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My HD

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by William B., May 7, 2005.

  1. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Well with everyone else posting pics of there HD, I thought that I would put a couple up of mine with the new tires I put on today. They are Cooper Discover S/T 285/75/16

    William

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  2. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    Ctfan
    That's nice looking,when are you getting a plow? Big meat's on that truck, they don't rub? What type of bedliner do you have, I'm looking to get a spray in liner.

    Good Luck Mike
     
  3. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i like it do you always drive on a lawn after you mowe it?
    what kind of tires where those?
     
  4. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Thanks guys. No the tires don't rub at all. They had to crank the t-bars up a touch, which was fine because the truck sat nose heavy to begin with. The tires are Cooper Discover S/T's size 285/75/16. As far as the bed liner, it's just the factory drop in liner. I also have a rubber bed mat over that to keep stuff from sliding around. One of the downfalls of the plastic. I am saving up for a plow. It will most likely be a Western Ultramount. They are the popular brand around here because there are several dealers near us, which is always good.

    William
     
  5. vipereng2

    vipereng2 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    sweet truck :drinkup: :drinkup:
     
  6. btrussell

    btrussell Member
    Messages: 65

    Nice truck

    I like the HD. I think thats what I want my next truck to be although I dunno if I'd want an extended cab and maybe a duramax. I like the tires alot too looks like good snow tires.
    Brian
     
  7. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    looks great man, glad you went with a chevy
     
  8. bcf

    bcf Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Good looking truck man.
     
  9. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Thanks guys. I really like the way the truck looks with them on. To me, the truck seems alittle more snappy of of the line. There is a little road noise, but you don't hardly notice it unless the window is down.

    William
     
  10. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I just bought some rims like those today, now I need tires... any suggestions? 1, it has to be a good snow/street tire mix, and 2 not rub
     
  11. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Well, if you go with the 285's you might have to trim the lower air dam on the corners and adjust the torsion bars, if they aren't already adjusted for the plow. I didn't have to trim, just adjust the torsion bars a little. If you are worried about that then I would suggest going with some 265's. I can't comment on how they do in the mud or snow yet(obviously) I have heard good things about the BFG A/T but they are alittle pricey IMO. I have heard good things about these Coopers. They last long and are priced good. I paid 135 for these.

    William
     
  12. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 735

    I have Wild Country XTR's on mine. Good all terrain tire and get more mileage than BF Goodrich tires since the lugs are closer together. More wear that way.
     
  13. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    The lower trim pannel is already cut out due to the plow mount. The tires on these new rims are 305, they rub on the plastic of the fender... today after school im just going to get my old tires from my old rims put on the new rims and then before winter get some bf or cooper 265's put on
     
  14. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,491

    Ctfan,

    Other than a little road noise do you notice much difference in the ride? Is it rougher? I need to get some different tires on my 2004 chevy.I need to add that it is the 2500 and not an hd. I did have the t-bars turned up 5 turns last winter and have not lowered them. I think the truck looks better that way. Tire wear has been good and I did not get a front end alignment. I have been using the stock tires on it, they have worked well but it is time for something beefer.

    Thanks,

    JP
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2005
  15. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Actually they ride better than the stock tires. I think that my ride would improve better if I got some after market shocks, but I need to get some more fundage right now. And for some reason I have gotten better milage with the tires then I did with the stock ones on. Figure that one out.

    William
     
  16. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,491

    thanks.

    JP
     
  17. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Toyo Open country's, available in Load range E and have a 50K mile tread life guarantee, also are snow rated and worked great 2 season's ago for me. (worn down too much for this past season)

    how do these cooper's wear? Road nosie is nothing to me (diesel- I never hear it anyway) but tread life is.
     
  18. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    ya the guy at belltire reccommended the toyo open countrys. I think they were like $130 a tire maybe?