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Old 12-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Diesel PU tires

After seeing the thread on 1/2 ton tires, I thought I start a new one for 3/4 and 1 ton owners. I will need new tires next year on my ram 3500. I know the Diesel engine is heavy and accounts for much of the wear of the tires. What tires have been good for these types of trucks. I have the original BFG Rugged trails still. I want an all terrain tire for light off reading during hunting and fishing season but doesn't need to be to aggressive. I am looking at Hankook ATM RF10 or good old BFG All terrains. I do like the look of Goodyear dura-tracs. Load range E tires is what I am looking for
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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I am getting ready to pull the trigger on the Goodyear Duratrac's after reading some excellent reviews by other Duramax owners. They are E rated and actually have a higher weight rating than the OEM tires on my truck (I am aware that that does not increase my payload capacity).
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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My F350 is not a diesel, but the V-10 is heavier than some. Have been using Firestone Transforce E-rated for several years with excellent results, both towing and non-towing. They do well in mild off roading, well in rain, snow, and even ice, while not being overly agressive. JMHO
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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I just put a new set of BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/As on my diesel 3/4 ton. I had a set of BF Goodrich All Terrain tires on previously and I really liked the tread pattern. The new ones are a different tread pattern, but the price was right. They're a little more aggressively styled but the look is growing on me. Plus they don't seem to hum on the freeway like some of the knobby tires do. The original tires on the truck were Pirelli Scorpions and they were nice, but they were quite a bit more than the BF Goodrich or Goodyear tires I looked at.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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x2 on the firestone transforce. All around good for me with offroad and on. Made in the USA as well. I've had them for about 1 year so far.
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I also have the firestone Transforce AT, mine were made in Canada. They are holding up very well, I would recommend them for highway use. The wright-ups I read online didn't rate them very well for snow and ice though.
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I have Cooper Discovery A/T3's on my truck for over a year now... mildly aggressive yet quiet on the highway... and a very very stiff sidewall.... HOWEVER since I do not off road next one will have highway treads for better mileage
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I have Cooper Discovery A/T3's on my truck for over a year now... mildly aggressive yet quiet on the highway... and a very very stiff sidewall.... HOWEVER since I do not off road next one will have highway treads for better mileage
I put the Cooper Discovery A/T3 on my Durango. I hope they last longer than the Cooper CS4 tires one of our cars. It took 6 tires to make it to 22,000 miles. I received a very substantial adjustment from the dealer via Cooper. Another brand is now on that car!
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I have Cooper Discovery A/T3's on my truck for over a year now... mildly aggressive yet quiet on the highway... and a very very stiff sidewall.... HOWEVER since I do not off road next one will have highway treads for better mileage
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Are the sidewalls too stiff for you?? I am assuming these were the load range E?? Did the affect on the ride negate the benefits of the stiffer sidewalls in your opinion? I am looking for something with a stiffer sidewall but don't want to go to far.
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I have Cooper Discovery A/T3's on my truck for over a year now... mildly aggressive yet quiet on the highway... and a very very stiff sidewall.... HOWEVER since I do not off road next one will have highway treads for better mileage
Love the Cooper's, good off road and tow the tt well, the price is way lower than the other major brands and they were US made. Side walls are stiff but barley notice it with the truck, the stiffer the sidewall the less body roll on the tv. I had these on my 1/2 ton and the ride was alot rougher than on the 3/4 so I reduced the air pressure to 50lbs when not towing. Now with the 3/4 I leave it at 70/50 as per the door decal with no problems.
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