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Best aggressive tread tires...

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Okay- I'm looking at getting new tires for my truck. I'm looking to get some aggressive tread sires that will also do well plowing, and get relatively good treadwear. Also- my truck currently had 265's on it (not original tires), and I'm wondering if I should stick with 265's or go to 285's. I also want the tires to be E range (have C's on it now- not too great).

  2. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    285s would look great on your truck. I would go with something like the BFG all terrain if you do a lot of plowing. My mud tires do preety good in the snow but they suck on the icey stuff. Im surprised your truck has c rated tires way to weak for a 3/4 ton. My d rated tires are plenty tuff Ive had my truck loaded to the max with concrete blocks and they didnt even bluge much at all.
  3. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    I'd suggest 285 or 33x12.5 cooper stt tires.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I would definatly go with the BFG All terrians. I've got the 285s on my 04 duramax and LOVE THEM! I will not buy another tire. Personally I just don't like the mud terrians. When I got mine in febuary they were 801.00 out the door. Mounted, balanced with stainless valve stems too. I got the white out also. I think it looks better. Also My dad is running, The steel radial sport countrys on his truck. But in the 265s. The 285s fill up the empty wheel well space, and they just look nice too.
  5. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    I also agree that the BFG A/T are awesome tires. They are on the pricy side but I have a set on. Another very good tire that works awesome is the Mastercraft MSR. They are cheaper and work just at good and clean better. I wanted a little better life so I now have the Mastercraft A/Ts on and they are about the same at the BFG A/T just cheaper. I paid 825 for my 4 BFG's and got 6 Mastercraft on one of my 3500's for 770.
  6. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    i have cooper st's on my winter wheels there 10 plys the wear like iron and not too bad on the ears on dry pavement mastercraft has a similar tires i believe its called ct's lil different tread design
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    MasterCrafts C/T is all we run
  8. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    i posted this in another thread last week....

    check out the Dunlop radial rover R/T (not the A/T). ive been running them since last november and couldnt be happier. everytime i plowed with them i stayed in 2 wheel, unless there was a decent incline. They have a great snow/ice rating also a great treadwear rating for summer driving. They have serious bite to them. The nipples between the treads are still there after about 6000miles or so. They DO NOT spin in wet roads either, unless i really gas it. The tires are by far the best i have ever driven on and would recomend them to anyone.
  9. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Matt i have 285's/ 75 r 16's Yokohama LR D i love them, the only thing you might have to do with the 285's is trim the plastic back on the front 2 tires, they where rubbing on mine. I use a hack saw for the plastic fender, also when i have my plow on and make a sharp turn there is a little bit of rubbing!

    I got the tire just outside of Asbury, NJ off 78, i think your close to that!

    <a href="http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/tls22/?action=view&current=IMG_0264.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/tls22/IMG_0264.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  10. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    i got goodyear MTR 285/70/17 and i love them
  11. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I have Cooper STT 285's on my diesel now and they suck in the snow and are wearing fast. I will be going with Goodyear MSR's or BFG All Terrains next time for all the trucks.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I never had a problem with any of my truck rubbing. I run 285 bfgs. Are your tortion bars turned up?
  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Question- Won't I have to have the truck reprogrammed for the trans and speedo to accomadate the larger tires? How much does that usually cost/where can it be done?

  14. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Yeah i have a leveling kit on my truck,its not a big deal. They only rub on a very sharp turn.
  15. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    You really dont NEED to. I ran 285s on my truck for 1 year even though it came with 245s now ive got a custom tune that set the comp. for the larger tires (and gave me a lot more power also) now my speedo is accurate again.
  16. plowman4life

    plowman4life Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    cooper S/T
  17. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Take a look at general grabber at/2. They look just like the BFG but for a fraction of the price. I run them on my wifes jeep.
  18. stacks04

    stacks04 Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 119

    i run the bfg a/t 285's. i love the tire and am yet to have an issue. the only thing i don't like is i went from the d rated tire i swapped from my old truck until they wore out to an e rated tire because of the extra weight of the dmax. they are just as good for traction, but seem to were faster. is anybody else seeing this?
  19. Michael M

    Michael M Member
    Messages: 80

    265/75/16's I run cooper M&S no studs. The BEST snow tire I have ever used! Period!!
    I didn't get stuck once, we had alot of deep wet snow, they ate it up.
    Hope this helps.:dizzy:

  20. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Did you have your speedo/trans reprogrammed after putting on the 285's?

    Also- I have my torsion bars up some (as much as I want to go), will the 285's rub with the plow on the truck (when it squats)?