Top 5 Must-Have Off-road Tires for the Street

Tires-Easy All-Terrain Tires, Cooper Tires, Falken Tires, Kumho Tires, Nitto Tires, Toyo Tires

When it comes to picking new light truck tires for your Jeep, truck or SUV, it is easy to be overly influenced by the aesthetic of big knobby mud tires because we want that cool styling they can add to our vehicle. The fact is most of us spend the majority of our time on the highway and on city streets so the best off road tires are the ones that maximize the driving experience.  Those cool looking tires with the big lugs and heavy sidewall reinforcements are not optimized for daily driving of our truck, SUV or Jeep.  Nor are they the best value when you consider that they will need replacement much sooner than a highway tread tire.

Happily, there are off-road tires for the street that give you the rugged off-road aesthetic, without entirely compromising your comfort, mileage, safety, and budget when driven primarily on paved roads.

We have listed the Top 5 off-road tires for the street according to sales volume and verified customer reviews on tires-easy.com.

1. Toyo Open Country A/T2 Off-road Tires for the Street

The Toyo Open Country A/T2 tire is the best-selling truck tire on tires-easy.com because it finds the right balance of rugged looks and on-road performance, and is an all season tire that has a long tread life.

All the tread features are designed to provide the aesthetic that truck owners love but without overly impacting the performance of the tire on the road. To do this, Toyo Tires use special rubber compounds, technology, and design innovations to balance off road handling with the on-road performance trade-offs.

The tread blocks are large, but have reinforcing tie-bars between the individual blocks to stabilize the tread, delivering stability on the street and traction on clay or gravel roads. A stable tread surface is important for any off-road tire for the street, as it allows the tire to grab the road surface, reduces friction which keeps the tire running cooler and increases tread life. It also means better handling in corners, and during acceleration and stopping. Customers often comment on the great handling and stability on the road with the Open Country A/T2.

You get good performance on wet, muddy, and snow covered roads making this a perfect choice all year round. It can handle heavy loads and durability if you put them on your work truck. Plus it looks great on just about any vehicle. Some even say this is the best off road tire for Jeeps. We think you will find this tire a great choice to deliver the styling you want, and the traction you need without having to give up the comforts of your vehicle.

Perfect tires for a light duty work truck everyday on the highway and off-roadEli
I have had these on my truck for 6 months and must say they are performing to their expectations. Good tread, sturdy sidewalls, quiet and comfortable.Aaron

 

2. Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires

Falken Tires has always put an emphasis on great looking treads and sidewall features to grab attention on their off-road truck tires. With the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tire they now have a tire that has the right light truck off-road tire aesthetic customers want but with very good on-road manners.  The central lugs and open shoulders are designed to balance performance both on and off road. The center tread pattern provides stability on wet or snowy roads or rough terrains. The 3D Canyon Sipe technology is engineered to resist wear and enhances handling and stability in all weather and road conditions.
This is a especially reliable tire for customer looking for off road tires that are good on roads, who live in colder climates and have frequent snow and ice covered roads. The A/T3 W can be a bit noisy so be sure to take this into consideration when buying an off road tire if the noise is a deciding factor for you. The Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tire even has a 55,000-mile warranty which gives you more assurance that these tires will last if maintained, and rotated frequently.
5000 miles later and the tire barely lost any tread. Very quiet on the highway, absolutely wonderful in the rain. They have also proven themselves off road. I highly recommend these tires. I mounted mine on a 2006 Jeep Commander 4×4.Mr. Matt
Stiff sidewalls resulting in sure footed cornering. Road noise below 60mph, low. Excellent rain handling, to early in the year to comment on winter, snow driving. Would not hesitate to buy for another vehicle!Avintage1956

 

3. Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires

Just the name of this tire indicates that the Nitto Ridge Grappler is an aggressive off road tire that will pull you though anything from mud, sand, rock or snow. Representing Nitto’s new generation of tires, the Ridge Grappler is a mix of the best features of an all terrain and mud terrain tire combined, and just might be the best rated off road tires in this group.
The innovative tread design delivers a comfortable, quiet ride, while the aggressive sidewall lugs provide great off road traction. The groves quickly channel water and slush away from the tire and have stone ejectors at the bottom to prevent stone drilling. You can pick between the two different sidewalls. You can choose to mount with the more traditional side out, or if you want that mean mud tire look , mount with the aggressive block design to the outside. If you are looking for aggressive looks and traction the Ridge Grappler is true versatility, and might be your best choice in an all-terrain tire option.
Went from mud terrains to these, so much quieter, traction is great, mpgs are up too…love em! Joseph
Great tires, nice tread pattern but more important than the look is the great grip you feel in asphalt, dirt or rocky roads or whatever surface you drive on.Rene A.

 

4. Kumho Road Venture AT51 tire

Rated as one of the quietest all terrain tires you can purchase, the Kumho Road Venture is also one of the best budget friendly off-road tires as well. It has many of the same features that make these other premium tires perform well on paved roads, like the heavily siped and bridged blocks in the center of the tread.

Thanks to the extra row of circumferential tread blocks on the inside shoulder, it offers excellent handing on both wet and dry roads. The tread design reduces road noise at all speed levels, and the chevron shaped mud biters molded into the tire’s upper shoulder add to the off road tire aesthetic you might be looking for. It comes with the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating, giving you confidence on icy or snowy roads. Kumho’s effort to make this a quiet and safe all terrain, all season tire choice has made it a popular choice with drivers looking for off road mud terrain styling without sacrificing the road manners.

Not really any road noise at all!! Good for the city ot light off road! So far so good!Seth
Great tires. Quiet on the road and get the job done off-road.Marty M.

 

5. Cooper Discoverer AT3 tire

The Cooper Discoverer AT3 tire edges into our Top 5 list of off-road tires for the street because it has the rugged all-terrain tire look, but still offers highway drivers an outstanding mileage warranty, excellent traction in all-weather conditions, a quiet and comfortable ride, and even improved fuel economy. Better fuel economy is an attribute not usually associated with tough truck tires.  To achieve this, Cooper Tires added special tread rubber compounds and tire construction techniques to reduce the amount of heat and friction generated by the tire when under heavy loads. This can mean up to 2% better fuel economy compared to driving on tires without these features. At the same time, the massive tread blocks, open tread shoulder and upper sidewall mud-bittters mean this excellent on/off-road tire can enhance the look of your vehicle from every angle.

*Cooper has discontinued the Discoverer A/T3 and added three new Discoverer A/T3 tires, each designed for customer’s specific driving needs. If you are a big fan of the AT3, we have limited quantities, until they are sold out, so grab yours before they are gone.

These tires are quiet on the highway. Put them to the test on our very rocky west Texas deer lease and they have resisted punctures very well so far.Dave R.
There are three new categories of the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 all offer that “extreme off-road tire” look, while each with a specific driver in mind.

You can drive them everywhere from highways to dirt roads in bad weather. No matter which of the three tires you choose, you’ll find a quiet, safe ride while getting that off-road truck tire style and performance.

5.1. Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Designed as an all weather, all terrain tire, the Discoverer AT3 4S is for SUV’s and trucks that primarily drive on paved roads but venture off road on the weekend. Perfect for the daily commuter that you then use to go camping, hunting or fishing the 4S delivers great traction without reducing fuel economy. The silica based compounds allow the tire to adapt to a variety of road surfaces and temperatures. The Aqua Vac channels resist hydroplaning and the 5 rib all terrain tread pattern assures great off road driving traction and stability. The 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating give you confidence in the roughest of winter road conditions. The 4S stops 20 feet sooner than other all terrain tires, and accelerates 15% faster. This is the quietest of the 3 Cooper Discoverer tires and would be the best all terrain tire for the highway of all of the tires in this blog.
We put these on our Jeep Grand Cherokee they look great! Have not been off road yet but they are great in heavy rain.Bill

 

5.2. Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT

Made for medium to heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans, who work hard every day. Designed to handle heavy loads, lots of stops and starts, the Discoverer AT3 LT is perfect for work trucks and vans, and hauling a trailer.

It handles extremely well on the gravel and dirt roads, as well as on the street. Uniquely designed compounds resist cuts and ships and damage from gravel roads. The Even Wear Arc Technology evenly distributes the weight across the contact patch. The Whisper Grooves keep the noise to a minimum.

 

5.3. Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT

Seem to be a good tire. I’m running 35×12.50r18 on my 06 f250 6.0. They have good traction in mud. They are quiet on the road and ride good. They have an aggressive look. Have around 4000 to 5000 miles on them and still look new. Hoping to get many more miles out of them.Windy H.
With the most aggressive traction of the three new Discoverer AT3 tires, the first thing you’ll notice about the XLT tire is its strong styling of an off road tire. As soon as you look at these tires, you’ll know they’re meant for difficult terrains and extreme hauling! Also benefiting from the Even Wear Arc Technology, the AT3 XLT wears well and stands up to heavy use.

 

Where and How to Buy These Great Off-road Tires for the Street

Deciding on the right off road tire for your combined daily street driving needs takes some time and research. We hope this blog has helped you understand the benefits of the some of our best selling off road tires for the street, and our customer’s reviews of them.

If you have read this far, you are likely the type of person that is willing to invest some time in learning about the products you buy and finding the best deal. Armed with the exact size and speed rating, (the information for the original tire size for the vehicle is always listed on the plaque on the inside of the driver’s door), you can easily find the best price and type of tire for your driving needs.

You can order the tires from the comfort of home on and have them shipped to your home, or to the nearest installer. With our 45 day return policy and free shipping on most tires, you can get your tires fast and conveniently. Let us know if you have any questions on all terrain, mud terrain or off road tires and we are happy to help you!

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