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Pickup tires
« on: July 21, 2020, 05:10:29 PM »
Not quite sure if this is the correct place for this but, I am looking on getting some new tires for my truck and not quite sure what ones to get i am looking at the toyo m55 but not to sure if they are any good. Any recommendations are appreciated. 
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 05:21:00 PM »
I've been using Michelin LTX's for about 20 years and have been very pleased with their performance on 16" rims.

I was underwhelmed with their performance on the 19.5" rims though.

Usually we netted 70K - 80K miles from the 16" rim tires and they stayed in balance the entire time.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 06:27:20 PM »
Iv had good luck with Firestone Transforce on 16 inch rims. 

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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 07:36:48 PM »
What vehicle is it going on? What's most important, ride quality, price, mileage, noise? Mostly on road, or job sites? That will help with recommendations.
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 07:43:57 PM »
Its going on a 2007 Chev 2500 hd, ride quality doesn't really matter as the truck will be mainly 60% off road which would consist of gravel with sharp rocks/some sticks   And 40% highway, would like a moderate noise tire. Price aint really that big of a deal per say dont want to spent 1000$ a tire though 
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 07:48:28 PM »
My vote too for Michelin LTX
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 07:58:23 PM »
In New Hampshire I find for my use Copper mud and snows are my go to tire.
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But have run them without studs with good results. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 08:10:25 PM »
my 2 cents
go to a wrecking yard and see if there are any good off-road tires.
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 11:01:39 PM »
A lot of the crummys here run Cooper Discover STís thatís what we have on our F150 crummy, my crummy a 1 ton crew cab long box is running Nitto Trail Grapplers Iíve had less issues with flats on the mainlines where we can run up to 30 miles off highway daily.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 09:25:50 AM »
I have had very good success with Nitto Duragrapplers and BF Goodrich All Terrains.  I ran the BFGs for almost 80,000 miles before a belt broke in one and I retired the set.  They still had some tread at the time.  Both tires pull decent off-road and don't make a ton of fuss on the highway.  In normal conditions, I drive about 3,000 miles per month split between in woods work and highway miles from job to job.  I have Coopers under my pick-up now as my local dealer had a set in stock as I came in with two flats.  We'll see how they hold up.

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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 10:38:08 AM »
hankook dynapro ATM
Nokian Rotiiva AT

Both work great on and offroad, still good on street. Great in the snow. Excellent wear characteristics. I have bought 4 sets of the hankook and been on several different vehicles, highly recommend, I am still on the first set of Rotiiva and will be buying again when its time.

only reason I switched to the rotiiva was because the ATM was not available in my size.

The rotiiva are on my 2015 f-150 that I drive every day. The ATM's were on grand cherokees.


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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2020, 12:06:09 PM »
We ran Toyo M606 on the Chev's in our logging fleet, it was the only tire we could find that would stand up to the abuse those clowns handed out. The Fords got M55 becaause M606 was not available in that size. It was a rugged tire with good traction but rode hard, the truck crow hopped on washboard. They wouldn't last if aired down.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2020, 01:50:57 PM »
I've had 2 sets of Cooper Discovery on my 2500HD, ready for a 3rd soon, I like them
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2020, 03:12:10 PM »
All of our trucks have cooper discover st max tires on them. Used them for years nice balance between snow and mud tread

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2020, 08:55:42 PM »
Iím running Toyo Open Country C/T on my truck now. Year around on the rear and wintertime all around.Howl just a little, wear flat on the rear and wear the outside of the tread very little on the front.  I do rotate them, but not on any schedule, just when theyíre off for brakes or some other reason. I put some highway tread tires on the front for the summer (Goodyear; one new and one almost new takeoff). 275/75R18. Got some extra rims so I only had to mount them one time. 
I used to run Cooper S/T Max on my trucks. They are good tires in mud or snow, and a little cheaper than the Tokyoís. I had a brain fart and went with the Toyo, but I am really happy with them.
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2020, 09:12:15 PM »
I ran a set of Toyo M55's (which are discontinued from what I understand) on my Dodge dually, excellent off road traction and they wore pretty well for how block of a tire they are. They were really noisy on the highway though! My 01 Chevy 2500hd got Toyo Open Country C/T last fall, they've been wearing well. Good off road (I don't think as good as the M55 but 2 different rigs) decent on snow and surprisingly low road noise. We have an 03 Suburban that the previous owner lifted and put bigger tires on it. I think they are 18", 315's. Cooper S/T I believe, all I know is those big things have wore like iron. They kinda suck on snow but are great off road.
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Re: Pickup tires
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2020, 09:38:31 PM »
I ran a set of Toyo M55's (which are discontinued from what I understand)
I can get them through a company called integra tire here in town. but that's about the only place I can locate them.
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« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2020, 09:48:42 PM »
Maybe look at Yokohama geolander 

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« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 10:42:10 PM »
I have bought several sets of Hankook. Even put some 22.5's on my motorhome. Recently put load range E on my 4x4 and they have all been great. They run true and balance out with minimum weights. 

I've used Micheline for 20 years. Motorhome Michelins were terrible, less than 20K and were unusable. Car and pickups had good luck with Michelins.

The Hankooks are great tires. I think they even have a plant in the US now. They are half price from the Michelins. Many of the new BMW's or Mercedes have Hankooks as standard tires.

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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2020, 11:25:32 PM »
We've gotten good service out of the Hankook Dynapro ATM on our woods pickups. I put those on my dually as well, haven't put many miles on them. I have noticed they tend to load up, they don't clean out that well so they don't seem as good offroad.
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