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Help me choose a 32x11.5x15 brand

Guys, I've got my 15x8 wheels ready for tires. (clear powder coated)

Until now I've been leaning towards the BFG AT KO because of the white letter look and because a lot here at R-F seem to like them. (32x11.5x15 - no lift other than T-bar crank & I'll not be off road hardly at all)

So I'm reading and reading reviews online befiore I make the purchase and I see that the BFG AT KO tires have mixed reviews? A number of people at the review section of discount tires web site have bad reports about un-balance, snow traction, wet traction, and tire wear.

Given that these tires will be 99% hwy tires for my FX4. (Michigan is wet alot and has a fair amount of snow too) What brands do you guys recommend?


Lets hear your first hand experiences!

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They are great on the road, very quiet and well behaved. they do fine on packed dirt and gravel, but they hate the mucky stuff. I wasn't impressed with them in the snow either. My next tires will probably be more aggressive but thats just me.
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They are a great tire for mixed everything driving. I have driven my buddies level 2 many times, I think the wear is great and they are great all around.

That said, still wouldn't buy them, not my cup of tea.
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That said, still wouldn't buy them, not my cup of tea.
Is that because your more into heavy off roading?

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I freakin love mine. They have never failed me in any weather. I have yet to take them into some serious offroad stuff yet but I've been in a couple of mudholes and haven't gotten stuck. They aren't the greatest in mud cause they gunk up real fast but in snow they rock. Last year was my first winter that I was able to drive in a good amount of snow and I only had to back down one place and that was because it was a huge hill and I was trying to go from a stop with a 2wd open diff. I would recommend these to anyone that is on the road more than off. I think they would be perfect for you.
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owned 3 sets i love them.. great snow. wonderful wear. hell my last set i sold at 45,000 and it prob they put another 30k on themit got passed around to 3 other members...
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Is that because your more into heavy off roading?

Rich
I like the characteristics of a mud tire, in the rain, snow, dry, sand, etc... I just like how they work over an all terrain.

I have had the stockers and Bridgestone Dueller ATs both we ok, but to me its worth buying a mud terrain. For you though better stick to an All Terrain tire.
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I wouldn't buy them just because everyone has them and we have had back luck with BFG tires. I just don't like them.

For an All-Terrain i like the looks of the...

Toyo Open Country's


Nitto Terra Grappler


Pro-Comp X-treme All Terrain
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i would go with the terra grapplers. that's just my .2 though.
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get the bfg. there is a reason everyone has them. Cause they are a good tire.
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I have the Toyo Open Country tires on my truck now. They have done rather well for me, good in the rain, pretty good in the snow, and have worn well. I've had minor problems having them balanced. I know the next set of tires I get will be the BFG AT KO's though, I personally prefer they look because they are a little more aggressive in both performance and looks, with more tread on the "sidewall".
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I would go with the Nittos or Toyos, but I haven't owned either one I have heard very good reviews on both. I have heard the Toyos are a little harder compound so they will last longer than the Nittos. Can you post a pic. of you wheels. I want to clear powder coat mine too.
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Nitto does not make a 15", not sure about Toyo
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forget all those, just get some kumho kl71's, youll be happy.
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I put 60k on my last set, and they had another good 10k or so on them before they really needed to be replaced. I have bought 3 sets so far and loved them all. For a street truck, it's unlikely that I'll buy anything else.
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bfg at's are a great tire...there a little mor maintenance then some...just gotta rotate them every once in awhile...you cant just let em go like most....well you can but you will get more life out of them rotationg them
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Forgot about the 15" part, they do make tires for 15" wheels, just not in that tire size.
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i have the toyo open country ats only got about 4 k miles on the tires look to wear good and ride good and excellent in rain they are wayy better than my stockers were the pos wrangler rts id recommend paided 400 $ for the 4 tires brand new but i got stock tire size 235 75 15 :( wish i woulda got 245 or a lil bigger
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i have no personal experience with any of the tires but my dad swears by BFG a/t he has had 3 sets and loved them he now has toyo open country a/t and they have about 20,000 miles on them and they still looks new
the pro comp extreme at is not made for a 15 in rim or at least it didnt use to be let me know if im wrong
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I did not like my BFG A/T's that came stock on my level II. I would look into Mickey Thompson MTX's they performed very well this past winter and balanced out really easy.

Give McCormack Racing a call in Lincoln Park (http://www.mccormackracing.com/). They have great prices and their customer service is awesome.
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im on my second set of BFG A/T's and love them... they have 15k on them and still have the "hair" on them
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Nittos are great, but no 15's. BFG's are a really nice tire I have ran them several times. Try some Bridgestones tires they ride nice and are decent off road or look at some Generals.
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BFGs are real nice, IMO.
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i have never noticed that toyo and nitto look almost identical
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I've ran the bfg mud and all terrains... I love my mud's but the all terrains kick azz too, especially for your driving needs. just get the bfg all terrains.
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