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I've been spending a TON of time browsing all the threads on this forum and thanks to everyone for all the great info and providing answers to all my questions. Based on all the info I've found here I've decided to level the front end with the 5100 Billstein shocks and get some 35x12.5 tires. Haven't decided on which wheels to get yet - I'm starting with the tires. For the wheels I'm going to go with a -12 to -20 offset to get the tires to stick out a little to give it an aggressive look and try to prevent rubbing. I'll add spacers if necessary.

Right now I've got a stock 2009 TRX4 with stock 17" wheels, 275/70 17 tires. The new tires & rims will be my first mod. Color is black with the lower silver paint and silver flares.

So here's my question: What tires does everyone recommend? I'd like a more aggressive tire but don't want excessive road noise. I don't mind if they're a little louder than stock but I don't want my ears to explode from a constant loud hum. I've found a lot that I like but I'm worried about the noise.

What's everyone think?
 

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I'm a big fan of Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. They aren't loud on the road and are pretty aggressive. I have used them on dirt, snow, and shallow mud and they did very well. Here's some pics





And an older pic below when I first got them.

 

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im gonna suggest nitto trail grappler from what iv herd they are a good all around tire and not noisy on the hwy
 

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That's a damn good start...
I'm runnin' some 37" Dick Cepek mountaincats, on a 6" Rancho lift. They look sexy and they get me around. i drive alot...
DC's cost alot though, the Wrangler Duras are great. I have em' on my old jeep.
 

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im gonna suggest nitto trail grappler from what iv herd they are a good all around tire and not noisy on the hwy
Yes, I've read a lot on here about the Nittos and that's kind of the way I'm leaning with some American Eagle 197 in super finish black. Now just have to decide which size.....18, 20...
 

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Thanks for all the great input!

Anyone have an experience with the BFG KM2s? Road noise, tire wear, etc.
 

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I had read nothing but good things about trail grapplers then I talked to two different friends that had then on there half tons and they didnt have anything to say about them other then they looked good. Both said they wore out between 10-15k miles
 

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I have the BFG KM2s and I ws just going to recommend them to you haha. I have them in a 40" tire by 14.5" wide and the road noise is not bad at all. You wouldd think with a tire that big you could hear it a mile away but you cant. There is some noise but that is definitely expected with a tire that big.

I have not had them long enough to see how they wear. I am expecting an alright wear on these since they are made by BFG and they are made for the road as well as off. The styling of them is great. I love the way they look on the truck. I was not ure how they would from the pics online but in person they are great. The sidewalls are pretty simple and it works. The tread does look kinda like a crawler style tire which is prety cool. All in all I really like these tires.

There also is the BFG A/T KO tires. I have them on my 11 Ram and I like them as well. I have them in a 305/55/20 which is a little more then a 33" tall tire. These tires make no noise at all. They have great tread wear and they last a long time. They are not as aggressive as the KM2s but they still look good. These are made for the road and you can tell.

I definitely am I BFG fan and would recommend both of these tires to every and anyone that wants a great performing tire that looks and works good
 

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I have the BFG KM2s and I ws just going to recommend them to you haha. I have them in a 40" tire by 14.5" wide and the road noise is not bad at all. You wouldd think with a tire that big you could hear it a mile away but you cant. There is some noise but that is definitely expected with a tire that big.

I have not had them long enough to see how they wear. I am expecting an alright wear on these since they are made by BFG and they are made for the road as well as off. The styling of them is great. I love the way they look on the truck. I was not ure how they would from the pics online but in person they are great. The sidewalls are pretty simple and it works. The tread does look kinda like a crawler style tire which is prety cool. All in all I really like these tires.

There also is the BFG A/T KO tires. I have them on my 11 Ram and I like them as well. I have them in a 305/55/20 which is a little more then a 33" tall tire. These tires make no noise at all. They have great tread wear and they last a long time. They are not as aggressive as the KM2s but they still look good. These are made for the road and you can tell.

I definitely am I BFG fan and would recommend both of these tires to every and anyone that wants a great performing tire that looks and works good
Hey Skat, do you have any pics of your truck with the KM2s? I was thinking the same think you said about not being too sure what they looked like online so I'd really like to see them installed.

I had the AT KOs on my last truck and like them a lot but just want a more aggressive look this time.

Thanks!
 

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I run BF A/T KOs on my 2006. I have my truck leveled and have the 285/65R20s on them. I am basically running a 35" tire but they are about an inch narrower than the 12.5. I was worried about rubbing issues with the 12.5s but again I have a 06 and am not familiar with the 09. If you like larger wheels and want a 35" tire, I definitely recomment these. Good luck
 

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do you want a mud tire or an at?
 

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I have Cooper Discoverer ST 25x12.5x17s on my truck. I have only put about 1000 miles on them so can't say much about them. They have a little hum but not too loud. They look really aggressive but I have not had a chance to put them in the mud yet. They were good in a couple downpours I was in. The only problem I had with them was getting them balanced. I had to get them balanced twice and the second time got it done.


 

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You can't go wrong with a BFG. I have the nitto terra grapplers on mine and they have over 30k on them and show very little wear
 

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A better pic of the tread

 

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i've got 33'' dick cepek mud countrys that i really like. i've got about 20k on them and the wear is great. they were quiet at first then as they broke in a little they got a little louder, definitely can tell they're mud tires. they've done great in the mud as well, been stuck a few times but it wasn't really the tires fault. also great in the rain, pretty good in the snow (i always drive a little slower and am a little more cautious regardless of my tires when its packed down and pretty icey). overall a great tire tho
 

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I have a stock 2011 and I put nitto's on it. 305/70/17 or 34/12.50/17. I have always ran BFG's but i have been happy with them so far. Plus with the right off-set they fit stock..
 

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Hello there, I've read everyone's quick replies. They're all good choices.
i'm new to this forum, i just started Today. I would also recommend Mickey Thompson Baja Mud Terrains, they have that aggresive look without that loud hum, but it isn't completly quiet and are great for an everyday driver. i just ordered some 35x12.5r17 for my Dodge but won't get them till Tuesday.

Hope I helped,
Haave a great one.
 
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