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Well I got 45,000 miles on my Mich.LTX and the ware is looking low so time to drop some coin on new ones but not for $265.00 a piece. Whats another alternative tire you guys like and recommend, I do not need any off road tires as I mainly drive highway and to the launch ramp when I do charters.

Tire Kingdom recommended Continentals for $165 a piece.

I have an 08 Tundra 4.7 2 wheel drive. 255-70-18 tire size
 

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I have the Conti. Cross Contact,,, good road tire, no way I will get that many miles,,, very bad in mud, OK in sand and light snow,,, mine are half gone at 10,000 miles but Im in the hills with a 4x4 crewmax
 

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I haven't heard to many good reviews on the Conti tires. I think Tire Kingdom recommends whatever they have they most on hand regardless of quality. Check out Discount Tire and the reviews. I think an All Terrain tire would be better suited for your needs at the boat launch. Plus they will provide you with a little more traction if/when you need it. Just my half a cent.
 

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I had the factory Bridgestone Duellers on my 07 dc 2wd. I got right at 40k out of them.
I had no problem with them due to the fact I rotate EVERY oil change. With that being said, I wanted a little better ride since I am a highway man as well. I went with the Dueller Alenza! 65k mile warranty and man they are awesome. I wasn't thrilled with the sidewall texture, but it has grown on me. Great reviews on these tires my man. Also, don't be scared to ask your dealer about promotions, I waited a month longer to get mine, paid for 3 got one free! Lifetime free rotate and balance as well! Alignment, oil change, tires installed 835 dollars! I am fine with that!

Good luck!

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I had the factory Bridgestone Duellers on my 07 dc 2wd. I got right at 40k out of them.
That's where I am right now 42K and I'm at the wear bars. I have an appointment to get them replaced later today. I'm going with the Hankook ATM. I chose them due to price and their mud/snow capabilities. I checked around on the internet and they seem to be a decent tire.

We just got hit with another snow storm the other day, it really sucks driving around on bald tires in the slushy snow. I already had the appt, but mother nature had to sneak another snow storm in before I got them swapped out.

I should do a smokey burnout in my cul-de-sac before I leave for the tire place. Oh the neighbors would love that.
 

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I wouldn't recommend the Continentals at all... never had a set on cars that weren't cr*p... hardly lasted 25K on a freakin' Accord... and were terrible on the Celica (came with them when I bought it) before getting some awesome Pirelli tires. I just bought the Hankooks, but can't comment on ride quality yet as they have not been mounted/installed to new rims, but boy do they look nice and are SOLID. I'll have to see how the rest goes...
BTW, I would check any mileage warranty... most put an exemption clause for LT tires, so watch out for that. Also they usually don't apply to 10-ply tires (i.e. E-rated tires). Good luck!
 

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My new Michilen LTX a/t2's get put on tomorrow at 1 and then i have a 2 hour drive on them so I will update tomorrow afternoon! BTW I have 275/65/18's...
 

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thanks for the replies, I just want to make sure if I am going to drop $800 or more on tires I better be buying a good tire. I currently run 255/70/18 should I go bigger if so whats that mean for MPG or ride?
 

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I have the General Grabber HTS's with an E load range on my truck and have 25K miles on them so far and they are wearing way better than the OEM PoS BFG's did and I have also read & heard good things about the Grabber AT2
 

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What ever you do dont get Rugged Trails, god i hated them! There were awful on my 4x4 TRD. They would hydroplaned if someone spit on the road and only lasted like 30,000miles. Even dry traction was bad, if you floored the truck they would break loose and the back of the truck would swing out for quite a long distance, excessively long. That being said, yes i realize its a 5.7L with a S**t load of torque but i don't have that problem with the AT KO's, yea i can still break them loose but I'm not saying "Oh S**t" in my head as a truck rapidly approaching me and my tires are spinning then the truck cuts power. Sure it looked really cool when the TRAC was turned off but wasn't a good thing when you needed to get up to speed fast in case you pull out in front of someone.

Ive loved the KO's since i got them 5,000miles ago, still have some of those little fuzzy rubber things on them too.
 

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I have the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S. I have been very happy with them. Wearing really well. Would buy again.
 

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how about Firestone Destinations AT?
I had these tires put on about 2 mo/5000 miles ago. So far they have been great in the snow. Look to be wearing great, still look brand new. and they are quiet on the highway. Great tire in my opinion! and the cheapest I could find, $744 installed with alignment.
 

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Got my Michelin LTX a/t2's put on and they are definitely a step up from the rugged trails I had...So far they have been smooth and no vibrations!...I have only had them for a day but I would recommend them to anyone...
 

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I had these tires put on about 2 mo/5000 miles ago. So far they have been great in the snow. Look to be wearing great, still look brand new. and they are quiet on the highway. Great tire in my opinion! and the cheapest I could find, $744 installed with alignment.

thats about the same quote I got. My girlfreind has these on her car and they seem to be a good tire.


I think for the price so far I am looking at the:

Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S or the Firestone Destination AT
 

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Avoid the Contitracs - I had them on my '04 F-150 and they were soft & wore down prematuraly.

Avoid the Duelers - They were on my '07 Tundra DC and they also wore down too fast. They were "OK" but nothing exceptional.

Avoid the Goodyear Wrangler H/P's (which I have now) - They last a while, but they're too hard, have a bumpy ride, and are terrible for wet & dry road contact. They're OK on the highway, and OK in the dirt/snow... but terrible under accelleration.

I'm planning on swapping these out as soon as I have the xtra $$$ --- I've heard good things about: Yokohama Parada Spec-X; Falcon Ziex; Cooper Zeon.

Good luck!
 

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im running 275/70/18 toyo open country AT's. love em. they did awesome in our freak record setting snow storm..have done very well in a couple of off road (wet and muddy grass situations) adventures, and they are a little stiffer than stock being a load range E 10 ply tire, but no vibrations, balanced well. been on there since december and still look brand new.
 
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