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I wish GM still put Bridgestone Duelers A/T RHS tires like the ones that came on my 2011 Silverado LT Z71. Those were the all terrain option tire back then. Now you pay $200 bucks extra for a crappy set of Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's. The Goodyears are no where near as good as the Bridgestones..

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I wish GM still put Bridgestone Duelers A/T RHS tires like the ones that came on my 2011 Silverado LT Z71. Those were the all terrain option tire back then. Now you pay $200 bucks extra for a crappy set of Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's. The Goodyears are no where near as good as the Bridgestones..

I love the ones on my truck. Damn good tires!

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I went with BFG AT LT285/55/R20. Traded in the SRA's and paid $800 difference.

So you gave up the tires it came with and paid $800 more. The ones you got seem like some good tires, expensive for sure!

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My dealer bought the stock tires from me and installed Nitto Trail Grapplers 295/60/r20s. They look great, and I've received a lot of compliments on them and the truck. It's an iridium metallic, 2014 GMC All Terrain with every option (it was a Monday Night NFL demo). Has the fold-a-cover tonneau cover with the GMC logo bed rug and GMC rubber bed liner, along with the carpeted and rubber floor mats (have both, just keep the rubber over the carpet). May add the 2-2.5 inch leveling kit. Don't have a clearance problem, just a slight rub when wheel locked to the left, but only rubs the inner carpeted liner.

 

The tires do a fantastic job in the snow, mud and rain. I've gone through several sets of BFG AT KO's on a 2500 series Yukon XL. The most recent set had the new tread design and they wouldn't clear mud like the older design. It got me into trouble twice in situations I never had problems with before. So based on my brother's experience with Nittos (running them on F-150 and diesel F-350) along with reviews, I went for them. Decided on a little more aggressive tread (and much better appearance) that the trail grapplers have. They are a cross between ATs and MTs. Very happy with the decision after a few thousand miles and a few opportunities to try them out.

 

I've learned that having the best tire for the type of driving and terrain you encounter is always worth the money. Saving some money on gas while losing it when you pay the towing company, or can't go where you want, etc. isn't worth it. Plus, to be honest, appearance is worth the hit (slight mileage decrease and some road noise).

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My dealer bought the stock tires from me and installed Nitto Trail Grapplers 295/60/r20s. They look great, and I've received a lot of compliments on them and the truck. It's an iridium metallic, 2014 GMC All Terrain with every option (it was a Monday Night NFL demo). Has the fold-a-cover tonneau cover with the GMC logo bed rug and GMC rubber bed liner, along with the carpeted and rubber floor mats (have both, just keep the rubber over the carpet). May add the 2-2.5 inch leveling kit. Don't have a clearance problem, just a slight rub when wheel locked to the left, but only rubs the inner carpeted liner.

 

The tires do a fantastic job in the snow, mud and rain. I've gone through several sets of BFG AT KO's on a 2500 series Yukon XL. The most recent set had the new tread design and they wouldn't clear mud like the older design. It got me into trouble twice in situations I never had problems with before. So based on my brother's experience with Nittos (running them on F-150 and diesel F-350) along with reviews, I went for them. Decided on a little more aggressive tread (and much better appearance) that the trail grapplers have. They are a cross between ATs and MTs. Very happy with the decision after a few thousand miles and a few opportunities to try them out.

 

I've learned that having the best tire for the type of driving and terrain you encounter is always worth the money. Saving some money on gas while losing it when you pay the towing company, or can't go where you want, etc. isn't worth it. Plus, to be honest, appearance is worth the hit (slight mileage decrease and some road noise).

I'll agree with you, the Nitto grapplers are some good looking tires, I've never had them but they look very aggressive.

 

Mike

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I had my 2009 GMC at the dealer yesterday for service and checked out the two 2014 GMC All Terrain double cabs that they have in stock. I'll be in the market for a new truck this coming year and I like almost everything about the All Terrain. And then I looked at the tires. Every All Terrain had the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's on 20 inch wheels. They look like an all season highway tire, not one that should be on an All Terrain. Amazing that the sticker showed that these tires are an upgrade. Upgrade from what? Slicks from Nascar? I live in Vermont and we've have snow and ice for the last week. The SR-A's would be useless.

 

I have Cooper Discoverer AT/3's on my truck and they are excellent in snow and all other conditions I drive in on our back roads.

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