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GEN 2 Best tire for traction?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by borzraptor, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:36 AM.

  1. borzraptor

    borzraptor Full Access Member

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    Removing my stock beadlocks and KO2s and I wanted to know which tire provided the most grip on road? Seems like the Ridge Grapplers make the most contact but what other options are there?
     
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    Michelin LTX is you want the best street traction

    Not exactly a raptor tire tho lol
     
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    Cooper AT3 XLT have been excellent.

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    Nice looking Wheel/Tire combo! Good traction off-road as well as dry/wet pavement?
     
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    Slicks. But I don't think that's what you are asking for lol
     
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    Lol I almost said the same thing, but based on the OP that’s kinda exactly what he’s asking.

    OP- NONE of the tires geared for the raptor specifically are great on pavement. They’re all a compromise in that regard.

    Are you looking for something that is less prone to hydroplane & provide better handling/cornering grip or do you just want a tire that doesn’t spin as easily on dry pavement?

    An AT tire by default isn’t gonna be “great” on pavement- or else it wouldn’t be “all terrain”

    What I’m saying is Unless you wanna go anti-raptor skinny sidewall larger rim which would look hilarious & destroy the ride, none of the the tires made in exact or very similar size as stock 315/70R17 are going to be great for pavement traction/grip. Some def much better than others, and some are surprisingly good on pavement for what they are- but none of em are really made to excel on pavement alone. Their purposely designed as a compromise.
     
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    I have these on my GEN1. Great on and off road, not the greatest in mud but okay for an AT.
     
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    Yeah they are not a mud tire - didn't want one. I recently got these and they continue to impress. With the shitty KO2s I had to use 4A in the rain, not with these, the traction is that good.
     
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    Yokohama Geolandar G015
     
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    I have the more aggressive brother, the ST Maxx, and it grabs at least 2-3x as well as the K02s did in all conditions except rain, which it is about the same. I'm astounded at just how much more grip they have. It was fun actually accelerating in the mud last track day.

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    I was torn between those and the ST Maxx, but decided to opt for the Maxx. They are a tiny bit louder than I like, but I have very sensitive hearing, and they really are quiet for how aggressive they are. I noticed afterwards that the AT3s are specifically formulated to reduce chunking for gravel/rocky roads, which might have swayed me towards them had I saw it first. The ST Maxxes are holding up much better than the KO2s did at Texplex, but the siping is definitely much larger due to chunking. I did run nearly 6 miles offroad with one of them basically flat (was at 2 psi when I pulled over) and not only did it hold the bead but hasn't lost any pressure since with only a plug. That's with lots of jumps too.

    As an aside, I didn't buy these tires for looks, but I must say now that I got them I might have trouble switching to anything else - they look really damn good. I would love to see more pictures of the AT3 on your truck if you have some handy.
     
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