Looking for new 265/70/17" "E" tires for my 1500 Silverado. Thinking of the Cooper AT3 LT's , Michelin LTX A/T'2s or maybe going back to the BFG KO2's. Like I said in previous post the truck is my dd and our trips with the camper are usually long distance. Will be doing the Nfld/Labrador trip this summer and hopefully the Dempster Hwy next spring/summer. Just looking for some opinions. Thanks.
tire choices ?
Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:01 AM
I'll suggest the Yoko AT-S' as well. I've been getting good service from the three sets I currently have. For as mild of a tread as they have, I have never felt like I needed something more aggressive. That includes mid-calf deep new ruts in snow with no chains.
Where does that road go?
Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:05 AM
Tu Ne Cede Malis
Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:23 AM
I went with the Yokohama Geolander A/T G015. Quiet on the highway, great gravel and on snow and ice. Have not tried mud/sand/sand yet.
2006 Silverado 3500 ext cab 8' bed LBZ, FASS, EGT delete, 5" exhaust, FTE Resonator, MotorOps 50 HP Tow Tune
2005 Hawk Shell built the way I like it - SOLD
2012 ATC Puma (Grandby) shell - build started!
Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:25 PM
I'm not a Cooper fan. My Coopers wore quick and uneven. I put other tires on and had no such issues, so I figure it's the tires. In my experience, Michelins wear very well and are of high quality. I have used BFG tires (owned by Michelin if I remember right) and they have always been an above average performer, not great at any one thing, but good at many.
Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:12 PM
I liked BFG AT's (not KO2's) well enough to buy a second pair. BFG AT's lasted 70-90,000 miles (depending on your tread depth comfort), are quiet on the road (we travel trans-continental), have good dry road cornering, have good fuel economy, but do not excel at anything else (snow, wet, rock, sand...). KO2's are a much better snow and off-road tire but everyone I met said they only last half as long as BFG AT's.
2013 Ford F-150 Reg Cab, Long Bed, 5.0 V-8, 4x4, payload package + 2012 FWC Granby
Over 900 camper nights in six seasons.
"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives" (Proverb)
Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:00 PM
I don't have enough miles to have an opinion yet, but I was surprised that our KO2s were not that loud. Also mpg was similar to our P rated tires. If I'd known, I'd have bought them from the get-go.
Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:06 PM
Also mine last forever even with camper installed.
Edited by knoxswift, 23 April 2019 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:21 PM
Running Cooper ATPs E load range. Very happy with them on sand, gravel(don't slide around), wet handling is not as good as my Michelins but still good. They are pretty quiet and track well on the highway. I tried BFG KO2s but they felt squishy at highway speeds, even at 80 psi.
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