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Ahh, the northwest with it's microbrews. Not a whole lot of options on tap down in the Lone Star state. Well, there is Lone Star, etc. Bring some over here if you're coming through.
I am not sure what part of TeXas you are in, but there are TONS of microbrewers in TX... Blanco, TX has The real ale company- look them up GREAT BREW. They have a brewhouse brown that is just PERFECT.

If you have a Spec's liquor near you, they will order anything you desire, Smithwick's. Fat tire, Arrougant bastard, Blue moon, Full Moon... I like a wide variety of brews and rarely stay with the same one for long.



Oh and to add to the post(so as not to hyjack on my second post) I am looking for a decent set of tires to use on my 83 to pull about 3000lbs... I can't find the Mich hy-ways I ran on my old PSD.
 

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I just put a set of Bridgestone REVO's on my 95 K2500. I looked at michelins but was told Bridgestone every bit as good for less money and better factory support. I got 40,000 plus on my first set.
 

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I looked at michelins but was told Bridgestone every bit as good for less money and better factory support.
I went with Michelin LTX M/S from Merchant tire [priced out versus tirerack, discount tire direct, etc... online] a local(?) chain here in VA/MD/DC. Went up to 265/70/16 to fill the fenderwells a little better and WOW what an improvement over Firestone Wilderness LE spec tire.

I actually had the belts separate internally on one of my firestone wilderness tires [these aren't the ones that were on the Ford Explorers] which was a sudden and interesting experience while driving. LOL.

Though not cheap ... I expect they'll last for several more years and many miles driven. Quiet on the highway and OK pulling #5,000 trailer up and down east coast.

FWIW
 

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I had junk Firestone Wilderness LE tires on my 00 sub and hated them. I wore them out and last summer bought stock size Michelin LTX M/S 265/70 16 tires and will never get anything else for an SUV. Last winter in Iowa was nothing but snow and ice and worse driving conditions than when I lived in Vermont and these tires were awesome. I thought about getting BFG TA KO's but had many people tell me they had issues with stopping in snow or ice conditions. We have a Toyota Tundra plowtruck at work with the BFG's and that was not even close to the traction and control I have with the Michelin's on my sub. I am sure you will have mixed opinions but I was very impressed after last winter and with the wear so far will predict to get 80k out of these tires.

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On my dodge I had Cooper Discoverer STT's. They did very well in snow and on the road. They have kevlar in the sidewalls. Somebody slashed one with a box knife while I was in the store and they had to do alot of work to get through the sidewall. Currently my Chevy has 35" Toyo MT's on it. They work well. But both sets are pretty spendy.
 

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I'm also looking for tires to put on my 91 Suburban. I'd like something that will handle well in wet/dry/mud/snow on and off road. They don't have to be the smoothest or the quietest. They just need to be good enough to do the job...but I don't want the super cheapo's either. I'd also like to move up in size (taller and wider). Any suggestions?
 

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I'm also looking for tires to put on my 91 Suburban. I'd like something that will handle well in wet/dry/mud/snow on and off road. They don't have to be the smoothest or the quietest. They just need to be good enough to do the job...but I don't want the super cheapo's either. I'd also like to move up in size (taller and wider). Any suggestions?
I love that charcoal color on that burb.
 

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a lot of it depends on what you are towing. boat, travel trailer, heavier equipment, car hauler etc. if it's just used for pulling something recreational and not tremendously heavy any thicker walled non soft or speed rated tire will do BF Goodrich makes some really nice ones that are good multipurpose tires. and they are usually pretty reasonably priced. pep boys also sells a futura brand of tire that are really good long lasting tires and usually hold together well for towing. also ifyou can find a dealer that sells the kuhomo bransd of tires they usually last really well and are pretty stiff. that's what i have on my tahoe and I tow a car hauler all the time with no problems.
 

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This thread is like a truck with bad tires ... it's all over the place ..
I don't have bad tires, my khumo tires are holding up just fine but they aren't very good for off road. then again I have a 2wd so i don't really need anything for off road , i got my truck to drive around on the highway and streets. not really knowlegeable of the khumo tires they were on the truck when i got it a year and a half ago but these have held up pretty well and as i said in my post earlier I haul a lot with mine. I have always been a Yokohama and Dunlop fan for the speed rated tires. and BF Goodrich has always served me well for every day street driving that's why i recommended them too.
 

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My Suburban had Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO P265/75R-16 when I bought it. I have been very happy with them. They did great in the snowstorm we had here last winter and have been great while towing my boat. I can't speak to how they handle off road or their longevity since I have only put on 5,000 miles, but they handle well and and are nice and quiet on the pavement.
 

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I have had very good luck with Cooper tires, Bridgestone also, BFG tires seem to wear fast but maybe that's just me..

oh, and diesel burbans ROCK! :great:
 

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I have had very good luck with Cooper tires, Bridgestone also, BFG tires seem to wear fast but maybe that's just me..

oh, and diesel burbans ROCK! :great:
Cooper's are really good long lasting tires the only problem with them usually is that they are hard to find. I think wally world is carrying some of them now though so maybe they are getting that whole distribution thing down pat finally
 

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I have a 2002 Tahoe 4WD and am just now replacing BFG AT that I put on ~77K ago. I replaced the BFG with Yokohma Geolander ATS - about $170 less than I paid for the BFG AT. Ride is great, hope they last as long as the BFGs.
 

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Original factory tires on My '04 Suburban were Firestone Wilderness P265x70x16 W/O, and they only lasted to about 30,000 miles, and were replaced with Bridgestone Dueler H/T W/O, and I had those changed at 55,000 miles on May 2, 2012.

The replacement tires were BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A's, and I didn't much care for those treads.
I believe they are better suited for construction/commercial use, since they are rugged, though somewhat noisy on the interstate and highway.
Those were changed in May 2013 with only 8,000 miles on them.
They are currently sitting in My garage, and I'd take $200.00 or best offer (local pick up only!) for all four tires...one has had a patch-plug installed professionally, by the tire dealer, for a small finish nail puncture, though tire did not go flat, nor did it lose any air pressure.
I checked the tread depth on all 4 tires, and every tire shows 9/32nd's remaining tread depth (center tread), and the UTAQ code is 440 treadwear, traction B, temperature B, load rating 111T.

The replacement tires this time around are Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza tires, and they require more sophisticated "road force" balancing due to the long wearing (UTAQ 700+ rating) rubber compound.
I prefer Firestone/Bridgestone tires for the Suburban, as they seem to ride quieter, and run smoother, IMO.
Tried in earnest to locate a set of Goodyear Triple Tread tires, also a 700+ UTAG rating, but none available locally....perhaps, next time around.
 

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I just put a set of Rugged Terrain BF Goodrich ( 285/75/16 ) on my '97 2500. Haven't been in any snow or rain, so I guess I'm no help. I can say they are bad for picking up gravels.
 

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Stay away from mastercraft. Put some AXT's on my wife's Tahoe and you could spit in front of it and get stuck. BFG, Goodyear, or most other name brand tires are ok. General is another I stay away from.

I for one prefer my falkens. Not American made, but damn good tires
 

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I'm running Toyo ATIIs 285/75R16. Excellent tires! Guaranteed to last 60,000 miles.
 

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I have had Goodyear, Goodrich, Firestone, Bridgestone and many others I am forgetting now and I think they are all pretty good tires. I am on my first set of Michelin Latitudes now and I have to say that for highway and towing I will never go back. I got mine at my local Chevy Dealer and they beat everybodys price out the door and then they gave me a 50.00 rebate when i left. i Never have done any off roading but when i was a kid I remember my Dad always had big mud tires but normally they were 4 different kinds. LOL! So, I say Michelins all the way. :great:
 
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