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Opinions on A/T tires (other than BFG's)

I posted a while back asking what everyones favorite A/T tire was. Most people said the BFG, and a few said they loved the Coopers. Well I decided on the size I want (265/75R16) but havnt commited to the tire I want. I orginally was going to get the BFG's (and still may) but of course there the most expensive A/T I have looked at. The going rate around here is about $155. For a 18 (well almost) year old guy with a part time job $620 plus tire insurance and installation is a pretty big number. I was originally gonig to get the BFG's but before I make a decision I want to know what makes them so much better then all the others. Some other A/T tires I have been looking at were the Yokohama Geolandar A/T + II, Cooper Discoverer S/T, Toyo Open Country A/T and ther Kelly Safari MSR. I mean out of these tires are there any I should be avoiding due to quality? The Yoko's are the cheapest priced at like $99 a tire. My driving is around 75% on, 25% off road. So I dont need a hardcore offroad tire, but I am still looking for a more agressive tire than the Wranglers I have now that came stock. Any help would be great!
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No opinons! Come on guys im getting antsy, I want some new tires!
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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo Everybody like these...


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Cooper S/T HANDS DOWN!!! wheres John
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I dont care what anyone says, im a tried and true Dueler REVO man. no noise, great water traction, long life, good off road. and the best rating on tirerack of ANY AT tire, what more could you ask for???
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I've grown to love the coopers. got my S/T's for 620 with everything includeing their flat replacement plus an alignment

Shannons cooper ATR's (that is there new AT tire it came out in the beginning of the year) where like 550 for everything including the flat, and alignment

I love both tires, the S/T's are a little loud but not bad, the ATR are nice and quiet
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I dont care what anyone says, im a tried and true Dueler REVO man. no noise, great water traction, long life, good off road. and the best rating on tirerack of ANY AT tire, what more could you ask for???
i agree, i have them in 265/75/16 and no problems, havent even shown any wear, great tire, quiet, good in snow and wet pavement, ive been offroading with them a few times and they never slowed me down.

great tire... got mine for $600 even
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I hate the look of the Revo's. I have no idea if they are a good/great/amazing tire. Look is pretty important to me because I want to be happy with my choice. The Coopers look GREAT and as with pretty much anything, if it's good enough for Daddy Griggs it's good enough for me. He runs them and that's a huge statement.
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I hate the look of the Revo's. I have no idea if they are a good/great/amazing tire. Look is pretty important to me because I want to be happy with my choice. The Coopers look GREAT and as with pretty much anything, if it's good enough for Daddy Griggs it's good enough for me. He runs them and that's a huge statement.
same here i CAN NOT stand the look of the revos on trucks they look like a civic ricer tire when looking at them. and do nothing for the look of a truck at all. I love my BFG a/ts unbleaveble in snow great wet traction and so far fine in mud havent take then to far out though yet haven had time.

but if you dont want BFG's get the Cooper S/T's for sure.
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same here i CAN NOT stand the look of the revos on trucks they look like a civic ricer tire when looking at them. and do nothing for the look of a truck at all. I love my BFG a/ts unbleaveble in snow great wet traction and so far fine in mud havent take then to far out though yet haven had time.

but if you dont want BFG's get the Cooper S/T's for sure.
Wow...someone that agrees with me on the Revos and that is EXACTLY what they look like to me. Like ricer tires. I don't understand how they are AT tires looking like that. If you don't want BFG's then yeah go Cooper....
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I've been partial to Dunlop RVXT's. Run around 100 bucks or so. Go to tirerack.com. They did a great job when I bought my last tires and are really good as far as pricing/time.
I think BFG's were on close out for like 108 bucks.
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I had good luck with toyo opencountry a/t 108/tire installed
My current tires are Dean Wildcat LT Load range E they were 120/tire installed
dean is made by cooper.

Whatever you get make sure you get load range C or higher.
You pay 10$ more a tire but get about twice the useable tread.
17/32 vs 12/32

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the good thing about the REVOs are, they are PERFECT on the street. dont get me wrong BFGs are great and second in line in my book, but the noise they make, esp at low speeds, is killer. i got the revos on mine because, like most people, i do most of my driving ON THE PAVEMENT. thats where the REVO excells, its designed for the pavement, but works great offroad too. i got through places with my REVOs, that joe with his level 2 and BFGs couldnt get through. you can call them rice tires when i pulled him out!!
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hey man check tirepackage.com cheapest tires u will find i got a great deal on mine and shipping is cheap
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Alright thanks guys. Its not that I dont like the BFG's, its just that around here they are like 155 a tire and thats a little pricy.
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Not sure yet. I am going to go to the tire dealers around here and see if I cant talk them down. I am leaning towards the Coopers but heard you only get about 30,000 miles out of them. Whats the average mileage on the Duelers? I wanted something that lasted a little longer... Just another reason to shell out the extra cash for the BFG's...
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i dont think the duelers would have any problem going at least 50k miles, i didnt have mine long enough to tell, but i did have them for about 10k miles and they showed hardly any wear at all
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General Grabber ATs, from what i heard are excellent and cheap. not sure how long they last though.
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tirepackage.com nice find. Looked at the Super Swampers Trxus STS All Terrain 94.99 a tire in the only size that would fit and not need a lift, or not rub any. So I may get them OR the coopers. Those Trxus are bad looking.

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Well I went out and did some more looking around and came across a tire called a Trivant Sport King. BFG makes the tire so I guess Michilin actually makes it but its supposed to perform like the BFG A/T but is like $300 less. They can give me a set of 265/75R16 (32") for $440 installed, with all the benefits (free lifetime rotation, balancing, ect.) Thats a damn good deal if you ask me, but I am still not convinced. Sounds almost to good to be true. Has anyone had this tire before, or heard anything about it? Is it a decent tire? If I dont go with these im getting the Coopers.
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I suggest that you check out the Kumho Road Venture AT KL-41. Especially if you want a good tire at a low price. Here's what people who bought them and sent a review into Tire Rack had to say. In the first link below, scroll down to, and click on, the underlined words "Read all reviews for this tire." The reviews highly praise the tire, its traction, and how long it lasts. As I remember, only one review was negative. Since its $30-$50 cheaper than the Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo and the BFG AT and seems to last as many miles and ranks almost as high in the Tire Rack ratings, it seems like the Kumho is a good deal to me. The second link below is Tire Rack's reviewer ratings of these 3 tires and other AT tires. If you click on a tire name you can scroll down to and click on the line "Read all reviews for this tire". The town I live near has only about 30,000 people and over half the tire shops in town sell Kumhos. There's Kumhos on vehicles all over the Helena, Montana, area. People around here really shop around and compare tires and talk to each other about their pros and cons, and we need good rubber in the kind of country we live in. I'd call the tire dealers in your area, ask if they sell Kumho's, and if they do, ask what kind of a deal they'll give you on a set of these.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....nture+AT+KL-41

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

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Well I went out and ordered my tires, I get them put on tomorrow. I decided on some Trivant Sport King A/T's. They wanted $440 installed with all the benefits. I couldnt pass that up. Heres a pic of the tire...

http://www.majortire.com/catalog/ima...t_king_a_t.jpg

I got the 265/75R16. I will take some pics and let you guys know how I like them.
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Alot of ppl around here got them...

I guess they like them...

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those tires are OK but dont really do that well. in snow they are pretty good but off-road they pretty much suck. my cuz has those on his 93 splash.
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