NolimitZ32 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:38 am
Its the first full size I've owned and I really can imagine myself driving anything else daily (I've tried to convince myself to sell it but alas it's still here), kind of terrible because living in Houston I do a lot of driving and at an average of 14ish mpg that translates to a sad wallet.
Dude... me too. This is my first full-size truck and I'm fully on board with a half ton truck for a DD. It's so convenient and I'm so comfortable and I stress out about relatively little compared to driving a Z or a Q50 all day. My truck is nice, and I take care of it, but I don't worry about potholes or curbs or people parking too close to me or not being able to see around cars in heavy traffic. It's been a very liberating purchase for me. When the Z comes around again, I won't have to drive it every day and it can stay in the garage when there is rain or too many people out.
The tires on it were Duratracs, They look great but their on-road manners are awful, they are the loudest AT I've ever experienced and float like no other. And they are no better for grip off-road than General AT2s, BFG ATs or the Falken AT3Ws I swapped them for.
Thanks for your feedback on the Duratracs. I will keep an eye out and do some research on the BFGs and Falkens you mentioned. I also saw some Bridgestones that look appealing. Time for more research! I don't really mind the General Grabbers on the truck, but as they've worn they've gotten very noisy. The nice thing is, for me, they're cheap. I say for me because I'm used to Z/Q tire land, and I rarely got out for less than $1000 before installation on any of the tires I ran on those cars.