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Comparible to BFGs

I have skimmed througn some threads to try and find out some info, but cant really find what im looking for. What is a good tire that is comparible to the BFG A/T KOs---possible a little cheaper? Ive seen alot about the Nitto Terra Grapplers, but they just dont look like they have an aggressive tread like the BGFs do. I guess what im looking for is an A/T (NO M/Ts) with an agressive tread that wears good and lasts a good while. if not i guess ill go with the BFGs, but i dont really want to fork that cap load of money! pics would be nice.

please no lift and 35s or m/t stuff, its not getting lifted or anything, and i dont oversized tires. its my dd and i dont have alot of money to be killing my gas mileage.i just want a good tire recommendation.
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general grabber ATs you can sometimes find for a bit cheaper than the bfg ats and they look badass and will last a while. Usually a good price on summit
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^^^those are nice!
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Yeah the generals are pretty much a copy of the BFGs with just a weaker sidewall. But if your never in rocks or anything that shouldn't really be a problem. Keep a eye on craigslist too, you can normally find a good deal on there.
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the procomp extreme all terain is a nice aggressive all terrain....dont know i they still have there buy 3 get one free deal going on tho...if so its like 500 for a set of 4 tires. also the cooper discover s/t is an aggressive all terrain...my dad loves his
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pics of 31x10.5 Generals mounted? on an alcoa wheel would be nice
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Go 32sssssss
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Spend the extra cash and go with bfg. I had a set of used ones and they lasted me forever through mud n snow. Im lifted and runnin 33s and still get good gas mileage... hint hint!!! lol
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get Terra Grapplers
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i dislike BFGs
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im going to check on some tires today to see what i like at my local place, seems like my front two tires are slowly leaking down, and they are the ones with the most tread! could be weather temp changes, but i doubt it. i filled them up with 32 PSI last week (front ones, back get 28), i checked them yesterday and they were at like 25 psi! (front ones, back ones were i filled them up yesterday back to 32 in the front, 28 in the back and they look low again! i dont get it.

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just a suggestion, someone poiinted this site out to me on another forum. and ive always seen the BFG's in 285/75/16 (the size i have) for lik 300 or so. on this site they're 158 i think. and all their tires are way cheaper. search by your size.

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I vote General Grabber A/Ts, They are cheaper than BFG A/Ts and they are pretty much better than them in every category except for the sidewall thing which like trent said you won't have a problem with that, unless you like to do serious offroading. And they have a longer life span than BFGs.
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I vote General Grabber A/Ts, They are cheaper than BFG A/Ts and they are pretty much better than them in every category except for the sidewall thing which like trent said you won't have a problem with that, unless you like to do serious offroading. And they have a longer life span than BFGs.

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thanks clayton, so far it looks litke the Generals are leading!
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How do you know they have a longer life span than the BFGs? You can easily go 50k+ on the BFGs if you keep them properly balanced and rotated.
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I do not know of a set of BFG's that were treated normally that didn't last 60K miles. I know of one set on a buddy's ZR2 that he bought new that were replaces at 110K miles and still had legal tread. He sold them on Craigslsit to for $50. I am a BFG bridgestone firestone man myself with AT tires. Just good tires with ok off road ability I would by Michelins (BFG is owned my michelin so I guess it is a wash). I have michelins on everything except my truck, best tire manufacturer out there IMO.

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damn ya'll are making this harder...lol!
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I rotated my bfgs once and ran them about a year then another member had them for a while before selling them and there was planty of tread left. plus I got 5 of em for $175 on craigslist hahah
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How do you know they have a longer life span than the BFGs? You can easily go 50k+ on the BFGs if you keep them properly balanced and rotated.
I read that on Tire Rack. Theres nothing wrong with All-Terrains I would recommend them to anyone, I just thought Scott was looking for something a little less expensive, but just as good as the BFG All-Terrains. Thats why I said General Grabber A/Ts cause All I have heard is positive things about them, my Uncle runs them and I saw there review on Tire Rack, and it was mostly better than the BFGs.
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This has been brought up before, and the tire rack review for the generals doesn't have near the numbers of people that the BFG does. The BFG KO style has been out since 99 and the Grabber 2's since like 06. The more people that review the tire the more it will even out. I think generals are cheaply made that is why I stay away from them, but they seem to be their better tire

Edit: Unless I am missing something they are both 8.4's right now.

Screw it, Get either, just stay away from Crap years and you will be fine! LOL
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Clayton, you would be correct in your assumption. i want a tire comparible to the BGFs without the BFGs price. I dont wanna break the bank. i dont have the money like alot of members do to pur into my truck.. if i did, it would be double lifted w/ a 5.0 and like 35s or something.... i love a good set of tires, but i just dont see paying a crap load for tires. i got my bridgstones thinking that they might last longer than the cheaper a/ts ive been getting. lets face it, i drive a lot of miles in a year and it takes a toll on my tires. i keep em rotated and everything!

my initial thought was that the BFGs that are on them would last a while, but they didnt have the even treadwear i was hoping for, and now i think they're are slowly leaking down on me. if thats happening, im getting a new set ASAP! love the tires, but cant have a leaking tire.

i kept saying to myself that i was going to get new BFGs when i got new tires, but the more i think on it, the less i want to pay that much for those tires! so if i can get a tire that is comparible, i will be fine. everyone knows i dont wheel alot, ive been to the beach and wheeld and thats it...so the fact that the grabbers dotn have the same sidewall thickness as the BFGs doesnt matter to me. as long as it lasts, isnt too loud on the rad, but yet has a nice aggressive look to it w/o having to cheap out too much...ill be happy
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the wrangler duratrac will likely be my next tire.

they're quite new so there isn't many reviews on them, but what i have seen of them looks promising. i don't know what the pricing is like compared to the BFGs though.

i'm in canada and all tires are expensive, i'm just lucky i have friends at the tire shop...
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UMMM..... Toyo A/Ts. I like mine so far. I just dont like the All Terrain look. I wish I would have gotten the M/Ts, but oh well.
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I ran the Toyo ATs for a quite a while and they were a pretty good tire. Wore very slowly, got alot of miles out of them and they were super quiet on the road. I recently picked up a set up GoodYear Wrangler Silent Armor tires for my truck and I love them. Are slightly wider tread than the Toyo's, have a very stiff sidewall which is great for cornering, and have more traction in all situation compared to the Toyo's. I know your going cheap, but that's not always the best, especially in the long run. I took my time and looked for a wheel that met all of my tire needs and desires.
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I have michelins on everything except my truck, best tire manufacturer out there IMO.
After michelins pathetic attempts to put a f1 car around indy in 05 stopped all but 6 cars from racing and then watching everyone jump ship in 06. ill never own a set.

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