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Tire Poll- new shoes in 275/70-18?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by frichco228, Feb 12, 2020.

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What is your choice of tire for everyday, roads, towing and some off pavement?

  1. BFG K02

    22.9%
  2. Nitto Ridge Grappler

    27.1%
  3. Wrangler UltraTerrain AT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Cooper AT3 XLT

    50.0%
  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    frichco228

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    So I have narrowed my tire choices down to 4:
    BFG k02 59lbs $253
    Nitto RG 56# $259
    Wrangler UltraTerrain 55# $241
    Cooper AT3 XLT 54# $220

    I have included the weight of each tire and the cost for value comparison and any potential impact to performance and MPG.

    Going on a 16 CM 4x4, TRD OR, stock suspension and wheels in size 275/70-18. The truck currently has the stock Michelin AT2 in 275/65 size. I would like something that looks good, performs well all around in different weather conditions, has a good ride, not loud. Of the choices, it looks like only the Coopers have any mileage warranty, at 60k.

    I do some towing- 2600# pop up camper. Limited off road use. I would love to hear your feedback.

    Please vote!
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Vendeta2k

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    I have the ridge grapplers in 275/70/18. Been on the truck for almost 25k now and still look new. They are quiet on the highway and get good all around traction in wet/slick/snow around here. I know when its time to replace my set, I will by the ridge grapplers again.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    I voted ko2 but you should look into the falken wildpeak at3w as well.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    I would skip all those tires and look at the Falken AT3 or the General Grabber ATX
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    the falken wildpeak at3w are priced mid range...but wow are they heavy at 61#s
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    I don't know about the size you are looking for but in the 315/70R17 that I have, they have a few 32's more tread than any other all terrain. They also have a tread life warranty and the mountain snow flake symbol. They are what I would have bought but I ended up getting the General for a great deal.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    I love my Cooper AT3 XLT's, but would have considered the Wildpeak AT3's if they were avail and cheaper.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    I'm a bit over 20k miles on my Ridge Grapplers. 0 complaints.

    I went with 285/70 for a little more size.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    I had the KO2's on a Chevy Suburban before I got the Tundra, so this isn't apples to apples, but I think the Cooper's have less road noise and grip better on wet pavement.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    I have the XLT's in 275.70.18 and I'm extremely happy with them. In that size you're going to lose a little mileage. Weight was one of my deciding factors when I got them, not that it made a noticeable difference but any little bit can't hurt. Traction is great and in that size they are 3 peak/ severe snow rated. I do a ton of Ridge Grapplers at my shop with no complaints and of the minimal feedback that I get, they seem to wear well for most folks. The lack of a warranty is their only turn off for me. The Wildpeaks have a 55k warranty and may have been my second choice but the weight dissuaded me. I have had nothing short of great experiences with Coopers on several different vehicles over the years so I might be somewhat biased.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3s...
     
  12. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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  13. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    I know your already narrowed down your options but I recently pick up these TOYO Open Country C/T . Supposed to be their "commercial grade" tire an has the 3 peak snow rating (if that matters to you). Its a nice aggressive tread without being a mud tire, looks better in person . I ended up with them over the Nittos to save a little $.. Obviously I cant speak long term use but i really like them so far..

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  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    I don't actually own one of the options listed, so I just voted for the Nitto tire. I'm currently running the Yokohama A/T and will switch over to the Toyo M-55 when my current set is finished.

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  15. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    I checked out the link for those Toyo tires and they only go up to 275/ 70. Maybe they come in bigger sizes? I was thinking of eventually going what you have currently bc they would fit with a small lift and have no spacers for the rims (285/75). Do you still like them?
     
  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:58 AM
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    People always hate on the Falken Wildpeak AT3W for their weight. I see this as a small penalty. I also honestly haven’t ever seen anyone put them or the other tires on a scale. Also noted that weight can be different on different sites online. If they weigh extra then they have extra rubber, is that all that bad for your intended use? You are buying an LT tire on a V8 truck. Not sure you’re gaining much by buying inferior tires that weigh less.

    I haven’t had the cooper, but they look very comparable to the Falken besides not being snow peak rated. The BFG are inferior to the Falken in daily driving in my experience. The Ridge Grappler are a different category that will be worse in rain, but probably better in mud. Wouldn’t buy Goodyear bc they are paper thin and overpriced. So of your options I’d say RG or XLT, but personally feel like you’ll be missing out on the Falken.

    I didn’t vote.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    Id consider Wildpeak AT3W as well.

    AT3W and the Coopers are getting the most positive response. Seems like both of those tires offer good road manners and performance.
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    Yes, I still like my Yokohama A/T tires. I just wanted to go a little smaller on the next set of tires.

    OP, the BFG tires suck. I've had a couple of bad experiences now and they had weak sidewalls and didn't do well on wet roads.
     
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    I had good luck with the RG in that size on my 17 for 35k miles, considering them for my 20 or Trail Grapplers. Oh and BTW per Nitto's website the RG is 58.47#.
     
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    Yep BFG is a very over rated tire. A lot better tires out there these days for the money.
     
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    Stay away from the BFG. I have the Ridge Grapplers in 285/70 but the Falkens and Coopers are popular as well.
     
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  22. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    I voted cooper since I just bought a set to go on after my kings
     
  24. Feb 13, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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    I'm thinking about the same but 275 65 18 Nitto Ridge grapplers........I have been thru all sizes in the last ten yrs and last set i had were 295 70 18 and looked great but ride like shit and truck lost power and mpgs terrible so i went back to the 275 65 18 Michellin LTX at2 and absolutely love this. But for aggressive look I'm leaning towards the Nitto Ridge grapplers again but not in E load
     
  25. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    How were the 275/70r18?
     
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    For me the E load just not worth the weight. And MPGs specially since mine is a Daily Driver. Only tire I have found to be in the 295 70 18 Non E load is the Nitto Terra Grapplers G2. I went from avg 15 mpg with stock tire size and highway up to 20 mpg to then avg 10 or 11 mpg and 15 highway to me that was not worth it. To others it might.
     

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