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Old 10-06-2017, 03:10 PM   #1
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Best Tires For 1995 F350 & 1996 Squire 8000?

I need to get new tires for my 1995 Diesel F350 to haul around a 1996 Lance Squire 8000.


Which tires are the best for me to get? The guy who sold me the truck recommended Cooper 16 ply, and someone I know who lives in his truck camper suggested Class F tires.



And should I get road tires or all-terrain tires? I understand you get more miles to the gallon with road tires, and I'm not sure how much off-roading I'll do since the camper is 10' 9", and the truck only has 2 wheel drive; although the guy who sold me the truck said that cable chains should act as a substitute for 4 wheel drive.


Let me know what you think, thanks.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:37 PM   #2
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I ran cooper at3 all Terrain 315/75/17 on my dually and we're fine got 42,000 miles and sold them for $325 still good tread but changed over to toyo At2 extreme 10 ply and my camper is over 5,500lbs,I farm and haul heavy loads with goose neck trailer also,really like both.im sure you will get a lot of info here.To tell you how good the toyo are not one of the 7 tires (spare) took more then a 1/4 ounce to road force balance, oh the size I dropped down to 305/70/17 have 4:10 gears,95% miles is towing or the camper on truck.dont overlook your spare tire the last thing you want to happen on the vacation hard worked for to spend on the side of the road!
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, I don't know if Toyo makes a tire for my truck. The size of the current BF Goodrich tires on the truck is 235/85R16. I ran searches at Discount Tire Direct, TireBuyer, and TireRack, and no results turned up for Toyo.

The max load of the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 is listed as 3042@80. Is that enough for my in-bed camper if it'll be around 3,500 pounds, possibly more?


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Old 10-08-2017, 03:45 PM   #4
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in toyos its the m-55's, but i would avoid toyos at all cost. coopers a much better tire.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:59 PM   #5
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What, in your experience, is problematic with Toyos?

Is it worth it to spring for the Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx since they have 3 ply sidewalls? Some people are saying they don't last long in the reviews.

Are the Cooper A/T3s what I need?
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #6
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last set of at3's i got 56k out of them.
thats what i'm running now on my p/u.
wear smooth, no problem with balance and handle well.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:53 AM   #7
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First hand experience

Some people??? I have run both tires they both are great but I would choose the toyo.i have many farming buddies running toyos that's how I found out about them.the tire shop I deal with has my same thoughts on both but would go with the toyo. My coopers were great but all took lots of weight to get them correct,so I'm not putting down another brand like someone without having run both on the same truck also have a set on my daughters dodge mega cab with 45,000 n still life,I don't run them bald.The tire shop has way more people to go by and his thoughts are the same as mine. Your not mixing up Nitto tires not lasting correct? Had them on my daughters truck before the Toyos,same truck and they didn't last,same driver same truck is a very good test.
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i've had tojams before, not the quality i prefer:
7out of 8 new casings wouldn't cap the first time, 11-24.5, cord separation. usually out of michelin, or another brand 3-4 capings before they won't cap. m-55's, went through 9 off the shelf before 4 would finally run true, tread wavy. 235-85-16's, 255-85-16. many sidewall and face belt separation. if a tire won't have a road force of less than 15, its unacceptable. 190-70-14, again, belt separation. my current coopers, 235-85-16 all road force of less than 9, most weight per tire was 1 3/4 oz. 1 took zero added weight, all at a cost of 30% less than tojams. my most expensive tire i buy is 26k for one tire. cant afford anything but good tires that hold up. downtime gets expensive fast.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:07 AM   #9
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Maybe time changed

Well all I can say all 7 tires perfect n the tire guy had the same to tell me,maybe they fixed what you had experienced? I haul all heavy loads with this truck 95% of the time and after 4000 miles love them.Same as my daughter truck with toyos on it.Would I buy coopers sure I just wanted a little more aggressive tread for the off-road use on the farm.These are the at extreme 2 toyos.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:32 AM   #10
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man if they're working for you and your happy, that's great. they don't give even the cheapest ones away.
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I hear ya $300/tire mounted x 7
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:09 AM   #12
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Good sit to look at

https://tiresize.com/ they have all brands sizes of all funny they don't list my at extreme though but u can compare all tires n sizes!
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I have Nitto Dura-Grappler's on my 2000 F250 and find them a great improvement for general towing over the previous firestone tires Dura Grappler Highway Terrain Light Truck Tire
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I'm leaning towards Dura-Grapplers. They got almost all positive reviews out of 137 total at Tire Buyer. Some of the bad reviews don't even apply, and can be thrown out: https://www.tirebuyer.com/tires/nitt...000138#reviews

Some of the reviewers stated they do ok when off-roading, even though they're road tires. How do you feel about their off-roading capabilities?

And how do you feel they perform in rain and snow? It seems like they might be ok in the rain, but not so good in the snow. If I get them, hopefully I can make things work with chains if I need to.

So far, the Dura-Grapplers seem like the best overall choice to me after doing research, and considering multiple factors, but I'm open to further input since I want the best tires for my setup.
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