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Old 03-01-2013, 07:45 PM
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So Ive been shopping around for new tires for awhile now, and I've narrowed it down alot, but I'm still undecided. I've done alot research (some of it on here.... yes, Ive searched haha ) I'm down to three, but now I'm stuck. So if you have/had one of them, I'm looking for opinions/expirence. And, if you have/had another tire that you really like, I'm open to suggestions... lookin for a moderately aggresive A/T

This is what I'm down to:

- Cooper Discoverer ST $805 out the door

- Wild Country XTX $730 out the door

- Falken Wildpeak $787 out the door

Also, the guy at TireMan said that if I got tires with a passenger car load range rating it would be cheaper than getting tires with a LT load range rating ($680 for Wild Countrys), is this ok to do on a ranger?

Also x2, if you have one of the tires above and can post pictures, that'd be great!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:44 AM
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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I heard the wildpeaks are good
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:08 PM
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All three of those makes/brands are fine. A/T are more aggresive and geared more towards trucks and are a little pricier. L/T are light duty and would be fine for a passenger car, such as a Taurus or an Accord, or a light truck. I would ask why you want "mildly aggresive" tires because if it is for off-road or gravel, then definitely stick with A/T. If normal paved roads are your terrain, then nothing wrong with L/T. I recently bought tires, and I went with Mastercraft Avenger (Mastercraft are a divison of Cooper). I had considered Firestone Destinations as well as the Cooper Discoverer.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:49 PM
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I have Firestone destination all terrains and they do very well in anything, I would recommend them to anybody. I've heard fallen wild peaks are awesome too

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:01 PM
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All three of those makes/brands are fine. A/T are more aggresive and geared more towards trucks and are a little pricier. L/T are light duty and would be fine for a passenger car, such as a Taurus or an Accord, or a light truck. I would ask why you want "mildly aggresive" tires because if it is for off-road or gravel, then definitely stick with A/T. If normal paved roads are your terrain, then nothing wrong with L/T. I recently bought tires, and I went with Mastercraft Avenger (Mastercraft are a divison of Cooper). I had considered Firestone Destinations as well as the Cooper Discoverer.
I said "moderatly agressive" because I'm not not looking for a mud terrain. The majority of my driving is on paved roads, so I'm looking for an A/T that looks good, will perform decent offroad, but will still wear well and handle well on paved roads.

the guy I was talking to made it seem like L/T tires were a step up from passenger car tires, but I could get away with running passenger car tires on my truck and they would ride smoother and cost less. Is this true/ok to do?

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I think I'm leaning towards Wildpeaks at this point, I've read some great things about them.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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I work at a tire shop in Idaho.

The difference between a passenger tire and a LT tire is the ply of the tread. Passenger tires are 4 ply and LT tires are 6, 8, or 10 ply depending on size The LT tires may ride a bit rougher but will hold up to rocks and gravel better which means less flats.

A/T stands for All Terrain and perform well on dry roads and wet/mud/snow.

I personally have experience with the XTX Sports because we sell them and that is one good tire! Holds up very well!

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It depends on what you like to with your Ranger is what tire you need to get.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:19 PM
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I work at a tire shop in Idaho.

The difference between a passenger tire and a LT tire is the ply of the tread. Passenger tires are 4 ply and LT tires are 6, 8, or 10 ply depending on size The LT tires may ride a bit rougher but will hold up to rocks and gravel better which means less flats.

A/T stands for All Terrain and perform well on dry roads and wet/mud/snow.

I personally have experience with the XTX Sports because we sell them and that is one good tire! Holds up very well!

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It depends on what you like to with your Ranger is what tire you need to get.

So it sounds like I should stop being a cheap a** and pony up the extra cash for L/T tires haha

how well do the wild countrys wear? Would you reccomend them? I have a friend that works at AAA that runs them on his full size chevy and he likes them, but a full size chevy is different than a ranger haha
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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get the westlake AWD tire
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:26 PM
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They have a 50,000 mile warranty here, they wear very well as long as you rotate them regularly, keep the air pressure checked, and align your vehicle. We recommend an alignment once a year.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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They have a 50,000 mile warranty here, they wear very well as long as you rotate them regularly, keep the air pressure checked, and align your vehicle. We recommend an alignment once a year.
Thats good to hear. I've read that they dont do so well in rain and snow though....
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:54 PM
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I had these, Cooper Discoverer AT3, on my last truck, Tundra, and loved them! Great in everything I threw at it. Dont know if they are made in your size but you can check them out if you want

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx


Also here is a link for different sizes and cost from discount tire direct
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

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Old 03-02-2013, 03:40 PM
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They are one of the best AT tires we have and do very well on snow and rain because of the amount of siping they have

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Is it the xtx sport you were quoted? And what size?
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:56 PM
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Here is the XTX Sport

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:05 PM
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Yea, they were the XTX sport in 265/75/r16. Those tires are looking better and better. Especially because the falkens would cost me $900 and not the $787 that I origonally thought.
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