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Old 04-19-2009
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BFG A/T vs General Grabber AT2's

I have done the research, but never see these two compared...

I'm probably gonna get 33"/12.5/15... by what i've read.
I've narrowed all the tires I've seen down to these two.

BF Goodrich A/T's vs General Grabber AT2's

Each have their benefits... However MOST people i've seen on the forum recommend the BFG's. $30 difference, and General's ratings seem to be higher than BFG's... My question is more specific to my area... I need tires that are good for off-roading (respectively) for a 2WD (yes, i know they arent meant for it, but its better than having STOCK tires!) I'll have a 3" suspension lift as well. I live in Indiana, so i'll need the tires to be able to accommodate me in RAIN, ICE, MUD, and SNOW. Mostly i'll just be doing LIGHT off-roading and trails...

Given that information... Whats everyone think??
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The BFGs have a stronger sidewall, other than that their basically the same. Either one would be a good choice.
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they both suck in mud i dont care what you general guys say seen them suck in mud..

both are fine everywhere else.

like trent said its stronger sidewalls on BFG..

plus i just dont like the look of the generals the side profile...
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When you get statistics you need to break them down. The BFG's are a tried and true tire that has been around since I was in high School. The General Grabber 2's are a new tire, less people have them, less people have reviewed them. A lot less for that matter.


1 - 10 of 1633 that fit your search criteria with an average overall rating of 8.33

1 - 10 of 422 that fit your search criteria with an average overall rating of 8.42

FWIW, i just would spend the extra money on BFG's cause I've had great luck with BFG and no luck with General.
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i've had general grabbers aw's for the lift of my truck, 25k miles, they wear great, very quiet... but i broke a belt on a dirt road. I think the bfgs are better if you need stronger tires, but do your trails even have real rocks in IN?
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I don't have any experience with the Generals, but I have the BFGs on my F150. I don't take that truck offroad but I imagine the tires would be fine for light stuff. They're a super smooth and quiet tire on the street though.
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I just got BFG's and have ran them for 3 days now and I love them!!
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there is a huge thread about this search it and you will find it
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fall of 07, I drove my truck through a small mud pond, that was about 2ft deep of water. about 5ft acrossed, in the middle of a house development... to my shear surprise I did not get stuck, even after traversing it about 50x.

I have never owned the BFG's, just the AT2's and im happy.

They also handled the 4ft snow drifts in a mall parking lot and 2+ ft of snow just fine.
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