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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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I was going to post this in tech but I'm just looking for some opinions anyhow. I need to get some tires for my 06 silverado, going to stay with stock and it has bridgestone duelers on it now 693's i think but i've read a lot of opinions that they wear out quick, which mine have 42k on them and they are about done. Just looking for something that wears good, stops and goes good and isn't loud.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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firestone steeltex ... that are no longer made
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #4
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or if you want to get fancy get the Nitto Dune Grappler
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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firestone made a replacement ... but i cant figure ou what it is ... i know its a goofy ass name its like a letter and a few numbers dunno if there any where as good tho
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Old February 28th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Couple people at work have talked about firestone's. I've never had a set of them before, kinda wonder how they do on ice and snow, rain ect. Nitto's are listed on consumer reports as being pretty good. The salesman at discount wanted to steer me towards some toyo open country's but I've never heard of them. Had some bfg m/t's on an old wrangler, they handled great but would be too noisy for this truck.

I'll do some searching on these steelflex's and see what the replacements are and ratings ect.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #7
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its steeltex and id do firestone destination at ... i had a set on a f150 i had and they were AWSOME i loved em great traction and no noise also dont get the firestone destination mt i had those on my silverado that was slightly modded and i did a burn out one day (nothin hardcore smokin the tires romping) and i ripped some lugs off em
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Old February 28th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #8
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BFG a/t's . Cant go wrong
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #9
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I have Toyo Open country 285 on 17's and I really like them. I've got about 10k and they haven't shown any wear
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #10
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #11
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #12
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TOYO open country
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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #13
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toyos open country's for sure hands done bfg's fill up to fast u dont want that stuff for the mudd
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Old February 29th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #14
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I have the BFG Rugged Trails on my WJ. Actually this is my second set of them, after 60k miles the others had a little less tread on them then i would have liked, but still had enough on them to run them if you wanted to.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #15
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I have the BFG Rugged Trails on my WJ. Actually this is my second set of them, after 60k miles the others had a little less tread on them then i would have liked, but still had enough on them to run them if you wanted to.
I run these on the 3500 and I had 62k on the first set before I had some sidewall cracks that allowed me to replace them under warranty. They still had 9 to 11/32" of tread left. They are load range E and I kept them inflated at around 65 in the front and 75-80 in the rear. I have 44,000 on this set so far and they still have a ton of tread left. They aren't super sexy looking tires, but for a tow rig they have been incredible.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #16
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Toyos are just as good as BFGs a/t just alot cheaper IMO
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #17
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I have the BFG Rugged Trails on my WJ. Actually this is my second set of them, after 60k miles the others had a little less tread on them then i would have liked, but still had enough on them to run them if you wanted to.
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I would go with the BFG Ruggeds as well in this instance. The AT's are nice but slightly quicker in wear rate than the Ruggeds.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #18
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if your looking for dd tires i guy work put a set of mickey thompson mtx's on his truck and got 70k on them with tread left
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #19
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #20
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I recently bought some Pathfinder A/Ts
They were cheap, and I have been nothing but impressed with them so far. I have ~1500 miles on them as of now.

65K mile warranty

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