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    Default Tire Suggestions??

    I want to get a 4 inch lift and put some 18 inch wheels on 33" tires. I know mud tires dont work well in the snow, so I need a good on/off-road tire with good winter grip, I am not a fan of BFG tires, any real world help/experiance?
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    Cooper tires are very good for the price. I had two sets on my old truck. when i bought my new truck it had firestone, they work alright too, alot more expensive though

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    I've used BFG mud terrains in the snow with no problem, and Pro Comp All terrains are pretty good.

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    i lve got toyo M/Ts and they are great so far but if you dont want mud tires i would go with toyo A/ts
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    i have no experience in snow but my new bfg at's are awesome... i had some firestone destinations before and they werent as aggressive but still held their own
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    Cooper ST's or STT's are great in the mud and snow and just about everything else you can throw at them.
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    For the winter months we used to buy a good tread or retread with a square pattern like knobbies on a motorcross bike. You can't beet this pattern for snow. I've travelled alot in the white stuff as it's on the ground more than it's gone here in Canada. Put a good pattern on her and weight in the back and you'll be pulling out the boys with mudders.
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    You need to first decide if want an aggressive traction tire, or an all-terrain tire. If you don't plan on off-roading much and travel mostly on paved roads then all-terrains would be more what you are looking for. I have had both BFG A/T's as well as BFG M/T's on my 87 Blazer. And Toyo A/T's and currently Toyo M/T's on my Silverado. Both brands and styles were great in the snow (both A/t's maybe a little better) and the A/T's are quieter on pavement. My wife has Toyo A/T's on her 2001 suburban and has no traction problems driving in winter conditions.
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    We bought our 99 burb with BFG Commercial T/A, load range E, and apparently they have lasted for quite a while (the dealership where the previous owner had it serviced recommended these)

    95% of the time we'll be on roads, some snow, but not usually deep. Less concerned about traction with 4wd. What would be a good on road, long lasting tire?
    thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by dwill3015 View Post
    You need to first decide if want an aggressive traction tire, or an all-terrain tire. If you don't plan on off-roading much and travel mostly on paved roads then all-terrains would be more what you are looking for. I have had both BFG A/T's as well as BFG M/T's on my 87 Blazer. And Toyo A/T's and currently Toyo M/T's on my Silverado. Both brands and styles were great in the snow (both A/t's maybe a little better) and the A/T's are quieter on pavement. My wife has Toyo A/T's on her 2001 suburban and has no traction problems driving in winter conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Family Force 6 View Post
    We bought our 99 burb with BFG Commercial T/A, load range E, and apparently they have lasted for quite a while (the dealership where the previous owner had it serviced recommended these)

    95% of the time we'll be on roads, some snow, but not usually deep. Less concerned about traction with 4wd. What would be a good on road, long lasting tire?
    thanks.
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