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Old 09-17-2010, 11:57 PM
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Hey everyone! I am in the process of deciding which brand of tires to go with next. I'm currently running 235/75/15 Goodyear Wrangler Radials (they're at 30,000 miles and still have a little more tread life.) I would like some reviews from some ranger owners from different tires. I'm wanting just a good all-around tire. Just post the brand and model of tire you have and what you think about it. Also I'm wanting to find a decent tire that's under $100 a piece. (I'm not wanting to go oversize)
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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I had Arizonian Silver Edition tires on my truck and i absolutely loved them.

They wore even and did good in the rain. Also i took them off road and i was surprised by how well they performed. I put around 15k on them before i sold the rims and tires and bought new ones. The only draw back is they are 115 dollars for 235/75/15 from discount.

I just put on BF Goodrich long trail Ta tour on my truck and they are good so far, but i have only put around 100 miles on them. They have good traction and are not that loud on the highway. I will keep you updated.

Dont be surprised when people tell u about their BFGoodrich All Terrains

Awesome tires but alittle pricey
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:41 PM
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Dont be surprised when people tell u about their BFGoodrich All Terrains

Awesome tires but alittle pricey
X2 buy em used and get the best of both worlds
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:54 PM
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bfg mall terrains are only good for street or sand use. i've been stuck on wet grass with all bfg all terrains, and its embarassing.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:38 PM
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*cough* Nitto Terra Grapplers *cough*

*cough* EDIT fuck nevermind you have 15's *cough* haha
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:48 PM
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i have cooper discovery on mine. they have a 65xxx mile warranty and i paid 120 a piece. they are a good all purpose tire.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:13 PM
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bfg mall terrains are only good for street or sand use. i've been stuck on wet grass with all bfg all terrains, and its embarassing.
how in the world did a 4x4 with bfg AT's get stuck in grass in a truck thats not that heavy? Did they have good tread?

Now for the OP, yes your going to get alot of BFG AT's but u will also get a good amount of people that say other tires because they like to be different than everyone with BFG's. so other good examples of all around tires would be Nitto Terra Grapplers, and Goodyear Wrangler AT, Pro Comp AT, Toyo Open Country AT. These are 5 of the bigger name tires but you will get some other names thrown out that people will say are a good tire for the money, and these big names are going to be on the expensive side. On a side note I have heard Dick Cepek has started to move up to the bigger name tires as well but I dont have any personal experience. (not saying either side is wrong, just giving you my opinion and what kinda answers you will prolly get, some swear by BFG, others Goodyear all the way, others Nitto and Procomp, just different strokes for different folks.) I personally have the goodyear wrangler radials, the same size as you and I HATE them, its not really fair to them because the pervious owner never rotated and balanced them so they are so messed up that my ride and vibrations are horrible. But as far as tread and grip goes, I havent had any problems in that area. Sorry for the long post, I can tend to rant lol, and these acourse are all AT's that I mentioned and some don't need a true AT but would like the look of them. Just like alot of people that have MT don't necess. have to have them but like having them so it really depends on what you are looking for for your particular case. but for my opinion when I buy new tires to get rid of my awful ride and vibrations and go up to 32's I will be getting BFG AT's with white lettering, and I can't wait but thats just me. Goodluck, Zach.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:55 PM
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how in the world did a 4x4 with bfg AT's get stuck in grass in a truck thats not that heavy? Did they have good tread?
Not that heavy? My door sticker says my truck weighs 5100lbs. That's pretty heavy in my book.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:04 PM
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Not that heavy? My door sticker says my truck weighs 5100lbs. That's pretty heavy in my book.
i think youre getting the GVWR mixed up with the curb weight which is around 3,600 pounds for a 4x4 supercab. My crewcab F-150 weighs in at 5600 pounds, theres no way your ranger weighs that much.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:16 PM
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i think youre getting the GVWR mixed up with the curb weight which is around 3,600 pounds for a 4x4 supercab. My crewcab F-150 weighs in at 5600 pounds, theres no way your ranger weighs that much.
thank ya, and im not trying to say that your are wrong by any means and by heavy I was meaning a lifted f150, an f250 or 350 type of weight to where that could cause some circumstances that could cause you to get hung up just by the pure mass of the vehicle. For instance by dads dodge 3500 usually doesnt even go out in the bad snow because its so heavy and he doesnt want to risk damaging it. He figures if its so bad he has to use 4x4 and worry that his heavy truck could have problems, its prolly not something he should be out in anyways and would rather stay at home but back to your story. I was def not there with you to see what the conditions were like, what psi your tires were at, what conditions the tires were in etc. all I am saying is a 4x4 ranger with good condition BFG At's should not get stuck in just some "wet" grass. Once again not stating that you are wrong and your definition of wet grass and mine im sure is different. I also noticed your sig say your bodylifted with 33's, and idk if that was what you were running at the particular time but if you were that would be some crazy thing to witness as stated above. so with saying all that, if that in fact is how it happened (once again not trying to start stuff) then I too would be upset about it and feel very embarassed as you did with that tire having such a high rep.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:54 PM
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I think we need to get back to helping pick out some good replacement tires
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:11 PM
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I think we need to get back to helping pick out some good replacement tires
yeah yeah well heres mine. Ill go ahead and start, id choose between either Nitto's AT or BFG's AT depending on which has a better ride. I dont like thta nitto's is all black tire because I personally like the white letter of BFG's and theres prolly a 90% chance I will be getting them, but if you don't need a full AT then id recommend getting like a AT Radial, but you gotta admit the look of full AT is nice. I reread what you posted and noticed you said you want to spend under 100 a tire. So with that your def keep stock size tire and a high name brand AT like these will prolly be alil more than that.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:39 PM
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i run cooper sst and love them!!!! they are a cheaper priced tire but the tires are awsome!!! ooh yea and the wieght thing my ranger wieghs 4200 lbs on the scale
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:33 AM
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a good all terrain is the meadalist sport king. You can get them from onlinetires.com and i have heard nothing but good things. For 235/75/15 they cost 75 dollars a tire
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:15 PM
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Thanks for the responses so far everyone! Does anyone know or have any experience with Kumho? The AT KL78s don't look that bad for $77 bucks a piece.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e&autoModClar=
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