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#1 penner


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:08 PM

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. 

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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.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:05 AM

I like both the Coopers and Michelins. For a DD and lots of asphalt, I think Michelin might be the better tire. My F350 had them from the factory. Quiet, smooth, good ride.
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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

My vote is for General tires any of the Grabber lines x3 or X2. Both are E rated and have the snowflake rating over just M+S.
Also mine last forever even with camper installed.


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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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Posted 23 April 2019 - 03:49 PM

I've heard good things about Falken Wildpeak AT/3W's


I have Cooper Discoverer A/T3s and am happy with them at 25,000 miles.

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