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Dean2

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Both are great tires and since you spend most of your time on pavement both will work fine. Personally, I would save the $250 bucks and buy the cheaper of the two. Neither are as good a winter tire as a dedicated ice tire but for an all round, both work fine and neither have a big enough advantage to pay a lot more bucks for.
 

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I had the Nitto G2 in the correct load rating on my 2500. No noise and didn’t pick up a lot of stones. I bought those because the majority of my driving was on road. They are more of an AT tire.
I now have a 2022 1500 which came new with the Falken Wildpeak. I would suggest to go with what is available and I think either tire will be good.
 

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I've heard good things about the Falkin tires your considering. I had a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers and they worked well for one year and then became completely worthless on wet roads and the tread pattern caused a lot of squirm when new so they didn't track well on uneven roads either.

Just to add another tire to consider, I've been very happy with a set of Cooper Rugged Trek tires. I currently have the same size you're looking at, 275/70R18 in load range E. They are somewhat more aggressive than the tires you're looking at but they worked phenomenal in the snow and ice last winter. They look really nice in person too. Most balanced with very little weight except one of them, but I've had no issues with balance/vibration after a couple rotations.
 

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If you live in Snow, tread pattern is also important...my truck has lived in snow states like VA, WY, UT, CO and has driven through others with snow...a good tread pattern will let you think like a Californian in snow and still walk away with nothing more than embarrassment. I've had the nitto's and they work great.
 

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WHen I did my search in 2017, the Yokohama Geolanders were rated 2nd just below Firestone Destination ATs. I live in NW illinois. My search criteria was good wet and dry traction, good snow/ice traction, good braking, good tire life, and QUIET going down the road. Yokos were $30/tire cheaper than Firestone. Got 45000 miles on em, rotating 5 tires.
 

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I have a 2020 RAM 2500 4x4 and am in the market for new tires (LT275/70R18). I live NW of Chicago near the Wisconsin border, and so plan to get a good all-weather tire with a snow rating. I have boiled it down to two options: the Nitto Exo Grappler AWT or the Falken Wildpeak AT3W. Both are very well-rated. Both have the 'Three Peak Mountain Snowflake' symbol. The Falkens are more expensive, but that alone doesn't make them better. All of my driving is on two-lane county roads that often aren't well-plowed in the winter (not to mention the driveway to the barn). Are the Falkens worth the extra ~$50/tire cost? Thanks!
I can't speak for the Falkens or the Nitto but I have put Cooper All Weathers on my last two Longhorns and they served me well up here in the Canadian winters ... Never had a problem going anywhere with them ... One winter we had an overnight snowstorm and I had to dig out a drift just to get my driver door open ... Started up the truck and got out of the driveway with no problem ... If I decide to put new tires on my present truck, I'd be looking at the Coopers ... JMO ...
 

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WHen I did my search in 2017, the Yokohama Geolanders were rated 2nd just below Firestone Destination ATs. I live in NW illinois. My search criteria was good wet and dry traction, good snow/ice traction, good braking, good tire life, and QUIET going down the road. Yokos were $30/tire cheaper than Firestone. Got 45000 miles on em, rotating 5 tires.
I am amazed the Destination ATs scored top marks. The Firestone Transforce ATs came as 18" factory off road tires on my 2021 2500. They were good on pavement and dry gravel, absolutely useless in mud and medium depth snow. Never got to try them on ice as I took them off at 3000 miles because the truck was unusable off road. Even in low 4 and going slow, could not keep it on a semi muddy gravel oil road. The electronic stability control and traction control etc got so confused in 4 high it completely shut off.

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They look similar to the BFG ATs.
The BFG Tires wear like steel and have no noticeable road noise.
I used to run this tire in New England, all year, and still run this tire in SoCal.
I run 35x12:50x18" on my 2021 RAM 1500 Bighorn, 4x.
 

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I ran sized set of brothers duratracs and they are not bad bought a set for myself but with 3k running into issues with vibration at 70mph. Sounds like duratracs may be overkill for you and if worries about price, prob don’t wanna hear I payed about 1600 I think for mine.
 
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