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I've been going back and forth on my next set of tires, which I anticipate purchasing late January early February 2020. I had a set of the original Hankook AT's on a 2007 Sierra Classic and liked them a great deal. No road noise, good in the snow and rain. I never did get any real off roading time on them, so can't speak to that. However, they looked fairly aggressive for what they were. That led me to consider the AT/2's. Here is the thing, they look weak and while I really hate my Wrangler's they do give the truck a nice look. Not nice enough to buy more, but you get the point. Then I read a bunch and see many videos on how good the WildPeaks are. This gets my attention. These look the part, by all accounts are capable on, off or in the snow and are fairly quiet. (Wranglers are constantly droning and bugging me). Also, I want to do more off-roading now and I don't know if the AT/2 Hankook are up to it. So, should I play it safe and boring and maybe limit myself to pavement, or go for the WildPeaks?
 

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We have the Hankook's on most of our company trucks (save for mine which has a Hercules tire) and neither is a super aggressive AT-style tire. I did look at the Wildpeak's when I purchased my new tires and while they are a more aggressive AT, bordering on MT, they were out of my price range. They do have a good milage rating though, 55k miles which is great for that style of tire. The tire with the highest mileage rating for an AT is probably the stock Wrangler's that came on the truck which is 65k miles.

I ended up going with the Mastercraft Courser AXT which is a 50k mile tire and they were more reasonably priced. They are rather aggressive for an AT, more so than the Hankook (or Hercules). Both the Hankook and Hercules are rather quiet on the road, while the Mastercraft's do have more road noise. But, the more aggressive the tire, the more noise you get. Can't speak for the Falken's but I would think they might have some more noise as well. The Mastercraft's don't have an obnoxious amount of noise, but you know they are there.

They also seem to do well in the snow. We just got our first snow of the year last night and the truck did well yesterday and today.
 

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I am looking for the most quiet highway tire. Don't drive on dirt roads, off road, etc, none of it. Always on highway, (or always paved roads I should say) and I switch to winter tires on (16" steel) winter rims for snow time. I have had Michelin Defender LTX on a Nissan Frontier and I liked how quiet and smooth they were. The 255/65R17 is an odd size I am learning. Any suggestions?
 

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I've been going back and forth on my next set of tires, which I anticipate purchasing late January early February 2020. I had a set of the original Hankook AT's on a 2007 Sierra Classic and liked them a great deal. No road noise, good in the snow and rain. I never did get any real off roading time on them, so can't speak to that. However, they looked fairly aggressive for what they were. That led me to consider the AT/2's. Here is the thing, they look weak and while I really hate my Wrangler's they do give the truck a nice look. Not nice enough to buy more, but you get the point. Then I read a bunch and see many videos on how good the WildPeaks are. This gets my attention. These look the part, by all accounts are capable on, off or in the snow and are fairly quiet. (Wranglers are constantly droning and bugging me). Also, I want to do more off-roading now and I don't know if the AT/2 Hankook are up to it. So, should I play it safe and boring and maybe limit myself to pavement, or go for the WildPeaks?
Why do you hate your Wranglers? One data point. ~38K miles on ours, with ~1/2 of them towing under heavy loads. Still great tread, great handling, no psi loss, no noise. Yes, I rotate them lots. No hard off roading, so I can't speak to that, but great in 4WDH on snowy roads, towing a ~4500# bed hitch trailer. In ~7-9K, I'm going to buy 4 more...
 

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Noisy, plus I have not had good experience with Badyear at any time in the last 35 years. Your opinions may vary.
 

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Goodyear, they're Good until they’re not. I ran GOodYear Duratrac Kevlar in my YJ for years until I switch to general red letters. The GY was great in sand, snow and rocks. Conquered everything in Johnson Valley except GateKeeper, and it had nothing to do with the tires and all to do with the lift setup.

For my Canyon, I am eyeballing a set of Nitto Ridge grappler because General doesn’t make the RedLetter or Xtreme in the size I want.
 

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I really want to try the Wildpeaks, only problem is I have drive into the neighboring state to get them. : (
 

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I really want to try the Wildpeaks, only problem is I have drive into the neighboring state to get them. : (
i just talked to a buddy that run wildpeak on his overland Tacoma. He swears by them. See if the shop can order a set if you like them.

I just ordered a set of Nitto Ridge grappler. It should be install sometime next week. I’ll post picture in my introduction thread.
 

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I've been going back and forth on my next set of tires, which I anticipate purchasing late January early February 2020. I had a set of the original Hankook AT's on a 2007 Sierra Classic and liked them a great deal. No road noise, good in the snow and rain. I never did get any real off roading time on them, so can't speak to that. However, they looked fairly aggressive for what they were. That led me to consider the AT/2's. Here is the thing, they look weak and while I really hate my Wrangler's they do give the truck a nice look. Not nice enough to buy more, but you get the point. Then I read a bunch and see many videos on how good the WildPeaks are. This gets my attention. These look the part, by all accounts are capable on, off or in the snow and are fairly quiet. (Wranglers are constantly droning and bugging me). Also, I want to do more off-roading now and I don't know if the AT/2 Hankook are up to it. So, should I play it safe and boring and maybe limit myself to pavement, or go for the WildPeaks?
I just put Falken Wildpeaks on mine. I have run Hankooks on my work truck for years and like them too, just not as much for the offroad ability.
 

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Ok, so finally got pissed off and distrustful enough of those horrible worn Strangler's that I got new tires today. I tried to talk my way into some Wildpeaks, but I need to travel tomorrow so Hankook AT2's it was. Monday the truck gets shocks and alignment. Tracks straight as an arrow now so not worried for my trip.
 

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Ok, so finally got pissed off and distrustful enough of those horrible worn Strangler's that I got new tires today. I tried to talk my way into some Wildpeaks, but I need to travel tomorrow so Hankook AT2's it was. Monday the truck gets shocks and alignment. Tracks straight as an arrow now so not worried for my trip.
you will be happy with Hankook. They are decent tires.
 

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Trip went well, new tires were nice and quiet. Truck handled well, 26 mpg through Chicago to Indiana and back.
 
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