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I have 54,000 miles on my truck and the tires are starting to get thin. I only go off road 5% of my driving but we get a lot of snow here in Taxachusetts so what tires do you'se guys recomend? I now have P265 65R-17's. would 70's screw anything up? Gas mileage esspecially.
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Do you still have the Long Trails on there with that mileage? If so how did they do in the snow for you?
I bought another set for my Pathfinder as they were fine in winter but most importantly were quiet on the road. I would consider winter wheels and rugged trails as an alternative. If you change size and profile height your speedometer can add miles on that you never drove which depreciates your truck even faster.

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I just looked, if you went to a 265/70/17 the speedometer would be slow by 2 mph and you would show less miles than actually travelled. You can compare the sizes here:
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp
 

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Look at a highway all terrain with good road manners. Might want to just keep that same tire size too.

www.tirerack.com <--- WHY IS THAT TAKING ME TO A DIFFERENT SITE????


Copy and paste that into your browser. When I set it up in a link, it takes me to a different site?? SOOO IRRITATING!!!

Anyways, at that site, you can do comparisons and all that.
 

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Yeah if you upgrade tire size it will hurt your gas mileage due to more rotating mass. Also if you upgrade to an all terrian tire they typically are heavier than a street tire. I run American General Grabber AT2s and I love them. We just got a good snow here in Middle Tennessee. Yeah I know 7 inches isn't much to someone who lives where it snows alot but that is a ton for here. Anyway, I had no issues with traction the entire weekend even with melting and refreezing on the roads, got around with no trouble at all up and down all the "hollers and hills" that are here in TN.

Oh yeah I did upgrade to a 70 series tire also when I bought. No problems out of them at all.
 

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Well if your looking for snow traction..
Dont buy the Hankook ATM Dynapro RF10's. Damn near met my maker yesterday!
Left Idaho in a snow storm and was headed up a grade over the Owyhee's into Oregon.
There was, at most, 1 inch of wet and rapidly melting snow on the road. Several trucks were ahead of me so I was tracking along with them. Going dead straight the incline increased slightly and i applied the gas, slightly, and the backend broke instantly away. I got about 10-15 degrees out of shape and grabbed for the 4X4 switch with my right hand and correcting for the slide with my left. It snapped back once the 4WD engaged. Drove that way till the road was clear. I'll never buy these again. I'm going to the tire store today to see what theyll do for me. Damn I hate getting that tunnel vision when stuff is going bad wrong.
 

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I just put a set of Firestone Destination A/Ts on (with new rims).
I have a little less than 3,000 miles on them at this point but so far they have been great.
They ride quiet on the road, grab in the mud, do really well in the snow and have awesome wet traction.
I can't say one bad thing about them (so far), we'll see how they wear.

I know this, they are heads above the stock BFG Long Trails that come OEM.

 

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Wheels look great, now it makes me think maybe I should have bought Red Alert.

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Wheels look great, now it makes me think maybe I should have bought Red Alert.

Clint
Todd has a trained monkey or something that lives in his garage and polishes his truck. Agreed, wheels/tires on his rocks.
 

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Well if your looking for snow traction..
Dont buy the Hankook ATM Dynapro RF10's. Damn near met my maker yesterday!
I've got those on my truck. They do great in the snow for me. Not so great on just wet asphalt. As long as there is something to bite, they seem OK.

I'd recommend the Bridgestone Dueler Revos over anything....if you can afford them. I was a little short on cash this time so I with price over performance.
 

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Do you still have the Long Trails on there with that mileage? If so how did they do in the snow for you?
I bought another set for my Pathfinder as they were fine in winter but most importantly were quiet on the road. I would consider winter wheels and rugged trails as an alternative. If you change size and profile height your speedometer can add miles on that you never drove which depreciates your truck even faster.

Clint

I just looked, if you went to a 265/70/17 the speedometer would be slow by 2 mph and you would show less miles than actually travelled. You can compare the sizes here:
Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
Thanks Clint. Yes they are the stock tires that came with the truck. At about 2k miles or so I brought it in and had a two axil allignment and the tires balanced and have not touched them since! I run 36-38 psi all around. I will get this winter out of them but will need new for next year. I never rotated as they are wearing fine. I'm on my original brakes too! I find them road noisey though. I like the michilin lt's but they suck in the snow. i had KO's on my level II ranger and they were way quiter. These 17's seem to be pricey?
 

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Tire Store siped the Hankooks for free...
we'll see how things are now.
 

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im a fan of the firestone destination at's. quiet on the road, superb grip on the dirt/rocks, look great while doing it all (to get this last one to work, you must mount them white letters out).

o, and ive got 265-70-17s. theres plenty of space for them, and really, it just puts your odometer back where it should be cuz thats equivalent to the stock size on the nismo's. all along, youve been 2 mph under on your odo...
 

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im a fan of the firestone destination at's. quiet on the road, superb grip on the dirt/rocks, look great while doing it all (to get this last one to work, you must mount them white letters out).

o, and ive got 265-70-17s. theres plenty of space for them, and really, it just puts your odometer back where it should be cuz thats equivalent to the stock size on the nismo's. all along, youve been 2 mph under on your odo...
Yup, x2 on that. Fixed my speedo too, and I didn't see any change in mpg, a very small amount in seat of pants acceleration though.
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Michelin's LTX M/S. Great tire.
 

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Tire Store siped the Hankooks for free...
we'll see how things are now.
How about the english translation on this? LOL

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I have about 2K miles on a set of Destination AT's too. The Dueler AT's were on National backorder when I was looking. So far no regrets. As the others stated they are VERY quiet, balanced very well and have had no issues in the snow/ice. I have the stock Nismo size and I got mine for about $125 ea. We'll see how they hold up over time, but if they continue as is, I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
 

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I'd recommend the Bridgestone Dueler Revos over anything....if you can afford them. I was a little short on cash this time so I with price over performance.
I ran those on one of my Jeeps and LOVED them. They were flat out amazing in the rain and snow and also quiet, rode good, smooth, etc. They also did great off the pavement for an A/T. I drive pretty aggressively (especially back then), and I got over 50k miles out of them. They still had good wet traction (due to their dual compound tread design) towards the end.

I was really impressed with them. I almost bought another set, but I heard such good things about the Destination A/Ts that I wanted to give them a try since they were so much cheaper. I love the Destination A/T so far, I've only had them a few thousand miles, but I don't think they'll still have the wet traction the Revos had once they start to get worn.
 
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