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Old 03-09-2006, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Off Road Tires Advice

I own a 2001 F150 SuperCrew Lariat 4x4...I used to use it for long commute to work so I would always buy normal road tires. However since I dont have to use it for commuting I would like to look at buying some meaner looking off road tires. I currently have the factory 17" rims on it, and dont really have the money to lift it right now. Can anyone suggest some tires?

Most of my off roading occurs at the sand dunes.

I am a total noob what should I be looking for in tires? Is there any brands I should stay away from?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would suggest the BFG All Terrrains or the Cooper STT's. Probably in a 32-11.50 or 31-11.50
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would suggest the BFG All Terrrains or the Cooper STT's. Probably in a 32-11.50 or 31-11.50

Thanks for the reply. Just so I am actually learning something can you tell me what each of the numbers mean?

Can you recommend a dealer?

Thanks again!
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Okay well in this case (32-11.5) 32 inches means the diameter and 11.5 inches means the width. If you want a mean looking tire I don't think a BFG All Terrains are going to do it for you. They are great tires but if you want something that will be a little more on the aggresive side look into either a Super Swamper SSR or a BFG Mud Terrains. Those will both actually qualify as being useful in offroad situations. I am not exactly sure what the tallest tire you can fit in your truck is, but the dealership sure will. I would say call the dealership and ask them what the biggest diameter and width tire you can throw under your truck is then go to any tire local tire store and pick up some BFG M/T. BFG = BF Goodrich M/T= mud terrain. They will be really nice on road and be of use offroad as well.
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Okay well in this case (32-11.5) 32 inches means the diameter and 11.5 inches means the width. If you want a mean looking tire I don't think a BFG All Terrains are going to do it for you. They are great tires but if you want something that will be a little more on the aggresive side look into either a Super Swamper SSR or a BFG Mud Terrains. Those will both actually qualify as being useful in offroad situations. I am not exactly sure what the tallest tire you can fit in your truck is, but the dealership sure will. I would say call the dealership and ask them what the biggest diameter and width tire you can throw under your truck is then go to any tire local tire store and pick up some BFG M/T. BFG = BF Goodrich M/T= mud terrain. They will be really nice on road and be of use offroad as well.
Exactly the info I was looking for. Yes, the aggresive side look is what I was going for. I have been looking at the mud terrains, but this will give me something else to look at also.

One more question...Is it worth it to buy tires online and then find a place to mount them? I see tires online a little cheaper, but I have to think most places will kill you on mounting charges since you didnt buy from them.

Thanks to both of you for the help.
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Get the BFG All terrains. They last and they do great in the sand. Mud tires wear quickly. Often you won't even get 20k out of a mud tire. I've found that I can get tires much cheaper locally than online. I call every place in the phone book and after they give me the quote I tell them that I'm paying cash and ask them if that's their best price. I recently for a set of 33" BFG All Terrains for $600 mounted and balanced when most people want $800 or more.
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Get the BFG All terrains. They last and they do great in the sand. Mud tires wear quickly. Often you won't even get 20k out of a mud tire. I've found that I can get tires much cheaper locally than online. I call every place in the phone book and after they give me the quote I tell them that I'm paying cash and ask them if that's their best price. I recently for a set of 33" BFG All Terrains for $600 mounted and balanced when most people want $800 or more.
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Get a set of the toyo mts, they wear like iron, little expensive but they will easily out wear and perform these other tires.
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Get a set of the toyo mts, they wear like iron, little expensive but they will easily out wear and perform these other tires.
Is there a chain that carries those by any chance?
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go to 4wheelparts.com they have what you need, just tell them what you want and theyl set you up with something
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I know les schwab has them if your in the northwest.
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go to 4wheelparts.com they have what you need, just tell them what you want and theyl set you up with something
I keep seeing ads for pro comp tires buy 3 get 1 free. Are these tires any good?
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