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Best 40"+ Tire for Highway Useage?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Downlo830, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Downlo830

    Downlo830 Registered Member

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    Im lookin at getting a set of 40-44" tires and they will be my cruizin tires. I already got some for offroad play. I've been reading alot and goin around in circles. It looks like its between 42" Irocks, 44" TrXus STS, 44" Ground Hawgs, Or maybe another big tire im not thinkin of?? Which one will wear well and last on the highway:dunno:? ~Comment away... Thanx, Ross
     
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    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Whatever it is it should be a radial...
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    what about some big mickey thompsons
     
  4. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I say ground hawgs. dont know how they ride but Ive heard that last forever, even on the pavement.

    or get some bling 20s and some used military tires. Ive heard those ride decent and also last forever.
     
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    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I just went through this entire process. Took me a month to decide. First i wanted the 40" MTR's cause i love my 35's on my DD. But then i found out the 40's are only 6 ply so they are the same but different. I then looked long and hard at the Xterrains, but i couldn't find anything good about them anywhere, and they cost a fortune even with buy 3 get 1 free. So after a post on here about Iroks I went that route.

    I wanted the radial but they aren't offered in a 16.5 whee and i needed a 16.5 wheel. I selected the 42x14x16.5 Irok Bias.

    Other than the first 10 miles of flat spots eveytime i get in the rig, i love them.
     
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    scotto0609 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I had d/c fun country's in 38 size that were nice on the road. I think they still make them in 40 and 44 inch sizes,though at that size they are not a radial.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    40" Goodyears in 17" rim.
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    I second that.
     
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    Yep, I love mine. If you weren't so far I would trade you my MTR's for some IROK's since my K5 isn't a DD anymore.
     
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    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    Michelins!
     
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    X2!

    Here's mine
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    they cost an arm and a leg!:eek1:
     
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    I saw go with the michelins too. I bought 5 tires for $200 and 5 20" wheels for $750. I didnt care about the looks I just wanted something that would ride good and last a long time. They would of lasted a lot longer than they did if I didnt spin them all the time.

    This is with them on my old dodge.
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    I put them on the chevy one day before I got rid of the dodge. I wish I could of kept the wheels and tires.

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    But probably worth every penny.

    Why not call Goodyear and ask for blems? I'm sure they have lots of them to sell for a fraction of the regular price.
     
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    they sell blems?:thinking:
     
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    Sorry no advice but did anyone else laugh when they read the title of this thread?
     
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    :whistle:

    id get the michelins military ones---i have the iroks and as everybody know the wear like $ht. I have probably half a tank full on the road and 1 tank on the dirt. and the rear is starting to round-well yes the rear is welded but still.
     
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    Wow thanx for all the input. Ok so far it looks like the MTRs are coming out best. Im thinkin maybe those or the 44" Groundhawgs cuz I could use the rims I have. Anyone else have good experience with these ground hawgs?

    Wheres some good places to buy these tires online?? cheaper the better:D
     
  20. blazinzuk

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    STS cause they are the only choice that come in 44s that would last very long and after talking myself out of 42s a couple years ago I realize I should have just gotten the 44s
     

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