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Ryanb 03-14-2013 05:42 PM

Need help picking a tire.
 
I'm looking to get new tires but i'm not sure what to go with..i really like the look of the goodyear duratracs, i get some snow where i am which is in Connecticut but not a ton. I also love the trail grapplers look aswell but not sure how well they will do in the snow? I haven't done any offroading but i plan to at some point. I also have a 2.5" leveling kit and i'm unsure if i'd be able to fit a 295/70r17 with aftermarket rims? If any knows of any other tires that are good with snow, on/offroad aswell but still has an aggressive look let me know please :)

brandonjansen 03-14-2013 05:57 PM

The Toyo AT II's seem to be a pretty good tire if you're looking for something that will perform well on and off road and have more of an aggressive sidewall to make it look more beefy. Otherwise there's always the Terra Grapplers for another AT option. Those would be my top choices for AT's.... if you want to go to a MT the Trail Grapplers to look awesome along with the Toyo MT's but keep in mind they will be louder, not last as long on the road, and not as good in the snow.

With a 2.5" leveling kit I believe you can fit a full 35x12.5 r17 on with a 1/4" spacer. I know for sure you can with a 20" rim.... I don't see why a 17" would be much different unless there's more sidewall bulge.

newfiebullet 03-14-2013 07:15 PM

if you are going with an aftermarket rim a 0mm offset to -12 on a 9" will be good ...not too much but can easily clear everything. i have 315/70/17's on a 2mm offset rim and have as much room as factory 275 60 20's...fast is running the terras for the winter and seems to like em, mud tires are not that good in the winter and the duratracs are a great all around tire and awesome for winter.

Ryanb 03-14-2013 09:15 PM

road noise wont matter, can't hear anything over the exhaust anyways :p and i'm stuck between the trail grapplers and the duratracs don't know what to get haha. I like AT tires but not aggressive enought for me. https://www.wheelfire.com/scontent/W...20T04&SKU=8676 those are the rims i was looking at aswell. Only thing with the duratracs is that i can only get them in 285/70r17 the trail grapplers i can get in 295/70r17

newfiebullet 03-15-2013 05:20 AM

check out maxxis big horns, more agreeive a/t not quite an mt might be what you are after....also ill probly be the only one to mention this but look up a kelly safari tsr ...my buddy has em in a 285, they look bigger and are a nice tire.

newfiebullet 03-15-2013 05:21 AM

you do know thats an 8 lug wheel?

Ryanb 03-15-2013 07:04 AM

Which is? Those tuff wheels i saw in person and local shop said they would fit

gonefishin776 03-15-2013 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Ryanb (Post 1039285)
road noise wont matter, can't hear anything over the exhaust anyways :p and i'm stuck between the trail grapplers and the duratracs don't know what to get haha. I like AT tires but not aggressive enought for me. https://www.wheelfire.com/scontent/W...20T04&SKU=8676 those are the rims i was looking at aswell. Only thing with the duratracs is that i can only get them in 285/70r17 the trail grapplers i can get in 295/70r17

Those wheels are sick. I'm sure you just used that link to show a picture but make sure you get the right lug pattern. 5x5.5

For what it's worth (just givin you some options) I have the federal couragia M/Ts. They aren't terribly popular right now, I think the low price is scaring people into thinking they are junk. I read A LOT of reviews on them before I bought them. No real figures about tread life because people just started getting them it seems like. I know people say M/Ts aren't great for the snow but I went rippin around in 6/7 inches of snow the other day and was very impressed with them. And they are great in the mud too. I know you aren't worried about road noise, but these aren't that loud, definitely a nice hum to them on the highway and when coming to a stop but I love it.


here are a few pics. they are pertty beefy.
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/...ps347e97ba.jpg

and my wheels are -12mm offset. They stick out around 1.5" give or take
http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9877e12c.jpg

Ryanb 03-15-2013 08:41 AM

That's one good looking tire :) i still have sometime with my tires only have 18k miles on it so I'm just looking as of now. But I'll definetly be looking into those tires aswell. Will a 285/70r17 or a 295/70r17 still look small with a 2.5" level?

fastNugly @ BP 03-15-2013 02:32 PM

Ive ran the Toyo MT, Nitto Trail and now the the Nitto Terra for winter.

I prefer the look of the Toyo MT over the Nitto Trail, but that is my preference only.
Many will argue the other way.
Nitto Trails were not loud at all for what they were. Toyo's were slightly quieter.
Nitto Terra is ok in snow. Much better than the Toyo MT's but not as great...but they arent snow tires, rather AT tires.
But they are quite and a smooth ride.
I dont feel the nubs of the MT's at slow speeds....LOL

Overall....both of your choices are good :smileup:


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