Need tires...losing my mind

Jguru23 Jun 7, 2018

  1. Jguru23

    Jguru23 Test Drive

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    I have never had such a difficult time choosing tires. If you look online at reviews every tire is 4-5 out of 5 stars. Like a bad tire was never made. Then you look at tirerack and while most of the reviews are positive their color coded charts just obliterate consumer confidence in a tire.

    I need 16" on my 2010. Any suggestions? I like Goodyear but I am told that the Fortitude and Fuel Max are junk. Was looking at the Kumho Crugen HT51. Color me crazy but the affordable price makes me question it being a good tire.
     
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  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    We can figure this out.

    First, what do you want out of a tire? Do you ever wheel? Do you want tread that is going to last forever on the road? What are you doing with the truck?

    Give us some direction and I know we can point you to the right tire
     
  3. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    What he said. Give us some background. Highway? Daily driver? Rock toy? Mud toy? All around general use tire?

    Welcome BTW.
     
  4. Jguru23

    Jguru23 Test Drive

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    I totally forgot to mention this is for day to day and highway use. Like the Michellin Defenders are nice but super pricey. Looking for a alternative.

    I am replacing Goodyear Tripletred which was a good tire but was noisey and Id like something quieter.
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Look at Cooper tires. I've been very happy with them as of late. I put ATPs on the wife's Pathy. She's 95% highway and they've been great for almost 40k miles. Still have plenty of tread left.
     
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  6. Dmilli0501

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    Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires are my go to!
     
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  7. SpecialWarr

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    Stay away from the Goodyear FuelMax.... the sidewalls are super soft and there have been reports in Canada about cords popping inside the treads. Quiet, yes, but at what cost!!??
     
  8. Jguru23

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    Coopers look great but possibly too rugged for the amount if highway travel. Anyone have an opinion on Goodyear Fortitudes or Kumho Crugen HT51? Ive never even heard of Kumho!!! But the reviews are good.
     
  9. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Thats a pretty solid choice too.
     
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    rolling rock First Fill-Up (of many)

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  11. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Kumho Road Ventures are a solid budget choice. We run them on our work trucks.
     
  12. Bushnut

    Bushnut Test Drive

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    I've got a set of E rated (10ply) Hankook dynapros. I have about 8k on them excellent highway tires.They are quiet roll smooth and steady, in the wet the are good. fuel consumption is better than my off road tires.....off road or snow not so much. I use them as my summer highway tripping/DD tires. for offroad and winter I use Treadwright Guard Dogs,31/10.5/15 on old lego wheels.
     
  13. AdventureRider81

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    Michelin Defenders are sweet! Love them on 2 of my previous vehicles. For alternatives, have you looked at Uniroyal Tiger Paws? They are essential Michelin rejects out of same factory that meets D.O.T requirements but not quite up to pair to meet Michelin requirements. Characteristics are similar. However, they usually take a little more weight to balance then the Mich due to being a little more out of round.
     
  14. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    If Michelin made a mud tire, I'd be all over it. They are the only company that makes a truly round tire.
     
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