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My initial choice is Terra Grappler, followed by Open Country AT, KO2, Discoverer AT. I love the look of the Terra Grappler.

 

Oh and for size Im looking for 295/55R22 but having hard time findin that in any of these brands. Other sizes considered 285/55R22, 285/55R20, 305/50R20 (these would prob rub, i dont want rubbing).

 

Plan on installing a 2" level kit as well, do I need to add blocks in the rear? Going 2" because i dont want to sit nose high when towing.

The best choice for your needs is the Michelin LTX, but it's not very aggressive looking.

Look at the Pro Comp Extreme AT. IMO, the best looking AT on the market. Good luck finding any...and pricey.

TG2 are an OK choice. I've got them. Horrible on wet roads. Horrible in mud. No noise. To me, not very aggressive.

Toyo OCs. Lotta guys running them. The Extremes look the best. More aggressive than the TG2s.

KO2. Best tire I've had for all conditions except clay. Tend to run narrow.

Discoverer AT. The other three choices are better, but all of them are going to look "tame" on your truck.

Also, take a look at the Falken ATW3. Darn good looking tire.

 

For something more aggressive, look at the Cooper STT Pro or the Wrangler Duratrac.

 

To each their own, but 22s and 20s just don't look good on a 4x4 unless you're running 35s or better. 17 and 18s give that beefy look when running 33" and under.

 

2" level will limit you to 285s or less if you don't want ANY rubbing. Whether you have the rear block in or not, you are going to squat if you tow anything with any sort of tongue weight. I'm running Firestone RideRite Air Bags in the rear and now that I have them, I couldn't imagine towing with them.

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The best choice for your needs is the Michelin LTX, but it's not very aggressive looking.

Look at the Pro Comp Extreme AT. IMO, the best looking AT on the market. Good luck finding any...and pricey.

TG2 are an OK choice. I've got them. Horrible on wet roads. Horrible in mud. No noise. To me, not very aggressive.

Toyo OCs. Lotta guys running them. The Extremes look the best. More aggressive than the TG2s.

KO2. Best tire I've had for all conditions except clay. Tend to run narrow.

Discoverer AT. The other three choices are better, but all of them are going to look "tame" on your truck.

Also, take a look at the Falken ATW3. Darn good looking tire.

 

For something more aggressive, look at the Cooper STT Pro or the Wrangler Duratrac.

 

To each their own, but 22s and 20s just don't look good on a 4x4 unless you're running 35s or better. 17 and 18s give that beefy look when running 33" and under.

 

2" level will limit you to 285s or less if you don't want ANY rubbing. Whether you have the rear block in or not, you are going to squat if you tow anything with any sort of tongue weight. I'm running Firestone RideRite Air Bags in the rear and now that I have them, I couldn't imagine towing with them.

 

Thanks for the input .. ive spent the last 3 nights or so doing a lot of reading trying to find opinions from guys running all these tires on various forums no matter the vehicle (just to get a general pic) ... Good friend of mine actually recommended duratracs and i have read a ton of good reviews today about them. The ebay deal I have been watching actually has them in stock at 285/60R20

 

did a google search on duratrac with that size and it returned a decent amount of pics that i was able to get a feel of how my truck would look with them. I may be sold i just dont know what wheels i want, i like street looking lol but with a true truck tire it may look just all bad

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Thanks for the input .. ive spent the last 3 nights or so doing a lot of reading trying to find opinions from guys running all these tires on various forums no matter the vehicle (just to get a general pic) ... Good friend of mine actually recommended duratracs and i have read a ton of good reviews today about them. The ebay deal I have been watching actually has them in stock at 285/60R20

 

did a google search on duratrac with that size and it returned a decent amount of pics that i was able to get a feel of how my truck would look with them. I may be sold i just dont know what wheels i want, i like street looking lol but with a true truck tire it may look just all bad

 

Sams has best price on Duratrac. Get a quote from them, then take it to your dealer to price match. I got the 295 Duratrac down to $265 a tire with GM running a Goodyear rebate in April. I didn't buy them, but it was a dry run for when I do. Best to buy at the dealer and have them mount and road balance so they can't blame anything wrong with the truck on tires you bought from the "other guy".

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Sams has best price on Duratrac. Get a quote from them, then take it to your dealer to price match. I got the 295 Duratrac down to $265 a tire with GM running a Goodyear rebate in April. I didn't buy them, but it was a dry run for when I do. Best to buy at the dealer and have them mount and road balance so they can't blame anything wrong with the truck on tires you bought from the "other guy".

 

we have a costco here .. i dropped the ball on calling around town today damnit ... the ebay deal ends today. It was discount tire directs ebay store that was doing it. $50 off $300 so was going to buy them 1 at a time for $314 a pop. Seems like they do this deal often so i'll see if i can get some price matching going. Will call costco and walmart for sure because they both have them in stock here.

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20x10 XD 820 Wheels with a -24 offset wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler G2s sized 305/50/20.

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Hmmm....well after bcbz71's detailed post I'm a bit torn. While I, like most, like the "look" of a M/T tire a bit more, my truck likely won't be seeing any mud. With that said, I still want the look as well as the function of predominately daily driving in New England. I plan to keep my stock 20" All Terrain wheels.

 

I seem to be deciding between the Goodyear Duratrac's and the Nitto Terra Grapler 2's.

 

For looks, I like the Toyo O/C tires the best but I worry more of a M/T tire won't wear properly and have unneeded road noise. Thoughts?

 

I plan to ad a 2" level so I think I'd be in the size of 275/65/20 right?

 

 

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I'm not running the exact setup that you're looking at but I can share my experience thus far. First go around was 2" level with 285 65 18 toyo at II's on 18x9 raceline wheels with -6 offset had the slightest rub at full lock in reverse coming down out of the driveway. Second setup 2 " level with 285 65 18 toyos on 18x9 fuels with -12 offset. Rubbed at full lock but would have been fine just zip tying the liner back but I raised the front up another 1/2" and it helped but still rubbed coming down out of the driveway at full lock in reverse. Current setup is 4-1/2" lift in the front and 3" in the rear. Same tires and wheels no rubbing in any situation, unfortunately the 285 65's now look to small so I'm going to try and fit some 305 65 18's in there.

 

Now the tire you're looking at is 33-1/8" od by 10-7/8" wide. The tires I have are 32-5/8" od by 11-1/4" wide the difference in width on the 275 is only 3/16" of an inch and height is 1/4". the being said your experience should be the same as mine for the various offsets. Although; all these trucks are different and what clears on some doesn't clear on others due to trim packages and what not. Example a 2 inch lift on my z71 4x4 was a true 2" lift using the rancho quicklift. My buddy has the same truck (year, trim, color blah blah blah) only difference its a 4x4 with max tow. 2 inch quick lift on his truck only raised it up 1-5/8". So we compared the length of the factory struts and the black struts are about 3/8" longer than the factory Ranchos on the Z71. The point is, if you're doing a leveling kit that's a spacer as opposed to replacing the strut the clearance you will have depends on the factory struts in the truck and I think there is at least 3 variations, this is the main reason what clears on some doesn't clear on others even though they have the same 2 inch kit from RC. Hopefully this helps.

 

That is a very big help. My truck is a 4x4 but non- Z71

 

 

Do you have any pictures of your truck with the 2" leveling kit and the two different offsets you tried? I would be very interested in seeing that to compare because I haven't made a decision on wheels yet.

 

 

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That is a very big help. My truck is a 4x4 but non- Z71

 

 

Do you have any pictures of your truck with the 2" leveling kit and the two different offsets you tried? I would be very interested in seeing that to compare because I haven't made a decision on wheels yet.

 

 

Thanks

This is a -6 offset Raceline Assault 285 65 18 At II's

 

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305/30/26s,black matched bumpers, Magna flow exhaust, blacked gmc emblems,tonneau lock and roll cover

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Hey what's the specs on your truck? Level and tire size and wheel backspacing? Size etc

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2016 Silverado LTZ Z71.

OEM GM 20x9 +24 offset wheels. Clear coated PVD Black Chrome.

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 285/55-20.

Bilstein 5100 Ride Height Adjustable shocks on highest setting. No rubbing. No trimming.

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The best choice for your needs is the Michelin LTX, but it's not very aggressive looking.

Look at the Pro Comp Extreme AT. IMO, the best looking AT on the market. Good luck finding any...and pricey.

TG2 are an OK choice. I've got them. Horrible on wet roads. Horrible in mud. No noise. To me, not very aggressive.

Toyo OCs. Lotta guys running them. The Extremes look the best. More aggressive than the TG2s.

KO2. Best tire I've had for all conditions except clay. Tend to run narrow.

Discoverer AT. The other three choices are better, but all of them are going to look "tame" on your truck.

Also, take a look at the Falken ATW3. Darn good looking tire.

 

For something more aggressive, look at the Cooper STT Pro or the Wrangler Duratrac.

 

To each their own, but 22s and 20s just don't look good on a 4x4 unless you're running 35s or better. 17 and 18s give that beefy look when running 33" and under.

 

2" level will limit you to 285s or less if you don't want ANY rubbing. Whether you have the rear block in or not, you are going to squat if you tow anything with any sort of tongue weight. I'm running Firestone RideRite Air Bags in the rear and now that I have them, I couldn't imagine towing with them.

Good info. Totally agree on running 18's with 33's or smaller especially if you plan on going of the pavement, unfortunately there are few true 33 inch all terrain tires for 18's. A few other tires to consider that are technically AT and aggressive. Cooper st maxx, Cepek fun country, Mickey Thompson ATZP3, General grabber AT2 they offer a true 33x12.50x18 that I'm seriously considering they look like BFG KO2 but with a less aggressive sidewall, Toyo RT, Hancook dynapro. The problem with most the st maxx and Toyo RT are they are heavy like a mud terrain.

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Good info. Totally agree on running 18's with 33's or smaller especially if you plan on going of the pavement, unfortunately there are few true 33 inch all terrain tires for 18's. A few other tires to consider that are technically AT and aggressive. Cooper st maxx, Cepek fun country, Mickey Thompson ATZP3, General grabber AT2 they offer a true 33x12.50x18 that I'm seriously considering they look like BFG KO2 but with a less aggressive sidewall, Toyo RT, Hancook dynapro. The problem with most the st maxx and Toyo RT are they are heavy like a mud terrain.

 

Pro Comp and Duratracs come in 295/65r18 which is 33.4x11.7; that's pretty close to 33x12! :D:D Never been a fan of Generals....maybe the "G" has me thinking they are "generic"...weird, I know. For the amount of money tires cost nowadays, I want a well known brand....preferably with white letters on the outside. :drool: Those Cooper ST Maxx are sexy as hell, but don't think I want to deal with that weight either.

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Wish the duratracs had the white lettering.

 

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2016 Silverado LTZ Z71.

OEM GM 20x9 +24 offset wheels. Clear coated PVD Black Chrome.

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 285/55-20.

Bilstein 5100 Ride Height Adjustable shocks on highest setting. No rubbing. No trimming.

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