Opinions on Tires

fishEH

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Jan 26, 2009
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Lake Villa, IL
Looks great, those are 315/75 right? I'm getting the same gears soon

What are you running now? Why not 315/75?

I'd like to do 35x10.5, but there aren't really any options besides Interco swampers
Those were 315/75/16. Still have them on wheels in my shed. That truck is gone. Bought a 94 D1 and have been keeping it milder with 235/85/16. Will be looking to build it up soon though with my 315's and gears and everything else.
 

adriatic04

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Mar 22, 2007
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cleveland, oh
would personally avoid KM's unless you are just trying to wheel it and not drive as a driver. They are a bitch to keep balanced and then wear quickly because of that. I know some people will think they arent difficult but trust me, constant balancing. The AT on the otherhand is set and forget.

KM's were terrible in rain and snow, not a good combo if you see a lot of snow.
 

K-rover

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Jan 15, 2010
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Raleigh, NC
Yep, just as I suspected....round and black.
265/75-16's? You wont be disappointed with the STT pro's. I asked people running them for their opinion and I havent heard a bad review or complaint yet. Ive only got about 250 miles on mine, but so far they have been great.
 

jgdisco2

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Feb 24, 2006
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Goldsboro, NC
Late the the conversation but I just purchased a set of the Falken Wildpeak MT and they are awesome! Who knows on longevity but on road they are quiet for a MT and very good on the one trip to URE I've made on them. 04 d2 265/75/16 1k out the door mounted balanced at my local tire shop
 

Blue

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Mar 26, 2004
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AZ
265/75-16's? You wont be disappointed with the STT pro's. I asked people running them for their opinion and I havent heard a bad review or complaint yet. Ive only got about 250 miles on mine, but so far they have been great.
285/75/16

Will give them a proper thrashing in the Arizona mountains this weekend.
 

Blue

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Mar 26, 2004
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AZ
I got out the door of Discount Tires for $1,347.77 for 5 tires. Also happened to have a Cooper $100 Visa pre-paid card rebate on these tires for the month of April so I have that going for me. $1,247.77 total. In November 2014 I paid $1,542.79 total for the set of 5 Cooper Discoverer STTs that I just replaced.

Breakdown is:

$224.00 per tire

$2.00 AZ environmental fee (i.e. tax) per tire

$2.75 waste tire disposal fee per tire

$20.00 installation per tire

$92.22 more tax

They automatically added the certificates for free replacement at $38.25 per tire but I declined. In the past I've always bought the certs. They tried to give me the hard sell and I asked them to look up when I've actually used a cert because I can't recall. They found one cert I'd cashed in for my 2001 BMW that I sold years ago. LOL....I've probably paid an average of $30-$35 per cert per tire and off the top of my head I can add up 38 tires I've bought from them since & including the BMW. That's $1,330 just in certs and it yielded me one 245/35/18 Falken FK452 tire on my old BMW that probably cost a couple hundred bucks. So the certs almost add up to what I just spent on the new set of tire. Fuck the certs.
 

honda50r

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Jul 10, 2011
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East Tennessee
I've ran the KM2s in that exact size on my Tacoma. BFG makes a great tire in my opinion

If you're wheeling the truck the certs are a no-brainer
 

K-rover

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Jan 15, 2010
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Raleigh, NC
I got out the door of Discount Tires for $1,347.77 for 5 tires. Also happened to have a Cooper $100 Visa pre-paid card rebate on these tires for the month of April so I have that going for me. $1,247.77 total. In November 2014 I paid $1,542.79 total for the set of 5 Cooper Discoverer STTs that I just replaced.

Breakdown is:

$224.00 per tire

$2.00 AZ environmental fee (i.e. tax) per tire

$2.75 waste tire disposal fee per tire

$20.00 installation per tire

$92.22 more tax

They automatically added the certificates for free replacement at $38.25 per tire but I declined. In the past I've always bought the certs. They tried to give me the hard sell and I asked them to look up when I've actually used a cert because I can't recall. They found one cert I'd cashed in for my 2001 BMW that I sold years ago. LOL....I've probably paid an average of $30-$35 per cert per tire and off the top of my head I can add up 38 tires I've bought from them since & including the BMW. That's $1,330 just in certs and it yielded me one 245/35/18 Falken FK452 tire on my old BMW that probably cost a couple hundred bucks. So the certs almost add up to what I just spent on the new set of tire. Fuck the certs.

Thats why I went with 15" wheels. Tires are a lot cheaper for smaller wheels. Even with the cost of 5 new steel wheels plus the new tires, mounting and balancing came in at $1050 for a 35x12.50
 

p m

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Apr 19, 2004
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If you're wheeling the truck the certs are a no-brainer
I damaged exactly one sidewall while four-wheeling about 18 years ago, learned my lesson about tire pressure, and never had to replace a tire since.
And it isn't like I don't take my trucks off pavement...
 

LRflip

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Oct 8, 2006
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none of your fucking business
would personally avoid KM's unless you are just trying to wheel it and not drive as a driver. They are a bitch to keep balanced and then wear quickly because of that. I know some people will think they arent difficult but trust me, constant balancing. The AT on the otherhand is set and forget.

KM's were terrible in rain and snow, not a good combo if you see a lot of snow.
You sir, might be mildly retarded.

I drove my KM2's all over North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, and to your moms house a few times in the wildest arctic shit that could only be referenced as "Ice Road Trucker-esque".

-31 deg F...Roads and Ground Frozen Solid...not a problem

15 deg F and blowing snow straight up somehow...not a problem

KM2's are great for snow and Ice. KM1's on the other hand, are not siped nearly enough IMHO, and the only pair I ever owned were siped.

No experience with KM3's though...
 

kennith

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Apr 22, 2004
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North Carolina
You sir, might be mildly retarded.

I drove my KM2's all over North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, and to your moms house a few times in the wildest arctic shit that could only be referenced as "Ice Road Trucker-esque".

-31 deg F...Roads and Ground Frozen Solid...not a problem

15 deg F and blowing snow straight up somehow...not a problem

KM2's are great for snow and Ice. KM1's on the other hand, are not siped nearly enough IMHO, and the only pair I ever owned were siped.

No experience with KM3's though...
Well, someone had to get the good set. You might want to consider hitting Vegas. :ROFLMAO:

Cheers,

Kennith
 

Jeff Blake

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May 6, 2016
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Pacific Beach, San Diego
XZL Michelin 9.00r16 on eBay for $125 each. I asked for a shipping quote. https://www.ebay.com/itm/255-100R16-Michelin-XZL-LR-J-Used-Tires-9-00R16/253568117793?hash=item3b09d66c21:g:EkAAAOSwcf9cEsWS

Only 50-60% tread left, but I'm thinking the price is right to give these a go and see if I like the size. Not thrilled about how uncommon they are though.

I want something 35-37", preferably 36 or 37, less than 12.5" wide. 35's with 4.12 gears and 1.41 gear in the case is a little too low, and 3.75 is not enough. 36 or 37 would be the sweet spot for 4.12's
 

Swedjen2

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Sep 12, 2018
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California
Handled mud very well
Are you running 7 or 8 inch wheels? I have a '90 RRC and run 235/85-16 SST Pros on 6.5 Wolfs...too narrow for that tire, IMO. That tire and those rims don't track well, but I'm on the freeways 95% of the time.