There’s a new hunting season starting today and it’s deer season. When you have packed your gear, you set out for the farm before the sun rises.
Once you arrive at the farm, you can begin to unpack. But when you finally arrive at your hunt spot, the two-track that takes you there is mud-stained from torrential rains that have been pouring down for days.
The problem shouldn’t be a problem, because you’re driving a four-wheel-drive truck, right?
Actually, if you’re still rolling on the tires that your penny-pinching accountant chose during a product planning meeting, then I would say that you should have spent the extra money on the best truck tires.
It is very important to ensure that the tires of your truck are as capable as their rest of your truck in order to avoid getting stuck.
As a result, it is imperative that consumers be aware of tire sizes, tread patterns, and load ratings. Choosing a truck tire that is right for the load your vehicle can handle can be a life-changing decision.
In this article, I will provide you with a few things to keep in mind before you decide to buy any of the best truck tires.
It is inevitable that, regardless of the type of vehicle you own, you will eventually have to replace your tires. The type of tires you need for your truck needs to be appropriate for the type of conditions that you encounter on a regular basis.
If you drive on rough roads, like to go off-roading, or have to deal with winter driving conditions, then your tires are a particularly important part of your car.
There are many options available for your truck, so we put together this buying guide to help you narrow down some of the best candidates.
Our new Goodyear Wrangler Dura Track, introduced in early 2016, is our first foray into the off-road portion of the all-terrain spectrum.
Goodyear truck tires are notorious for their ability to handle pavement, dirt, and snow well enough to make you feel as if you are a better driver than you actually are.
Almost like the Wrangler has two personalities, the tread pattern on the tires is a little bit splitty.
As you move toward the center, a relatively tight pattern of smaller tread blocks accommodates paved roads in a way that reduces road noise and wear.
The edges of the tire feature extra-large, chunky lugs designed to provide even more grip in deep sand and snow.
There’s even an aggressive tread on the sidewall of this tire, so you can take it off-roading in style.
During the most extreme winter conditions, you can use the pre tapped holes (available on all light truck sizes) to thread studs into the tire.
During this time, we guarantee the tire for up to 50,000 miles. There is a good chance the Wrangler Dura track will be priced higher than the Falken and lower than the Goodyear.
Personally, I have no hesitation in recommending this tire to you. In the past, I have used this set of wheels on my truck to find ghost towns in the Nevada desert, to trudge through deep snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and to haul motorcycles all over the country.
In terms of off-road ability and snow traction, these tires were outstanding, but they were noticeably louder than most others on paved roads.
Whether you are looking to spend a lot of time hunting or fishing in the rugged backcountry, this tire is up to the challenge.
You are right if you think the Kenda Klever R/T looks different from other tires on this list. That’s because they are.
In contrast to the other tires that were created by improving the off-road performance of a standard truck tire, the Klever R/T was designed by making a mud tire usable in all sorts of environments.
True off-road performance is where the vehicle stands out from the rest. Unlike other trucks with tires that would lock up in mud, the Klever R/T rolls through mud and scrambles over rocks with ease.
However, it isn’t as capable of surviving in the snow or rain, although it does come pre-tapped for studs, so that’s not a problem.
Although the new studded tires won’t fix all of the tire’s winter problems, they will considerably improve its grip on ice and hard surfaces.
Kenda offers a blemish warranty for the first 50,000 miles of the tread life of their tires, but unlike some other manufacturers, Kenda doesn’t offer a mileage guarantee.
It isn’t the tire for you if you’re looking for something that can be mounted on a daily driver who occasionally ventures off the beaten path.
As a result, it would produce too much noise, struggle with too many conditions, and wear out too quickly. If you spend most of your time on dirt, however, this is also a serious contender if you spend more time on it than asphalt.
I’d use this tire if I were hunting mule deer in the southwest U.S., and I’d look for excuses to show off what it can do outdoors if I was hunting mule deer in the mountains.
This Hankook Dynapro tire features a light truck compound that’s molded into a large independent block and a symmetrical design that makes it a high-performance on- and off-road tire.
A design like this enlarges the footprint of the tire so that it can stay in contact with the ground for as long as possible, as well as increase traction and acceleration.
As a result, the center and shoulder grooves include stone ejectors, which have the ability to protect the tire from damage caused by external impacts or stone drilling.
It features a wraparound tread that gives it a strong, rugged, and puncture-resistant design that protects against cuts and bruises when it is used on rough terrain.
It features a tread pattern with two steps that makes the tire resistant to wear and improves traction on light snow and on wet surfaces.
Tiered side grooves and central scallop groves increase the tire’s biting edges and improve the tire’s handling capability when negotiating turns, especially when it comes to winter conditions as well as off-road use.
There is one downside to this product, and that is that despite being an all-terrain tire, it has poor traction in the snow.
Additionally, it is possible for the tire to become damaged in inflated situations, as its tread tends to get stuck on all forms of road debris including nails and rocks.
Therefore, a tire change might prove to be a costly and frustrating task. In spite of this, the tire is recommended for vans, SUVs, and light trucks, but it is also the original equipment for the Ford F-150 .
This Toyo Open Country A/T II is positioned right in the middle of the street/off-road spectrum, but it still performs admirably both on and off-road.
This Toyo all-terrain truck tire makes up for its hefty price tag with features that make it stand out from the competition.
A major improvement to the tread durability comes from the center row of tread blocks. These blocks create a smooth rolling surface that is easy on the gas tank, as well as your ears.
As the tread blocks get closer to the sidewall, the tread blocks get more aggressive, enhancing the traction in sand and snow.
A tread bar adds support for that chunky tread, so you will be able to run these tires for a longer period than you thought. These tires are backed by a warranty of 50,000 miles for light trucks.
You may find this tire with M+S and TPMS ratings, so please double-check which one you’re buying before you purchase it.
TPMS models are an excellent option if winter performance is important to you. In any other part of the world, I would not be having any doubts whatsoever about the tire.
There are hundreds of highway miles I have logged on the Open Country, and I have gotten out of some pretty sticky situations in Oklahoma’s notorious red clay. If there is any room left in your budget, you should consider giving these tires a try.