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Old 11-30-2023, 07:00 PM   #1
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Best 85/15 HighWay / OffRoad 17 " Tires ?

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This topic has probably been posted previously - so forgive me - but I'm looking for input on the best tires (for highway noise/off road traction) for my 2002 E350 V10 - when I would be driving highway miles 85 % of the time and 15 %
of the time off road to get where I'm going to camp.

Georgia's a long way from the "promised land" of Utah - Colorado - New Mexico, etc. I need that quieter ride until I get there - and that traction tire for forest roads, sandy roads, snowy spots, etc. Appreciate any feedback and your time - Thanks !

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You may want to move inquiry to another subforum - or ask a moderator to move it:
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:18 PM   #3
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Russ,
Personally I'd suggest looking at either the Toyo A/T III, or the Toyo Open Country R/T Trail...the R/T Trail has a 35x12.5x17 with a load rating that would accommodate your rig. Scroll through this link to see the comparison to other Toyo selections;
https://www.toyotires.com/product/op...ntry-rt-trail/

This will help identify other Brands Members here have endorsed:
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ons-29160.html

Have you also decided to go with new rims?
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This thread really made me think…
https://forum.expeditionportal.com/t...x-what.206567/
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Thanks for sharing Mikerson. If the OP of the link you posted was an Author, I'd enjoy reading anything he's published!
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Russ,
Personally I'd suggest looking at either the Toyo A/T III, or the Toyo Open Country R/T Trail...the R/T Trail has a 35x12.5x17 with a load rating that would accommodate your rig. Scroll through this link to see the comparison to other Toyo selections;
https://www.toyotires.com/product/op...ntry-rt-trail/

This will help identify other Brands Members here have endorsed:
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ons-29160.html

Have you also decided to go with new rims?
Skip the R/T Trail. I bought them this past year and they are amazing but quiet they are not. I had some A/T II's on a couple of rigs years ago and they were nice and quiet, I don't know about the III's but I would assume they would be.

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I've been running the Toyo ATII's the last 30k. They have definitely gotten noiser as they wore but my biggest gripe is how much off-roading chunked the tires.

I'm an 85/15 guy as well and was looking to the ATIIIs which reportedly are quieter or the R/Ts but taking a hard look at the new Falcon Wildpeak R/T.
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