Best All Terrain Tires

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by BlackBeast, May 3, 2013.

  1. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast New Member

    Hey guys... I'm trying to decide what set of tires I should get next. I have read many reviews and threads about all terrain tires, but I want your updated opinions.
    I currently have BF Goodrich a/t KOs, but I'm wondering what else is best out there. I'm mostly driving on the road, but on some weekends I like to get in the mud. What would be the best tires in your opinion for this? I'm also taking the cost of the tires into consideration too. Thanks!
  2. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    Nice looking truck!!!

    I personally would stick with the tires you have now, I had those on my S10 and I loved them. I have Mickey Thompson ATZ 275/65/16 on my 2500HD right now, and they suck!! 10 ply heavy tire, plus traction is horrible. Very expensive also, will be replacing with KM2's this summer.
  3. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast New Member

    Thanks man!
    Yeah, I've heard km2's are one of the best ways to go. Lately I've come across Goodyear Wrangler Authority's at Walmart for only $148 each? Anybody have an opinion on these tires? They look pretty aggressive. Keep in mind I mostly drive around town, but go through some mud on the weekends.
  4. Trevs Yukhoe

    Trevs Yukhoe New Member

    I run a set of kumho road venture at on my 95 tahoe. I've had them on for almost a year now. I drive daily to work and have a cabin in the allegheny mountains so weekends are spent hunting and slight off road use. Took the truck to Boone NC on a hunting trip this past fall and they were actually a pretty good ride on the trip. I didn't think the snow traction would be very good but they have performed well and if I ever needed to put it in 4wd I never spun. They clean out well and aren't very noisy. I rotated once and haven't lost a pound in any tire, wearing great. My tire of choice was the bfgoodrich radial all terrain in the past as well as the radial t/a for my cars but price became an issue last year when I needed to get skins on the tahoe and shortly after my wifes expedition. Told her I'd try these out before I put a set on her truck. I was pleased so put a set of kumho road venture apt on hers. Less aggressive tread, very quiet, excellent in the snow but I dont even take that huge beast in the mud but judging by the apt tread pattern I think they would load up.
  5. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos New Member

    Not sure if my situation would work for ya (livin in a desert), but I've been a big fan of the BF Goodrich Rugged terrain tires. They're not as aggressive as the A/T KO's, but they're better rated for road use. With flash floods and the reduction in traction sand can have on roads, I wanted something that was decently rated for wet conditions. The Rugged Terrains were them! From roads, to gravel, to sand, and even slick roads I have yet to have a problem with these tires. The cost may be a little high at $180 a tire, but I'm sure you can find em cheaper if ya look around (Wall mart, tire rack etc...). Good hunting!
  6. Jason2325

    Jason2325 New Member

    Personally I like nitto trail grapplers.
  7. 95C1500

    95C1500 New Member

    I run Yokohama Geolandar AT-S. Great tire on road (low noise, good traction, look 10x better in real life than the pictures online) decent off road (havn't been stuck yet but I blew a sidewall in a small mud puddle. I'm talking a foot of sloppy mud...maybe). I like them but I think I will go with General Grabber AT2 next.
  8. blackburb

    blackburb New Member

    I have the Kumho Road Venture A/T as well. I would never buy them again. The traction on snow and greasy mud (you know the stuff that has lots of water, clay and not much grit) isn't great. On the road they're fine and seem to be wearing well. However, I blew two sidewalls out last summer on the road into our camp. I have to assume it's from hitting rocks with the sidewall. For what it cost to replace those two, I could have bought much better tires in the first place. (they have no road hazard warranty)
  9. 95C1500

    95C1500 New Member

    Same problem I think I had with mine...
  10. K15 Blazer Guy

    K15 Blazer Guy New Member

    THOSE are gonna be my next tires. I have the Cooper equivilant right now and theyre great. I have yet to get stuck and theyre even lighter than my fullsized spare, so i get about 21 MPG on the highway.
    so whoever gets me the better price, in a 275-70-R16 wins, but thats the exact style im sticking with
  11. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator

    My truck came with a set of Goodyear Wrangers (not sure what model specifically but the tread wasn't all that aggressive). Those didn't even last 3 years.

    I replaced those with a set of BFG All-Terrain T/As. They looked good and wore evenly but they wore down quickly; I don't think they made it quite three years.

    After those, I got some Yokohama Geolandar AT-Ss. Again, great looking tire but they didn't wear evenly.

    After those, I got some Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts. These are my favorite set of tires - but the most expensive. They look the best (of the 3 I have mentioned) and wore perfectly. I had these tires for four years and just this past September I put a fresh set on my truck.

    Whatever you do OP, stay away from Falken Rocky Mountains. They look good when they are brand new but with just a little bit of wear, they look like absolute junk. They are pretty dang heavy too for what they are.
  12. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    I am partial to my dick cepek fc II's... they are wearing like steal and are very quite. Before these I had the mud countries... they were awesome in mud and snow. I got about 35k out of those.
  13. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Wearing like steal? Who stole your tires?!
  14. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    Lol... I post mostly via my phone... and don't proof read to often. Steal... steel you knew what I meant...:)
  15. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Yea, but some things are too good to pass up. :)
  16. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd New Member

  17. DamnThatMexican

    DamnThatMexican New Member

    Lol stick with the bfg I love those I have them on my rig right now and they do where a lil faster but I don't worry about them when it gets bad... And the coppers tires my boss and a others co worker has those and they say that they like them for the hwy miles and noise level, o as for the wrangler ones I had them and didn't like them all that much I thought they be better that's all
    almost forgot the rugged trail are good for some hwy miles but other other guy said that as well, just agreeing tho
  18. blackburb

    blackburb New Member

    Well, just to keep anyone from having an orgasm over the BFG's, let me tell you my experience. I had many sets of BFG auto tires and loved them all. Got a '92 full size Bronco and immediately threw on a set of all-terrain T/A's. This truck had over 100k on it so it didn't surprise me much that the steering seemed a bit loose and sloppy. But before I got around to replacing any front end parts, I blew out one of the BFG's (yes, coming home from camp just like the Kumhos). Rather than replacing that tire, a buddy had set of - I don't really remember, they might have been Coopers - that he sold me really cheap. I put those tires on and as if by magic, that truck steered and tracked like brand new. There was nothing worn in the suspension, it was the BFG's that caused it to wander all over the road. FWIW

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