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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:08 am

Looking to get tires for the F-150.  My wife's car needs new ones, so it only makes sense to put my tires on it and get me new ones right?!   I want something aggressive, but not overly aggressive.  here are the 4 i like that come in the size I want (295/70r18) 34/11.5r18

Nitto Ridge Grappler



General Grabber X3



Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx



Cooper Discoverer STT PRO


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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 am

I think the STT PRO is too much.

I love the Ridge Grappler, but the cooper S/T Maxx is $60 cheaper per tire. I love the Grabber X3's aggressive side wall, but is it too much?

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Post by TRD270 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:09 am

Not overly aggressive? Those all seem overly aggressive to me. Those ST max seem the best suited out of the bunch, but I imagine those things will howl with the gap on those side lugs. Fords are pretty quiet now days but I'll tell you I can't even hear the stereo over my duracraps on my expedition. Not everyones favorite but I'm big fan of the good ole' BFG AT, quiet, good mileage, good traction.  I'd also look at the TOYO open country AT, be more than enough for what you need and will be a lot quieter than all those and should have that big of an impact on your mileage. I've run the Yokohama geolanders in various forms in the past and been happy with them.


To each his own on tires, but to me those all look very loud and mileage robbing and overkill

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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:10 pm

I hate bfg a/t. Everyone and their dogs have them! The ridge grappler is not as aggressive as it looks, and I'm told not that loud. I like the Cooper as well. I want either a more aggressive a/t or a less aggressive m/t. That's what I like about the ridge grappler, but the $320 price tag gets me a little.

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Post by Kevin on Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:45 pm

I've been liking the 255/80r17 ST Maxx on my F150 a lot, they've hooked up everywhere, aren't too loud or rough on the freeway, and have sidewalls like a $10 hooker's foot calluses, tough AF.  The Grabber X3s are legit, Expedition Overland runs them and they don't change many flats.  They're also the least expensive name-brand 35X12.5r17 AT out there, and they have a good chance of being my next tire on the F150, if I keep it that long.  BFG KO2s are also 112% legit and I don't care who all else runs them, if I could afford the 34X10r17s they'd be on my truck right now.

I didn't hate the Duratracs but I'm never paying full price for a set again, that's for sure.  They're easily the most overrated tire out there.  And Nittos are mall crawler crap and will never touch my truck.  But we all know how often Ty is going to take that truck offroad so maybe the Nittos are right up his alley.  Very Happy

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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:37 pm

I'm leaning to the grabber over the nitto, I like the aggressive, and roughly $30 per tire cheaper. The 295/70r18 is about 34.5x12.

Yes you are right. We all know how often I will take this truck off road!! It's definitely a pavement queen. When I get my focus registered again, the truck may only see 1000 miles a month. If that! But those miles will be grand. Pulling a 32' TT to Bear Lake on Thursday!

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Post by TRD270 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:00 pm

Ty wrote:I hate bfg a/t. Everyone and their dogs have them!  

Thats what the FBI would call a clue

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Post by dutchman on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:04 pm

We've had the Cooper ST Maxx (275/70r18) on our F150 for awhile. Been happy with them.

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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:16 pm

TRD270 wrote:
Ty wrote:I hate bfg a/t. Everyone and their dogs have them!  

Thats what the FBI would call a clue

To me BFG A/Ts are the Doc Martin of tires. Super uncomfortable, but that's what the popular kids wear!! No doubt they're a great tire, but I won't run them!

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Post by Ty on Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:18 pm

dutchman wrote:We've had the Cooper ST Maxx (275/70r18) on our F150 for awhile. Been happy with them.

Really I think it will come down to the grabbers and the Coopers. I love the look of the Nitto, but not the price. I really need to see them side by side in person.

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