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So im looking at getting a set of M/T tiresize and am wondering what everyone else uses? I'm looking at some "off" brand cheaper Luke renegade and Atturo. Is anyone running 285/65r18? If so what did you have to do lift wise.

Feel free to share good/ bad experiences.

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265/75/16 Toyo M/T.
Never heard of the tires you mentioned.
For me, cutting cost on tires does not sound like a good idea.
 

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A large majority of members here on CF have stock nissan 16" rims and are running 285/75-16 with 2-3 inch lift with minor trimming , removing or trimming mud flaps, melt mod , and removing the lower valance on the stock front bumper.
Some people with this set-up have not had to do any trimming...it depends on your alignment.
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/pinch-weld-mod-how-106553/

You must have stock nissan 18" rims ?

285/75-16 is almost the exact same size (around & width) as a 285/65-18
See this tire size calculator:
https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=285-75r16-285-65r18

If you have aftermarket 18" rims that make your rims and tires stick out past your fenders then you will have to do some trimming.

Tire brands ?
If you are looking for non major manufacture brand tires , I would try to find some online reviews for feed back.... some of the tire seller web sites have customer reviews for the tires they sell.
Discount tire
Tire rack
Heck even amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Atturo-Trail-Blade-Mud-Terrain-Radial/dp/B00K54Q5FA

I am running LT285/75-16 BFG KO2's , I just got them , but they seem great so far.
I was considering a lower end / lower priced tire but a lot of the reviews stated problems balancing , odd wear patterns , and cupping.
 

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Yeah I'm on aftermarket 18's with a 0 offset so they stick out. Right now I have 265/70r18 nitto Terra grapplers and I had to trim some metal and plastic.

I use to work for discount, and honestly I rarely found a M/T that ever balanced easily especially when going bigger. I would have never considered off brand and have been a Nitto fan for awhile but just can't bring myself to pay the price for a set of trail grapplers, but after some research and reading reviews from some jeep forums I may switch sides.

from my size now (265/70r18) to 285/65r18 is is not that much bigger. So I'm going to go with them.

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So I am moving to a state that has vehicle inspections done yearly. Where tires shall not extend past fender lines. I am going with an 18" wheel and looking at getting a 265/65/18 tire, maybe a 275 / 65 / 18. I will be running a 2" PRG Front and 1.5" Rear lift.
 

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I've always believed there are two areas where you do not want to "go cheap": brakes and tires. I've never heard of Luke Tires and can't even find them on the internet! Atturo Tires specialize in SUV and light truck tires and are manufactured in Thailand and Taiwan, but, I've never known anyone that had them nor heard any reviews on them. A lot of the companies in China, Taiwan, Korea, etc., buy old molds from major tire companies once they've discontinued that design. On that point, it's not the worst thing in the world; it saves them a lot of research and development costs, albeit, it may not be the "latest and greatest" tread patterns. The more pressing issue is that these companies use inferior materials and construction, so, while they may be using the molds of a former major tire company, the tires are likely not as good nor last as long as what those former companies "used to" produce. You end up getting a pretty good looking tire at a discounted price, but you don't save a lot of money if those tires wear out in 20,000 miles.
In my experience, Michelin consistently makes some of the best tires. They cost a lot more, but, you get what you pay for. They last long, have great traction in different conditions and ride well. For truck tires, if you don't want to go all-out, household name brand, there are a lot of less costly brands that make very good tires. Nitto is owned by Toyo Tires. Nitto makes the Terra Grappler, which has a different tread pattern but the same construction as Toyo Open Country tire. The Nitto Crosstek is also good, but more of a hybrid tired running the line between a highway and an off-road tire. Hankook Dynapro's are also very good and won't break the bank as are Kumho Road Venture MT's.
 

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After my originals wear out I buy Hankook Dyna Pro tires. They were great on my last Frontiers and my Pathfinder. I'm looking at BF Goodrich K0's for my Jeep Wrangler.

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HK Dynapro ATMs hard to beat for the $$$$$!!!!!!!!! Just had 7" of snow and they devoured it..
 

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I'm using 285/75R16 Nitto Trail Grapplers for my summer tires, 40,000km and only now they're starting to hum on the road,their awesome. If i can find another deal on them I'll buy another set. I have a 2" spacer up front & PRG AAL in the back, had to do the melt mod, get rid of the air dam in the front and all the mud flaps to get them to fit.
 

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265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Trailmark AT. Got about 1200 miles on them. So far so good especially on wet roads and a little snow/slush.

Got the front Bilstein 5100s at 1.5" and rear 1" block. Still a little factory rake.

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I'm in the BFG KO2 club... and the one thing I wouldn't tell anyone to skimp on is tires, since it's the only thing between you and the road.
 

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I just "upgraded" to the BFG KO2's, they are a bit taller than the factory tires (265/75/16, I believe?) and they are great tires. I ran some NTB special made Cooper Discover RTX on my 06 Ford Ranger 4x4 and they were some really good tires, but not quite as aggressive of a tread as the KO2's. The BFG's are surprisingly quiet...which is pretty awesome! :)
 

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General Grabber AT2's, load range E. They are stiffer than regular rated tires but i have approx 48K on them and probably have another 15K to go. They are wearing great, the tread is almost the same as the BFGs and they are cheaper.
 

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Thought he was asking about "mud terrains"..
 

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I have 78,000 miles on my original BFG's, i.e. Radial Long Trail, 265/70R16. I was looking to just get the same tire but they aren't available anywhere. Anybody know if they've stopped production or are just in short supply?

I decided to go with the Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT. They'll be put on on Saturday. I'll report back with a review.
 

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BFG Long Trails are discontinued.
 

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I usually go to Hankook after originals wear out, the HT is great on the highway but off-road used ATM on my Pathfinder. I have Good Year formula 1 super car tires on my Challenger but not a Good Year fan. On my Wrangler I'm going to a set of KO2's

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My truck came with hankooks, M&S, but they are just street tires. My truck is a 2wd Crew cab. Seem to do OK, have 20K on them and they look like they will go another 20K or more with no problem. I am pretty much only doing my driving on paved roads. No issues with driving in heavy rain, no feeling of hydroplaning unless you hit some real deep stuff. I drove it in snow when I went to VT around the holidays, wasn't at all impressed with them there, pretty much garbage for traction, but for my southern good weather driving they are OK.
Next set will not be the same. Will consider Hankooks, just not this tread design. I will have to look at the truck today to see what model tire they are. They came with it new.

My truck came with hankooks, M&S, but they are just street tires. My truck is a 2wd Crew cab. Seem to do OK, have 20K on them and they look like they will go another 20K or more with no problem. I am pretty much only doing my driving on paved roads. No issues with driving in heavy rain, no feeling of hydroplaning unless you hit some real deep stuff. I drove it in snow when I went to VT around the holidays, wasn't at all impressed with them there, pretty much garbage for traction, but for my southern good weather driving they are OK.
Next set will not be the same. Will consider Hankooks, just not this tread design. I will have to look at the truck today to see what model tire they are. They came with it new.
 
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