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Old March 6th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #41
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If you're open to suggestions on the tires, I just put a set of Falken Rocky Mounain AT's on the SuperDuty and I must say they are a pretty aggressive all terrain. They were significantly cheaper then the BFG's. Can't really say how they wear yet, only have about 2,000 miles on them.
Yes I am open to suggestions, sorry I missed your post earlier, any reports on mileage from any others on this tire out there?

I'm not opposed to the stock tires again Bridgestone Dueler AT's, they wear like iron and do well in the snow, are nice and quiet, just wanted to consider something that was a tad more aggressive. Though in reality I may not really need anything too much more aggressive.

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For what you need, I'd go with the SA, they're an amazing tire on-road and do just as well at the bfg a/t off-road, imo

For shocks, i'd go with a monroe reflex, i run those on my 1/2 ton, they're a great shock but i will be upgrading to rancho rs9000xl/procomp mx6's just for the setting adjustments
The monroe's seem to be a good option.

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For my next set, i like the look and price of these....

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I am in the same boat as your are. Truck is an 05 Silverado with 170k, tires measure 275/60-20. I purchased it with the Silent Armor's at 136k and tires were at 7-8/32. At 170K the tires are measuring out to 3-4/32. They are super quite, and run fantastic. I will be replacing them with a matching set shortly. Otherwise, hopefully level it and run the Z-71 OEM replacement shocks (a little firmer ride for towing the boat's).
So you're saying the Goodyear Silent Armors only wore down 3-4/32nds over 35k? That's sounding like an 80k tire! That may make the choice pretty easy. My brother runs them on his trucks, as does the gentleman I am buying the tires from, so maybe I should stop thinking and just run with the tire he originally suggested.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #42
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So you're saying the Goodyear Silent Armors only wore down 3-4/32nds over 35k? That's sounding like an 80k tire! That may make the choice pretty easy. My brother runs them on his trucks, as does the gentleman I am buying the tires from, so maybe I should stop thinking and just run with the tire he originally suggested.
Yes, I would have to measure them again, its been 2-3k since I last checked but I am a little anal when it comes to tire maintenance. Working on Class 7 and 8 trucks you quickly get to see the difference that tire maintenance makes. I run the tires at 40psi, a little higher than recommended, but I have been satisfied with the wear. If I am towing 3k plus for a distance I air down to 35psi to accommodate the increased friction and expansion of air in the tire. Rotation is every 10k, and parts will be inspected and replaced and an alignment performed when I get new meat.

Based on my experience and from what the original owner told me, his son purchased the wheels and tires used, almost new, but used, and ran them on another truck before installing them on the truck I now own. I am suspecting that they have close to 80k on them.
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For tires I would go with duratracks my buddy has them and loves them he has put 14,000 on them and try still have a lot of tread.


As for shocks I have Monroe shocks up front and I hate them they are so bouncy the best way I could put it in the rear I have pro comp es1000s and I like them take bumps well

Hope that helps

Edit: I have Monroe sense atrack do not get thos I was very disappointed in them

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oops. Check out the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A on the discount tire webpage. The tread wraps slightly onto the sidewall. It makes them look a lot better on the truck than a tire with completely smooth sidewalls, in my opinion.

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Anyone have any experience with the bilstein 5100's?

Instead of buying a leveling kit and shocks I could kill two birds with one stone...

Elusive I agree 100% about the tread on the sidewall looking a lot better than a typical car tire.
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I love seeing Kickstand and GreaseMonkey battle, so this thread is total WINNING!

But, I run Biltiens on my Jeep and really like them. My bro changed out the Goodyear on his Suburban for the Michelin's and he is extremely happy with the Michelin's, like them better then the Goodyear's.
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Are those BFGs what AlumCJ is running? I remember he went BFG and it wasn't the A/T, but can't remember what one he is running.

Here's where I got the recommendation on the Monroe reflex shocks:

www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=155687
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TIRES: I've liked the cooper's I've had on two of my trucks thus far(i might even have coopers on my dually now, I forgot ). I've been too cheap to buy new tires for replacements... call it broke college grad symptoms.

sHOCKS: For the money it is hard to beat monroes for price/value. I would stay away from the lower end anything/everything, especially rancho (common sense I know). I put some monroe sensatrac's on the woman's xj this weekend. Pretty happy with them.

Depends on how much you are looking to spend on tires/shocks. I didn't notice a budget for them.

I SUGGEST FOX BYPASS SHOCKS THEN, AND FOR TIRES I RECOMMEND POWER CATS.
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Ive got hankook dynapro atms on my 2500hd with about half tread at 30k. Far better than bfg at in every scenario & id say quieter too on road.

As for shocks, if you are doing keys for a leveing kit, i wouldnt bother, because the suspension will be solid. Also ive heard the.keys dont do much, you can get close to 2" by cranking the tbars. Aside from rub on the lower inner plastic fender liner (mainly with plows on), both my 2500 & 1500 fit 285/75/16 without any problems.
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oops. Check out the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A on the discount tire webpage. The tread wraps slightly onto the sidewall. It makes them look a lot better on the truck than a tire with completely smooth sidewalls, in my opinion.

with the lack of siping, i cant see those being any good in rain, ice, or snow...
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Ive got hankook dynapro atms on my 2500hd with about half tread at 30k. Far better than bfg at in every scenario & id say quieter too on road.

As for shocks, if you are doing keys for a leveing kit, i wouldnt bother, because the suspension will be solid. Also ive heard the.keys dont do much, you can get close to 2" by cranking the tbars. Aside from rub on the lower inner plastic fender liner (mainly with plows on), both my 2500 & 1500 fit 285/75/16 without any problems.
2007+ 1500's don't have torsion bars. They have a strut/coilover up front.
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with the lack of siping, i cant see those being any good in rain, ice, or snow...
Siping may be better but according to bfgoodrich....

Uncompromised grip on wet roads.
With two large circumferential grooves that evacuate water while you drive, we've got you covered. So don't let a little rain stand in your way, get out and play.
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My buddy has hankook dynapro atm's on his Duramax and is at about 55 to 60% left with 40k on them.

I have a set of Nokian Vativa AT's that I love but I heard they are hard to find now, not sure if that is true. I have 30k on them and am still at 70% tread at least. These are used in the winter only and hook up to snow and mud very well and are the best tires in the all around tire that I have ever had. A Buddy of mine has a set on his Superduty and is at about 50% tread at 35k and he said his truck usually eats up BFG all terrains in 35 to 40K.

As far as shocks go I have the Bilstein 5100 stainless ones and they are great shocks, well worth the money in my opinion. I tow a lot and it took me awhile to find a set i really liked and I tried multiple brands and these were the only ones that worked like I wanted them to.
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a guy i work with has the duratracks on his 2500 duramax. we were just talking about them the other day and he said he really liked everything about the tire except they seem to wear fast.
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As far as shocks go I have the Bilstein 5100 stainless ones and they are great shocks, well worth the money in my opinion. I tow a lot and it took me awhile to find a set i really liked and I tried multiple brands and these were the only ones that worked like I wanted them to.
How much does the set run? What qualities about them make them great? Better doesn't really mean much... too relative to the individual. How do you like your ride might help answer my question...
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #56
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http://falkenrockymountainats.net/ Heard of people getting 50k-60k out of them. They ride really nice and aren't loud. They did great in the sand at silver lake. And for $700 you can't beat a load range e with road hazard.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 06:30 AM   #57
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How much does the set run? What qualities about them make them great? Better doesn't really mean much... too relative to the individual. How do you like your ride might help answer my question...
I have not read anything in regards to people not liking them, so that's a plus. They also are adjustable ride height up front, so I can easily level my truck, or drop it back down to stock height or anywhere in between as needed/desired.

I have heard they are a little stiff, but I am good with that, I am coming from an F350 that had 2-3 add a leaves up front and 3-4 added leaves out back, the truck rode STIFF.
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Another vote here for the falkens
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Ordered the 5100's this morning. They should be here mid week and I'll install next weekend most likely. They offer 2 or 3 ride height settings up front on the silverado's so that's a plus.

Pricey though @ $400 for a set of 4.

I will likely order some tires once I get these installed, so I still have time to change my mind 400 times on tires.

So far I keep coming back to the silent armors, they have a 50,000 mile warranty and come in the 285/65/18 size I want.

Duratrac's are a consideration but I'd have to go with either the 275/70 which is a tad more pizza cutter than I want (in comparison, i realize they aren't all that tall and skinny) or the 295/65 which is a touch bigger than I want and may slightly rub (but I've seen a few pics of them and they look good in this size)

The other option is to hopefully find a nice set of used rims/Tires, I really like black wheels and wanted to upgrade to 20's. So still keeping an eye out on that.
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Did you try the shocks out yet?
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