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tires for towing

Hey everyone I am looking for a set of tires that is going to be good for towing(wear and handling noise etc) but also capable off road.
As it sits now I am running 35x12.50r18 BFG M/T km2's but with all thew towing we did this past summer(30' gooseneck usually loaded and our 26' Fifth wheel) it ate up those mud terrains pretty quickly.

So I am looking for an all terrain tire that is in the 12.5-13.5 width range and looking at going back to 33's. I want a load range D but E would be great. Is there anything out there?

So far all I have found that I kinda like are the Nitto a/t's. any input?

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ever thought of 19.5's ?

19.5 Conversion:
http://www.ricksontruck.com/

you can still run an aggressive tire but get high way tire mileage and way better handling them any E range tire with smooth ride actually i know they say load range's F G and H but trust me they ride like C or D's but out perform E's . . .

Ford single wheels:
http://www.ricksontruck.com/customers_ford_srw.html

Ford duel wheels:
http://www.ricksontruck.com/customers_ford_drw.html

Lots of good info on them in the link above and the other 2 links have some photos tho going threw ebay n your local tire n wheel shops may save you $100's in switching over. . .

i Run mudders i get 60,000- 75,000 miles out of set of tires with 19.5's 16's n 17's 35K miles tops. . .

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I'm post photos the tread design's i run and get 60,000+ miles from !
you may prefer some thing less aggressive which will only last even longer, i routinely drive were most dare not so there for Mudders for me is a must. . .

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I am really liking this idea but am just bumed with the limited styles of wheels I want black rims but something more unique. But I am liking this idea. What are the price ranges for tires and rims usually?
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around $50-100 for steal's n $150-$250 for alloys.
tires range from $140-$160 to $250-$350 depending on where you get them.

Some places are dirt cheap other's try n rip you off

But that is just the best site as it show's truck with tires n wheels but there are many styles of wheels n tires out there. . .

I'll see if i can google some up for you. . .

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$50-$100 for steels? I need 5 8 on 6.5" 19.5's to put on my flatbed trailer. My thinking here is that when I nearly wear out the 19.5's on my 550 I can put them on the trailer where they can live out the rest of their life. I'm tired of 16" 10 ply tires that wear out so fast. Please post some links of suppliers for these 19.5's if you dont mind.

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Ebay Craigs list local salvage yards . . . Buying wheels new is expensive . . .
i'll see what i can find you guy's

Tho it may take me a while I can find deals on 19.5 tires and wheel's i got 2 duallys that came with'em the 62' GMC and the 08 Sterling the 77' Ford i switched over from 10ply 16.5's best thing i ever did you'll love them 19.5's tread wear is fantastic and handling loaded n empty is amazing

i'm on it

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8 lug 19.5" wheels set of 6:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SET-O...Q5fAccessories

those are Duel wheel rims i'll see what i can scare up for singles. . .my bad. . .

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thanks man I am out there on the search now too haha
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try looking at the TOYO Open Country A/T..... its a great tire and also come in the E rating.... i will be going back to them when the time comes for new tires. i run them now also.
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