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#12152813 - 03/22/17 10:38 AM Truck Tire Question
pwarren Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 129
Loc: Lakeside, TX
I have a 1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 that I'm about to replace the tires on. I'm replacing Kuhmo Ecsta that the previous owner had on it. I'm looking to put on some on/off road all terrain tires. Was mostly looking at Cooper tires, possibly the AT3 or the AT3 copies sold at pep boys, discount tire, or NTB. The copies have a standard load or passenger rating but the AT3's have a XL or C rating. My question: Is the XL or C rating necessary for what I need, or can I get away with the standard loan rating for the tires? I only use this truck to tow my boat and the occasional trip to lowes. The reason I was looking at all terrain tires is because this last weekend i got stuck a couple times on a dirt road, and also just backing up my boat on flat grass a couple times. The current tires aren't bald but they barely passed inspection. I only drive this truck about 2,000 miles a year, so I'm not looking to spend a whole lot on tires. I am open to looking at other brands, just heard a lot of good things about cooper tires. The factory size is 235/75/15.

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#12153080 - 03/22/17 12:41 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Loc: Rockwall
As long as the load rating on the tires meets or exceeds the GVWR on the truck you should be fine. Nowadays most places have signs posted and will not sell a tire that does not meet the vehicle load rating. I run Cooper 10 plys only because of the ranch I hunt is rough and rocky. I put Coooper AT3s in 235/70/16 on daughter's Liberty and she loves them.

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#12162664 - 03/28/17 04:56 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
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This is what I put on my 98 Silverado.

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31 /10.50R15 109R C1 OWL

This is as big as you can go without any modifications.
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#12164266 - 03/29/17 12:59 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
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Loc: Kaufman
As an alternate (lower cost) brand of tire, Hercules tires are pretty good. There's a set on my truck and another set on the wife's ride. My tow rig (suburban) presently has general AT2's on it, if/when they wear out it'll get Hercules AT's as well.

Search their site for a dealer near you, usually smaller Indy shops.
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#12249897 - 05/17/17 12:26 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: ChuChu1]
pwarren Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 129
Loc: Lakeside, TX
Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
This is what I put on my 98 Silverado.

DYNAPRO ATM RF10
HANKOOK



31 /10.50R15 109R C1 OWL

This is as big as you can go without any modifications.


Good to know. I ordered 31/10.50R15 C rated in toyo open country AT 2's. They should be arriving today, I hope all goes well with these tires.

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#12250157 - 05/17/17 03:09 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 6862
Loc: texas
It is what it is. Tires are going to make a minimal difference in what your looking for. Its probably a 2wd with an open differential, wet grass will just stick it sometimes.

I had a '94 with a limited slip and got stuck in wet grass more times than I care to admit or could count

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#12250224 - 05/17/17 04:01 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1614
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Firestone Destination 265/75r/17
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#12257328 - 05/22/17 01:11 PM Re: Truck Tire Question [Re: pwarren]
tincan86 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1272
Loc: Kyle Tx
I just put general grabber AT2 on my 2015 Silverado they are pretty good and thy cost 138 from discount
here is the link https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/general-grabber-at2/p/32834


Edited by tincan86 (05/22/17 01:18 PM)
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