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Posted: Sep 22 2008 at 11:06am | IP Logged Quote kcidmil

Ok everyone, I recently just got done having fun of trying to find a set of new tires for my truck.  And let me just say that reviews helped out A LOT!  I only wish I had read farther and done a little more research before selecting my current tires.  I had pre-ordered them before I checked ALL tires.  But I will see how my current set does. 

That being said I'm going to start a Tire Review sticky.  This will apply to all types of tires.  ATs, MTs, M+S, Winter, Performance... etc.  If you've had them, we want to know what you think and not just "Deaz Good Tires" 

Here's a layout to use

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Size
Manufacturer/Model
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(the amount you got, or current.  Not all tires have a UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading)
Price (if you can remember)
Place of Purchase (local dealer, or website)
Opinions on Strength and Weaknesses of the tire (awesome/poor in mud... etc)

Also if a link to the tire's site would be nice, as well as a picture.  That way people can get an idea what you riding on.

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Posted: Sep 22 2008 at 11:14am | IP Logged Quote kcidmil

BTW... here is a good reference for All Terrians and Mud Terrains.  The written reviews are very decent, and the personal reviews can be very informative, though some lack information.  Hence our no "Deaz Good Tires" rule. 

http://offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT-Tires/

If you anyone has any links to add for some good review sites please PM me.  I am looking for sites that cover a wide range of manufacturers and styles.  I will check them out prior to posting on here.

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Posted: Sep 22 2008 at 11:39am | IP Logged Quote dannyg

Location-Florida, Enterprise

Size-LT 265/75/16

Make- Michelin M/S LTX

Miles-20,000

Price- 850 somthing out the door

Place-Boulevard tire

Opinion- The tire being a C rated has a smoother ride than the stock P tires great on road and ok in sand not a mud tire

 

http://www.michelinman.com/tires/light-truck/ltx-ms/
LTX M/S



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Posted: Sep 22 2008 at 2:01pm | IP Logged Quote kcidmil

Well I can put down a couple, but they won't be for the Frontier sizes, but will hopefully you will get the idea.

Location: South Dakota
Size: 35x12.5 R16
Manufacturer/Model: Super Swamper/Interco Trxus STS A/T
Mileage:
9000 miles or so
Price: $214 ea $268 now
Place of Purchase: Tyres International www.tyres1.com
Opinion:
Interco claims they are meant for Sand and Snow, with decent on road handling.  Driving in snow was like driving in sand... it tended to float through it so driving was interesting.  They wear really quickly, I changed out after 9000 miles or so and about 85% of the tread was gone.  In mud... you better have a buddy.  The side lugs did better at getting me out than the rest of the tire and I still got stuck.  Road noise is pretty loud and got annoying after awhile.  They rubbed my fender well at full left.  They were also very rough on streets, i guess from the really stiff side wall.  Honestly there is a lot better out there.

http://www.intercotire.com/site35.php

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Posted: Sep 22 2008 at 2:18pm | IP Logged Quote kcidmil

Location: South Dakota
Size: 315/75R16
Manufacturer/Model: Toyo Open Country MT
Mileage: under 100 miles so far
Price: $267 Ea
Place of Purchase: Dale's Tire Rapid City, SD
Opinion:
I must say so far I am impressed with these.  The road noise is a lot less than I was expecting for a Mud Terrian.  Less even than the Intercos.  The side wall flexes a little more, but the ride quality is 200 times better.  A lot smoother driving down the interstate.  I don't have my rubbing issue anymore either at full left.  I haven't had a chance to play with them yet.  Waiting for the snow to come, and then hopefully find a place to go mudding. 

http://www.toyo.com/docs/tires/tires.asp?lpid=18136&name =Open%20Country%20M/T&category=off-road

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Posted: Jan 04 2009 at 10:50pm | IP Logged Quote dmartin16

Layton, UT
30x9.5x15
Big O XT
4500 miles

670$ mounted, balanced, aligned, and free 5k rotations
Big O Tires
They run awesome offroading, crawl up anything, great in mild mud, fantastic in snow, slide a bit on ice, but the road manners make the truck feel like the shocks are going out, there is a lot of sidewall play, the tires themselves feel soft, but 4500 miles and I can't even tell if there is any wear at all, still 20/32nds. All in all, as long as your rig isn't a 40+mile per day commuter, it's a great tire, if your ride is a big commuter, get something with a stiffer sidewall.


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Posted: Jun 16 2009 at 12:23pm | IP Logged Quote kcidmil

Location: South Dakota
Size: 235/55R18
Manufacturer/Model: Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season
Mileage: 500 Miles or so
Price: $198 Ea
Place of Purchase: Sam's Club Rapid City, SD
Opinion:

Granted this is on my X-runner... but still keep looking.  This isn't even that great of a perfomance tire.  I even drifted a turn in town doing 25 mph in 3rd gear on dry pavement.  It does alright in a few inches of snow, but hates anything less or more.  Ice on the road?... start walking.  I'm going to pick up a set of 20" rims and put some BFG KDWIIs, and find some pure winter tires for my stock rims.  These are a joke for all seasons.  They take forever to warm up and get sticky.  I drive 15 miles on interstate to go to work, and by the time I get to work they're finally warmed up enough to stick decently.   



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Posted: Feb 19 2010 at 5:08pm | IP Logged Quote dsarains

Location: Nevada
Size: 31/10.50/15
Manufacturer/Model: Michelin LTX A/T Radials
Mileage:
About 68,000 (still on truck)
Price: $161 ea - free mount/balance/rotate

Place of Purchase:
Got the hook up from a tire distributor through the auto shop next door to my work. I think that the retail price of the tire is around $190

Sorry, no pic :(

Ive found these tires to be just awesome. They are the 'strongest' tire that I could find for this truck on a 15 inch rim. They are load range C and are 7 ply if I remember correctly. For almost 35,000 miles, these were driven 5 miles each day on a dirt road, and about 45 miles freeway.

Pros:
-Tread wear. It basically doesnt exist on these tires.
-Handling: They are quite nice, even when driving my truck like its a 350z.
-They are very nice in the mud and sand, and grip quite well on most other dry or wet offroad conditions.

Cons:
-Because its such a stiff tire (no treadwear), it isnt soft, at all. I fill mine to around 42 PSI, despite the load rating having them at 55 PSI. If youre looking for a smooth, comfortable ride, you may want to consider a different tire.

-They dont handle as well as I would expect them to in the snow. They provide enough grip and tread when going and stopping, but any quick turns on ice or snow and youll know what I mean. This is halfway a pro, since it makes spinning brodies fun. (**Note: Im not sure if this is the tires or the traction control on my 04 Fronty.)


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Posted: Feb 20 2010 at 3:13pm | IP Logged Quote 2001FrontierXE

Location: Virginia Beach VA
Size: LT22575R15
Manufacture: Firestone Destination LE
Mileage: 12000 miles
Price: 550 all four mount balance
Place: NEX Autoport
Pros: For an A/T they have very good wet and dry
traction. Very little wear shown at current mileage. I
expect to get the full 50,000 out of them. Handled little
bit of snow we get as well as they can in a 2WD truck
with an empty laden bed.
Cons: None really to speak of. I am happy with these
tires!




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Posted: Jan 20 2011 at 11:58pm | IP Logged Quote CA_NISMO

Location: Waukegan, IL
Size: LT265/75R-16 E1 123R
Manufacturer/Model: Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2
Mileage: ~40,000 so far 
Price: ~$150.00ea (just the tire, no svcs)
Place of Purchase: Discount Tire, Palatine, IL (discounttire.com)
Opinions on Strength and Weaknesses of the tire: I should note that I originally scouted this tire on Tirerack.com to check out the reviews. Overall, this has been a fantastic tire, and I have driven long highway trips, serious offroad (mud/rocks at Badlands, IN), snow and ice. Coupled with the decent traction control of the Frontier, I have never had any control problems. I would also recommend the LT version of the tire, since it seems to wear a lot longer (the tire is barely showing wear), and the offroad abilities don't seem to be affected. A definite buy again, despite the massive price increase since I purchased them (~$235.00 each now).



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