Finding the Best All Terrain Tire for Highway Driving
Did you know that it’s considered a good idea to change your tires out every five years? In fact, depending on how much use they get, you may want to change them even more often than that. Over time, tire treads get worn down, and they won’t provide you with as much traction. If you’re looking for some new tires, we definitely have recommendations for you. In this guide, we’ll point out some of our favorite options for the best all terrain tire for highway trips. A lot of spend much of our time driving on the highway. If that sounds like you, you’ve got to find a tire that’s suited for the situation.
Below you will find more than 10 options for a great highway tire. Make sure to pay close attention to the specs of each to ensure it will fit on your vehicle. Once you make it through our list, you’ll find our buying guide below. There we offer some more tips and information on choosing the best all terrain tire for highway driving, as well as installation and more. If you have any questions for Ultimate Rides, be sure to give us a call when you’re all done reading! We have a team ready to help you out.
1. BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Radial Tire (ASIN – B00ROTIHH8)
Specs: LT315/75R16/E 127/124R
There’s one tire that we believe stands out as the best all terrain tire for highway driving. It’s the all-terrain T/A KO2 from BFGoodrich. In fact, this isn’t the only time you’ll see it pop up on our list. You’ll also find it later on down our list in another size. Take a look at the specs to see if this exact product will match your vehicle (remember to consult our buying guide to uncover how to read a tire code). This tire features an advanced design that makes it perfect for a variety of situations, including driving on the highway.
It offers excellent tread block stability, and they’re very quiet. While that last point may not seem like a big deal, anyone who has driven with a set of loud tires knows better already. These tires last a long time due to their strong design, and they’ll allow your vehicle to handle plenty of driving situations with ease. There’s little doubt in our mind these are the best option for most drivers out there.
2. Falken Wildpeak A/T3W All-Terrain Radial Tire (ASIN – B07B6B4K9Z)
Specs: 265/60R18 114T
Next up, we’ve got a tire from Falken for you to consider. It features a strong tread design that offers both longevity and stability. Oftentimes, a tire that offers treads built for off-road are loud on the highway. That’s not the case with this tire, which is one of the reasons it has landed so high on our list. In addition to that, it offers great stability that makes handling very easy on the highway and beyond. While it’s not as popular of a choice as the BFGoodrich KO2, we feel strongly that this tire will serve you well out on the road (and off of it!). Check it out and be sure to let us know what you think when you’ve had some time to drive around on these tires.
3. BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 Radial Tire (ASIN – B010C78656)
Specs: 31×10.50R15/C 109S
With the third spot on our list, we’ve got the BFGoodrich KO2 suggested for you once again. As we said, this one offers a different size, and hopefully will fit on your ride if the last option did not. There are many great things about this tire, most of which has already been said. It should be enough to know that it’s designed to be long-lasting, does great both on the highway and off of it, and won’t be too loud while you’re driving. With its excellent traction and performance, we believe this tire is a great choice for just about every kind of driver out there. If you don’t believe us, take a look at some of the customer reviews to see what others have to say!
4. Venom Power Terra Hunter X/T All-Terrain Tire (ASIN – B08D3BYLN5)
Specs: LT275/70R18 125/122R E
For the next spot on our list, we’ve got a tire from a lesser-known manufacturer, Venom Power. Though you may not have heard of the company before, they produce quality tires, including this one right here. These tires have strong tread design, and are built to last for quite a while. You may have a little bit of trouble installing them correctly, and there’s more road noise here than on some of the other available tires. However, overall, these are still a very strong pick if those things won’t bother you. One of the biggest benefits of this tire is the great price, allowing you to get a set of four for less than $800.
5. Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT All-Terrain Radial Tire (ASIN – B07CZWQ1V6)
Specs: LT285/70R17 121S
Cooper is a brand name that you will probably recognize, and one of our favorites from the company is this tire. It’s great for highway driving, offering stable tread design as well as quiet performance on the highway. However, you’ll find that there’s a bit of an increase in price that comes with this level of quality. That being said, once you buy these tires, you’ll get excellent performance out of them, and they’re built to last. For those reasons, they’ve definitely earned a solid place on our list. Check them out if these are the right fit for your vehicle! We are confident you’ll find they get the job done well.
6. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure w/Kevlar Radial Tire (ASIN – B073MD786Q)
Specs: 245/75R17 112T
Though our next tire is designed for the Jeep Wrangler, it is a universal fit and does great on any vehicle as long as the size is right. With these tires, you’ll find a quiet ride as well as great performance on the highway and off-road. Though the tire is only 6-ply, it’s made with a Kevlar design that ensures it holds up to tough situations. Additionally, you’ll find the best price of all the tires on our list so far, most likely because of the 6-ply design. As long as that doesn’t hold you back, we think this is a very strong contender for an all terrain highway tire.
It has very strong customer reviews, and we’ve only had good experiences with it so far. Just make sure to check out the specs to see that they suit your vehicle. If not, look around until you find the right size. This is a very popular tire, so that shouldn’t be too difficult! For more details, or to get some help with installation, feel free to contact us at Ultimate Rides.
7. Mastercraft Courser AXT2 All-Terrain Tire (ASIN – B07VCYZRJW)
Specs: LT265/70R17 115T
Mastercraft is a manufacturer that will pop up twice near the end of our list here. This tire has great reviews from customers, and sports a great tread design. The reason that the tire falls near the end of our list is for the fact that it is only 4-ply, meaning it’s not as heavy-duty as some of our other options. If you don’t haul heavy cargo, this shouldn’t be as big of an issue. However, be aware that the tire may not offer the same longevity because of that. Still, it does provide great performance, and can still last quite a long time when the tires are taken care of. For those reason, we think it’s still definitely worth consideration as your next set of tires.
8. Goodyear Wrangler Trailrunner All-Terrain Radial Tire (ASIN – B01CJSLEPU)
Specs: 235/75R15 105S
Here we have another tire from Goodyear, similar in many ways to our last option from the company. It is a different size though, and offers a slightly different design. The positives for this tire are all there, and what you’ve come to expect. There’s a great tread design that keeps the vehicle stable, and they aren’t too loud on the highway. However, installing these tires can be something of a pain, which you should be aware of before you buy. If you’re not concerned about this, you should have no problem going with this product. Additionally, it will most likely be pretty easy to find this tire in other sizes. Take a look until you find the one that best suits your truck.
9. Mastercraft Courser AXT2 All-Terrain Tire (ASIN – B07VJ7J3N9)
Specs: 265/75R16 116T
Now we have our second tire from Mastercraft. It’s the same design as our last suggestion from the company, but is a different size. If the last recommendation seemed appealing but wasn’t the right fit, maybe you’ll have better luck with this tire. There are plenty of benefits to this option, including quiet highway performance and stability. If all the features come together and the size is right, this is definitely a worthy choice for your vehicle. We’re even big fans of the style this tire brings to the table. With the right set of wheels, it could bring a whole new look to your truck, SUV or car.
10. BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Radial Tire (ASIN – B07F6P3VM4)
Specs: 33×10.50R15 114C
We wanted to end our list with one more size possibility for our favorite tire, the BFGoodrich KO2. We’ve gone on about what this tire is capable of, so there’s no need to get too much into the details again here. Just be sure to check out the specs to figure out if they’ll fit on your ride. If so, you can count on these tires to serve you well into the future, and to last for quite a while! It’s a long-lasting choice for drivers, and can serve you great across a wide range of tough situations. For more information on what to expect, make sure to check out other reviews for these tires around the internet, but come back to us when it’s time to buy!
Bonus Pick: Nitto Trail Grappler M/T All-Terrain Tire (ASIN – B00408508K)
Specs: LT285/65R18 125Q
In this update, we want to share a couple more fantastic all terrain tires with you! First, it’s the Nitto Trail Grappler. This versatile tire gets excellent marks from drivers who’ve tried it out. It can offer strong performance across a range of different terrains and weather conditions, from mud to snow and beyond. Whether you plan on spending more time on the road or off of it, you’ll be able to count on these tires. They can even be found at a very fair price, helping make the decision even easier. Take a look at these tires and decide if they might be the right fit for your vehicle. If you’re not sure, you can always contact Ultimate Rides for further advice on the subject.
Bonus Pick: Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 All-Terrain Tire (ASIN – B01JSYIH6W)
Specs: LT265/45R20 108Y
Another excellent tire we would recommend looking into is this Yokohama Geolandar. Once again, you will find very strong reviews from drivers who have installed these on their vehicle, and you will be able to choose from a wide range of sizes and configurations. Make sure to carefully pay attention to the specs to ensure they match up with your ride. It’s a tough 8-ply tire, which should be able to not only hold up but excel in rough terrain and situations. They’re pretty quiet for a set of all terrain tires, and we’re confident you will have a good experience once you get a full set installed on your vehicle. Try them out and be sure to let us know how they work for you! Remember that Ultimate Rides can help you with installation if you live in the Chicago area, or have the ability to make the drive over.
Best All Terrain Tire for Highway Buying Guide
Did our list offer a tire that you believe suits your needs? We definitely hope so! However, if you weren’t able to find the right tire just yet, or you’re still weighing your options, perhaps our buying guide can help. Below you’ll find an overview of the important factors to look for in the best all terrain tire for highway driving. We’ll also provide you with some tips on getting those tires installed. There’s also a section that tells you how to read those pesky tire codes found on the side. That’s right, they are more than just nonsense! Take a look, and give Ultimate Rides a call if you have any questions or concerns at the end.
Factors of Focus
As we mentioned a couple of times, tread design is perhaps the most important factor to consider if you want a good highway tire. An all terrain tire is going to be your best choice. From there, look into each product to see what it specializes in, or what kind of experience it offers. You are going to want something that is quiet and stable. Check out customer reviews as well as product descriptions. You’ll often find useful information in these two places.
Customer reviews can be especially useful. Just make sure to check and see that they’re a verified customer, ensuring they’ve actually purchased the product. These individuals will usually have plenty to say about their experience with the tire. Use their perspective to paint a picture of what this tire offers, and then decide if it is the one for you. This is how we would recommend looking for the best all terrain tire for highway trips.
Tire Installation Tips
If you’ve got the right equipment, a willingness to learn and a little bit of patience, it’s definitely possible for you to change your tires at home. There are tutorials available online that will walk you through each step of the process. If you’re changing more than one tire especially, the installation can be a bit of a pain. We recommend setting a couple of hours aside on a day with nice weather (unless you’re lucky enough to have a garage to work in). From there, get all your equipment together so you won’t need to go searching for something in the middle of the install.
Once you have your tires and all your tools/equipment ready to install the best all terrain tire for highway drives, you’ll be all set to get started! Don’t rush through the process, as you don’t want to make any careless mistakes. Go through each tire one by one, and give it a look-over once you’re done. After you’ve finished, it’s not a bad idea to take your work to a professional to have them look it over as well. Remember that you will first have to mount the tire onto your wheel, and then re-install the wheel onto your vehicle.
If you’re feeling unsure about installing the tires on your own, there’s no shame in having a professional install them. Sure, it may cost you more money. However, you can rest easy knowing that professionals were there to upgrade your tires. You’ll know the job was done right.
Ultimate Rides is Your Destination for Custom Trucks
While we’ve mentioned that we offer tire installation for drivers, Ultimate Rides does so much more than just that. No matter where you live, we can deliver a custom ride right to your home. Best of all, you’ll be able to choose how we customize it. Take a look at the inventory here on our website, and you should see what we mean. Each of our vehicles already features some kind of upgrade, and we’re always ready to install more for you.
That’s because we have our own lift center, with a staff of expert ASE-certified technicians. When the time comes to shop for your next vehicle, make sure to get in touch with us. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for, and we can offer a huge range of upgrades and accessories. That ranges from lift kits to running boards, custom interiors, new lighting, fresh paint jobs and so much more. Call our office and someone from the team will go over the many choices with you.
Our shop is open to the public as well. Just call us to schedule an appointment. All the same work that’s available for our inventory is here for your truck, SUV or car as well. Reach out today and our team will be able to get to work as soon as possible, setting you up with an amazing custom vehicle that feels like new.
Reading Tire Codes
Have you ever wondered what that seemingly-random combination of letters and numbers on the side of your tire means? It’s actually a code that can tell you useful and important information about the tire! The code will likely begin with either P (meaning it’s been rated for passengers) or LT (meaning it’s for light trucks). Next you’ll see a number telling you the width of the tire using millimeters. This will be followed by a slash, and then the aspect ratio. This number will be a percentage, representing how the height of the tire compares to the width.
After that, you’ll see another letter, which is almost always an R, meaning it’s a radial tire. After the R, you’ll see a number that tells you what size wheel the tire fits on. Finally, the code ends with the tire’s load index and speed rating. These are codes that represent something else. The load index will be a number, while the speed rating is a letter. If you’re unsure of what this all means, a quick online search should help you decipher any tire code you’re looking at.
Did you find this guide useful? We sure hope so! There are countless tire options out there, so the process of narrowing down the right one can take some time. If you’ve gone through this guide and found a tire but are looking for a team for professional installation, give Ultimate Rides a call. We’re located about on hour south of Chicago, and we have an expert team of technicians on-hand to take care of jobs just like this. We also sell custom vehicles, and our custom shop is open to the public! To learn more about us, give our office a call today at 815-634-3900. If you’d like to come and visit, you’ll find us at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416.
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— Nick and Alex Bulanda, Founders of Ultimate Rides