What are some good tires for the road??

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  1. patrickcampbell

    patrickcampbell Registered Member

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    Ok well im getting my truck ready to be driven on the road a little more. I have a 6 inch lift and am currently running 36 TSL's but I need another set for the street, what are some good tires that will give me good mileage on the road? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I would think the BFG All-Terrain or Pro Comp All-Terrains would work well.
     
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    I would think the BFG All-Terrain

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    any radial with a non- agressive tread. If you dont mind going a bit smaller, you can save quite a few bucks by getting some ribbed highway tires. They get excellent mileage, have incredible tread life, are quiet...

    Except they dont work in a lot of less-than-perfect conditions.
     
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    I have BFG Mud Terrains and like how they do. That means the All Terrains should do even bettter. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    wha? Maybe Im on crack, but... the BFG's (at least the old MT's) are loud, noisy, and hardly efficient on the rolling aspect. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    I have BFG Mud Terrains and like how they do. That means the All Terrains should do even bettter. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    If you have a Pep-Boys near by they have a Dakota RVT thats great on the street and works well off road...except mud.. not sure on the 35/36 price but the 33's are only $95.00 ea /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Best of 18MPG on 33x10.5R15 BFG AT's. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    No noisier than anything else I've ever heard, and handle/perform as good as a 5000lb 4 leaf sprung vehicle can IMO.
     
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    wha? Maybe Im on crack, but... the BFG's (at least the old MT's) are loud, noisy, and hardly efficient on the rolling aspect. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    I don't know what you're smoking. I had the old style mud terrains and never heard a peep out of them for probably 20,000 miles that I owned them. Quietest mudder I ever heard.

    If I were you I'd go with the cheapest 35x12.50 tire you can find. The Pro-Comps look good. I want to get a set myself to save my 38" TSLs.

    I wish they made a 37x10.50 all terrain or road tire. It'd be perfect for the snow and the street.
     
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    my 35" mud kings hardly put off any sound at all
     
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    Yup that's a perfect cheap tire to run on the road.
     
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    Anybody know where I can find a dealer (via internet or TiresPlus or something) that carries the Mud Kings. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like they're getting harder to find.
     
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    yeah no joke i got mine from a guy in town and there a really nice tire. there really aggresive for the price and there quite.
     
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    I know. I plan on getting those for my next tire...just have to find where. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I've heard nothing but good about the Mud Kings. I'd also recommend Mastercrafts or Coopers. I run a set of Courser C/T's and they are a great tire, but since I only have one truck for both my DD and wheeler my next tire will definately be a MT. Although spendy, you can't go wrong with a BFG.
     
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    If your still going to use this tire as an off-road tire too I would run the BFG M/T like everyone said, but if you are planning on running your Interco's on the trail and you need something for the street only I would go with an all-terrain from cooper. They make a tire that can be compared to BFG's for a fraction of the cost.
     

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