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I'm looking at picking up a new set of wheels for my Ridgeline (18x8.5) and am weighing my tire options.

One option I'm considering is transferring my stock Firestone tires and TPMS sensors to the new wheels. The main benefit is the quiet highway ride (the overwhelming majority of my driving). I love the peaceful, quiet, smooth demeanor of the stock Ridgeline. The primary downside is IMO less than ideal aesthetics.

The other option is buying a set of new tires along with the wheels and getting a new set of TPMS sensors. I'm not sure if I'd hang onto the stock rolling combo or sell it if I go this route. My primary dilemma, I'd only go this route if I'm changing to a more aggressive appearance tire. I say appearance as I will likely never go off road and don't deal with enough snow for it to be a huge factor. Are there any All Terrain tires that are reasonably quiet and perform well on the highway while adding a bit of rugged appearance? Or would someone with my needs be best off sticking with All Season tires like the stock offering? I do miss being able to drive over curbs or similar obstacles without a second thought in my Sierra. One option that looks potentially appealing is the P255/60R18 Hankook Dynapro AT-M that I know several members have added.

If it makes a difference, I'm also contemplating adding the Truxxx leveling kit, also primarily for the aesthetics.

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

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I just put some cooper AT/3 on from recommendations from both my brothers who have had these for awhile now. Love them. Really quiet. But like all A/T's when they start getting low you will hear them but still not very bad.
 

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Thanks for the feedback and recommendations so far. Definitely encouraging that I'll hopefully be able to get the best of both worlds.

I love my Ridgeline so much that, even with the things I know I'll aesthetically like better, I've been apprehensive about diminishing its amazing ride. I've always enjoyed driving but now I even look forward to my hour commute... when I'm not dealing with traffic :)
 

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Here's my truck with the 1.5" front lift, 18" Black Rhino Mozambique wheels, 255/60 Hankook Dynapro AT-M's. No noticeable highway noise and the truck still has a smooth ride. So glad I did it. More ground clearance and much better looking truck now.
 

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I'm looking at picking up a new set of wheels for my Ridgeline (18x8.5) and am weighing my tire options.

One option I'm considering is transferring my stock Firestone tires and TPMS sensors to the new wheels. The main benefit is the quiet highway ride (the overwhelming majority of my driving). I love the peaceful, quiet, smooth demeanor of the stock Ridgeline. The primary downside is IMO less than ideal aesthetics.

The other option is buying a set of new tires along with the wheels and getting a new set of TPMS sensors. I'm not sure if I'd hang onto the stock rolling combo or sell it if I go this route. My primary dilemma, I'd only go this route if I'm changing to a more aggressive appearance tire. I say appearance as I will likely never go off road and don't deal with enough snow for it to be a huge factor. Are there any All Terrain tires that are reasonably quiet and perform well on the highway while adding a bit of rugged appearance? Or would someone with my needs be best off sticking with All Season tires like the stock offering? I do miss being able to drive over curbs or similar obstacles without a second thought in my Sierra. One option that looks potentially appealing is the P255/60R18 Hankook Dynapro AT-M that I know several members have added.

If it makes a difference, I'm also contemplating adding the Truxxx leveling kit, also primarily for the aesthetics.

Thanks for your thoughts!
The Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 is a solid tire that works out for many on this site. The Hankook ATM is a quiet tire on the highway, and has a smooth ride with a slightly aggressive look to it so it may be just the right tire for your needs.

Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 | Discount Tire Direct

We also have an excellent selection of wheels to fit your Ridge in 18 inch size. Here is a link to all the wheels we have that are guaranteed to fit:

18 inch Rigeline Wheels | Discount Tire Direct

Please let us know if we can help with your selection or send you a complete quote including TPMS sensors. Just send us a PM.

sloridge, your set up looks sick. :act035:
 

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I have experience with the Hankook Dynapro ATM, BFG KO2, and Continental TerrainContact A/T albeit all on different vehicles. The TerrainContact is for sure the quietest on the highway, though the other two are not as far behind as their more aggressive tread patterns would suggest. I put the TerrainContact on my 2017 Ridgeline as I don't intend to do much offroading, I just need to get to a campsite to offload my Husaberg. KO2's are obviously the most capable AT tire of the group and they did amazing in the sand, though the vehicle with KO2's was a 2017 Ford Raptor. The Dynapro is a great all around tire and also does very well on dirt and snow, those were on a 2013 VW Touareg TDI, i just wanted to try something new with the Ridgeline so i ended up with the TerrainContact and they for sure have improved ride quality over the OEM tires.

I just had my Truxxx leveling kit installed yesterday and I am waiting to put some miles on it before I review but my initial impression includes two things I have not seen mentioned before; the front suspension now has a firmer more truck like feel to it due to the geometry changes, and brake-dive is almost entirely eliminated.
 

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I have experience with the Hankook Dynapro ATM, BFG KO2, and Continental TerrainContact A/T albeit all on different vehicles. The TerrainContact is for sure the quietest on the highway, though the other two are not as far behind as their more aggressive tread patterns would suggest. I put the TerrainContact on my 2017 Ridgeline as I don't intend to do much offroading, I just need to get to a campsite to offload my Husaberg. KO2's are obviously the most capable AT tire of the group and they did amazing in the sand, though the vehicle with KO2's was a 2017 Ford Raptor. The Dynapro is a great all around tire and also does very well on dirt and snow, those were on a 2013 VW Touareg TDI, i just wanted to try something new with the Ridgeline so i ended up with the TerrainContact and they for sure have improved ride quality over the OEM tires.

I just had my Truxxx leveling kit installed yesterday and I am waiting to put some miles on it before I review but my initial impression includes two things I have not seen mentioned before; the front suspension now has a firmer more truck like feel to it due to the geometry changes, and brake-dive is almost entirely eliminated.
Thanks for the excellent comparison reply! Do you by chance have a picture of your Ridgeline with the TerrainContact tires?

While it sounds like both the Dynapro and TerrainContact are good choices, the latter seems to be the most suited to my actual needs.
 

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Um buying tires just for appearance is silly. KO2 is the top pick for a good aggressive off-road tire. I don't use it, but know people who do and they claim it is surprisingly quiet. Swamper or mud flaps on pavement is what is really loud.

Choose tires based on how you will use them...not how you wish you will or how they look like. Sounds like what you need and like are all season highway tires.
 

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+1 for the terrain contact tires, i will be getting them when my OEMs are shot
 

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Swapped out the stock Firestones after 500 miles to the Continental Terrain Contact AT in stock size - AWESOME tire! Designed for the truck owner who will keep the truck on the road 90% of the time, where "offroading" means a muddy woods or dirt road or sand and needs good dry, wet and snow performance. I can report that after 5000 miles these tires are really good at all of the above. Coupled with the RL's AWD system they are phenomenal in light and deep snow as well! Plus, they have a 60K wear rating......just remember to rotate on a regular interval.....
 

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Put the hankook dynapro's on my 07, traction was great in snow when new, road manners and quietness was good when new, now they are a few tears old with 40 k miles on them and they are loud on the road and tractions not that good. Will be buying new tires this year and definitely will not buy the hankooks again.
 

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Swapped out the stock Firestones after 500 miles to the Continental Terrain Contact AT in stock size - AWESOME tire! Designed for the truck owner who will keep the truck on the road 90% of the time, where "offroading" means a muddy woods or dirt road or sand and needs good dry, wet and snow performance. I can report that after 5000 miles these tires are really good at all of the above. Coupled with the RL's AWD system they are phenomenal in light and deep snow as well! Plus, they have a 60K wear rating......just remember to rotate on a regular interval.....
Are they as quiet as the stock Firestones? I had Continental ExtremeContact DWS on my Jetta and I loved those tires with the exception of them being a little bit loud. I'd like to get some Continentals with a lift if I get a RL but I greatly enjoyed the quiet ride when I test drove a BE a few weeks ago.
 

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Thanks for all the replies! So glad I started this thread as the TerrainContact tires weren't on my radar but I'm now sold on them being my next set.
 

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Here's my truck with the 1.5" front lift, 18" Black Rhino Mozambique wheels, 255/60 Hankook Dynapro AT-M's. No noticeable highway noise and the truck still has a smooth ride. So glad I did it. More ground clearance and much better looking truck now.
Great looking! any issue with tire rub?
 
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