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Looking for some really good tires in the 31"-33" range. Rim size isn't that important. I currently have 20s but I also have a set of 18s that I'm looking for an excuse to buy b/c they are 8 lbs lighter per wheel.

so, does anyone have any suggestions on a good set of tires? grip is the main thing I'm concerned about but I won't go as far as running DRs on a daily driver.

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So this is gonna be a street tire?
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yeah. looking for something better than average for my everyday tire.

so far I've been looking at the Nitto NT420S & Falken Ziex S/TZ04.
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Those are both great tires. I have the Toyo Open Country A/T tires on my truck and they are great road tires.
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Winter Tires :P..................

But i did run Falken Ziex S/TZ04 for 30k and was very happy with them. I didn't have real performance bolt ons at the time so i cant advise on how they grip from idle but they performed great on dry, wet and dirt conditions.
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kay9, nice looking truck!

I've seen people recommend winter tires before...what's the deal/reasoning with this? are they just a softer thread compound? I ask b/c I've never lived anywhere where winter tires are needed. I guess it did snow some here last winter so maybe this is my first. The Navy has usually taken me to nice sunny coastal places!
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Yep due to the soft compound and grip tread some refer them as the poor man drag radial.

Thanks for the comment.

With my mods now and in the future i now run 18" Nitto NT555r Drag Radials in the rear full time and i am very pleased with them. Unbelievable on the dry pavement with good enough puncture resistance against the elements. Good in drizzle rain but i would put my old street tires (Toyo Proxes ST II) back on if there is forecast for major rain.
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I have the Nitto NT420S on my SRT10 22's. They stick like crazy. Can barely break them loose from a dig. The limited slip helps too.
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