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post it two more times while your at it.

they're testing HAULING tires. that will encounter a gravel road. big deal.

its not a damn all terrain. my moms van has more agressive tires on it for christ sakes.
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"have a 2001 ford ranger edge. i have stock 235/75-15 on them and they look like crap. im looking for a mud terrain/all terrain tires or something that has good traction"

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Understand? Aesthetics and amateur performance. The Michelin AT/2 is custom made for this guy.

I'm sorry, but BFG is not Michelin, and I am a flag waving, USA boy for many years.

For me to admit that a French company makes better tires than Goodyear, Firestone or BFG is not easy.

But tires are not cheap so objectivity is important.

Therefore, I give it to Michelin for maintaining a great tire/company despite a highly socialist government.

We're not talking serious off-road performance here!

This is not a 4 x 4 but a simple 2 wheel drive. What kind of serisous off-roading are you going to be doing in this truck? Come on guys.

He ended up paying big money for BFG tires when the Michelins at 3x the quality would have cost him the same of even less.

Don't try to deceive a guy into thinking he has a 4x4 killing machine when it s 2001 Ranger Edge.

The Michelin LTX AT/2 look aggressive enough in profile but WOULD have this given this guy much better bang for the buck.

Why make this guy put up with bone jarring vibrations and noise on a 2 wheel drive truck.

I'm sure there are girl friends in the picture here as well.

Leave him in peace and the occasional I have to pull over to whizz kind of tires.

For THIS guy; I stand by Michelin LTX AT/2 tire all day long.

Kapeesh?

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^ That's a bunch of damn near random typing right there.


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it's like an aggressive Ford Focus tire.
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Here's the statement originally posted:

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"have a 2001 ford ranger edge. i have stock 235/75-15 on them and they look like crap. im looking for a mud terrain/all terrain tires or something that has good traction"

cool, something that has good traction. those street tires you think are good wont have good tracion anywhere offroad

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Understand? Aesthetics and amateur performance. The Michelin AT/2 is custom made for this guy.

the at/2 isnt custom made for anyone. its made for street queens that see the occasional gravel road. big whoop.

I'm sorry, but BFG is not Michelin, and I am a flag waving, USA boy for many years.

who said BFG was michelin. not me, BFG as much as i dislike their tires are far superior to those street tires you call all terrains

For me to admit that a French company makes better tires than Goodyear, Firestone or BFG is not easy.

it must be, you probably wok for them the way your trying to tell us that actually offroad how good they are

But tires are not cheap so objectivity is important.

sure they are.

Therefore, I give it to Michelin for maintaining a great tire/company despite a highly socialist government.

more jibber jabber. bullshit tires for trucks.

We're not talking serious off-road performance here!

with michelins were not talking ANY offroad performance.

This is not a 4 x 4 but a simple 2 wheel drive. What kind of serisous off-roading are you going to be doing in this truck? Come on guys.

no one said anything about serious offroading. and a 2wd can get stuck everywhere with those michelins on. even my driveway.

He ended up paying big money for BFG tires when the Michelins at 3x the quality would have cost him the same of even less.

most likely because the michelins are crap tires. you know, only being good for pavement and all.

Don't try to deceive a guy into thinking he has a 4x4 killing machine when it s 2001 Ranger Edge.

no one is. we're suggesting legit all terrains that will handle well on road, and perform well offroad.

The Michelin LTX AT/2 look aggressive enough in profile but WOULD have this given this guy much better bang for the buck.

they dont look agressive at all. like, the least agressive tire ive seen in my life. id rather run drag radials

Why make this guy put up with bone jarring vibrations and noise on a 2 wheel drive truck.

what the hell are you talking about now, are the michelins made of marshmallows? cause i thought they were rubber, like all tires. a good all terrain wont give a bone jarring vibration. dumbass

I'm sure there are girl friends in the picture here as well.

who gives a ****. if a chick doesnt like MY TRUCK's real offroad tires, and would rather street tires on MY truck, then she can bugger off and buy her own damn truck, or go be with some gay *** city boy that thinks shopping at walmart is more fun than hunting

Leave him in peace and the occasional I have to pull over to whizz kind of tires.

id like to pull over and **** on your shoes right about now

For THIS guy; I stand by Michelin LTX AT/2 tire all day long.

Kapeesh?

well, you would be standing beside them all day long, since they cant go anywhere ofroad. while everyone else is enjoying a nice ride down a rough logging trail to go camping, youd be stuck in the walmart parking lot cause your michelins cant leave the road.

kapeesh?
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I think the original poster to this thread made a good choice.

He bought these:



I think he would have received a much better tire by buying these for slightly less:



But in either case, he didn't purchase those idiotic, highly knobbed, cheap as crap, "Off road" tires that would have shaken his bones every time he got in his truck.

The man did well by buying sensibly treaded tires for his lightweight, 2 wheel drive, truck.
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I did buy the BFG All Terrains but failed to put them on till the fall ( I have two sets of rims and tires, winter/summer) but when I did I didn't like the sound,ride or the look of them on my truck. When I brought them back to switch to the Long Trail's he said "then" not "when" I bought them that they do get louder as the treads wears. I know this is a case of need and want, I want a quite riding long lasting tire, the out lined lettering on the stock rim looks good. The Radial T/A's on my Vintage Torque Thrust D's looks better...
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**EDIT** - I lost my mind.

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NO I just got in on the thread with my reply. I don't think I was ever in the need for such a big tire on a two wheel drive truck. They probably could get me out of a jam if it was a 4X4 out in the woods mud boggin. Its my daily driver and other then a few time I park on our lawn to move some cars off the drive way thats the only soil they ever touch...
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NO I just got in on the thread with my reply...
wow - my bad. lol

I mixed you up with the OP.

Been a long day!
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NO I just got in on the thread with my reply. I don't think I was ever in the need for such a big tire on a two wheel drive truck. They probably could get me out of a jam if it was a 4X4 out in the woods mud boggin. Its my daily driver and other then a few time I park on our lawn to move some cars off the drive way thats the only soil they ever touch...
I think you hit it 100%.

2 wheel drive pickups: off-road; really?

They're daily drivers that hit some "off-roading" when they're in some level dirt/gravel, for a short time.

Somehow, this thread turned into one about Big Knobby Tires for steep climbs in the backwoods.

Anyhow, IMO, you cannot do better than Michelin LTX tires for this purpose.
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no one ever suggested a single big knobby tire for steep climbs, dumbass.

michelins suck ***. get over yourself.
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2 wheel drive pickups: off-road; really?
yes....

ever heard of the desert?
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i have a 2001 ford ranger edge. i have stock 235/75-15 on them and they look like crap. im looking for a mud terrain/all terrain tires or something that has good traction. what are some good brands and sizes for my truck thanks. Im looking at Falken Rocky Mountain ATS 235/75R15 105S BLK, and Bridgestone Dueler A/T 695: are these a good brand and size for her?
This is the OP. it looks like he's wanting to take his 2wd off road and on some trails. He's asking for an AT or MT or something with good traction.

I think GMG works for Michelin.
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Well. Without adding to the pissing match going on here I'm surprised nobody suggested Toyo Open Country T/A. I have those on my '03 in the stock size. I have 98.5K on them and will easily get another 3-5K on them before they hit the wear markers. They have worn extremely well (only started making noise in the last 10K) and I've been really happy with the traction. Wet on pavement is awesome. Blew the stock Firestones out of the water. While I'm not mud bogging it I do live in farm country and use the truck to run through fields and woods for firewood. I've never been stuck with these tires. In fact I'm so happy with them I will be replacing them with the exact same thing. Adding this for any future readers as I saw the OP picked his tires.
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When I got the truck new I got rid of those Continental Conitrac tires it came with as soon as I could.They were truck tires....My wife hated the ride and I was agreeing with her more and more. Don't tell her I said that..lol There was 5 Different wheel/tire packages I could have gotten if it was a 4X4 but it was a dealer trade from Ohio and I never even asked about what brand of tire comes on a 2X4. I had to replace the Dieler's on my wifes suv, $142.00 was the cheapest I was able to find at a local tire shop. Just Tires wanted $192 plus install...What the heck were they made of I asked him....Damm if you get to liking something they go ahead and redesign it and makeit worse....Uniroyal Tire Paw's on my 90 Astro vav were outstanding...
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Not sure why some people are having a hard time understanding the differences between a 'mud terrain/all-terrain' truck tire & a standard 'highway/touring/mileage' type truck tire.

Those two (actually three: mud, all-terrain & highway) are different categories people....different benefits & drawbacks to each - depending on the situation & owners desired usage.

Of course any tire designed for a truck will be able to handle 'occasional' off-road situations, but that doesn't make it a true 'all terrain' tire in the generally accepted sense of the word.

Can't compare apples & grapes.

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Michelin LTX A/T2 are rated as All Terrain Tires.

Many will claim that its tread isn't aggressive enough looking but there are additional factors that come in to play.

Mud Terrain Tires. On a 2 WD Ranger? Not realistic, but a couple of Tire mfg'r will make a Mud tire for a 2 WD truck since they are "demanded" by a segment of the market.

"Highway Tires" on a Truck? LTX tires would not be the choice for strictly passenger highway usage. Too noisy and too large a sidewall.
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Mud Terrain Tires. On a 2 WD Ranger? Not realistic, but a couple of Tire mfg'r will make a Mud tire for a 2 WD truck since they are "demanded" by a segment of the market.
Yes....

And since when were tires made different for a 4wd vs 2wd truck? lol. Tires are tires. And the offroad performance of any 2wd truck is GREATLY increased with the addition of proper offroad tires.
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Mud Terrain Tires. On a 2 WD Ranger? Not realistic, but a couple of Tire mfg'r will make a Mud tire for a 2 WD truck since they are "demanded" by a segment of the market.
wow - this just gets better & better.....




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lmao. this guy is such an idiot. its a ----ing truck. not a car.....

those michelins are highway tires. plain and simple.

mud tires dont belong on a 2wd? really?

go tell this guy he needs some michelins! im sure they would allow him to get up the mud hill

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i drove 2 hours down a very rough and steep logging road this summer in rwd with my bfg at's. id rather have a rwd truck with good offroad tires than a 4x4 with shitty highway tires and open diffs.
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i drove 2 hours down a very rough and steep logging road this summer in rwd with my bfg at's. id rather have good off road tires than those highway tires
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This isn't about 2wd vs. 4wd - It's about glorified highway truck tires trying to be marketed as true truck all-terrains & the delusional people who can't tell the difference.
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mud tires dont belong on a 2wd? really? go tell this guy he needs some michelins! im sure they would allow him to get up the mud hill
Yeahhhh - I'll need his vehicle registration information pronto - those tires are clearly not designed for his 2wd truck & the local authorities will be contacting him shortly to arrange suitable replacement highway tires (2wd approved of course)....lol

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km2's loaded, where do I take them

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ill take them. since im a 4x4 i need big knobby mud tires that will shatter my bones.
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