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Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by Aelwulf, Feb 1, 2019.

Which tire for stock 20s? Please elaborate below.

  1. Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT

    27.8%
  2. Falken Wildpeak A/T3W

    22.2%
  3. Nitto Terra Grappler G2

    14.8%
  4. General Grabber A/T X

    7.4%
  5. Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure w/Kevlar (or maybe DuraTracs?)

    1.9%
  6. BFG A-T T/A KO2

    25.9%
  1. Aelwulf

    Aelwulf Member Military

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    I was hoping the Crapstone stock tires would last at least 3 years of maybe 7k/year miles, but they're wearing too quick and one already has a slow leak I need to get fixed (haven't seen a nail or anything but could be possible).

    Since wheel funds won't be available yet, what are thoughts on comparisons between the tires in the poll? Any missing I should be considering. I know there's ST Maxx fans but so far the mileage/look don't strike me as the ones.

    I had BFG A-T T/A KOs on my 1500 for years and loved them in sand, wet, snow, and even ice (although a bit slick). I've read some on here that those seem to wear faster on the HDs but including them for comparison. I'm kind of leaning towards the Coopers at the moment after reading a bit on here, but open to any views.

    All of these claim to fit stock on the truck at 285/60R20 (per tiresize.com). All are 55-65k warranties. All E-rated, should be 10 ply. I mostly drive street with some off-road/towing on occasion so don't need huge mud tires.

    Also curious if anyone thinks there'd be a reliability/ride/wear difference (aside from going up a size) going from roughly 33" on stock 20s to 35" on AEV Salta 17s/Black Rhino 18s between the brands or if it'd matter.

    Thanks!
     
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    I would highly recommend Nitto Ridge Grap over the Terra Grap unless you are going off road a lot.
    I’ve been running them 15k miles so far and love them. I made the switch after running KO2 for years on my 1500’s
    The Ridge Grap seem to be wearing extremely well (I rotate every 3-5k), they have no more road noise than the KO2, they look much better ( more aggressive side wall), they have been way better in the Ohio snow.
    Good luck on your decision, I’m sure you will be happy with any of your choices.
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    McBroom U.S.Marine Veteran Retired 88-2000 Military

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    Rim size really doesn’t matter much if any.
    If your stock wheels are 20” then stay with those. I have 305/65-70(don’t remember)20” on my 2500
    They’re Nitto Ridge Grapplers 10 ply. They ride and wear great. So give them a look.
    I will be getting another set of these when the current ones wear out.


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    Can’t go wrong with Ridge Grapplers. I ran the 12 ply.


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    Just put a set of Michelin Ltx M/S Defenders on my bran new 2018 3500 with 1200 miles on her ! Firestone’s were so out of round it wasn’t funny so I bought Michelins now my truck is a highway queen so if by chance she’s in the dirt I messed up somehow. Great highway tire! 10 ply smooth and quiet. The only good thing I can say about firestone is they took their trashy tires back all 5 of them!


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    I second that dodgeramfan. Michelin Defenders are the best bang for the buck for traction, wearability, quiet running and smooth ride. I have them on both my '17 2500 Cummins and my '18 1500 Laramie Longhorn as it was the first mod I did to both. Here in the Houston area, rain can be an issue and I don't like slick tires that can't grip...the Michelins never have that problem.
     
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    3000 miles on KO2s. Nope.

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    Toyo open country at2 are worth considering. I've been happy with the sets I've run. They are usually a bit cheaper than the nitto and made by the same manyfacturer as toyo makes nitto tires.
     
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    I'll put another recommendation for the Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Had a set on my 1500, my best friend has them on his F150 and I've put 5500 miles on a set I put on my 2500 and I love them.
     
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    Nothing looks like labels out bfg's, and I put 70k miles on a bronco with a set, no complaints.
     
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