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Old 03-10-2013, 09:48 PM
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Thanks Alberto! That's a sharp truck and I like how the nurf bars have a step at the side of the bed, never seen that before. I'm deciding between 275/65 or 285/60.
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Not sure if you ever got an answer to this so just in case. The 275/65/20 is 34" tall and a tad under 11" wide. The 285/60/20 is 33.5" tall and a tad over 11" wide. One big factor if you aren't aware of it already is that the 285/60 is limited to only a couple of tires and they are very expensive.
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Thank you much! I actually thought the 65's would be more because that's when they move to a 10 ply sidewall. I need to go and chech out tirerack.com and compare some prices. I've looked a lil bit but just like u said, the 285/60 seems pretty limited. 1/2" isn't much but if the 275/65 is comparable to the 285/60 in price, I'll just go with those. I'm actually gonna hold off till the end of summer now because the front end starting to make noise and I'm not sure if I need the struts, spring isolators, the mounts or what yet but with it having a 102,000 miles and since its gonna be all apart, I may just get the Rancho quick lifts since they offer a $120 Visa card right now. Amazon has them for $182 each but I need to see if I can get the Visa card still going that route.
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As far as I can tell there are actually only two tires offered in 285/60/20, the Goodyear Silent Armor and the Duratrac and both of them are $1500 a set! Considering you can get a good set of 275/65/20 for $1000-1100 it makes the 285/60 a tough sell to me.
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Haven't found much of either size for under $1200 otd. I may stick to the stock size and I found the Falkens seemed to have great reviews and that's a lil less than $870 otd. If I went with 275 65, it was about $230 more. Just trying to stay in a budget. Terra grapplers 275/65/20 is $1470 otd. The extra $600 I can do some suspension stuff with. I just don' know how it'll look with stock size tires and the leveling bilstein or Rancho kits but I don't think it'd look too bad
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Discount Tire Direct has the Terra Grapps in 275/65/20 for $1192 shipped. If you check around and find a good deal on getting them mounted and balanced you could probably have them on your truck for $1250...that's a little better than $1470. If you decide to go with the stock size you should also really look at the Cooper Zeon LTZ and Cooper Discoverer ATP. DTD has the Zeons for $928 shipped and the Discoverer for $852. Both are great looking tires and everyone loves the Zeons. I haven't heard much about the Discoverer ATP because they are pretty new but I have yet to see a Cooper tire that didn't get overwhelmingly positive reviews.

Here's a couple of pics of my old 2006 with Bilstein 5100's set at 1.4" and Cooper Zeon LTZ's in the stock size.



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That sits nice with the stock size and the 1.4" height. Thanks for posting the pics! The Zeons didn't have as good of consumer reviews as the Discoverer ATP so I was considering them. Discount tire has the nito's for $1289 otd without the replacement certificate which I really don't need since they have the free flat repair. I usually get that replacement warranty (on prob 6 different sets of tires) but I have never used it so I think I'll skip that. The Discoverers ATP are about $970 otd so I think I'm going to look into those and the Falkens when I go to Discount Tire tonight. The extra $300+ can let me do the suspension at the same time.
Sharp truck you use to have, how did you like the Zeons? I'd ask how they are in snow but I don't think you get too much? Why did you get rid of it?
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I don't know what the difference is between the Zeons and the ATP but they look a LOT alike, especially the tread. I do see a difference in the sidewalls. I actually still have those wheels and tires that are on the 2006 truck in the pic. They are on the 2004 truck that I have now. The Zeons have about 15k miles on them and I am guessing they have another 20k left in them. They are great tires and the only complaint I have is probably mostly my fault. They have a little bit of road noise that started 3-4k miles ago. It's not terrible but noticeably more than when new. Some of this is to be expected with such an aggressive tread and I think it would have helped if I had rotated them sooner. I can't really say about snow because as you said, we haven't gotten a lot in the last few years and I have a work vehicle so I haven't had to drive my truck in what little we did get. The reason I got rid of the 2006 truck is because I traded for my 2004 which had one option in particular that I wanted....the HEMI!!
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Lol.. Gotta have the HEMI! I appreciate all ur info. I just got back from discount tire and I think it's between the Zeons, Discoverer ATP and the Falkens. Since I'm not off road a lot, those seem to have good road manners and an aggresive pretty aggresive tread. Although now I re-read the reviews and the Zeons have better over the Discoverers. I musta read it wrong before. I'm gonna try and haggle with them a lil bit to see if he'll take $15 off each Zeon
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