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Old 03-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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Which E load AT tire?

I'm going to replace the all season Continental tires that came factory on my truck with some all terrain tires. The heavy snow we had this winter convinced me to switch to ATs and I like the look of them. I've been looking at the moderate priced ATs in 275/70R/18s...mainly the Falken Wildpeak and the Cooper AT3s or ATPs. Our camper is 8k lbs loaded and all of these tires seem to be E range in this size. Any suggestions or personal experience with tires in this price and load range?
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:21 AM   #2
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I've been using Michelin Defender LTX tires for decades, and have never had any trouble in many inches of snow, ice, heavy rain, and also in dry bust super soft farm fields for work. Expensive, but so worth it. 50K+ miles on every set. Give them a serious look before you make a decision.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:50 AM   #3
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Ran Cooper tires for years on all of my Broncos ....street/off road usage

Swapped OEM tires out within 6 months on my Dodge 3500 to Michelin AT2s

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60K on tires before getting new set....not because of issues/worn out but because I an anal about tires especially when towing at MAX Load Ratings

Now am running set of Cooper Discoverer AT3s.
So far -----OK but only have 10K on them
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:01 PM   #4
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Have Coopers on my MDX. Cant wait for them to die. Last teuck I put Yokahamas on and was very pleased with ride, handling and how quiet they were.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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Coopers for me didn't last as long as I thought they should, so now using BF Goodrich....
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:14 PM   #6
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Goodyear Duratrac.. FANTASTIC in the snow. My jeep wrangler runs M/Ts in the summer and A/T's in the winter. The duratracs are the best a/t tire I have ever run on it. Used to run BFG at's
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:10 PM   #7
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For price to mileage on heavy diesel trucks, Nitto Terra or Ridge Grappler are tough to beat. Can be had for well under $1100 a set installed if you shop hard. I have gone through many sets, expect up to 40,000 miles roughly with moderate towing use. Toyo Open Country for the highest mileage- 50,000 not unheard of on Diesel 3/4 tons. Those will cost $300-$500 more than the Nittos. All three tires are exceptionally quiet for ATs.

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Old 03-07-2019, 10:06 PM   #8
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I have whatever is a step below the goodyear duratracs as far as aggressiveness. Ive got around 40k on them amd theyre in pretty decent shape. I do alot of pavement and gravel road driving.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:58 PM   #9
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Michelin Defender is now out of production. Still available from existing stocks. Co-worker bought the Cooper A/T tires and is quite happy with them on a 2500 Surburban 8.1

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Old 03-16-2019, 09:34 PM   #10
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I've had tow vehicles with different brands of tires and for me the Michelin LTX are a great tire and lasted the longest but weren't aggressive enough. The Firestone Destination AT and MT were okay tires with average on and off road abilities but the didn't last long. The Goodyear Duratracs had the best off road abilities of the group but were the loudest and most susceptible to punctures. The Bridgestone Revo 2s were close to the Michelin's except they didn't last as long. I'm now on my second set of BFG KO2s. I'll continue to buy the KO2s because of their excellent off road performance, very good road manors, and above average wear. YMMV
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:40 PM   #11
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I’ve had bf Goodrich at, nitto terra grapplers and toyo
Open country at on my trucks. They’re all great tires. My favourite tires are the toyos for looks, performance and longevity. I live in Canada and often face extreme weather conditions. In my opinion, any of the tires should serve you well.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:38 AM   #12
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Another vote for the Toyo AT2 tires. Look great, wear well, low noise and good traction.
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