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Old March 8th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a new set of tires for my truck. The tire size is 315 75r16. These will see a lot of highway use as it is my daily driver but on the other hand I want something that is going to perform when i do get on the trail. I have been looking at the cooper discoverer sst's as well as the interco trxus mudd terrians. Any other ideas? I am trying to keep the bill under 1000 but i dont want to get a cheap set that will last the miles either. Thank you for your input guys

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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Go with the Cooper STT's they balance nice, good ride, not to noisy, great in the mud and are as tough as nails! I had them on an s10 and loved them...looking to get a set for my Suburban!
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Old March 9th, 2009, 01:52 AM   #3
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Old March 9th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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Trxus MTs. 34x12.5-16

I'm running the 285-75-16 right now on my d-max and I've had them in a 37" on my s10 (before I upgraded). they are a great tire offroad and do fairly well onroad.

they've seen 120mph a couple times with no issues. get them siped as well and that will help you since you're in MI.

my next set will most likely be the 34" Trxus MTs when the 285s wear out.

my next choice, for that apprx size, would be the 315-75-16 KM2
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Old March 9th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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I have been running Kumho Road Venture MTs for almost 2 years. They are on my daily driver but my drive to work is only @ 12 miles round trip. They have been great tires and the only time they give me any problem is they are a little slick (like any other MT) on lightly snowed roads. They are wearing excellent too. The Kumhos were fairly cheap when I bought them and they have increased their price some. I like their looks and perform great in the mud.

If you do a lot of road driving, I would go with BFG ATs or Toyo Open Countrys. I was going with Open Countrys until I found the Kumhos at the $$ I did. I have read a lot of good expedition-style use reviews on the Toyos and they had a lot of praise for them after running BFG ATs for years.
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if you want an agressive tire that wears like steel i personally recommend Wild Country Radial RVt's, i have 35,000 miles on mine with almost no visable wear.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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Must agree with Rattler. Used to run BFG AT's on my Cherokee and loved them on and off road. Now have the Toyo open country on and like them much better on road but have yet to get them too far off road, good in the snow though.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #8
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been doing a lot of research.. and the cooper stt's seem to be where it is at.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #9
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check out this ebay auction, great tire and a even better price!!!!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-LT-...Q5fAccessories

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ebay auction number 310126859611
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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #10
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coopers great reviews on it!
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Old March 11th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #11
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Petersons 4 wheeel and offroad mag may 2009 issue has a great article on the hankook dynapro mt tires, i think that i am going to get some 35s for my cherokee.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #12
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Either or we sell alot of the cooper STT's and the Hankook DYNAPRO's
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my friend has 35x12.50-20 cooper STT on his 2003 f-350 diesel they are wereing fast
he pulls a trailer maybe once a week for about 50 miles. they drive very good not to noisy. but seem to were out a little fast to me.
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The Hankook are gonna be a little bit cheaper than the Coopers by about $40 or so. I'm also starting to see some General Grabber AT2 and those look pretty good also. They look alot like the BFG's but half the cost.
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I was going to buy the Dynapro MTs until they told me they only last aproc 35,000 miles..Wasnt going to spend that kind of money just to buy new tires after only 35,000 miles...Look awesome and i bet they are awesome off road too !!!
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35,000 miles is pretty good for a radial tire! And if you keep them rotated they will last that long too!!
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I have a set of goodyear wangler mt/r, and love them, they work great in snow, sand, mud and trail. I am really impressed with them, and will buy them again! here is a link to a review http://www.offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT...angler-MTR.htm
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Trxus, Junk

Cooper Discoverer STT's, Firestone Destonation M/Ts, Dayton Timberline M/T (aswome tire), Goodyear Wrangler (the mud tires, can't remember the name)- All really good mud/road tires. They're all the same tread style lol

BFG A/T- Good mud tires, and really well road tire. Just doesn't like the same or snow too much.

Cooper Discoverever STTs don't like the sand at all. but do decent in the snow. Dayton M/Ts are awsome snow tires, and good sand and really good in the mud and on the street. They're just a bit noisy and not a lot of sipping for the wet pavement, but still do ok.

The hands down best on/off road tire is the Dick Cepek Mud Countrys, they're an awsome mud/sand/snow tire (i run 33's and they're still kickass in the snow) and they handel exellent on the street. Nice sipping for the wet pavement too.
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I got a set of KM2's in that size mounted and balanced for $1100 which is more than you're looking to spend but I have yet to get stuck or not make it over something. And that with open diff's. I run them on my DD/ weekend toy and absolutely love them. And the one time I couldn't go any further in some serious mud, I was still able to back out of the mess. Oh, and the flex they have aired down is amazing.
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if you want an agressive tire that wears like steel i personally recommend Wild Country Radial RVt's, i have 35,000 miles on mine with almost no visable wear.
i have to mention again

they are cheap(ish)

very agressive

wear like steel on the street, and come in load range D or E

also they are an off brand cooper

http://www.tirefactory.net/multimilewcrvt.html
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