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Tires for day to day driving

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by doba_s, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. doba_s

    doba_s Full Access Member

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    Just got a set of wheels for my truck and debating if I should transfer stock tires over to the new wheels or get a second set of tires.

    The stock tires seem to be OK for day to day driving but generate some road noise. Are there any other tire Brands that will be more street compliant with less road noise?

    Also considering to go to a bigger tires (just like the look of it) but from what I understand it may require some other mods to make bigger tires fit?
     
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    Nitto Ridge Graplers. They are good for offroading and quiet on the pavement. Also look very aggressive.
     
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    Check the weights of the tire b/c “good for day to day driving” going up 10-15+ lbs a corner (more potentially if going to 37”s) is going to result in 1.5-3mpg drop - which decidedly BAD for day to day driving lol
     
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    Yokohama Geolandar G015.

    Uber quiet, grip like crazy in the snow, and kick ass on the beach in sand.

    Aaaand they're lighter than the OE tires.
     
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    Cooper AT3, Firestone A/T, Geolander.
     
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    Michelin Defenders?
     
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    Who cares? It's a Raptor. Honestly, who gets a Raptor then is concerned about mileage? Get a tire that will serve you well off road, be reasonably quiet on the road, and above all else (sarcasm added) look cool...
     
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    I’m guessing the OP cares since he specifically asked about DD tires & concerned about street behavior....Fords engineers do to otherwise they wouldn’t have spent the time/energy/money developing a gen 2 Raptor that’s more powerful/capable/lighter AND considerably more fuel efficient.

    The irony is that many “wannabe” 1/3 fob raptors e/ w-4” lifts are happy to run 33-34”s & go to trimming to stuff 35”s - then their mpg drops by 2-4mpg

    The raptors are a damn sweet balance setup from the factory- if you’ve never owned a lifted/modded 1/2 ton before you maybe wouldn’t realize just how well engineered a piece the Raptor is.

    Not saying don’t try out different tires, but Why screw that balance up from the factory by not taking into consideration one of the most important factors that lets the raptor balance street & off-road ability so well- the light weight of the raptor-specific BFG KO2s
     
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    I second Geolandar. I helped a buddy install the new nerf bar and magnaflow exhaust on his Ranger and took it for spin. Surprised how good it is on the sand and trail plus quite on the road.
     
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    Geolander X-AT look interesting.
     

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