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Old 10-24-2010
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Most aggressive tire suggestions for stock 2wd?

Next job may = 130 miles daily so that could be a factor, but personally I'd prefer a bit of road noise and deterioration of ride quality to get a lot better traction in snow, gravel...a few country dirt roads.


Need way better traction than my Continentals.
Not looking for a snow ice tire that I need to put in storage for 3 seasons.
Tired of hauling 500 pounds of junk in the winter for traction.
Would prefer to not buy a crossover or all-terrain tire that doesn't really look any more aggressive than my stockers.
Looking for an extremely aggressive all-terrain, or less aggressive "mud" tire.

And the sizes would be 215/75-15 or 225/70-15
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Goodyear DuraTrac or Mickey Thompson MTZ.
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these are cheap, not a ton of road noise and very aggressive..

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Based on my size choices (215/75-15 or 225/70-15) these are a few that I've been giving myself a headache over lately:


BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT
Falken High Country A/T
Firestone Destination A/T
General Grabber AT2
Hankook DynaPro MT RT03
Hercules Terra Trac A/T Tire
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Would appreciate any pros and cons on these, or suggestion for a different tire not on the list...as long as it comes in either a 215/75-15 or 225/70-15 size. Thanks.

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BFG all terrains are a real good tire
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BFG all terrains are a real good tire
The BFG AT and MT have been my 2 favorites based on reviews, also the Grabber AT2. Just don't want to make the wrong choice and get something too harsh since I'll be commuting 3,000 miles a month for work, but I also don't want to end up in a ditch 50 miles from home at 1am because I should have picked a more aggressive tread design.
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You won't have to worry about either BFGs being harsh, they have super nice road manners.

A lot of guys on here looooove the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs as well

I don't think it would be a bad choice with any 3 of those tires.
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DuraTrac looks nice, but I couldn't find it in my size.
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then step it up to a 235/75-15
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Firestone Destination AT's... Cheap, no road noise, great traction.
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then step it up to a 235/75-15
That would give me more choices but, I prefer to stay close to OEM tire diameter. Trying to avoid messing up my speedometer, transmission shift points, overdrive operation and gearing too much.
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235 wont mess anything up that bad
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Overall a 235/75 is about an inch taller then the sizes you are considering. I'd go to a 235 if you're looking for a more aggressive tire
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Please go with the BFG AT KM2s. they are such sexy and well-performing tires..
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the hercules terra tracs are decent tires i had them before i got my trial diggers
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BFGS perform great on the road and last a long time
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my tires were new when i bought the truck with 30,000 and they still have around 7/32 with 28,000 i put on them
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Will probably go with DuraTrac if I go larger sized, and BFG KM2 or KO if I stay close to stock size. Thanks for the advice.
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truth of the matter is if you want something somewhat aggressive they simply dont make them any smaller than a 235/75/15 .... the only thing i found when looking that i somewhat liked is the goodyear duratec in the 225/70/15 but they are special order at most places around here because its kind of an odd size

shortly after i bought my truck i went cheap and got some 215/70/15 at some shady place for $240 for all 4 of them, and a little over a year later they are all bald or balding ... next tires will most likely be duratecs

like you i dont really want to lose on gas mileage by going to the larger size, but if you are getting stuck a lot it may end up being the price you pay

on the other end of the spectrum, if you are handy you could always try and get an axle with 4:10 gears and l/s ... then the bigger tires wont matter and youll get stuck less.
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Decided to look at Pep Boys this afternoon and these 2 looked pretty good in person, but I've never really heard much about their tires.


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pep boys tires are junk...you wont get a lot of mileage out of them...friend of mine only got 20k out of his...they cup real easy to
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pep boys tires are junk...
I was reading some reviews on the Pep Boy Dakota MT tire at a Jeep forum and they were either a love it or hate it. A bit more favorably reviewed here at R-F on one thread.

Safe bet would be to right it off as a wasted afternoon and check with other tire shops.

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I just picked up a set of geolanders and they look great and ride fantastic. Couple buddies from Ottawa suggested them since like you I drive mostly highway but want something that will get me home if it snows. They do have them in the size you are looking for but it might be on backorder. I had to go up to a 30x9.5 on the stock 15 inch rims.


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If you are driving 130 miles a day I would go with a AT tire due to the main reason they last longer than the mud terrains. I have KM2s and love them. have not had them in snow yet so I cant say much about them however I would Go with the BFG AT
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