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Posted: 8/31/2015 7:57:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 7:59:30 PM EST by porksboy]
I got a new (to me) truck.
08 Ranger XL 4x4 with auto and the 3.0
I currently have sissy all season car tires that were on it when I purchased it. They are new and probably have less that 1000 miles.
I drive 35 miles each way on the pavement to work, but I live in the woods on a dirt and gravel road.
I want something a bit more aggressive that aint afraid of the dirt and a little mud.
235/75/15 is the size.
Budget is as close to $150.00 per as I can get.

This is my first 4x4 and don't know what to look at.
I previously had a 96 2 wheel drive Ranger and kept Bridgestone Dueler APTs on it and was satisfied, until that phone pole smacked the side of it when I slid off the road in ice. I only had 325,000 miles on it too. This truck only has 35,000 miles and should last me a while.

What say you guys of the 1st tier that keep your truck prepped for any contingency?

Edited for fat finger spelling.
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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:00:21 PM EST
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Nope, not gonna happen in my life time, I have a vague understanding of gyroscopic effect.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:02:16 PM EST
Look at Cooper St maxx's or hancook dynapro mt's both great tires and both have lasted a long time on 1 tons for me.

Avoid toyos at all costs, biggest overpriced pieces of shit known to man.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:04:06 PM EST
Michelin LTX A/T 2. 60k mileage warranty.

Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:07:00 PM EST
if you buy used you might be able to score tires and rims for that budget.

as for what type of tire, no idea on truck tires for off road/road
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:08:23 PM EST
I have Cooper AT/3 tires on my 03Ranger FX4. 2 years no complaints. Dirt roads and snow are no problem for me.

It isn't going to matter much what tire you're using on ice.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:08:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 8:10:11 PM EST by fla556guy]
Duratracks

I've heard the michelin tires posted above are also good.

Depends on what you find more important: mileage/low noise or off-road performance. Whichever you pick, you are going to sacrifice something to get better performance in either category.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:08:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 8:12:51 PM EST by inthe605]
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Originally Posted By bondryan:
Look at Cooper St maxx's or hancook dynapro mt's both great tires and both have lasted a long time on 1 tons for me.

Avoid toyos at all costs, biggest overpriced pieces of shit known to man.
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I liked the dynapro mt's I had on my last pickup. Probably put a set on my new truck when I need em/can afford em. Fuckers are probably gonna push north of $230 by that time.


Eta. $284 at discount tire. Ouch.

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Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:11:05 PM EST
I don't know if they will rub (I highly doubt they will) but you should be able to go with 31x10.5x15 tires too.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:12:23 PM EST
When CarbineMom totaled my Ranger, it had Goodyear Eagle GT+4s on it, including the factory spare. But I don't think that is what you will wont. I wouldn't even drive it in North Snow, let alone Northern Ice.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:14:40 PM EST
Yokohama Geolandars, on my second set for my '03 4Runner. Got 80,000 miles with first set, snow, ice, mud, awesome tire.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:15:19 PM EST
Firestone Destinations AT's??
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:26:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2015 8:33:49 PM EST by pivoproseem]
I have the Cooper AT3 on my XJ Cherokee, I think I'm going to put some FIrestone Destination A/Ts, again, once these wear out. The Firestones ride and handle better to me, but I also had no trouble in the white stuff with the AT3s.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:29:52 PM EST
I like the Goodyear Wrangler Authority at walmart.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 9:28:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JVD:
I have Cooper AT/3 tires on my 03Ranger FX4. 2 years no complaints. Dirt roads and snow are no problem for me.

It isn't going to matter much what tire you're using on ice.
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Mastercraft ATX made by cooper. http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Light-Truck/Courser-AXT.aspx
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