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Best Tires for the Chevy Silverado 1500 (off-road & more)
Off-roading? Highway driving? A little of both? We’ve got you covered.
Do you ever ask yourself questions, like “what is the best tire for Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup trucks?” It may sound weird, but we do that. It’s just part of being truck geeks. We’re constantly asking ourselves and our colleagues questions like that – and millions of others. Sure, not everybody wonders about random truck stuff, but we do, all the time. Anyway, if you’re trying to get to the bottom of that question or one like it, you’re probably going to want to enlist the help of people like us – people who eat, sleep, work, play, breathe and live for trucks. Are we right? We can’t stop thinking of all the fun stuff we can do with ours – like how to outfit them even better, with even cooler stuff, and we love helping other people outfit their trucks even more…so what can we do for you? Oh yeah, you were looking for the best tires for Chevy Silverado trucks, right? Read along below, and we’ll tell you all about that and everything else about tires.
Why New Tires?
If you’re looking for the best Silverado 1500 tires, whether you’re replacing a worn set of tires, purchasing a more capable set for off-road use or simply upgrading for a new set of wheels, a purpose-built set of new tires will enhance the capabilities and looks of your truck, almost like the perfect new set of shoes can be an essential finishing touch on your favorite outfit. Whether you’re planning on tackling mud terrain, all terrain, hybrid terrain or strictly highway terrain, tires have become specialized, so now it’s easier to drill down to precisely the right tire for your needs.
Our Top Silverado 1500 Tire Picks
Whether you’re a rock crawler, mud trucker, outback adventurist overlander or a mostly highway commuter who hauls stuff on weekends, there are plenty of excellent, purpose-built makes and models for your to choose from, including Nitto, Toyo, Falken, BFGoodrich, Cooper and more. You must choose the right tire for your own purpose and budget, doing your own research on fitment and stance. While you’re at it, if you’re looking in the “best tires for Silverado 1500” category, we thought that a detailed look at three of our top picks might help you narrow it down a little:
Ready for the commute, the jobsite or any adventure, with a tread-wear warranty of up to 50K or 65K miles depending on size, the Grappler from Nitto is a versatile, all-terrain tire with reinforced coupling joints for increased block-edge rigidity and staggered shoulder lugs for stability. This tire is purpose-built for everyday activities, both on and off-road, capable of tackling rough trails while getting you comfortably to work the next day. An all-new rubber compound meets the re-designed original Grappler for increased tread wear life and all-terrain performance in the G2.
Engineered for any surface and at home in any weather including water and snow, the A/T3W combines aggressive off-road ability and rugged terrain readiness with comfort on the pavement. With one of the deepest tread depths on the market for long-lasting wear and uncompromising performance, The A/T3W features an Outer Apex sidewall with a secondary bead to protect the internal casing. With heat diffuser technology, heat is dissipated to protect internal tire components, while 3D Canyon technology interlocks with shoulders to prevent high-torque wear. An aggressive upper sidewall with offset shoulder blocks offers additional protection from protrusions, while a rugged, rigid tread block provides tread-pattern rigidity and stability in the contact patch. With long-lasting wear and consistent hydroplane resistance, the A/T3W features silica tread compound for superior wear life and wet performance.
If you’re ready for an incredibly tough, all-season tire that’s up for anything, the KO2 is hard to beat. With massive tread blocks for powerful grip, improved rock traction for rough terrain and a linear flex zone allowing the tire to flex and envelop objects, CoreGard Max technology increases sidewall strength. The KO2's traction armor sculpture helps prevent splitting in sidewalls, and with additional rubber, off-road terrain is easily deflected. Maximized traction with interlocking tread includes an advanced footprint for stress distribution, while a serrated shoulder provides increased mud, snow and rock traction.
Making Your Choice
If you’re looking for the best tires for Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trucks, you should know that the wild world of tires has expanded in so many directions that it can get a little confusing, but don’t worry because with so many specialized choices, and maybe a little help from the experts at RealTruck, you’re sure to find exactly what you want. You’ll first want to narrow down your options by plugging in your specific year, make and model on our website.
Add-Ons and Installation
Some of the most popular add-ons to a new set of the best off-road tires for Chevy Silverado include wheels, lug nuts and TPMS sensors, which are handy to have so you can always be aware of low tire pressure. Speaking of handy, it’s also pretty nice to be able to buy your wheels and tires together, and when we’re running specials for various makes and models, that often means we’ll install the new wheels in the new tires and balance them free, before shipping them to you – also free! You can install them yourself at home or visit your local tire shop for an assist. With great combo deals like these, plus the advantage of our experienced truck experts who are always ready to help, there’s no better place than RealTruck to find all your tires.
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