Tires

Chief Plow

Senior Member
Location
upstate new york
I'm sure this has been discussed before, but here goes...On my new f 250, and f 350, they came with those stupid general highway type tires. Anyone got a replacement tire they prefer? On my old trucks I allways ran town and country snows. Can I get them in 16", I've never seen them...
Rick
 

BOSS 444

Member
Location
In.
BFG AT/KO's

I have to second the motion for the BFG AT/KO's

I have no fault to give these tires......maybe $$$,

but, you get what you pay for.

Boss
 

kawdude

Senior Member
Location
Western NY
I m a bad bad man, my tires (general ameritrac suv) work good VERY good but I am overloading them a bit :)
would be good on a jeep or small pickup/suv hence the name i guess
 

SDlawndawg

Senior Member
Bfg all terrains work great. I use Interco Trxus mud-terrains myself. Best tire I've found for winter.

99SDPSD- landscaper not a lawnmower? Does that mean you have a broken back instead of green shoes. He he. just wondering.
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
Cooper Discoverer S/T
used to have the CTD's but they stopped making them.
I also ran the A/T's but they wore out a bit quick for me.
The S/T are supposed to last as long as the CTD's.
Time will tell, but the traction is excellent.
Dino
 

Icefisher

Junior Member
Location
Pa
Acorn
Do you use Bandag Retreads?
I've used Bandag Brawney RV Great Traction &
Last long time If you havent used Bandags You
should give then a try. last set I got 48K out of them
and constantly ran very heavy loads on a 1 ton Chevy
 
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Acorn

Senior Member
I'm not sure... I brought in the casings (a set of old goodyears) and I got the retreads put on them. They referred to is as a "gripper treat". The tread depth is about 1". They are pretty loud on open bare highway. They last forever. I had a previous set last 4 years of plowing and landscaping work. Actually it was the sidewalls (casings) and not the tread that wore out. Still had 1/2" on tread. Don't know if they are bagdad. Local company makes the retreads. I got them for $80 CAN each installed.
 

bam

Senior Member
Location
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i wore my 2001 stock generals a/s down after 48,000 miles this year, and ended up getting the bf goodrich at ko in a 285 75 16.

i have a few thousand miles on them now and am very pleased. recently during the 8" snow storm i had to run my truck down the sloppy roads and it ran great in 2wd. i use a company truck for plowing, so i can't say how they handle with a plow.

costco ordered them for 167 out the door, cheapest i found.
 

JohnnyU

2000 Club Member
Im running Bridgestone Dueler M/T's for the second season now. wear pretty well, i have about 15k or so on them, and they see to be great in all terrains, mud, snow, rain, and road. got them for about 135 ea. at the TireRack
 

Icefisher

Junior Member
Location
Pa
Local tire service

Well everybody has their favorite brand/tread pattern etc
and I have seen a couple guys post web sites for buying tires
hey great to price shop.
I deal with a local tire shop whos prices are fair to good
but where the real advantage is when I have a cut tire at
3:30 am hows the guy from the web site gonna help?
I just bought 4 for my wifes car I paid $8.00 more (total bill)
than Wal-Mart charges for the same tire. and when I cant be around she knows to call the tire shop they will come put spare on and shes on her way..
Stop in his shop later replaces repaired tire. pay bill
and I am a good customer never any
service call charges..
also he has opened up for me at 6 PM on Sunday
Your local Tire dealer will appreciate your business a whole
lot more than wal-mart or an on-line site
 

Tim C

Member
Location
acton,ma.
I did a search When I was looking!!!

My 5 and 1/2 cents......BFG all terr.,,TKO's Great tire. Got Good Deal At SEARS Auto Center 70$ per. oct. speacials. Loooooook For sales.

Good Luck :drinkup:


Tim C LET IT SNOW
 

JohnnyU

2000 Club Member
Its hard to deal with a local tire shop that didnt want to sell me the tires because they were not the size that they're computer recommended, i said "F*** this, im going somewhere that will sell me what I am looking for" Is a 265/75 too much to ask? My door jam says thats the size that came stock, but they wanted me to have a 235 or a 245, uh, excuse me, but no. What really gets me is that they had a new display of the bfg at and mt with 35's and 33's on the showroom.... figure that out. I did find a better shop about 20 miles away, they are great to deal with and friendly/ helpful as would could ever expect! thats my experience with Sears Auto center, not going there anymore.
 

scotty2222

Member
Location
MI
I run a set of Goodyear MTR's work real well, They replaced a set of BFG's A/T KO's. I use 315/75R16 As Icefisher said a local tire store is better. If they have a repair warranty that is a good Idea too have that also. Shop around alot of stores match prices, I found a good price on the web they E-mailed me the quote and then I took that to local store and they bet the price. Also look at all of the local plow trucks around you to see what they are using on there trucks. hope this helps
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
Ditto on the local tire shop. The guy who does my tires lives 3 miles from me, and he has changed tires for me in the middle of a snow storm. Truck is very hard to lift with 3K in the spreader. But he does large over the road truck and trailers, has the service trucks and equip to handle my little one ton.
Which is why I also run Coopers, that is what he sells and runs on his trucks.
Dino
 
Try these,they work

Cooper Discoverer M&S

They work,period.We used to use BFG's,which were a good all around tire,but sucked on sheer ice and slippery surfaces,most tires do.These new Coopers were made for ice.You would have to see one in person,they have several nifty little features which make it such a good snow and ice tire.Soft rubber,hundreds of sipes,large deep tread blocks and grooves,and even the grooves have little micro teeth in them.We have tried them this season,and will never go back to anything else.Drivers have raved about them,especially on sheer ice.No more getting stuck,sliding down hills etc.

Here is a link to the website http://www.coopertires.com/tire_cooper/ltsuv.asp?id=206

and here is a pic:

cooper ms.jpg
 
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