Looking for a budget-friendly wheel and tire package can be tough sometimes. We've matched up some of the most popular budget-friendly wheels and tires that still rank high in the looks and performance category.
1) Panther Off-Road 578 & Atturo Trail Blade AT
Starting off our list, we have the Panther Off-Road 578 paired with the Atturo Trail Blade AT. This package was chosen based on the lifestyle and driving habits of daily drivers and outdoorsmen.
It combines the elevated look that everyone wants for their truck with the performance that’s necessary for on and off-road excursions.
The 578 is a very simple, clean-looking eight-spoke wheel that has contoured spokes that give it a little more definition and character.
The 578 was definitely designed with the off-road and SUV enthusiast in mind with its lightweight yet sturdy construction and universal design. This leads us to a tire matchup for this tough wheel, the Atturo Trail Blade AT.
Atturo Trail Blade AT Review
The Atturo Trail Blade AT is an all-terrain tire meaning it was designed for on-road use with the occasional off-road excursion.
It can handle varying types of weather conditions but performs best in normal, dry conditions since having a high on-road, dry traction rating.
As far as the design of the Trail Blade AT, it sports a pretty typical all-terrain pattern, but beneath the surface is a heavy-duty carcass tire construction which was chosen to accommodate the hard-working trucks out there.
So, if you’re often on tough terrain at job sites or even up north hunting or fishing for the weekend, the Trail Blade can definitely keep up.
At its price point and performance capabilities, the Trail Blade AT is hard to beat.
2) Ultra Hunter 203 / Kenda Klever RT
The Ultra Hunter 203 wrapped in the notorious Kenda Klever RT is our next budget-friendly truck tire matchup.
The Ultra Hunter 203 is a mesh-style wheel that actually has a pretty convex design that adds a distinct look. You’ll also notice that the Hunter has quite a bit of milling on the spokes as well as rivets around the lip which help the whole wheel pop.
This is quite a desirable feature because it does add extra detail which can transform the look of any truck.
Kenda Klever RT Reivew
Paired with the Kenda Klever RT, you’ll be ready to tackle almost anything.
The Klever RT is a tried-and-true hybrid tire that combines the off-road capabilities of a mud tire with the daily drivability of an all-terrain tire. It’s the best of both worlds.
The Klever RT also sports a fairly aggressive tread pattern without going overboard. For a truck that needs real off-road performance but commutes daily during the week, the Klever RT won’t look out of place.
In fact, it looks like it means business because it does. Wrapped around the Ultra Hunter 203, this matchup does everything it’s supposed to do, and does it really well.
3) Helo HE835 / Atturo Trail Blade XT
The Helo HE835 has continually been an extremely popular wheel from Mr. Wheel Deal since its design is so out of the box and attention-grabbing. Its most distinct characteristic is its 8 squared spokes with small cut-outs at the end of each spoke.
You’ll also notice a ton of machined accents that carry onto the lip giving the HE835 an unmistakable look. Because of this, it’s not uncommon to see this wheel on a lot of different types of trucks because it adds a unique touch to any body-style truck.
Atturo Trail Blade XT Review
We paired the Helo HE835 with the Atturo Trail Blade XT because it is arguably our most popular tire due to its great overall performance and its price point.
The X/T denotes its multi-terrain tire type which combines traditional M/T and A/T tire design characteristics.
This allows the Trail Blade X/T to provide off-road performance when you need it, but daily driving comfort for those who commute.
The Trail Blade XT will be ready to tackle just about anything you throw at it.
4) Moto Metal MO970 / Kenda Klever AT
Next, we have what is probably one of the most popular wheels in the entire truck industry, the Moto Metal MO970. This wheel shares a similar base design to the Panther Off-Road 578 with its simple, 8-spokes, but its most noticeable difference is the simulated beadlock around the lip of the wheel.
This adds an industrial and tough look to the wheel with a touch of class.
Additionally, the spokes also have more angled contouring compared to the Panther Off-Road 578.
So, if you are now questioning whether you should look at getting the Panther 578 or the Moto Metal 970, determine how aggressive you want your truck to look.
If you just want something more simplistic and timeless, go with the Panther 578.
If you want that, but also a little more aggressive styling, the Moto Metal 970 is going to suit your needs better.
Kenda Klever AT Review
For this matchup, we’d recommend the Kenda Klever AT. This tire will give you great traction for daily activities and weekend adventures.
The tread pattern isn’t too aggressive so road noise shouldn’t be an issue if you commute to work during the week.
But, it still fits well with the semi-aggressive look of the Moto Metal 970 which is why we feel this matchup is perfect.
5) Ballistic Jester 814 / Ironman All Country AT
Finally, we have the Ballistic Jester 814 paired with the Ironman All Country AT. This wheel and tire matchup is for those who definitely want to add some flashy looks to their truck.
If you’re trying to show up your buddies at work, this wheel and tire package is calling your name!
Just as the Helo HE835, the Ballistic Jester has a very distinct look to it.
You can see the spokes are convex in shape and give the wheel an almost star-like appearance.
This unique wheel has a ton of color options available and some of them will certainly grab the attention of anyone passing by.
The Black and Camo finish is a great example of a unique color combination. If you’re a big hunter and have your truck set up for trips up north during hunting season, you might have just found the perfect wheel.
Ironman All Country AT Review
Paired up with the Ballistic Jester 814 is the Ironman All Country AT. It's is a pretty traditional all-season tire with large tread blocks for great off-road traction as well as a tread compound that’s friendly to weekly commuters.
The Ironman All Country AT will give you a very capable daily setup that has enough of an interesting appearance to stand out in a crowd, especially wrapped around the Jester 814.