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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2003, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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265/70R17

First snow has fallen in the mountains, and i need tires!

I've got the avalance 17x7.5" rims, and want to just replace teh 265/70R17 tires that are on there. Unfortunately, a lot of the tires you guys reccomend don't come in 17" sizes (like coopers)

Any other reasonably priced suggestions?

I'd like to get something with some off-road capability, but i drive 90% on pavement, and drive my truck pretty hard.

I can get Dunlop Radial Rover Mud Terrains For 100 at tire at tire rack.


I'd like to stay in that ballpark as price goes.


Anyone run these? I'm concerned about highway noise and tread life. I know, i know, if you have to ask about tread life, don't buy a MT tire. These were the best priced for the agressiveness though.


Any other suggestions?
Any good websites to compare tires besides tirerack.com?
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Re: 265/70R17

everything ive heard about those.....is bad. from bad wear to not balancing well, just nothing good.

i think you going to have to pony up a bit more cash to get something good. i know the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S come in that size and are really good tires...even in sand/mud. BFG AT's come in that size but dont do that. pirreli scorpions are around there....... no wait

i found the perfect one for you....Bridgestone Deuler A/T Revo's, they are $122.00 each.....sweet though! but hey the dunlop mud rover is only $100....thats pretty cool. for big bucks MT/Rs come in that size. Pirelli Scorpion AT's are cool too for cheap
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The Wrangler At/s's are actually what i'm running right now. On the road i've liked them, but they don't do that good other places. Maybe i'll just get another set of those.

I'm having a really hard time paying more than $400 for a set, cause i got teh set i'm running now with rims for $400 [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Guess i really did steal those.....

Everyone i've talked to wants $600 for a 17" take off set
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Re: 265/70R17

Ok, so costco can get me Bridgestone Dueler AT's for $114 each with mount/balance/warranty included.
They won't mount them on my truck, but they'll mount them on teh rims off the truck (some wierd liability, cause they're not stock rims).

I just talked to a guy that can give me 4 Regul Trailblazer at's for $461 out teh door. Anyone heard of these? He says they're on sale, but they're a great tire. supposedly they're owned by michelin, found a picture here:
[image]http://www.dwtire.com/Tires/regultires.htm[/image]

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Re: 265/70R17

bfg 285 70(?) 17

thats what Id run

alittle more money but that just means alittle more savn or debt like everyone likes getn into
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put on those bfg's and you'll be Butt ****in Goofy too
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I just got done with a set of Duellers [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

VERY bad wear, unless you rotate like every 1500 miles [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
My set of MT's made it 18000 miles and they were done. A friend with a similar HD like mine had AT Duellers and his lasted about 20000, He chose to move on to something else too. They do work well but dont last.
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Re: 265/70R17

bear in mind thats on a waaaaaaaaay heavier truck.

why load range were you running?
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E, be a waste to go any less on an HD [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Just looked at your locale, your probably familiar with where I get all my 4x stuff, Motorstate Distributing ? I do some circle racin up there in Kzoo. Know that area of MI pretty well [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Phoenix Sign is doinga helmet for me right now (in GR)
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Re: 265/70R17

You probably already know this, but Dunlop tires are not made very well. I balanced a set today at work and they were calling for between 2 & 4 ounces PER SIDE, each tire. And that was only a 255/70/16. A lot of guys say screw BFG because of cost, but they are about as nice as they come in a large truck tire.
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