Tires for the tow pig

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by skyhighZJ, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Vehicle: 2010 Dodge 3500 cummins, 2WD, auto.

    Duties: 24' stock trailer, 42' toy hauler, daily driver as well when I'm not riding the Harley.

    Need: tires. Current tars are Mastercraft Courser HXT. They have been amazing. Almost 50k and still holding strong but getting to the point I need to buy new. I am looking at getting something a bit more aggressive while maintaining road manners and longevity. What have you ran, how long did they last. And, go....
     
  2. GONOVRIT

    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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    Fiddy? I run those again!
     
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  3. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    People don't understand the importance of air pressure and proper rotation. I would absolutely buy these again and for the price it's a no brainer but (yes, I know it 2wd) I have been in some situations where a bit more grip would have paid dividends!!
     
  4. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    If you liked the Mastercrafts, check out something like the Cooper AT3 or ST Maxx. They're the ones that make Mastercraft tires anyway. I'm a big fan of Coopers!
     
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  5. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    I'm running Toyo AT2 on my 2500 4x4 Dodge. About 15k so far with little noticeable wear. They're quiet on the road and have a reasonably aggressive tread for an AT.
    I tow a 34' goose with 2 rigs on them, 26' camper and DD duties as well.
    They're not a "cool" looking tire necessarily, but I'm really happy with them.
     
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  6. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    They're definitely not a bad looking tire though!
     
  7. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    My bill isn't flat enough to have "cool" tires... it is only flat enough to have functional tires ....
     
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  8. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    I'm running the toyo at2s as well. Only have 9k in them so far. Smooth, quiet no noticeable wear yet.

    I'm not sure of the specifics but apparently toyo makes 2 different at2s. Me and my dad have the same tires and the tread is different on mine . My sidewalls say at2 xtreme...but looking at their website there doesn't appear to be an extreme and non extreme version. Not sure what to make of it
     
  9. Chris_M

    Chris_M Well-Known Member

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    Certain sizes are listed as extreme, or XT.

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  10. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    So I have a 235 80 17. If I wanted to squeak a bit bigger tire what would I be looking at?
     
  11. obullfish

    obullfish Carolina Trail Blazers

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    X3 on the Toyo's. I'm running the extreme with about 25,000 miles and about half tread left and no chopping and quiet on the road.
     
  12. tw89yj

    tw89yj Well-Known Member

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    These have 45k on them. Probably another 10k left in them.


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  13. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    @skyhighZJ Do you want taller, wider, or both?

    235/80-17 is 31.8 x 9.25.
    A 265/70-17 is 31.6 x 10.4.
    Toyo also has a 255/80-17 or 33 x 10.

    They're a very common size too, so there's a multitude of options for tires. Just have to make sure the sidewalls don't make love when you bolt up the rears. I don't think you usually have to worry about that until you get up to a 285 width, but don't hold me to that.
     
  14. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Looking for a bit taller which I assume inherently brings a bit of width but I don't want touchy cause I have no intentions of using any type of spacer. I think they look crappy when duallys stick way out the side. maybe that's why tools run around with their tow mirrors up so they can see around them tars?
     
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  15. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I think either the 265/70 or 255/80 would work well for you.
     
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  16. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Well I finally pulled the trigger on some new tars. Went with the toyo a/t II in a 255/80-17. Found a deal online with 10% coupon and free shipping. Funny enough they are coming from a warehouse in NC. I’ll install them at the auto skills shop on post so mounting and balancing per tire is only $5 and I’ll know their truly at 0 for balance instead of some meathead “good enough”.
     
  17. C.Berry

    C.Berry Bad News

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    I love my copper st maxx havnt Hauled with them yet, so can't say how that will go but road manners are great and from what I researched before buying from others they will go to 50k some have reported 60k in Australia!
     
  18. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    It was a toss up based on the recommendations from here on the forum. The Toyo’s were too good a deal to pass up tho
     
  19. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    I'm running Falken Wildpeak AT's on mine and I like them a lot so far.
     
  20. C.Berry

    C.Berry Bad News

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    That's cool!! I can send ya pics of a set of toyo mt 38x13.50 all highway use that's got 50k and still some meat left on the bone, their def good tires!
     
  21. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    hopefully they changed the rubber compounds, my dad and i both bought a set when falken first came out with the ATs or at least when the tire guy started using them. on a 250&350 daily driving up and down gravels roads, neither set lasted over 6 months.
     
  22. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Mind sending a link for the Toyo's? I actually have decided on the exact same set for my dually. I was going to call Discount tire this week and check their price.
     
  23. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Got a 10% coupon and free shipping. All 6 are at the house and I paid just under 1k. @Tacoma747
     
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  24. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    I got the AT2's if that changes things, who knows. So far so good, but I don't drive a ton.
     
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  25. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how you got them for under $1k. I waited until this morning and called around, but still ordered them online. $1,079 delivered for 6 255/80r17 Toyo at2's. They were over $1500 from discount tire.
     

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