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    Your favorite pickup tires?

    I love tires. I should have started my own tire business since I love researching, buying, and trying out all different tread types.

    My latest tires I've tried have been Coopers. Ran the ST MAXX last year and they did very well in snow, dirt, and mud. A little loud on the street, but a great looking tire...

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    Just before the snow hit this year, I went to a milder tread that I thought would do a little better in the snow and still work well in the mud. They are the Cooper AT3s.


    They are better on the road with a very smooth and quiet ride. Decent mud and dirt performance, but snow not as good as I hoped. I actually think the ST MAXX tires did a little better...



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    Mine are all NO HUNTIN' brand. They are cheap... really cheap! Found everywhere.

    Really just whatever the local station has in stock.

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    I like the Michelin ATX tires. They also have an ATX2 for those wanting a more aggressive tread. The regular ATX work great in the snow and last forever.

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    I've always liked Firestone.

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    I've had bad luck with 3 brands before finding COOPERS. Way over half the tread left after the mileage that totally wore the others out.
    You can bet it will be COOPER from now on.
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    Whatever they had in stock at the used tire place that would fit in the wheel well ! For 20 bucks a tire out the door I wasn't picky I had kids at home with a never ending appetite so paying over 100 a tire plus mount balance wasn't isn't an option .
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    Ran Firestone Transforce A/T on my work van for 15 years. Never had an issue getting anywhere. W/ heavy vehicles they wear extremely well. Getting over 50k per set helped keep costs down a lot. I run Firestone Destination A/T on my personal truck. Same tire as the Transforce w/ a lower load rating. They've worked great, but my truck is to light to really take advantage of them. Made the mistake of not getting a tire rebalanced soon enough. Now they're really noisy. Any tire would do this but the tread pattern makes it worse than it is.

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    Free ones BIL works for the Ford dealership they pull tires off the trade in's and they are good. They replace them with new and the good tires go to the recycle.
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    BFG had noting but good luck with them across the lifespan of several trucks.
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    I have toyo mud and snow on one truck and bfg on the other they seem to get me where I need to go which is sometimes on non plowed roads in the winter to get my kids for time with dad.
    I need tires that when I need to be on the road no matter the conditions I can go, as long as the roads are still open for travel. Might have to go slow because of road conditions but that is all part of the trip
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    round and black holding air is a plus.

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    Any 8 ply(not 8 ply rated)with an aggressive thread that will make a little noise on the road.They last and have a longer usable road life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by w5pv View Post
    Any 8 ply(not 8 ply rated)with an aggressive thread that will make a little noise on the road.They last and have a longer usable road life.
    How long a tire will last has nothing to do with the ply number (or rating, it's the same thing...) or how aggressive the tread is. Tread life is all about the rubber compound and how soft or hard it is. Unless you are talking about maybe a tire with more plys holding up better on rocky/gravel roads...?

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    "Hey baby, how bout you and me having some fun"? Oh tires, not tries. Sorry.

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    Bought a beater for a plow truck. It had Coopers (Discovery M&S) on them. I have been impressed.

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    Just bought my 2nd set of these. Wrangler at authority from wallyworld. $143 each for 16" 10 ply. The last set did all I ask well, no issues, great mileage too.
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    Grabber at2.... wear nice and last a decent amount of time.

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