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what kind of tires?

i need new tires for my stock 7 spoke 15'' rims. the current size is 225/70r15. i want to put something bigger and more meaty on them, that are still pretty cheap. any suggestions, and or pics? its a 2wd on stock suspension.
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What are you willing to spend?
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havent given it much thought, i was thinking around 500 i guess.
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Nitto Terra Grapplers.
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lol are you being serious? what size?
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235/75/15's will work great on there. sold all my stuck stuff to a guy that has a stepside just like yours with the same stock 225/70/15's and they clear no problem. you'd be looking more in the $600 range though if you want something decent that rides good
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what tire would you recommend?
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well what kind of driving do you do? do you need traction? or just want a smooth ride?

you can get some pretty basic tires like what probably came on there for $500

most passenger rated(4ply) light truck tires will run slighty higher(probably$600 like i said) most brands will carry a highway type tread with smaller lugs and lots of siping. these will ride a bit more quiet and last a good 60.000 miles. the rubber compound is usually a bit softer for a better ride but less cut protection

AT(all terrains) will have bigger lugs and less siping-but you will get more traction and they will shed snow or mud easier. they still ride good but you might get more noise in the cab. any good AT usually lasats about 50.000 miles

personally i like all terrains for the ride and traction off road

i also have my tires siped-most shops should have a sipe machine just ask them. at my work it's an extra $12.50 a tire but it allows more of the tread to be on the ground while driving. it also helps air get in between the tread which makes the casing run alot cooler. anytime you can decrease the temp of the tires while driving tire life will be extended :)

hope that helps!

personally i run nothing but toyo's
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fyi siping is the tiny"cuts" in the tread. basically all tires(except mt's) will have some siping from the manufacturer. but any good tire shop will have a machine that adds even more siping. it does wonders with traction because of having more tread on the ground. also very good for icy/snow conditions. AND since more of the tread is on the road stopping distance is also improved :)

I work at a tire store by the way lol. hence the knowledge
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nitto and toyo are one in the same too. nitto is just the more well known popular brand haha. anything made by dean are also good quality tires and they run a bit cheaper
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thanks for that input, very helpful. it is my dd so a smooth ride is probably my main concern, but these are basically just gonna be my winter wheels, so more traction is def a plus, seeing how im in michigan. and 3rd important, i would just like a more aggresive offroad look for them.
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glad i could help :) let us know what ya end up getting and some pics!
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so i was looking on discount tire, just for prices, and sizes ideas. it says my trruck can fit a 275/60r15. these are a lot wider. good idea? fitment?
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it MIGHT clear those...i'd be curious to see if they'd hit the control arms or not. my edge with t-bars sits alot higher than your truck and mine rubbed just a hair and they are a bit narrower

im not sure you'd find an all terrain in that size either...thats more of an old school size like 80's stepside chevys.

but hey! worth a try! call up a dealer around where you live see if they have them in stock :) and see if you could have them test fitted. if they don't rub that would be pretty sweet
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hey kyle, what do you think of these?

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those are pretty decent tires especially for the price-we occasionally get an order of those at work. just keep in mind that price is for the tire ONLY lol. add new valve stems, balancing, and some shops even charge for dismounting and mounting and charge extra for the warranty. just food for thought. sometimes just looking at the tire price isnt enough if the place you buy them nickels and dimes you.
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didn't some smart feller up there say about $600?? haha :p and that was for a 235/70/15. check a 75 series i bet its only $30 or $40 more. might as well get alittle more ground clearance out of it.
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How about Falken Rocky Mountain ATS?
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lol yeah good call.
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i haven't seen too many of those at least here in oregon. i will say falken is a great company(ohtsu is the other branch)

ohtsu makes the "high country" AT. pretty much the same as the falken
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lol yeah good call.
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ohtsu high country

falken rocky mountain

my tires toyo open country at's

to me the toyos look beefier :)
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but toyo=$$$ lol
but i get everything cost+10 bwa ha ha
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