Time for some new skins

anthonyl79

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Jul 15, 2012
127
Colorado
I drive my ride 100 miles on the interstate everyday to and from work. In the winter time I do alot of mountain driving. The last time I dropped $1000 for 4 new tires I was not pleased with them at all. Any input would be awesome.

Running stock
245/65-17 on 05' 4WD Envoy.
 

Uncle Blazer

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Dec 8, 2011
263
What are you running now? What didnt you like about them (looks, noise, lack of traction, wear, pricetag)? Will these be year round tires or only winter? Budget?
 

anthonyl79

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Jul 15, 2012
127
Colorado
Im looking to spend anywhere from 600-1000. They seem to ride nice, but they sucked in the rain and snow. In the rain just had that uneasy feeling like they wheren't connected to the road. They where Prospector SUV's. They where a 70K tire and I got just about 50K from them. I'm not a fan of the place that I got them, so I wont go back there anymore. I would like to be able to get a summer set and a winter set, but that is not in the budget right now.
 

drwfaulk

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Jan 5, 2012
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Bfg ta/ko all terrain, I've heard that the are real good dd tires.
 

Matt

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Dec 2, 2011
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Also look at the Firestone Destination A/T, they're well within your budget and they are a great tyre, AFAIC.
 

blazinlow89

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Jan 25, 2012
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I have always been happy with my Fuzion XT-I. Traction has always been good not to loud and they last for a good amount of time. You cannot base the mileage rating on how long tires will last. Too many variables to actually account for.
 

Denali n DOO

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May 22, 2012
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Have you considered Toyo tires? I have a smear set and a winter set. So far these are my favorite tires. I had Michelin LTX/MS all season before and loved those too. Check out some Toyo's :thumbsup: ...
 

anthonyl79

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Jul 15, 2012
127
Colorado
Well I will start looking at what everyone heree has recommended and keep you posted.

Thanks for all the help.
 

Uncle Blazer

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Dec 8, 2011
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Matt said:
Also look at the Firestone Destination A/T, they're well within your budget and they are a great tyre, AFAIC.

I am running the LE's. I think they are a good tire for what i use them for. Mostly DD with enough tread to get me into and out of(most of the time) trouble off pavement. A/T's are a little beefier, which may suit you better for your winter/mountain driving.
 
Mar 15, 2012
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Here are a couple more you can add to your list in your budget range. 1. General Gabber AT2. I had the original Grabber AT on a work vehicle that had to be out in all weather and I was impressed by their bad weather performance. 2. Toyo Open Country A/T. I had them on a prior Ford Expedition and they were great. I had no problem in snow or rain and they were relatively quiet on the highway. Do not expect the Toyo's useful life to last much more than 40K. Good Luck. I hate shopping for tires, I have a broken belt on my Envoy that needs addressed now.
 

de3jr88

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Dec 8, 2011
45
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Here's one more to consider, Goodyear Fortera Triple Tread. They are a great all weather tire and have the 'snowflake' designation making them great in winter conditions as well. I have 20000 miles on mine and find them to be outstanding in all conditions and they ride nice and are quiet as well.

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anthonyl79

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Colorado
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de3jr88 said:
Here's one more to consider, Goodyear Fortera Triple Tread. They are a great all weather tire and have the 'snowflake' designation making them great in winter conditions as well. I have 20000 miles on mine and find them to be outstanding in all conditions and they ride nice and are quiet as well.

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These are the ones I was originally looking at. I have heard good things about them,
 

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