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Old 11-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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TV mud tires for pulling 353QBQ?

I'm torn, it's time to get new tires on my TV. I current have 35" A/T tires on the stock 17" rims on a SRW 3500. They were D rated tires and they just didnt hold up to the pressure on the tread structure, meaning I was breaking chunks off. I just don't like the way they look either.

I was thinking of moving up to a 20" rim and a stronger E rated mud tire. Lots of choices here, but not sure about the towing experience with the make up of this kind of tire and rim combination.

Our camping radius is about 8 hours in Oregon/Wash, and don't plan to travel farther until the kids get a little older. So I spend most of my time commuting to work and back which is only 5 miles away from home.

Any recommendations from experience?

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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A buddy has 20" copper stt's on his f350 and has had really good luck with them. No much road noise, wear good and carries the weight without any problems.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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I run Toyo "E" rated tires.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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I try to talk your self out of mud terrain tires. Especially if will be hauling your trailer. I know the mudders look really good but unless you will be in the mud or rock crawling or on the trails all the time and not much highway and which you may. But if not dont get them I think you won't like them for driving down the highway and for pulling the camper. I was the same way I had chrome rims with BFG mudders on my Titan. Now my Titan has the stock rims back on with with Michelin AT2 tires load range d and its the best thing I have ever done.

And if you were chunking tires that has nothing to do with it being a load range d tire you could have the same tire in a E range and it would have done the same thing. That the the way the tread compound is not the load range.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #5
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Wow, this is all great feedback folks. Must appreciated.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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I would consider Nitto Terra Grapplers, Hankook DynaPro AT/M or Toyo Open Country's in the size you want. They are not mud tires but an A/T and would be much better suited to your use and all 3 have a very nice profile and are all rated very good. I had 285 70 17 Hankook DynaPro's on our 08 2500 Megacab 4x4 and they looked very nice as that is the size the power wagons come from the factory with. These tires are all very stable and quiet. FWIW I live in the country and drive abt 40 -50 miles a day on dirt roads that get very muddy in the spring and these type of tires have not let me down, slow and steady wins the day in the mud. BTW you really should be running LR E tires on that thing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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i have been running bfg mud terrains for almost 20 years and i am on my 3rd set. i have a 31b2 silverback ceadar creek fifthwheel that is 38 fett long and 14000 lbs. the tires are great on the highway. just make sure you buy e load range. i have had many friends run cheap mud tires and they just fall apart. i get around 150,000 miles to a set.
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i get around 150,000 miles to a set.
A, really what are your bfgs made out. 40000 out of any mud terrain is good. Haha heck it's not even possible to get this out a car tire let alone any truck tire. Especially with the weight of a camper on the back. I am not trying to bash here but this info has to be false and others looking to buy tires shouldn't get this impression.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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BTW you really should be running LR E tires on that thing.
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Load range D tires are probably less than the axle rating on the truck...should be above.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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20's will LOWER the tow rating of your truck. 17's are better and a load range E will be good. I had 33k + on my GY tires with about 8k miles towing. Still had reasonable tread left, at least another 10k. Look at the specs for your TV and you can see how different size tires affect your towing ability.
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