get a response or chance lol. There was a dude selling 32 BFG ATs in East PA for $500 w/ wheels.
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General Grabber AT2 Tires - All Terrain Tire Reviews

General Grabber AT 2

What do you guys think of these. I can get them for $120 local in 31x10.5. They have similar tread to BFG T/A KOs, plus some good sipping. I will probably hold out on them till the last minute and keep my eye on CL for some used BFGs but if it comes down to the wire these look good.

Reviews look good. Most compare them to BFG T/As and say they are just as good or even better. Looks like about 30-50k on them until they get bad in the rain but re-sipping would probably fix that. Only "issue" I saw was balancing. I guess they take a few tries sometimes. Sound good though and for $120 a piece I can't beat it.
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