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The Best Truck Tires For Summer

March 31, 2021

 

The BBQs with friends, warm summer nights, and good weather are just around the corner! If you're anything like us, getting new tires for the warm summer months is on your list. We've compiled a diverse list of the best tires to run in the summertime to help narrow it down for you. 

This list is in no particular order and includes both all-terrain tires and hybrid tires to cover a variety of lifestyles and needs. 

 

SHOP POPULAR TRUCK TIRES

 

Quick Links:

- BFGoodrich K02

- Kenda Klever R/T

- Nitto Ridge Grappler

- Toyo Open Country R/T

- Atturo Trail Blade XT

- Federal Xplora RT

- What You Need to Know About Buying Truck Tires For Summer

 

Ford Kenda Klever RT

 

 

 

BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA K02

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BFGoodrich K02 Specs:

Speed Index: S

Load Range: D

Tire Type: All-Terrain

Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty

Price: Starting at $764

 

READ: BEFGOODRICH K02 VS. NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER REVIEW

 

Ford F150

 

BFGoodrich K02 | What You Need to Know:

- All-terrain tire with a long lifespan, roughly 50K miles

- Comfortable for daily driving but is still designed to handle off-road environments

- Small tread gaps which means low road noise

- More contact with the road for better grip and response on dry surfaces

- Price starts at $748 for a set of K02s 

 

SHOP THE BFGOODRICH KO2

 

Ford F150

 

Get This Tire If...

- You're a daily driver and want a tire that has a long tread life

- You want a relatively quiet tire for highway driving during the workweek

- You want a tire that can perform great off-road for hunting and fishing trips and on backroads on the weekends

- Are looking to spend around $734 - $1,200 on a new set of tires (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

BUY THE BFGOODRICH KO2

 

Ford on BFGoodrich K02

 

 

 

Kenda Klever R/T

Kenda Tires

 

Kenda Klever R/T Specs:

Speed Index: R

Load Range: F

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT

Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty

Price: Starting at $851

 

READ: BEFORE YOU BUY THE KENDA KLEVER R/T

 

Ford F150

 

Kenda Klever R/T | What You Need to Know:

- Hybrid tire tread design and tread compound (mud-terrain and all-terrain features) which is ideal for the warm summer months

- Known for comfort, traction, durability, and long tread life

- Rugged design that's ideal for many different terrains and road conditions in the warm weather

- Also has an M+S rating (mud and snow rating) and is already pinned for winter studs so you can run this tire into the winter 

- Price starts at $748 for a set of Klever R/T

 

VIEW KENDA KLEVER R/T PRICING

 

Ford F150 Kenda Klever RT

 

Get This Tire If...

- You have a daily commute on the highway during the workweek

- You head off-road on the weekends for fishing/hunting trips and need extra grip and durability 

- You want a tire with a long tread life and one that's quite on the highway 

- You want to run this tire into the wintertime after the summer months

- You're looking to spend between $851 to $1120 (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

GET THE KENDA KLEVER R/T

 

Ford F150

 

 

 

Nitto Ridge Grappler 

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Nitto Ridge Grappler Specs:

Speed Index: T

Load Range: XL

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT

Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty

Price: Starting at $923

 

READ: NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER VS. TOYO OPEN COUNTRY RT

 

2019 FORD F-150

 

Nitto Ridge Grappler | What You Need to Know:

- One of the most popular tires on the market that's rugged for any terrain (it had to be on the list)

- Notorious for off-road performance on sand, gravel, dirt, mud, and everything in between 

- Offered in two tire sidewall options: the Baja-style side wall (aggressive) and one that's less aggressive

- Reduced road noise from tightly packed center blocks in tread pattern for more comfortable highway driving 

- Price starts at $923

 

VIEW NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER PRICING

 

2019 FORD F-150

 

Get This Tire If...

- You go off-roading pretty often and need a heavy-duty tire but still sees the highway 

- You have a large pickup (Nitto RG is also offered in an E and F load range)

- You want an aggressive and rugged looking and performing tire 

-  You are looking to spend a little more on a set of tires, between $923 to $1,300 (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

GET THE NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER PRICING

 

2019 FORD F-150

 

 

 

 

 

Toyo Open Country R/T

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Toyo Open Country R/T Specs:

Speed Index: Q

Load Index: 109

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT   

Warranty: Full Manufacturer Warranty

Price: Starting at $901

 

CHECK OUT THE TOYO OPEN COUNTRY R/T

 

Ford Toyo

 

Toyo Open Country R/T | What You Need to Know:

- Known as the "big brother" to the Nitto Ridge Grappler with similar design features

- Low road-noise due to tight center rib

- Long lifespan with average tread life between 50K and 60K miles

- Extremely reliable tire and is popular among the truck community 

- This tire is made in the USA!

- Price starts at around $901

 

VIEW TOYO OPEN COUNTRY R/T PRICING

 

Froniter Toyo Open Country

 

Get This Tire If...

- You have a light truck and want a tire from a reputable and quality tire manufacturer (Toyo tire)

- You want a tire that's reliable and has a long lifespan (50-60K miles!)

- You need a relatively quiet tire to commute to work during the week but want good grip for weekend fishing trips/cabin visits

- You have a little bit more room to spend more on good tires, between $901 and $1926 (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

GET THE TOYO OPEN COUNTRY R/T

 

Nissan Frontier

 

 

 

Atturo Trail Blade XT

Atturo Tires

Atturo Trail Blade XT Specs:

Speed Index: H

Load Index: 107

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT

Warranty: 45K mileage warranty

Price: Starting at $644

 

READ: ARE ATTURO TIRES ANY GOOD?

 

Ford F150

 

Atturo Trail Blade XT | What You Need to Know:

- One of the best bang for your buck / budget friendly truck tires

- Hybrid tire design (mud-terrain and all-terrain features) which is ideal for the warm summer months

- Tire siping enhances performance in rain and snow, so you can run this tire into the winter months

- Price starts at $644, so this is a very affordable option if you're on a tight budget

 

VIEW ATTURO TRAIL BLADE XT PRICING

 

Ford F250

 

Get This Tire If...

- You have a daily commute but  don't want to be afraid to take your truck off-road when the opportunity arises

- You need a more affordable option that still has great performance and reliability ratings

- You want a less aggressive tire for a more conservative look on your truck 

- You're looking to spend between $644 and $1081 (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

GET THE ATTURO TRAIL BLADE XT

 

Ford F250

 

 

 

Federal Xplora RT

Federal Tires

 

Federal Xplora RT Specs:

Speed Index: Q

Load Range: E

Tire Type: Hybrid AT/MT

Warranty: Manufactures Warranty Only

Price: Starting at $820

 

GET THE ATTURO TRAIL BLADE XT

 

Chevy Silverado Federal Xplora RT

 

Federal Xplora RT | What You Need to Know:

- A hybrid tire that was also designed to handle rough terrain while still providing a comfortable ride

- Offers a quiet ride with tight center tread blocks 

- Ensures a long tread life by preventing early tread wear

- Pricing starts at $820

 

VIEW FEDERAL XPLORA RT PRICING

 

Chevy Silverado

 

Get This Tire If...

- You take the road less traveled often during trips up north to the cabin, hunting, or fishing

- You want a slightly less aggressive-looking tire that can handle the roughest terrain

- You commute to work during the week and need a somewhat quiet tire

- You're looking to spend between $820 and $1,000 (most common sizes/prices, but pricing depends on your tire size)

 

CHECK OUT THE FEDERAL XPLORA RT

 

GMC Federal Xplora RT

 

 

What You Need to Know About Buying Truck Tires For Summer

Before you buy tires for the summer months, the biggest factor to consider is how you plan to actually use your tires. If you're consistently visiting the trails on the weekend or even during the week, it would be worthwhile to invest in a more aggressive and grippy tire that can handle a variety of tough terrains. The Nitto Ridge Grappler is probably your best bet. 

 

GET THE NITTO RIDGE GRAPPLER PRICING

 

Silverado Ridge Grappler

 

If you put on a lot of highway miles and need a tire that's more focused on comfort, daily driving, lifespan, but still has strength off-road, the BFGoodrich K02, Toyo Open Country RT, Atturo Trail Blade X/T, and the Federal Xplora RT are all great options that still can handle typical off-road environments. 

 

SHOP ALL THESE TIRES

 

Silverado Ridge Grappler

 

A lot of these hybrid and all-terrain tires can actually be run through summer into the winter too! So, make sure you're investment is exactly what you want because you can keep this tire on your truck for a while! The tire that performs the best in winter on this list would be the Kenda Klever R/T.

 

GET THE KENDA KLEVER R/T

 

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