I need to replace my BFG AT's. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative. What are you guys using? I was looking at the General Grabber AT2 and the Nitto Terra Grapplers. Any opinons on these two tires?
ANY mud tire will do a LOT worse on hard-pack snow, ice, or wet roads than any all-terrain tire. There is no siping in mud tires and with the more open tread design they just don't have enough biting edges to grab on hard, slick surfaces. I am not saying they won't work. I am just saying that if you don't need a mud tire (for off-roading) and aren't looking to get them for the looks, there are better tires out there that will wear better. In the winter, the only thing a mud tire will do better than a good all-terrain tire is traction in deep snow or slush.I'm runnin cooper discoverer STT's on my 97 dodge 1500. I love em, grab like crazy in snow, mud, and wear pretty good on the highway. A little more agressive than the bfg's but they still aren't crazy agressive. Not sure what prices your seein but i got 285/75/16's for 185 bucks mounted and balanced. Didn't think that was too bad.
Yes, you should be able to stay with the 265/75R16 without a problem. The 265/70R16 is a common size just not as common as the 265/75R16.I was looking at the Hankook. They do look nice. My stock size is 265/70/16. When I put the BFG's on I went with 265/75/16. Do you have an opinion on going to the larger size? The 70's seemed to be more cause they were not a popular size.
The P-Metric size will give a better ride and will be sufficient for load carrying for that truck. Depending on what tire you choose you may have to go with the LT size. For instance, I believe the BFG All-Terrains that you have now are LT because that is the only way they make that tire. Some tires have the size both ways. The LT tires will always cost more. Keep an eye out for the tread depth. Sometimes the P rated tires have as much as 4/32" less tread depth. For instance, the P265/75R16 Hankook Dynapro ATm has 13/32" tread depth but the LT265/75R16 has 16.5/32". Also, if you go with the P rated tire you will usually get a mileage warranty. Mileage warranties don't apply to any LT tire.Twyztid, Do I go with the LT or the P?