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josten367

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Posted: 02/21/12 09:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, I need a down and dirty on Wild Country XTX Sport E-ply 245/75 R6 tires. Quote is $747.33 installed.

I currently have Big O A/T Big Foot 245/75 R16 LT brand tires and their price was about $989 after a trade in on all 4 tires.

In my signature tells you what truck and camper I have. Which one of these tires are better and are the Wild Country Tires cheaper for a reason.


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Posted: 02/21/12 09:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Any tire with an aggressive tread is going to cause some handling problems when towing. Pick a tire with the lease aggressive tread pattern you can accept on your truck.


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I always use an aggressive M+S tread on my truck, all 6 positions. I have noticed no handling problems when towing the fifth wheel, or when loaded with 35 bales of hay on the truck, while towing the flatbed trailer with 100 bales on it.
I also have Cooper Discoverer M+S tires on the Tioga, all 6 positions. No handling problems noticed, whether towing the Jeep or not. The Jeeps, of course, have very aggressive M+S tires on them.
Get the tread pattern that will give you the traction you want and need.

As for comparing the Big O and Wild Country tires, I have no idea why the price difference. It could be just the dealer.


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Posted: 02/21/12 10:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have not noticed any handling issues while running agressive type tires on any of my trucks, the only difference is in the mileage I could get.

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Posted: 02/21/12 12:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have Michelin Mud and Snow Load range E tires on my truck. Have 50,000 miles on them so far with hardly any wear showing and love the ride. Wouldn't recomend anything else.

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Posted: 02/21/12 02:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wills250psd wrote:

firestone transforce ht here works well for me.


Yep....Me too. About $800 for four 18 Inchers. Installed, balanced, taxed, stemmed, disposal, and whatever else. Tires only were $141 each.


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Posted: 02/21/12 03:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd be interested to hear how the hold up. I have had the XTX's (285/70R17) on my Dodge for over 26K miles now and I think they are wearing pretty good. I run the fronts at 65 psi and rears at 45 psi empty or 60 psi when towing. After 26K miles tread is down to 10/32's (started @ 15/32's) all around and wearing very evenly with rotations every 5-8K miles.

Overall I've been happy with the XTX's. Quiet, comfortable and appear to be wearing well for an AT.


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Posted: 02/21/12 01:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

firestone transforce ht here works well for me.

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Posted: 02/21/12 02:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally decided to go with Cooper Discovery AT3 tires. They are about $200 each but they will last 55K miles and look like a lot better tires than Wild Country. Thanks for your input and happy camping.

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