which tires are the best
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:25 PM
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5.3 Z71 RC/SB - Comp 206/212 .515/.520 114, 02 LS6 Springs, Harland Sharp 1.7:1's, 02 PCMforLess PCM, Volant CAI w/ Ram Air, StainlessWorks LT's and catted Y-pipe, Gibson Single in Dual out, 05 e-fans, 34" radiator, 160*stat, PermaCool trans cooler, 3.73 G80, TA Rear Diff Girdle, Belltech 2" lowering keys, Belltech 2" Drop Shackles, 2" 4x4 Lift Blocks Removed, Joe Gibbs 20's w/ Toyo Proxes 285/50's
Posted 27 October 2004 - 04:39 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:44 PM
2011 Silverado LTZ Z71, Sheer Silver/Light-Dark Titanium, Peragon bed cover, Bedrug
Posted 27 October 2004 - 06:59 PM
I bought the BFG 265/75/16 All Terrain KO's hoping they would work well. They look great but that is about all I have to say about them. With 65 psi in them on 8 inch wheels they wore heavily on the outside edges. Before someone says alignment, we had a Hunter 411 where I worked. In the rain they would break loose very easily and in the snow was down right scary. After 24K miles they needed to be replaced. They did seem to do well on dirt roads.
On my 01 Burb, I just put on a set of 265/75/16 Revo's E load range on the stock wheels, after getting 40K out of the stock crappy Firestone tires. I have only driven it maybe 40 miles, but I was impressed with the wet weather traction. Off a stop light full throttle it spun both tires for about 10 feet then hooked up and off it went. Pushing it hard around a corner waiting for it to come out sidewayz it took more throttle than in the past to get the rear to kick out. Beyond that I can not comment as they are new to me. I did tons of research trying to find what was going to work for me. Of course I purchased these on other people recommendations, as they had the highest recommendation.
I did much of my research on a couple of RV websites as no-one puts as much milage on a set of tires as a long haul traveler, this website and the Tire Rack's customer rating.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:29 PM
I have the BFG 285's on my Z71 and the 305's on my HD, and while not hauling a load; 35 is proving to be the best psi on both vehicles. The HD has about 19K on this set of BFG's and the wear has been nice and even.
I vote for BFG's, but I have mine siped to improve traction on wet roads. Next month I will be putting BFG 315's on my Ford (in combonation with a 4" lift)
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:24 PM
1 Goodyear Fortera HL Edition $115
2 Pirelli Scorpion STR A $110
3 Hankook DynaPro AS RH03 $80
4 Kelly Safari Signature $90
5 Dayton Timberline HT $75
6 Hankook DynaPro AT RF08 $80
7 Dunlop Radial Rover AT $85
8 General AmeriTrac SUV (Sears) $90
9 Uniroyal Laredo Cross Country $75
10 Toyo Open Country M410 $75
11 Kumho Road Venture HT $65
12 Firestone Destination LE $75
13 Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684 $75
14 Uniroyal Laredo All Season AWP $70
15 Michelin XC LT4 (Sears) $140
16 Cooper Discoverer H/T $75
17 Michelin LTX M/S $120
18 Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 $85
19 Michelin Cross Terrain $120
20 Continental ContiTrac $95
21 Kelly Safari SUV $80
22 BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A $85
The ranking was based on wet/dry braking, snow/ice, comfort, rolling resistance, noise.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:46 PM
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 05:54 AM
Bridgestone Dueler AT/Revo
Sumitomo HTR Sport A/T
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
Michelin 4x4 XPC
Michelin LTX A/T
2014 GMC 4WD SLT Crew Cab - Bronze
Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:01 AM
But its just like everything else (gas,oil,wax,etc..) everybody has there favorites.
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 06:16 AM
It would also be interesting to know what air pressure folks run. I run 38 in the front and 35 in the rear and they seem to be wearing very even at 12K miles. I read someplace that the extended cab is almost perfectly balanced front and rear at 55/45.
G80 locking 3.42 rear
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Posted 28 October 2004 - 10:40 AM
My current tire pressure is 65 on the front and 50 in the rear. I kick the rear tire pressure up depending on what I am towing.
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