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Best all around tires?

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Hey everyone, I’m looking into buying a new set of tires for my truck. It’s an 06 Sierra 1500. (Z71, 4wheel, SLE model) Right now it’s stock height with turned keys in the front, but I’m going to put the 2.5” leveling kit from rough country ( unless there’s a better one of course?

I should be able to run 285-295 tires with that kit, but I’m not sure what size exactly will fit/look good. I have 17x9 fuel “full blown” rims that have 265/70R17 tires on them. Any suggestions? I like a nice sized tire, but don’t want it to rub.

Lastly, I need a really good all around tire that actually looks good, I drive highway a lot, yet I still am in the mountains most weekends. I also need the tires to do well in snow, I’m up in Idaho often. I’ve had BigO Bigfoot A/T’s before and they were great, but not the best looking. The Bigfoot X/T’s seem good, any thoughts? I also am interested in the Nitto ridge grappler, how are they? The truck currently has Wild country radial xtx’s that the last owner had, their down on tread though so I can’t pass judgement. Thanks for the help!

Ps. Excuse the pictures, they’re from when I bought the truck a few months ago, I need to take some better pictures than I have right now of it.


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Unless you care more about getting a swamper type tire, for a more stock style, I have had great luck with Goodyear Eagle LS-2. Granted, those are only 20 inch stock tires, but they grab on everything, don't throw a lot of road noise, and basically last for a long time. I have been driving on my current set for a couple years now, and I put about 50-80 miles a day on them. I am actually about to replace them, and I am going to get the same tires again because, lets face it, no one wants to get stuck in the mud or have to be late if there is a little snow on the ground. I also ended up putting Goodyear Eagle RS-A on my Acadia, but they don't grip in mud and ice like I want. They are amazing on the highway, though. Decent in snow and great in rain while being quiet.
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