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Personally, I'd go load range E vs a much heavier tire. Weight impacts acceleration, braking, and MPG whereas load range might make it ride rougher but keeping the PSI in the mid-30s should mitigate that somewhat.
I was thinking the same thing.
MT Baja Boss AT is a D and 80# and the Toyo Open Country RT Trail is an E but only 75#. RT Trail is 3# lighter than my current KM3s that are a D and they are only 2# heavier than the AT3W that is a D. The only thing is the RT Trail has a tread depth of 17/32 compared to most 19/32.
I know I'm prob over thinking this but I'm buying 6 tires and it will be over 3k. Plus my KM3 have been on the road for 60k and over 3 years since I rotate 6. I will have them for awhile so don't want to get something I don't like and have to turn around and buy more sooner than I want too.
 

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I ran RTs and liked them as well. Can confirm they are a bit slick in the rain but I still liked them way more than my ridge grapplers.
 
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I ran RTs and liked them as well. Can confirm they are a bit slick in the rain but I still liked them way more than my ridge grapplers.
The concensus around here including myself is that Ridge Grapplers are ******. I didnt like them either.
Right now I'm leaning towards the RT Trails. I like the look, not to heavy at 75# and most seem to really like them.
Going to DT tomorrow morning to see what I can do.
 

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Do not get an E rated tire. It will be super heavy, zap some of the performance you put money into, and a heavy tire, added unsprung weight will make your suspension react slower and more harsh. If you want speed and comfort get the lightest tire you can find.
 
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So......
Falken Wildpeak AT3W or Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT?
The tread design on the Coopers remind me of the BFG KR tread.
 
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So......
Falken Wildpeak AT3W or Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT?
The tread design on the Coopers remind me of the BFG KR tread.
If it was me , if you encounter more wet mud snow rain id go Falken. If you are more dry desert, amd
Dont mind giving up a bit of traction in mud go Cooper.
 
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If it was me , if you encounter more wet mud snow rain id go Falken. If you are more dry desert, amd
Dont mind giving up a bit of traction in mud go Cooper.
Thats what I was thinking too. I stay mostly in the southwest from Texas to SoCal. I do see some wet but mostly dry.
Right now DT has the Coopers at $385 and the Falkens are $463.
Also Coopers are made in USA and I like that!
 

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Well its going to be the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLTs. Will be installed on Wednesday and 6 tires mount and balanced out the door for $2650. Looked at the Falkens as well but like $700 more for 6.
Thanks for everyone's help!! Much appreciated!!!

Curious to hear your thoughts.
Those were on my short list but I knew they'd be useless in the mud around here.
 
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