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Old 09-26-2017, 02:43 PM   #1
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i have a 1993 w250 and Iím in need of new tires before too long. I do drive mostly highway mileage wise, but I frequently go out on unpacked roads to get wood or go camping, etc. I also have some winter trips out through the boonies where I donít care to get stuck and need to walk forever to get a call for a very expensive tow bill. So what Iím looking for is something that I can get 40,000 miles out of mostly highway, but not be dangerous if I get stuck in a rainstorm in the mountains on dirt roads or in the snow. Iím not worried about if theyíre noisy. I just want a tire that can do well in mud and snow, but still get decent mileage. I like the idea of the Goodyear Duratracs, but in my searching on this site even the load range E ones donít last very long. Iím looking for 265/70r17 or 285/70r17. Preferably 285
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I've been very happy with Duratracs (315/75R16E)... Got them 1 year ago.

I'm cautious about their lifespan too... so I switched back to my balding Toyos for summer/highway use. Almost time to put the Duratracs on again.
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:45 AM   #3
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My truck came with BFG Rugged Trail T/A tires. I got 95K miles out of them and had another set installed. I now am up to 165K miles on the truck with still plenty of tire left.
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For many years now have used Yokohama tires on my truck and car. Will buy them again when it becomes time.
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I had zero luck with the BFG's, lucky to make it to 20K with them.

I am on my 3rd set of Cooper Discoverer ST's, this last set the MAXX, I get 30-35K life running on a fair amount of gravel, which takes its toll, they are not terribly loud but will go thru anything short of full gumbo mud, everything else cleans out pretty well.

When these die I will purchase my 4th set.......
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Toyos AT2's. Strong sidewalls,minimal noise and decent wear. Easy to balance.
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I had pretty good luck running the Firestone Transforce A/T when I had my 05 2500. Last set had over 90k when I sold the truck. Mostly highway with a bit of off pavement running
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A friend is on his second set of GY Duratracs and likes them. Claims 40,000 miles on his F350.

I am currently running Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain, 285/75R16 E. Quiet and good in the rain and snow. Not a mud tire (AT vs AS, though), but I do live on a dirt road that gets pretty greasy during the winter months. The Nittos do better in the mud than Bridgestone Dueler or Michelin LTX All Season tires.

Tire mileage seems directly related to rear air pressure and rotation achedule for me. 55 in the rear when not towing the TH and rotate every 5000 miles.

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