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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Load C Tire Recommendations

Looking for Load C tire recommendations in LT245/75-16 (stock is P255/70-16). Will likely be tire shopping in Spring 2011.

So far I have found the following tires that fit the bill:

1. Firestone Destination A/T
2. Toyo Open Country A/T
3. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
4. Falken High Country A/T

Mostly city and hwy driving with some gravel and mud laden forestry roads (work related). Snow performance is not an issue since I have studded winter tires.

Everything else is stock (no T-bar crank or body lift). I am assuming that LT265/75-16 will rub without T-bar cranking.

P-rated tires might be considered....not sure if they are durable enough (already had one puncture with an embedded piece of metal). Stock tire is the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S.

Thanks for any recommendations or advice.

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I think the reason you punctured a tire is because the goodyear rts tires are CRAP. That being said I had dueller revos on my ranger I loved them. My buddy had toyo all terrains on his dakota, he had no complaints. The firestones get good reviews on tire rack, how much muck are you in for work? Enough to consider a mud type all terrain like the duratrac?

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Workwise, I don't get into mud very often. However, earlier this year, I had to go thru a couple of mud holes at a woodlot property....just off a forestry road. A 4x4 is definitely a requirement. So mostly city and hwy driving with some offroading. Just wondering if the Duratracs are a bit too aggressive for my needs? A co-worker just put a set of Goodyear Wrangler Territory on his Toyota FJ cruiser...looks like a knockoff of the Duratracs (maybe a Canadian Tire special) IMO.

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The territory is a canadian tire special. The duratracs probably are too agressive for you. Have you looked at bfg all terrains? Or dueller revos?

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The territory is a canadian tire special. The duratracs probably are too agressive for you. Have you looked at bfg all terrains? Or dueller revos?
I have had the 27 inch BFG AT T/A KO (load C) on my Mazda RWD truck....thought they are pricey, long tread life, noisy when gravel gets in the voids, decent in snow, poor on ice, but they look great.

The BFG AT only come in a load E rating in the LT245/75-16 size. While the BFG AT's are not ruled out, but they are not my first choice....load E would probably be too stiff for my needs.

Just checked an online tire site, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo has a load C rating for it's LT245/75-16 size. Thanks for the tip.

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Since it has been discontinued, the Revo is off my list. Revo 2 is a load E tire...too stiff for me.

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I think somebody lied to you. Max inflation of 44 psi is a 6 ply tire

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

I think somebody lied to you. Max inflation of 44 psi is a 6 ply tire
That's the P-rated version....I would prefer a LT.

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I've got the Firestone ones on your list on my truck now. They were my all year tires for 3 yrs but only used them for winter for the last 2 yrs. They have been good but this year with the tons of snow we got I find they are lacking traction. I am hoping to get through this winter with them and get new winter tires later.

How are the Gen. Altimax tires working for you. I'd love to be able to put studs in them but not legal here.


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How are the Gen. Altimax tires working for you.
Pretty good so far. They are not as noisy as my studded Arctic Claw TXI winter tires on my Mazda RWD truck. Excellent bang for the buck IMO.

The Firestone Winterforce tires are ~20% cheaper, but are reportedly quite noisy. In comparison with Winterforce and Pirelli Winter Carving Edge, the General Altimax Arctic was the top performer of the three at Tirerack.com Also, Consumer Reports had the General Altimax Arctic tires rated #2 behind the top rated Michelin XIce Xi2.

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