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hi new member here...thank you for accepting me!

i searched previous posts but i wanted some more up to date info if possible.

i have a 2020 ranger lariat fx4 with stock 265/60/r18 hankook tires. i only have 32000 kms (19000 miles) on it and my front tire has a screw in it and it is near the edge of the tire and i doubt it is repairable. just my luck that i bought out the lease and HAD a road hazard tire warranty before i discovered it.

the slow leak is slowly getting faster and i would like new tires before winter starts. i like the ride and low noise of the stock hankook tires. i do think they look a little small for the truck. i have never been off road in the truck but would like tires tough enough that if i did do a little light off roading they would stand up to it, but my main concern is nice quiet ride on the highway, good winter performance and similar fuel economy to what i get now.

i think my tires are too worn to just replace the single leaking tire and so i think i need at least a pair, but i don't want to have 2 new tires and 2 older tires..so i think i just need to go for 4 new tires. budget does matter but is not the biggest factor.

i love the look of rangers with the tremor package and the big tires but i don't want to lift the truck or end up with significantly lower fuel economy or a tippy truck.

i read on cartalk website that BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO are the best tires when budget is not a concern for a ranger with 18 inch wheels. can anyone confirm this?

for anyone who replaced tires on your ranger or are thinking about it, what would you recommend? i live in Canada and in a area with moderately bad winters (Ottawa, Canada).

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Suredrive all terrain from Firestone. $154 per tire. Traction rating of a. 3 mountain peak rated for snow. Took a trip this summer on them from WV to MA, 2500 miles total, and have no complaints.
 


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I can't help you on your question concerning new tires, but welcome to the forum
 
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thank you all for the replies and welcomes! i love my ranger. i don't really want to be shopping for tires but i also don't want to drive if unsafe or i have leaks during the winter. i like all the suggestions so far and will check them out.

i leased the truck originally in july 2019 and had a buyout price that was low compared to current market so the buyout was a no brainer for me. the lease included a tire warranty. i discovered the leak about 3 weeks after i bought out the lease :(

i have had 0 issues with my ranger so far. i will probably be getting a 2025 depending on how much money i have at the time and how well my 2020 holds up. i don't drive a lot (i work from home) but have to have a vehicle that can get me where i want to go when i want to go there!
 

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I just got the Cooper AT3's 4,000 miles ago and really like them. Quite but still have a great tread for off road jaunts.
MXGOLF recommendation is a good one. That’s my recommendation as well for you. I’ve had the AT3’s before and really liked them. I like Cooper tires in general. I would be running them now if it wasn’t for dealing with thick mud and swamps occasionally. I run the Cooper Rugged Treks now. They are overkill for what you are needing but good for their purpose. Good luck on your search. Choosing tires can be overwhelming and drive you nuts lol.
 

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If it's available where you are I would recommend the Firestone Destination AT2. If anything it is a mile All terrain tire that should do what you want without sacrificing too much. It is also 3 peak rated so it should do well enough in the snow for winter driving. Just understand that it isn't a snow tire and a snow tire will kick its ass in the winter.
 

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Near the edge is not the sidewall and it most likely is repairable , but if your looking for an excuse for new shoes , im with ya ... i have the same tires on mine and one of the few here that like them ...
Depends on where "near the edge" is. Believe it or not the sidewall comes halfway up into the first tread block.
 

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Depends on where "near the edge" is. Believe it or not the sidewall comes halfway up into the first tread block.
But still repairable , even if it is the sidewall , just most shops wont anymore . thats why DIY ! hey ! i just coined a phrase there !
 

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But still repairable , even if it is the sidewall , just most shops wont anymore . thats why DIY ! hey ! i just coined a phrase there !
Maybe in an absolute emergency to get to the nearest shop. Other then that I would not bother
 

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If it's available where you are I would recommend the Firestone Destination AT2. If anything it is a mile All terrain tire that should do what you want without sacrificing too much. It is also 3 peak rated so it should do well enough in the snow for winter driving. Just understand that it isn't a snow tire and a snow tire will kick its ass in the winter.
I have Cooper AT3's. Good all-around tire but wish the treadwear could be better. Will have to replace them by state inspection time in March with about 35k on them but with the roads around here I never get more than 35k out of any tire.
I had two sets of Firestone AT2's on my old Sport Trac and liked them a lot. Good in snow and rain, price was decent, quiet for an AT. Will consider them for the Ranger next time.
 

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I have Cooper AT3's. Good all-around tire but wish the treadwear could be better. Will have to replace them by state inspection time in March with about 35k on them but with the roads around here I never get more than 35k out of any tire.
I had two sets of Firestone AT2's on my old Sport Trac and liked them a lot. Good in snow and rain, price was decent, quiet for an AT. Will consider them for the Ranger next time.
One thing to consider when picking out tires. If not going OffRoad what so ever then forget the All Terrain tires. A good All Season tire is most likely all you need. As much as All Terrain tires get credit for snow traction a good All Season will do just as well if not sometimes better. That said you still can't beat a true snow tire in the winter.
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