About this time of year you should be looking at those tires. For those of us up north, snow isn’t that far away and trucks can have a tough time in the snow and ice just like cars. Two wheel drive pickups are especially nasty. I already mentioned the ShurTrax weight bag for the bed of your truck, but weight or not, you still need decent tread on your tires if you’re going to go and that goes for 4×4’s, too. I’ve seen more than my share of guys in their 4 wheel drive trucks, spinning and sliding all over because they thought there was something magic about more drive wheels, so they didn’t bother to replace their worn out tires. Big mistake.
The Tire Rack has been around for quite a few years now. They started small and now they are simply the best place to look for tires, especially if you’re looking for tires and wheels at the same time. Some guys think they just do cars but they can fit your pickup or SUV just as well. You can buy a complete set of tires, already mounted and have them delivered to your door. Their prices are great, shipping is extremely reasonable. Chances are, they can beat anything you’ll find locally, not to mention, they have an enormous selection on hand.
If you’re thinking about custom wheels, their web site is great. You select your specific truck and the image of that truck pops up. Then you simply click on the wheels you’re thinking about and they instantly appear on your truck. Change sizes and styles with the click of a mouse. Really neat!
If you’re not sure of the specific tires you want or if you need a little more info, just read the detailed specs and reviews. There is more concentrated tire info on their site than anywhere else. Even the companies that make the tires won’t give you all of the comparative data. It’s one helluva resource.