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Old 09-13-2007
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I am looking to purchase new tires for my ranger. Currently i was looking at BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO until i started doing some shopping. A tire shop in the area where i live said that if you put those tires( my tire size is 245/75/16 ) on a ranger that the ride of the ranger would be very rough, and those tires are not meant for that type of truck. Not only that they would cost $752.00 for those tires installed. The BFGs are a 10 ply tire, while the ranger uses either a 4 or 6 ply. He recommended Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo tire. These are a 4 ply tire and are $603.00. I said i wanted a 6 ply or better tire for the life, so then he showed me a Cooper All Terrain Tire. I don't remember the exact name of the tire, but it is a 6 ply and costs $589.00 installed. They had agressive tread, and 50,000 mile tread warranty. The owner of the store had them on his truck, and he said he had them on for 30,000, and they were still in very good condition. I am leaning toward the Cooper, based on his explanation. Two other tire shops told me the same thing about the BFGs, that they are not meant for that small of a truck, and you would not get very good traction. Any ideas? Comments from BFG owners?? Thanks
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BFGs, that they are not meant for that small of a truck, and you would not get very good traction.
Hahaha Ahahah hahaha ahahah

over half the guys on this site run the all-terrains

hahahahahahahaha
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yeah, that is dumb, but cooper would be a good tire
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BFG WILL NOT have tractions issues because its a 10 ply tire. The only thing he meant by not for that small of a truck is because they are 10 ply and are used on bigger heavier trucks. The coopers are good, I know a few people that run them and they work pretty good in the snow. Bridgestone dueler revos are great tires, but they wont last 50,000 miles. If you are looking for the best of the bunch, go with the BFG's. They will ride a little rougher because of the heavy ply, and weigh more so gas mileage will decrease, but they will last and get good traction for the life of the tire. As I said though, coopers are good tires too. It really depends on how much you want to spend...
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Nitto Terra Grappler
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Nitto Terra Grappler
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im going to say dont get BFGs.. just because everyone and their grandma has em. i have heard good things about both the Nittos and BFGs in the snow, i have also heard good things about the Mickey Thompson MTZs and Toyo MTs in the snow, but they wont be as good as the ATs because they have bigger voids, not good for holding snow, and thats what a snow tire is designed to do.

how do you plan on using your truck? street only, mild offroad, heavy offroad, mud, dirt?

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Goodyear Silent Armor is the answer
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ya, ive pretty much decided on the coopers, the ones on the guys truck looked good, i cant afford the BFGS, ya the 4 ply bridge stones didn't look that durable.
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im on my second set of BFG's and im happy with them... the coopers are also a very good tire
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my dad has Copper S/Ts on his Land Rover and does a lot of off roading as well as street driving. so far he loves them. good traction, cheap, look good, wear good, seem very durable. and they seem to ride good. i might get em for my truck when i need em.
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I've always liked coopers and I'm still leaning towards cooper stt's for my next tire
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The Cooper S/Ts are freaking awesome. They should be a mud tire. They clear great, nice footprint, all around good tire. My buddy has them on his 01 4x4 and wheels them all the time. STTs are awesome also.
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Umm General Grabber AT2. They have a similar tread pattern as the BFG do and I 'believe' they have less plies. I would look into them as they are a cheap alternative to the BF Goodrich.
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Coopers are a good, affordable tire. You will be happy with them. Just remember to rotate them every other oil change so they don't wear funny...Oh, and get some pics after you get them on....
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I have BFG A/T tires on my ranger and its def not the smoothest ride but i mean they help me when winter rolls along though.
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Holy crap 10 ply????? I knew they were a heavy duty tire but good gosh..is that for all the load ranges too? Geez those suckers must weigh 500 pounds a piece!!! How much do they weigh a piece round about?
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I have BFG A/t's, but really my choices before I got these were that I wanted Cooper S/T's r General Grappler AT2. I'd still rather have the Coopers because they just look a alot more aggressive but the BFG's work amazingly.
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I've always liked coopers and I'm still leaning towards cooper stt's for my next tire
i thought u were going to get MTZs.... traitor
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ya the guy told me cooper makes the tire, then i could not find the tire on their website, but it is actually a master craft tire, i guess cooper makes them though according to him. Here is the link for the ones i will probably be getting.http://www.mastercrafttires.com/us/e...ht+Truck+Tires
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The only experience I have had with master craft tires was on my old boat trailer. They were good in that application, but I never knew they even made car/truck tires. Good luck.....
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I have the BFG's (245-75-16) and they are a bit louder and rougher than the crappy Goodyears I replaced. The traction on wet pavement is good, and they look brand new after 25,000 miles. I'll use them again!
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If you're not worried about the 10ply, look into General Grabber AT2's. I bought these after my BFG's were shot and they are the best tire I've ever owned. They have a similar tread pattern as the BFG's but have a little bit bigger void between the tread blocks so they clean out better and have more dig to them. Plus they're 20-30 dollars per tire cheaper than the BFG's.
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i run the 265/70/16's in the grabbers, and they got about 20K miles on them and still look brand new, and traction is amazing, who needs 4wd when i got these!
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Goodyear Silent Armor is the answer
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