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Old 11-19-2019, 05:12 PM   #1
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I have a 2016 F250 Diesel and looking to replace my tires soon. Based on reviews, I have narrowed down my search to the following two tires:

- Continental Terrain Contact H/T (60k
warranty). Discount Tire price match
to $200/each.

- Nitto Dura Grappler (45k warranty)
Discount Tire price match to $185/
each.

I mostly drive on the highway and that includes towing our camper. I rarely go off road. I was looking for something that looks like a truck tire, but not overly aggressive.

Anyone have any experience with either of those tires or recommend something else?

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Old 11-19-2019, 05:29 PM   #2
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I have great experiences with Nitto though not the DG itself. My Ford PSD will be getting a set of the Terra Graplers thos winter since they were so good on my 1/2 ton.
The Conti warranty is pretty good though. To compare apples to apples, see what their pro-rate is against the Nitto. In other words, after 50k do they give you so little it is a wash?
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Discoverer AT3 XLT: Pickup Truck Tires | Cooper Tire

I am thinking of these when it comes time for tires.
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See if you can find anyone with the contiís with some miles on them. Reason why I say that is on the passenger car side, we are seeing the edges of the treads look like they are crumbling apart at 20-30k mikes.
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I have a set of 1yr old Cooper's I'd love to wind the clock back with and make another choice. They're the AT3 LT's. 65k warranty but I'll probably see 35-40 at the most.

I don't have much experience with either of the ones the OP mentioned. BFG for me going forward. Next time around it's the OE Rugged Trails.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the responses and recommendations. In talking to the guy at Discount Tire, the OTD price looks like this:

Dura Grapplers: $842 (Found lower price since original post)

Terrain Contacts: $943

Really like the Terrain Contacts, but the price for the Dura Grapplers is hard to beat.
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sputicus, your profile doesn't say where you live but if you live in snow country or travel on dirt roads regularly, you'll want an all-terrain type tire, not an H/T.

For what its worth, when I replace the OEM Michelins on my 2016 F-250, I'll be getting Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 2s installed. They are quiet and great in mud and snow. A/T tires are very helpful when parking the trailer on sites that aren't paved and even wet grass.
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sputicus, your profile doesn't say where you live but if you live in snow country or travel on dirt roads regularly, you'll want an all-terrain type tire, not an H/T.

For what its worth, when I replace the OEM Michelins on my 2016 F-250, I'll be getting Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 2s installed. They are quiet and great in mud and snow. A/T tires are very helpful when parking the trailer on sites that aren't paved and even wet grass.
I just put on The Conti Terrain Contacts AT's on my RAM 2500 285/60/20 there new so I don't have alot of miles on them yet to give any type of feedback I'm going to be towing with them next week for a 600 mile round trip and will have some feedback in 2 weeks.

Right now RAM dealers are running a special buy three get the 4th for $1 dollar so I got mine there...Discount tire would have priced matched but I wanted to get a 4 wheel alignment which they couldn't do so I just went with the RAM dealer....The sale is only good till 11/30. OTD I paid $1175 which included a 4 wheel alignment.
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I've seen the light. I liked the below which came OEM on my GMC, check out the price on these.....no way was I paying that for tires. Local guy quoted $237 each at the time.

So I jumped on Fleabay and found a set of the same ones which were takeoffs, $400 and free shipping. They had less than 500 miles on them and it cost less than $100 to have them un-mounted, mounted and balanced.

The kicker was it also included the stock GM steel wheels, centers and lug nuts. Sold all of those for $125 without even trying.

$93.75 each rolling down the highway.

It's your money. Personally I doubt I'm ever buying tires retail again unless I have no other choice.
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sputicus, your profile doesn't say where you live but if you live in snow country or travel on dirt roads regularly, you'll want an all-terrain type tire, not an H/T.

For what its worth, when I replace the OEM Michelins on my 2016 F-250, I'll be getting Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 2s installed. They are quiet and great in mud and snow. A/T tires are very helpful when parking the trailer on sites that aren't paved and even wet grass.


Live in the burbs of Atlanta. Not much snow and rarely off roading. Iím thinking the HTís will work for me.
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I just put on The Conti Terrain Contacts AT's on my RAM 2500 285/60/20 there new so I don't have alot of miles on them yet to give any type of feedback I'm going to be towing with them next week for a 600 mile round trip and will have some feedback in 2 weeks.

Right now RAM dealers are running a special buy three get the 4th for $1 dollar so I got mine there...Discount tire would have priced matched but I wanted to get a 4 wheel alignment which they couldn't do so I just went with the RAM dealer....The sale is only good till 11/30. OTD I paid $1175 which included a 4 wheel alignment.


Do you remember the price per tire? Were they high to accommodate for the deal? My Ford dealer was really high.
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I like the Michelins LTX M/S 2 I have on my RAM 1500... I found the best price ( in 2016) was at Costco, and included free rotation and balancing every 6K miles plus road hazard insurance. Costco currently running $150 off on Michelins which will pay for a 1 year membership to the club and have some left over.

I have nearly 60K on them now and I believe I will get to 80K before I need to change them out... I use my truck usually for Interstate driving and towing. They are very quiet on the road, which I really like.
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Iíve been running the Continental Terrain on my F250 this past year. Fantastic tire and quiet.
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Do you remember the price per tire? Were they high to accommodate for the deal? My Ford dealer was really high.
I think they were $308 per tire at the RAM dealer...Discount Tire had them for $304

The Service Tech printed this one for me because it was one of the cheaper tire options but I wasn't interested in an HT tire it was the Toyo Country HT II the price includes the alignment it will give you an idea of the charges.
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I like the Michelins LTX M/S 2 I have on my RAM 1500... I found the best price ( in 2016) was at Costco, and included free rotation and balancing every 6K miles plus road hazard insurance. Costco currently running $150 off on Michelins which will pay for a 1 year membership to the club and have some left over.

I have nearly 60K on them now and I believe I will get to 80K before I need to change them out... I use my truck usually for Interstate driving and towing. They are very quiet on the road, which I really like.
How are they in the rain and snow? I have the LTX AT now and they are hard to keep traction with. Cant take off from a stop without the traction control kicking in. 48000 miles on them.
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I like the Michelins LTX M/S 2 I have on my RAM 1500... I found the best price ( in 2016) was at Costco, and included free rotation and balancing every 6K miles plus road hazard insurance. Costco currently running $150 off on Michelins which will pay for a 1 year membership to the club and have some left over.



I have nearly 60K on them now and I believe I will get to 80K before I need to change them out... I use my truck usually for Interstate driving and towing. They are very quiet on the road, which I really like.


Iíve got the LTX Michelinís as well and on my 3rd set. Got 55k out of the first 2 sets. They are quiet and never had any issues. Getting them from Costco a big plus with free lifetime rotation including rebalancing and their road hazard warranty.
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:26 AM   #18
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Big thanks to Ejs4029!

I ended up going with the Nitto Dura Grapplers. With the deal the Ram Dealers are doing, I ended paying $163.50/tire and $788 OTD. The Dura Grapplers have good reviews overall and many reviews from RVíers towing rigs. The Terrain Contact HTís are fairly new and not a lot of reviews out there yet.

Thanks again to all who responded with feedback and recommendations. Much appreciated.
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