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so i'm getting closer to installing my lift and its time to think tires. i'm going to go with a 37x12.5x20 e rated tire, which unfortunatly limits me to only a few select tires. so i need some input from my fellow members.

super swamper vortrac
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i'm looking to see which is going to do the following things:

be good in snow and ice
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handle sand and dirt roads


my truck has now become my tow rig, weekend ride. we bought my wife a jeep so i am now driving her car for work. i figure i will put maybe 10-12k on my truck per year and most of that will be hauling my sleds to the mountains. noise isn't a factor on this at all.
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no one has any opinions on the matter?
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not on your list but I recomend hankook dynapro mt's
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I had 295 Nitto trail grapplers on my old truck. I only put about 7 thousand miles on them before i traded them but up to that point they were wearing great. I also only had them on snow once and they did okay (but in Arkansas we don't have much snow and our Hwy Dept. is terrible at keeping ice off the roads.) As far as dirt and mud they do fine, and I know you said it doesn't bother you but they really aren't to loud.
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trail grapplers are a D rated tire in 17" but E for 20" wheels
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20's is what i'm goign with. the dynapro was on my list, but i have had a few people including a very good friend tell me they are soft and don't wear all that well. they also don't have any sipeing so in theory should suck in rain and snow.
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Nitto Trails bro!! I love mine and they are wearing great!! They do awesome in snow but in ice no rubber is good on ice lol.
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yes its down to the pitbull and the nitto. they all suck on ice but they need to be okay on hard packed. how many miles you have on them?
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9k so far. They have been on my truck sence I bought it pretty much. Trust me they do great on any condition of the road.
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i'll trust you. where did you get yours from and if you don't mind me asking, how much per tire did you spend?
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