I myself am running 265/70-17 Bridgestone Dueler Revo 3's and i can say i am impressed for what they are. They claim a size of 31.7(probably normal) and for off road they do well and for on road they have good manners. I installed them right after I put my lift on and in total I lost about 0.5 MPG overall. If you ask me that really isnt anything to sweat. For clearance I haven't had any real problems either. I want to say I hit the transfercase skid plate a few times on 1 trail near by but other than that it isnt an issue. By the way the lift I chose is Old Man EMU and I feel it gives the righr amount of lift for our trucks to keep them PRACTICAL and still have good off road capabilities.Yeah, been looking. But they are less tall (less clearance) and fatter (more weight) than the 255.
I think the perfect tire isn’t out there
As at least one thread mentioned, the duratrac w a kevlar sidewall might be our holy grail. But doesn’t exist.
Obviously they aren't LT. I'm debating getting these exact tires, but I'm not sure how much of a difference the lack of LT will make. I'm not planning on anything crazy off-road. I use my truck to get places, not as a 4x4 hobbyist.I went 255/75/17 (32x10) Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs and love them. I was impressed how quiet they are on the road and have been amazing off road on wet rocks and in the mud. With stock tires I was using my Locker quite a bit as the stock Hankooks would pack up with mud. With the Duratracs I haven't used the locker once yet. No rubbing at all (aftermarket wheels) and very little difference in fuel consumption over stock.
Yes they arent LT rated. They are rated at 2721 lbs per tire and have a speed rating of 112 MPH. Not sure how critical you think LT rating is on a 4500-5000 lb truck. I off road my truck on some rocky muddy trails and have noticed a substantial improvement with the Pizza Cutter Duratracs. Watch many Aussie off road vids and they love the narrower tires.Obviously they aren't LT. I'm debating getting these exact tires, but I'm not sure how much of a difference the lack of LT will make. I'm not planning on anything crazy off-road. I use my truck to get places, not as a 4x4 hobbyist.
interesting option. but i cant help but think its like buying a set of hancook stocks.I've read good reviews on the Cooper Discoverery AT3 4S. Had anyone here tried them? The P255/75 R17 is only 39# so I think the MPG penalty would be negligible.
I run the ST MAXX in 235/85 16, pretty much the same size overall, just smaller rim. They are fantastic, probably my favorite AT tire I've ever run. super durable (I've squished the sidewalls against plenty of sharp rocks), reasonably quiet, incredible traction in the dirt/rocks/mud and quite good in snow and ice as well (duratracs might be 'slightly' better in snow/ice). Also, I can still get around 25mpg on the highway, with a softtopper, roof rack, 2" level, and nearly 1000 lbs of gear in the back. I've Been averaging around 19 around town.Clicking around: another interesting option would be cooper discoverer st maxx 235/80/17. The dimensions per tiresize.com put it at 32” and 9” wide, 51 lbs each. So this would fit a stock truck, but be even heavier than the ko2. Just thought I’d put it out there for future readers of the thread because tires that hit 32” and still fit stock truck are relatively few out there.
im following in your footsteps..Got the Duratrac 255/75/17 today. We‘ll see how it goes.