Nissan Titan Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I moved to West Virginia and the original all season tires have to go. I want to get something with a little more grip in snow and ice. Any recomendations for the current rim size? The Dueler AT/Revo's look good. Was wondering if anyone had any experiences with them? Or if there is a better tire that would be good info too. Thanks.

Shawn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
I just put on 285/65-18 BFG AT's yesterday before the snow hit here in Indiana. I love em'. I'm kinda partial to BFG considering my step-dad worked there for 38 years. But they perform in the snow very nicely and they look great compared to the stock Goodyears. They aren't cheap, so i'll worn you now. Just demands on how much you want to spend. I was able to get close to $400 trade in on my stock, but they only had 5,000 miles on them. Good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Swellman - I have a set of BFG Rugged Trail tires that came with my 2008 Pro-4X. They have about 3200 miles on them. I'm looking to sell them (stock rims & tires) for $450. I'm actually in Reston, VA if you're interested in taking a look at them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,182 Posts
BoilerUp said:
I just put on 285/65-18 BFG AT's yesterday before the snow hit here in Indiana. I love em'. I'm kinda partial to BFG considering my step-dad worked there for 38 years. But they perform in the snow very nicely and they look great compared to the stock Goodyears. They aren't cheap, so i'll worn you now. Just demands on how much you want to spend. I was able to get close to $400 trade in on my stock, but they only had 5,000 miles on them. Good luck.
The BFG AT KO has a great reputation in the snow. It is one of the few tires with the severe weather rating, (most sizes, including the 285/65/18). This rating in some states, and conditions, will exempt you from snow chain controls.

The BFG AT KO also usually lasts people 50-60K miles or more. I know some people have gotten a bad feeling for BFG because of the Off Road Pkg. BFG Rugged Trail all-season tire, that only lasted most of us 25K miles or less, but their AT KO is a remarkable, and long treadlife tire.

Only bad issue, that I noticed with them, is they are slick in the rain for their last 10K to 15K miles of treadlife, but I've seen a post for the Bridgestone AT Revo where the owner was tossing sandbags into the bed on them as well.

If my new tires end up wearing out at the beginning of summer, (dry time here), the old BFG AT KOs will get re-mounted for that last 10K miles of life. :cheers:

.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
224 Posts
I just put Revo's on about a month ago...GREAT tires. I narrowed down to either those or the BFG AT KO's. I chose the Revo's because I don't do a lot of towing, and the KO's are more suited for that and are a good bit heavier because of their constuction (heavier = less mpg).

The Revo's have performed great so far. I'm in Denver right now truckin through snow and ice and they're gripping great (well, no tire grips on ice). I've also been through heavy rains and they are so much better than the factory SRA's it's not even funny. Also, they're very smooth, can't hear them any more than factory tires, and they handle better because of their stiffer sidewalls.

I bought mine for $162 each at discount (they matched Tirerack) plus $100 off special.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
554 Posts
So far so good with my Toyo Open Country ATs in the stock 18" size.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
775 Posts
BoilerUp said:
I just put on 285/65-18 BFG AT's yesterday before the snow hit here in Indiana. I love em'. I'm kinda partial to BFG considering my step-dad worked there for 38 years. But they perform in the snow very nicely and they look great compared to the stock Goodyears. They aren't cheap, so i'll worn you now. Just demands on how much you want to spend. I was able to get close to $400 trade in on my stock, but they only had 5,000 miles on them. Good luck.


Nice looking truck, man! I scoured the east coast looking for a used Red Alert CC to no avail. All time best color on a Titan, in my opinion. Not that I don't like mine, but I LOVE Red Alert. Looks kick *ss with the BFG's, too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Thanks all,
See I didn't realize I could put 285/65 R18 on my stock rims but if I an do that then I am going to look real hard at the KO's. I will get back with you guys when I make the decision. Thanks for the input and various ideas. Great forum.

Shawn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
Buildwonder said:
Nice looking truck, man! I scoured the east coast looking for a used Red Alert CC to no avail. All time best color on a Titan, in my opinion. Not that I don't like mine, but I LOVE Red Alert. Looks kick *ss with the BFG's, too!
Hey man, thanks for the compliments. I have to admit the Red Alert wasn't my first choice, my favorite has always been black. But, with my 06 being only 2 06's left on the lot, i got a lot better deal than i would have on an 07. And they were both in Red Alert. So i guess i was stuck with red, but i'm very pleased with the way it looks. And yes i love the attitude the BFG's give it now. You have any pics of your Titan, would love to see it..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
swellman said:
Thanks all,
See I didn't realize I could put 285/65 R18 on my stock rims but if I an do that then I am going to look real hard at the KO's. I will get back with you guys when I make the decision. Thanks for the input and various ideas. Great forum.

Shawn
Not a problem Swellman. Let us know and show the pics of the new tires when you get them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
775 Posts
BoilerUp said:
Hey man, thanks for the compliments. I have to admit the Red Alert wasn't my first choice, my favorite has always been black. But, with my 06 being only 2 06's left on the lot, i got a lot better deal than i would have on an 07. And they were both in Red Alert. So i guess i was stuck with red, but i'm very pleased with the way it looks. And yes i love the attitude the BFG's give it now. You have any pics of your Titan, would love to see it..

Here's my new used Titan--'05 SE CC 4x4 with 20,000 miles, BT, RF, PP, UT. Adding a Truxedo Lo Pro, BFG AT's and I'm done! I love my truck as is!
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Hi All,
Went with the Toyo A/T's at 265/70R18 for $700 out the door. I get them put on next Saturday. I am worried though about low tread life but I guess I will have to see for myself how well or not so well they wear. I will get a picture up as soon as I get them on next Saturday. Thanks for all of your input.

Shawn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,182 Posts
swellman said:
Hi All,
Went with the Toyo A/T's at 265/70R18 for $700 out the door. I get them put on next Saturday. I am worried though about low tread life but I guess I will have to see for myself how well or not so well they wear. I will get a picture up as soon as I get them on next Saturday. Thanks for all of your input.

Shawn
Is that a P265 or a LT265? The P sizes have a 50K mile tread warranty. [The 40K mile LT warranty only covers up through the 17" sizes].
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
NorCal,
I will have to double check on Monday. Is there a difference in styling that you know of that would warrant one to have a warranty and not the other? I would think he ordered P since I gave him "P265 70/R18" but not sure. I also wanted to make sure I get the ones with the white lettering on the sidewall...and I believe those are the LT style. If anyone has anymore information on these tires that may be helpful I would appreciate the info? Thanks.

Shawn
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,182 Posts
swellman said:
NorCal,
I will have to double check on Monday. Is there a difference in styling that you know of that would warrant one to have a warranty and not the other? I would think he ordered P since I gave him "P265 70/R18" but not sure. I also wanted to make sure I get the ones with the white lettering on the sidewall...and I believe those are the LT style. If anyone has anymore information on these tires that may be helpful I would appreciate the info? Thanks.

Shawn
Looks like they only offer that size in a P265/70/18, and the spec sheet states it has the white lettering.

LT tires typically have stiffer side walls and run 10 to 20 lbs more in weight for a given size. They are a tougher, more off road worthy, and have a higher load capacity. A P-rated tire usually has a maximum cold inflation of 35 psi, where the LT can be as high as 80 psi for some brands/models.

To archive maximum load rating, the tire must be inflated to maximum psi, but normally you would run a LT much lower, like around 35 to 45 psi, for on road, where the P-rated tire should be at 35 psi maximum, if that is what is stated on the tire, and is also the Nissan recommended cold inflation psi for the OEM tires.

Even though the LT tires are tougher, maybe they figure a LT tire will get more abuse, and wear down the tread quicker. idk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I just put on a set of BFG AT's (285 65 18) yesterday. What pressure do you guys recommend for day to day driving? The sidewall max is 80lbs., the tech at Discount Tire says 35lbs., and the paperwork from discount tire says 50lbs.. ???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,182 Posts
csykes said:
I just put on a set of BFG AT's (285 65 18) yesterday. What pressure do you guys recommend for day to day driving? The sidewall max is 80lbs., the tech at Discount Tire says 35lbs., and the paperwork from discount tire says 50lbs.. ???
IMO 45/42 psi F/R seems to handle better on curves at higher speeds than 35 psi, and isn't harsher, different, but not worse. For sand you can air them down to 9 or 10 psi, but you need to be able to air them up somehow before running on the pavement. BFG AT KO's are a great tire. Note: OEM and most P-rated tires are 35 psi maximum, so for those that run them, keep them at 35 psi or less.

My KO's got very slick though in the rain at 3/4 tread life, even with 320 lbs. of sand bags in the bed. I, (actually Discount Tire), reduced the tire pressure to 35 psi when I had them rotated, and they were still very slick. They weren't slick until this Fall. I wish I had them sipped, when I bought them, or while they would still sipe them. I got my Toyo M/Ts sipped and they are amazing in the rain. Of course they are still new ... so we'll see.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
I got a set of Bridgestone Dueller all terrains for sale in the buy/sell section. They are a 255/70/18. That is almost identical in size to the stock tires. They came off the wifes 2008 jeep wrangler sahara. The 4 havee about 1800 miles on them and the fifth has 0 miles. I am asking $350 or best offer. PM if interested.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top