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I'm strongly considering Yokohama Geolander AT/S for our 17" rims. I don't see them discussed much but I've read good reviews. Have a set of Yokos on our pickup (not AT/S) that have performed well. I'd be interested in your feedback once you've made your choice and run them for a while.

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Thanks for all the input everyone. Based on more online research and a discussion I had with a local Discount Tire owner (who shods a lot of Nitto Terra Grapplers, Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2's, and other tires mentioned here), I'm going to go with Nitto Terra Grappler. He was pretty adamant I could bring them back within 30 days if I didn't like them. He said it's also pretty common around here (hot summers, snowy/ice winters) to add more sipes to the Nitto TG, helping the tire stay cooler (improved wear) in summer and the obvious advantage on snow and ice.

I do have one other question. I read a lot here about going with jumbo NTG's, but I'm really not interested in messing with spacers, doing the mod's, possible paint damage etc. But, can I use a bigger size (taller) tire than the 255/55 18's on the standard Manhattan rims WITHOUT any mods? My thinking is filling more of that space (aesthetic), but also that a slight taller tire will be a bit more durable off-road.

Thoughts? (again, I confess I really know nothing about wheels - obviously).

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[QUOTE=zagg;717337]I was just gonna post a review this weekend for Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus 255/55R18 I put on 10k miles ago. Was skeptical before I ordered thinking they were gonna be too rough/hard a ride, but I am wrong. They provide a nice ride, are not loud at 70+mph, do not get stones stuck in the tread for long, or when they do the stones are easily released when you start going and they are great in snow and ice. They are Mud & Snow rated. And I find them an exceptional value for $470 for 4 tires after mail in rebate. I just got an email for another $100 rebate on my next set of Cooper tires. I'll post some pics on how they look
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I'm very happy with hankook dynapro RF10 AT
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Thanks for all the input everyone. Based on more online research and a discussion I had with a local Discount Tire owner (who shods a lot of Nitto Terra Grapplers, Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2's, and other tires mentioned here), I'm going to go with Nitto Terra Grappler. He was pretty adamant I could bring them back within 30 days if I didn't like them. He said it's also pretty common around here (hot summers, snowy/ice winters) to add more sipes to the Nitto TG, helping the tire stay cooler (improved wear) in summer and the obvious advantage on snow and ice. I do have one other question. I read a lot here about going with jumbo NTG's, but I'm really not interested in messing with spacers, doing the mod's, possible paint damage etc. But, can I use a bigger size (taller) tire than the 255/55 18's on the standard Manhattan rims WITHOUT any mods? My thinking is filling more of that space (aesthetic), but also that a slight taller tire will be a bit more durable off-road. Thoughts? (again, I confess I really know nothing about wheels - obviously). Thanks
You can run a 265/60R18 without mods. That's the size I run in a Goodyear Kevlar adventure, great tire.

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Just wondering if there are any updates to the Cooper Discoverer H/T plus users out there? It is an interesting value option, however, on sites likes 1010tires most of the guys using them have those flashy Ram1500s with 20" chrome rims running around the city and then complaining of getting stuck in wet grass with these tires.

Are they suitable for some entry level offroading?

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I am looking for idea for a Touareg T3 tire. I will do 90% on pavement but don't want to be in danger when I venture onto some dirt trails or gravel roads. Most of the A/T tires I have looked at are probably too trail oriented.

I read reviews on the pirelli scoprion AT and most of teh Ford guys getting these stock on their trucks are saying they are terrible.

It seems there are no miracle road/trail tires without some really bad reviews. it seems maybe that the ultimate compromise tires does not exist?

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