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Old 06-04-2011
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What tire for the best price

Putting a lift on my truck Monday, got new wheels in (Moto Metal 951). I am currently looking for new tires, im on a budget of around $700 the size has to be 285/75/16, suggest some tires for me! And where to find them, mostly i order from my local Big O Tires shop, but i would like to see if i can find a better deal. Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2011
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Big O has some pretty nice tires for cheap.
I like BFGs white wall style tires, both ATs and MTs
Federal Couragias have a super cool looking tread design IMO
If your on a smaller budget, Treadwright is very reputable and has some good lookin tires
I like the red lettering on General Grabbers extreme traction (I think thats what theyre called)
Theres litterally thousands of tires out there for a 16 inch rim! All you gotta do is look. Iv been tire shopping for a while now and it all just depends on what you like and what your budeget is.
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i was going to mention treadwright as well, they are retreads but just look at the price. around $100 a tire plus shipping.

http://www.treadwright.com/c-16-285-75r16.aspx
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I like the retread tires on that treadwright website, but all of them are out of stock.
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you don't need retreads. $700 is plenty to get brand new ATs. just shop around.

You have $175 per tire, with taxes you have like $165. Get them local to save on shipping.

Heres some "cheaper" tire options, not bad tires, just cheaper.
General Grabber AT2 (Tread just like BFG ATs AND DEFIANTLY IN YOUR BUDGET)
Yokohama Geolander ATS
Firestone Destination AT (I RECOMMEND THESE HIGHLY IF YOU CAN GET THEM AT PRICE)

And of course look at craigslist, you never know.
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I bought mine from discount tire, mainly because of the free shipping. I got the goelander at's. 265/16's were 520 shipped when I bought them
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/
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Yeah those Geolanders are CHEAP. I considered them but I've heard of some wear, cupping, and sidewall issues.
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There is nothing wrong with retreads if you wanna save some money. Put the $300 youll save into something else like a brush guard.
I am going to call them when I have a little moolah saved up and ask if you can special order. I am wanting the BFG style sidewall with the raised white letters and the Howler tread. I like tires that will talk to me.
And also, General Grabber AT2s costs bascially the same as BFGs AT
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Nevermind lol. Did some research, the Generals are about $30 cheaper which adds up to $120 for all 4
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There is nothing wrong with retreads if you wanna save some money. Put the $300 youll save into something else like a brush guard.
I am going to call them when I have a little moolah saved up and ask if you can special order. I am wanting the BFG style sidewall with the raised white letters and the Howler tread. I like tires that will talk to me.
And also, General Grabber AT2s costs bascially the same as BFGs AT
you can, another guy that got some said they try to match them up anyway, but it does say on their site you acn request a specific brand and maybe even model tire but it will take longer. I don't think they charge extra though.

kevin is right that you can get a very nice set of new tires for $700 but no harm mentioning a much cheaper option, which I'd say is as good as any deal on craigslist.
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I think this is the first time Iv had people agreeing with me lol
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I went on craiglist and bought some used tires for now, (305/70/16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R) so i can save up for a nice set of mud terrain tires. I am looking at the 285/75/16 Mud Claw tires, i am in real good with my local big O so i can get killer deals. with tax, installation, balance, free rotations, and flat repair, i ended up getting quoted $775.00 and went ahead and locked in the price.
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What do you think?
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Very black lol. I like it! My buddy put some new tires on his truck and I bought his old ones for $20 bucks. Nitto Terra Grapplers. Mounted them on my Shelby GT500 rims and they look nice. Ecept they wont fit... need some spacers
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