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Dang--ya'll now what do i do!? I was really set because of what everyone said about how great the A/Ts performed on and off roa, but they did cake up in mud. This isnt good.
the only thing i like about them is that they are tough.. a friend of mine has the tires (i borrowed them off his exploder because it had a blown tranny) back again and they are on his s10 bush truck that he uses to get firewood. we've run over sticks, small trees, stumps you name it and not one punctured tire yet and its been almost a year now since he put them on.

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Scott just buy some of these tires in 31s
when i had the tires they were 31's also..no lift at all and little rubbing.
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Looks good man, love those new MTRs.


The BFG A/Ts are fine for street driving IMO. I have them on my F150 and they're great, but they also don't hit anything but pavement. I would never put them on my ranger.
x2. For the amount of snow we get in NC the BFGs do great. Hell they pushed my 2wd open diff truck in 5" without a problem up in the mountains. I was very happy with mine
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Modern mud terrains have come a long way in the last decade even. Granted I don't have too many miles on my MTRs, I can say that after ~4000 miles there is no discernable wear to the tread. Even the edges of the tread blocks are still sharp and well defined. I drive my truck daily, and am averaging about 22,000 miles a year. Make no mistake, any mud terrain from a well known manufacturer now has siping and computer aided tread design to make them quiet and long wearing while giving superior off road traction over good, old-fashioned all terrains like the BFG. Look at all the guys on here running the KM2s daily with great results.

These new MTRs do better in rain than my BFG All Terrains I had on my Ranger.
Agreed. Most any name brand mud terrain will last a good while. My KM2s have 20k miles on them and they still look new, probably 75% tread on them.
My cooper STTs spent a year on the sport trac with a locker, and quite some time on the ranger, still had plenty of tread.
On the other hand if you're not taking it off road, the BFG all terrains will be fine for you. They are not a bad tire, they are just not a mud terrain.
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nice tires!
But i love the stacks man haha
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i bought some goodyear wrangler dura tracs, i dont have em on yet but they are a little less expensive than the bfg's and seem a little more aggressive.
I just looked at the DuraTracks online and they look awesome. They look like they will clean themselves out because the tread pattern in a little farher apart than the BFGs. They do look more aggressive as well. Hmmm decisions, decisions. Are the Good Year MTRs cheaper than KM2s? I know the cheapest 31X10.50 KM2s around here are $171. I'm not paying that.

Also, pics of some Duratracs mounted anyone? Wonder what they would look like on Alcoas compared to BFGs?
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looks good, but you know you miss that LTB hum
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BFG AT's are great tires as long as you don't try to over do what they are made for. Don't let the "all terrain" name fool you. I've had two sets of BFG AT's on my Bronco, and have been pleased.

Mild to medium off roading they do fine. I've wheeled in snow, a small amount of mud, rocks, exc and haven't been disappointed. I DD my rig 50 miles plus a day, and they are great on the street.

You don't wheel that often, you said it yourself. You mostly DD your rig. BFGs are all you need. Why go out and spend extra money on a Mud Terrain when you aren't even going to use them to their full potential? If you want to spend the extra flow for the look, more power to ya. If not, save some money.

Look into General AT2's also. I haven't ran them, but they might be my next tire.

To the OP, your truck looks great. Love the new Wranglers
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Haha 171, wow. You can't complain about that
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Haha 171, wow. You can't complain about that
Maybe if NC Granite paid me more, I wouldn't have to complain...lol.

I may look into the Duratracs tomorrow. I've been searching up here, couldn't really get the pic I wanted. Found two or thrEe pics of them on a green mazda. I really like the tread design on them and the sidewall design. I also really like the stance of the BFGs. I hate buyong tires, and ya'll don't make it any easier LOL. A part of me wants that mean aggressive look of the MTs, then my more conservative side says save the money and get the BFGs. I guess its true, RF will not save you money, it'll make you want to spend it!
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Just get whatever is the cheapest
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Just get whatever is the cheapest
I just spent the last 45 minutes researching the DuraTracs. I googled them and it lead me from jeep forums, yota forums, chevy forums, ford forums, and they all had good things to say about the DuraTracs. Not to mention they look beefy as hell w/o having to go the M/T route. I am about 90 percent sure I'm going to go with these! They look so mean compared to a BFG...

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looks good, but you know you miss that LTB hum
Hah yeah I really do. These tires are too dang quiet!
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The duratacs do look like a badass tire. I'd get them if I were in the market for tires
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these goodyears are getting rave reviews in the mags. they are my replacment when i wear out these stockers.
i would consider the bfgs, but everyone runs them since they're a great tire for the 95% on road/ 5% off road crowd. if i got these, i know i'd off road alittle more then i do.

chris keep us updated about how you think they perform. aside from the quietness.
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I will keep you guys posted, I just haven't had a chance to hit the trails yet.
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Chris.....

It's been a while....how you liking the Kevlar's??? On road performance....off road performance....treadwear performance...

I'm in the market for tires here very soon and have pretty much made my decision already, just wanna hear a fellow Ranger owner's opinion on them since you pretty much wheel the type of wheeling I do, save for the wintertime snow runs. lol. And there's no chance in hell my truck will ever be getting A/T's. lol.
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I still love them man. So far they are still my favorite tire I have had on anything. I remember saying that they were very quiet, but they have gotten louder with time. Not too bad though. They are not wearing perfect, but my alignment was off for a while. Overall pretty good, not fast at all considering my driving habits and quite a few passes at the drag strip. Also for what it is worth they balanced out pretty good, with the most weight on one wheel at 5ozs.

On road they have been great, even on wet roads they hook awesome(for a mud tire).

Off road they pull awesome, especially considering how well they are on the road. Rocks and hard clay is where they seem to really shine, but performance in mud is very respectable as well. In sand they like to dig down, but that's just how mud tires are as I'm sure you know. Even still, they aren't terrible about that either.

I say get them! I might actually keep these tires long enough to wear them out. haha
I almost got 35s, but I like my white letters. Dumb reason I know.

Well hope that helps, let me know if you need any other info.
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chris i feel the exact same way about mine! I LOVE THEM!!!!!! they do get louder when they are on the truck for a few weeks but its not too obnoxious. they perform awesome on the road in any condition i have encountered so far.... have not tested them in snow yet. these tires are great off road too. they dig a lot in sand but perform top notch in everything else i have wheeled in... they love to rip up hard packed dirt and throw mud like crazy
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I still love them man. So far they are still my favorite tire I have had on anything. I remember saying that they were very quiet, but they have gotten louder with time. Not too bad though. They are not wearing perfect, but my alignment was off for a while. Overall pretty good, not fast at all considering my driving habits and quite a few passes at the drag strip. Also for what it is worth they balanced out pretty good, with the most weight on one wheel at 5ozs.

On road they have been great, even on wet roads they hook awesome(for a mud tire).

Off road they pull awesome, especially considering how well they are on the road. Rocks and hard clay is where they seem to really shine, but performance in mud is very respectable as well. In sand they like to dig down, but that's just how mud tires are as I'm sure you know. Even still, they aren't terrible about that either.

I say get them! I might actually keep these tires long enough to wear them out. haha
I almost got 35s, but I like my white letters. Dumb reason I know.

Well hope that helps, let me know if you need any other info.
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chris i feel the exact same way about mine! I LOVE THEM!!!!!! they do get louder when they are on the truck for a few weeks but its not too obnoxious. they perform awesome on the road in any condition i have encountered so far.... have not tested them in snow yet. these tires are great off road too. they dig a lot in sand but perform top notch in everything else i have wheeled in... they love to rip up hard packed dirt and throw mud like crazy
Thanks Chris and Kyle. I seem to be seeing these tires on everything badarse these days...even sand trucks/desert trucks. Can't wait to get 'em. Found 'em on sale for a nice nice price.....just lacking the money but soon I will definitely NEEEEEED tires. lol. Hopefully before the first snow hits.
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you wont regret them. they are sooo sweet! and the look cool as ****!
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hmmmm....km2's or these?
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Only thing I'm a little worried about is their a-symmetrical tread design, yet not directional. Does this mean I'm gonna be stuck with dealing with tire shops to rotate my own darn tires for longest life possible? Rim flip and what not? I've not really looked too in-depth on the new MT/R's in this area but after hearing first hand local experience with 'em in a truck far less capable than mine, my decision is pretty much made for me. The hassle is worth it.
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I see no reason to rotate them any different than a standard nondirectional tire. The tread pattern will look...offset maybe? no matter which way you mount them. Just keep the outsides out and rotate like normal.
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I see no reason to rotate them any different than a standard nondirectional tire. The tread pattern will look...offset maybe? no matter which way you mount them. Just keep the outsides out and rotate like normal.
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