I need to put some tires on my pickup. The rear tires have a little better than 40K miles on them, and they're getting a little threadbare. It's a Ford F150 and it's got 16 inch wheels, for the life of my I don't know why Ford went to 16 inch wheels on that truck. All my adult life, 15 inch tires worked just fine. But, the tires need to be replaced. I got in a little mud yesterday and put the truck sideways. While that's fun when you're playing around, it's not a lot of fun if you're not expecting it.
At any rate, I need to find some tires and that's one type of shopping that I absolutely abhor. This is Louisiana, and it's coming up on hunting season, so I'm thinking mud grips. (You Yankees call them snow tires.) I went to Wal-Mart this afternoon and they couldn't help me. I'm looking for something mildly aggressive that will let me go down dirt roads without sweating whether I'll come out. I got stuck on some wet grass a couple of weeks ago, and those street tires just don't cut it.
So, tomorrow I'll call around to the local tire places and see if they can fit the truck with some mud grips. I just called D&J Tire in Tioga and the guy said that he had some tires that would fit. Hankook Tires. Never heard of them. The guy told me that he's been selling them for the past three years and that they're good tires. Again, I never heard of them. I'll go look tomorrow.