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Old 09-19-2010, 06:01 PM
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I think tirerack is a great site. Five years ago the firestone destination LE were the 3rd ranked tire out of 40 something for my truck so I bought them. I liked them so much that I just bought a new set a few months ago. If you noticed the destination ATs were the number 1 ranked tires in the size and class you are looking at. At $103 each they are in your budget range.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:23 PM
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my buddy has those kuhmos on his truck and loves them

another budget all terrain to look for and is a 10ply is Sumitomo all terrains. Another of my friend has them on his dodge and he has gotten through some good bit of mud
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:48 PM
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ill give a quick review of the tires i have personal experience with on my own vehicles.

Goodyear wrangler RT/S (Ranger): a crap tire IMO. terrible wet weather and winter traction, poor offroad performance but had decent wear.

Goodyear wrangler AT/S (Ranger): also a crappy tire with the same issues as above but with terrible wear characteristics and crappy ride

BFG Long trail (blazer): Great tire overall, good wear, smooth ride, awesome wet weather and winter performance, ok offroad great price

BFG AT (ranger): probably my favorite tire all around. i owned a couple different sets of these tires and they were great in snow, sand, dirt, gravel, wet roads but not so awesome in the mud. they rode great, were quiet and got good mileage out of them. the last set i replaced at 45,000 miles and they had about 30% tread left. only downside is the price.

BFG KM2 MT (Ranger): i love these tires. for a mud tire they have great road manners, good wear, good wet weather traction and unstoppable off road. havent had them in the snow so i dont know how they are there.

Bridgstone Dueler AT (Ranger): i bought a set used for my winter beater and they were a decent tire but not great. they were ok in the snow and rain and they rode and wore great but they are expensive to purchase brand new.

Firestone destination AT (F-150): so far they have been good. awesome wet weather traction, great ride, comparable to the BFG AT in nearly every category besides price and looks. the destinations are alot cheaper but dont have the aggressive looks of the BFG's. online ratings are on par with the BFG AT's. friends of mine that have this tire report good mileage and great snow performance but i havent had mine in the snow yet on my own truck. i chose these tires for my F-150 over the BFG AT's because of price alone. i got the Firestones for about $400 cheaper a set than the BFG's.

these are all just my personal observations from these tires. others may have different opinions of each tire. everyone will post there opinion of what they think is the best tire and it will be different than the next guy so my suggestion to you is to find a tire you like the looks of thats in your price range and try em out.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:28 PM
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not to hijack the thread patrick but if you had to choose which would you go with between the firestone at and the bfg at. I know you said so far the firestone has been like the bfg except cheaper but acourse u lose the more aggresive look and in my opinion the bfg at just looks so sexy compared to the firestone.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:24 PM
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Here's the numbers on the Kumho's - take the set of 4 - $308 + $52 shipping = $360 and then on their list of installers it is looking like at least $10-$12 per tire for mounting and balancing. So prob around $410 for a set of those. Can anyone share exactly how it works when buying from Tirerack? Any taxes?
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:34 PM
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ohtsu/falken make a great AT for the price too

personally i love my toyos though and will not put anything else on a vehicle ever
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:46 AM
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Ive got kumho tires (KR21 iirc)...They are street tires, but as far as the brand goes, I will probably be sticking with them next time I buy tires.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:52 PM
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I got some quotes yesterday - $400 mounted and balanced for Goodyear Wrangler RT/S and $450 for the Kumho Road Venture ATs. He also suggested a LT 6 ply Road Venture for $500 if I wanted a little more tread life, but I don't think I need that much tire on a ranger.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:26 PM
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Here's the numbers on the Kumho's - take the set of 4 - $308 + $52 shipping = $360 and then on their list of installers it is looking like at least $10-$12 per tire for mounting and balancing. So prob around $410 for a set of those. Can anyone share exactly how it works when buying from Tirerack? Any taxes?
Real quick only because it may benefit the guy who stated this thread: Buying tires from tirerack is just that. You get a stack of tires waiting for you by your door when you get home from work. From there, find the cheapest place around town to install them. Pepboys did mine for $40, another place had to balance them cause their machine didn't like my KM2s...balance was $60. Yes, taxes are added on the tires, as well as shipping.

Cooper Tires are good tires. I'm partial to BFG's ( I guess I'm the one you were warned about at the start of this thread). I've had bad luck with the Goodyear RT/S's hated them (vibration, thumping, tread splitting or breaking off, pitting, but they did wear even).

Just don't get GY RT/S's...that's my $.02.

Just read your last post. A few of us here have not had great things to say about the GY's I think you'd be good to steer clear from them. The Kumho's you found looked really good though.
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Old 09-24-2010, 06:40 AM
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No advice on the brand of tires to buy, in fact, I'm reading all this with interest myself. As far as where to buy, though, you may want to check out Discount Tire Direct. 3 US warehouses, free shipping, always great to deal with.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Would like some tire guidance

the firestone destinaton at's are a great all around tire there great in the snow and on any dirt road and they ware very evenly there ok in the mud for an at you just have to keep your rpms up to help clean em out
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:43 PM
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try the mastercraft courser at2 i payed like 135 a piece for mine they go good in the mud and rain and ausome in the snow....i like in northwest pennsylvania and trust me get a shit ton of the white crap here
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:42 PM
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I think I'm gonna go for the Kumho Road Venture ATs for the money.I was quoted $450 plus tax for them so I'm gonna let my Goodyear Wrangler Radials wear out completely before I buy the others. My GY's haven't been all that bad, it's just that I'd like to try something different.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:50 AM
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I think I'm gonna go for the Kumho Road Venture ATs for the money.I was quoted $450 plus tax for them so I'm gonna let my Goodyear Wrangler Radials wear out completely before I buy the others. My GY's haven't been all that bad, it's just that I'd like to try something different.
You ever get them Kumhos? I am thinking of either getting some 20" wheels or some big tires for mine since its back to stock height. I love my Kumho street tires, but they just look so small with the truck sitting so high again, so I was going to ask how the AT's are going for you.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:29 AM
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No advice on the brand of tires to buy, in fact, I'm reading all this with interest myself. As far as where to buy, though, you may want to check out Discount Tire Direct. 3 US warehouses, free shipping, always great to deal with.
you have to check the difference between tire rack and discount tire direct bc DTD is usually ten dollars or more on each tire so basically they integrated the shipping cost with the tire itself. it just matters who you rather deal with. and who has the better tire rebate at the time.
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