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post #1 of 12 Old 02-08-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Best overall stock tire in the 265/70r18

Soon I will be looking to retire...

It was 45,000 miles and 4 years ago that I posted on this subject. After a lot of research, I settled on the Firestone Destination LE P265/70R18. These tires will easily cruise into the 50K mark without issue. So for tire life, years of service and their performance they were a great tire for the money on my 2005 Titan Crew SE.

It is that time again to look for new tires. At my first look at the usual online suspects I see not much has changed except the price! Man have tire prices gone north.

The only mods to my Titan are the JVA cat back exhaust from Burtman and truxedo cover. Using that 5 gallons of unleaded foot that I purchased 7 years ago... I have averaged 16.5 mpg on the highway and basically crap around town because you just have to drive this truck off the line at stop signs and stop lights...

Before I go with the same tire that I have been very happy with I just wanted to see what the other rank and file Titan owners that have kept their trucks close to stock are running on..

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-08-2012, 03:17 PM
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I ran Nitto Terra Grapplers for over 60k miles and really liked them. They were an awesome all around do everything type of tire, IMHO.

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Michelin MS/2, rated highly in all the reviews, I bought a set last summer and they have been great so far. They ride quiet and really stay glued to the road in the wet.

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Tires

For Mud and Snow Rated tires, I've had my BFG AT/KO's. 60,000 miles.

To save those tires, I have my Falken Ziex ST-04. Deepest tread, very quiet, unreal in wet traction as well as dry traction.

As an all around tire, I'd have to go along with the Michellin MS/2.

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falken tires

I agree with the Falken tires. They run smooth and quiet with a grip both on wet and dry roads. Amazon had them on sale for $116.00 each with FREE SHIPPING. Local tire shop replaced and balanced for $20.00 each.
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I just got a set of the Falken Rocky mount ATS from discount tire... awesomeeee tire for the money so far!
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Have been happy with my Michilin Cross-Terrains. 60K and still 5/32nds of tread left. They were good but not great in deeper snow this past winter. Gave me some problems on slush this past winter too. Prior years were fine.

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About 25K on my Firestone Destination ATs and they still look near new. Remember if you want good gas mileage, get a P tire, not an LT. LTs are heavier, and ride harder because they require more air. They use more gas and more brakes. Plus LT tires are not speed rated over 80 mph (Q rating, I think).
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Falken Ziex ST-04

I looked them up but didn't see them in 265x70Rx18.

What size did you get and did you put them on the stock rims?

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I have your size tire. Kumo Road Venture AT. They were brand new when I bought the truck 1 year ago. I put 22k miles on them and still have good tread and performance out of them. They are smooth running and seem to be comp. priced.

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