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so ive been reading alot of the posts about which tire is the "best" but i still cant decide between the bfg a/t or the bridgestone dueler a/t, and the mickey thompson specialty tread a/t is still in the mix as well...
tryin to get 305/70r16's out of those 3 which would you recommend? i dont go offroad that much but occasionally get out and go but nothing too crazy...

also whats the best site to buy from (best prices)?
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tirerack.com has good prices. also theres tire-easy.com i think it is. they have good prices. summitracing will price match, but they only carry the bfgs i believe. Personally i hate bfgs, my dads durango had all 4 go out before 30k. the only thing i have had so far are cooper st's. they do good, unless its wet pavement. then you may want to stay home.
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i would go with the bfg at.
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No opinion on the Mickey Thompson, but my experience with the BFG vs Bridgestone on the trails:

I was out on a trail with a fellow member here. He had the Revos(31") and myself the BFG ATs(32"). Both our trucks were 3.0, open, and 4.10s. He was slipping far more then myself up hills and i had less traction problems overall vs him. Both seem to perform well on the street and id assume the revo gets comparable life vs the BFG but in my experience the BFG was a much better tire.... that and the revos donít look as good in profile[imo]
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i would go with the bfg at.
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Never had any trouble with both pairs of BFG's on my old truck. no flats, they went thru everything, and they lasted 50K. I hear the revos are good too though. My buddy has a set, but he really doesn't wheel, so off road who knows...
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BFG A/T's.......

get the prices from www.tirerack.com and have www.summitracing.com price match them....Summit is a kick *** place to buy from....
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ok, that sounds good, only reason i asked about the bridgestone, is i have a pair of 255/70r16 revos on my truck right now, and when i bought the truck in 05 they already had them on with 69000 miles i now have 89000 and they still are pretty good but startin to get a lil dry rot and worn down
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ok so im starting to get a little concerned... i took out the tape measure and well... if i throw in 305/70r16's from first look they look like they will fit... just a lil worried bout the wheel well touchin the tire... really dont wanna have to trim that, i can take pictures of the wheels now and let you guys look at them...

i got a 2 inch block in back and torsion bars up front, dont kno how much theyve been cranked, as far as heighth, im not worried its just the front to back distance im worried about


edit: ok so i went back and it looks like the tire will fit fine, only thing is the back of the tire will be rather close to the mud flaps other than that no problems

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i would just got with a 31/10.50, or maybe even a 32.
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305/70's are a little to wide for your ranger without a lift or something.....
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well ive got that block in the back, and supposedly the trailhead has sum sort of suspension lift on it (compared to the stock 2wd's) i think each wheel well is 36" wide... could be wrong on that but thats a rough measurement


edit: ohh and after looking at the max tire chart again the 16x8 rim on a trailhead can take a 295/75r16 but might have to trim a little, and a 295/75 is actually a tad bit bigger than the 305/70 according to the calculators
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i have the bridgestones and i dont like how they perform offroad at all... i dont really like the bfgs either.. but in that scenario i would say bfgs.. if your lookin to stay in a lower price range keep looking. there are better tires out there that are cheaper
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i have the bridgestones and i dont like how they perform offroad at all... i dont really like the bfgs either.. but in that scenario i would say bfgs.. if your lookin to stay in a lower price range keep looking. there are better tires out there that are cheaper

well i actually like the bridgestone a/t revos... ive only had one problem offroad and that wasnt really my fault (dude stopped right infront of me and i sank into the sand) but ive heard great things about the bfg's just double checkin that they fit
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bfgs suck in mud. from what i have heard...

i would say nittos but i dont think they were going to last more than 30-40k
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ok so incase anyone is wondering about sizes i went to a shop and the biggest tire without hittin the wheel wells up front is a 265/75r16 on the stock trailhead, but bfgoodrich and michellin (could be others too) make a 275/70r16 which will fit

and as for buying... gotta luv sams club 650 for all 4 tires mounting and balancing (bf goodrich a/t ko)

edit: my mistake its not a 265/75 its a 265/70r16

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Cool man! Get some pics up!
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275/70r16 BFGs for the effing win
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if i can figure out how to get the pics to actually stay up ill make sure to get em up when they get mounted, tho it takes 6 days to come in =(
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www.photobucket.com

Host your pics there.... Start a account and thats it.... (free)

Edit: Then just copy past the IMG (image) tag into your post....
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sounds good ill post em up as soon as i get pics
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you can always look at General grappler A/T2. They are pretty close to the same thing as BFG A/T's (I don't want to hear about how they are nothing like them, just look at the tread and tell me they are completely different). Cooper S/Ts look pretty beefy. I have BFG A/T 31x10.5/15 and they work great. In the mud they work great to and clean fine.
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well it looks like the general and the cooper are good tires, but neither is made in a 275/70r16... or at least not on tirerack.com or tires-easy.com so ima grab them bfg's but i dont do that much if any mudding, i stay to clay roads (after raining) and sand
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