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I've decided on a suspension lift, now I need input on what tire I should get. I'm in the market for 33x12.50R15's and I'm asking this simple question.


What tire offers the best "Bang for the Buck"?

Keep in mind I live in South Central Ontario, Canada so I need something that is going to kick *** in the snow. Basically I need a All-Terrain, but I love the looks of Mud-Terrains.

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BFG M/T
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They any good in snow/ice?
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They any good in snow/ice?
A/Ts are my choice in winter, especially ice. M/Ts aren't bad in powder I've found. Everyone's opinion will vary, but it depends on the amount of real "off road" driving you will do.
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Mostly gravel trails with the occasional mud-hole or water crossing. I like to go home the same way I left, under my own power with everything intact lol
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I really like my Firestone Destination A/T's I have on the F150 right now, I like them better than the general grabber at's I had on the ranger....
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These are the ones I've been considering. Let me know what you think of each.

Dayton Timberline MT's
http://oktire.com/en/tires/TireBrand...oductID=155853

Firestone Destination M/T's
http://oktire.com/en/tires/TireBrand...oductID=155616

General Tire Grabber AT2's
http://oktire.com/en/tires/TireBrand...ductID=0568405
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Get some rock crawlin tires.



It'll paddle through anything.

Might be a little loud on the highway.
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Rock Crawlers are a bit much IMO lol thanks tho lol
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I really like my Firestone Destination A/T's I have on the F150 right now, I like them better than the general grabber at's I had on the ranger....
x2 on that. they are amazing in the snow and ice. i love mine so far.
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BFG AT's, can't beat em'.
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Here are the few pics i have of my BFG M/T's in snow and ice they perform very well in deep snow but not so good in the slushy stuff.

The first pic is me getting rdy to pull a Rx7 out of the ditch they performed flawlessly considering it was all dead weight.

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Im from northern Alberta, Deffinitly dont try to run Mud terrains on a ranger on ice(slide though way to many intersections and ditches). I run BF all terrains in the winter, they look pretty good ,great snow and ice tire. Then i have a set of bfg Mud terrains on some 16's for the summer they look great
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im in the market too. dont know what the hell to get
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Ace, What size tire you running? Also, are you running the KM's or the KM2's ?
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I'm running mud terrain km1 this wintre. They are terrible on ice. They can be used to get around on the street they're a challenge. If you're a good, confident driver you should be able to pull it off.
That being said the all terrains own the snow. Best on road snow tire for a ranger, even better than a latitude x ice snow/ice tire.

Don't cheap out on tires! Get the bfs hundreds of rfers can't be wrong.
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Well, the input on the tires was great guys. Thanks a bunch. Now however, I am in need of a set of wheels. I want something that will look good, yet still be cheap enough to replace if I f**k one up. Preferably I would like a set of 15x10 steels, with enough offset to put them out past the fenders a bit. Since I know first hand they can take a beating, and are dirt cheap to replace, I'm now asking yet again for your input.
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I have Cooper Discoverer STT's. Fantastic on dry,wet or snowy roads. They are decent in slush but awful on ice, but then,what tire isn't?


Very good reviews from what I have read on them and I am very impressed with their overall performance.
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Travis, I will sell or trade you my 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's if you have some stock aluminum 15s.
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Goodyear MTR's!
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MTR's are sick
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Travis, I will sell or trade you my 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's if you have some stock aluminum 15s.
Where you located? And what they look like?
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I'm the guy that messaged you about the Mazda B2200 stuff lol.

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They're steel,powdercoated black. 4" backspacing, 15x8.
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thats right you are too lol sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet I'm still out of work and lookin' damn hard. Anyways I just took pics of each wheel on my ranger. Sorry bout the snow and crud, it's been snowing here all day and I HATE the cold so I took them as fast as I could lol

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