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I've currently got a set of 31x10.5x15 firestone destination A/T's on my 04 level 2, and I'm looking at replacing them soon. The firestones have about 55k on them and have about 3/32-1/4" left on them. They came with the truck when I bought it and have lasted a long time but are a bit noisy and don't perform well in on wet pavement or snow in my opinion.

I've had cooper discoverer H/T's on a past ranger and was very happy, although these don't come in my size. I'm thinking about cooper AT3's or HT3's. I do nearly all on road, occasional dirt road or 4x4 on the beach. I am not looking for anything too aggressive. My biggest concern is braking and handling in the snow or wet pavement. I've been caught a couple times with the firestones on wet pavement or snow unable to stop.

Does anyone with similar driving requirements have a tire they recommend? I'm not 100% set on cooper but I've had good luck with them in the past.

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the bfg long trail TA's that came on my first ranger were pretty good in snow and rain but I didn't have them long enough to give feedback on their lifespan
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I can't comment on snow.. but I've had BF Goodrich A/T's and Goodyear Duratracs currently.. The BFG's were pretty terrible in the rain in my opinion, but so far the Goodyears have been good. They are however pretty aggressive looking. A lot of people are going to have different opinions. You could get 10 different answers here.
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I can't comment on snow.. but I've had BF Goodrich A/T's and Goodyear Duratracs currently.. The BFG's were pretty terrible in the rain in my opinion, but so far the Goodyears have been good. They are however pretty aggressive looking. A lot of people are going to have different opinions. You could get 10 different answers here.
Both tires he mentioned are good. I have the new BFG A/T KO2 and they have a lot more sipping and are much better in rain than the previous version. However, for your preferences and driving habits I think both of those are going to look and be too aggressive.

I have ran the Dueler A/T Revo 2 on a 99% street truck and they did very well on the road and in the rain. They are a much milder tread and do not look very aggressive.

As previously mentioned, you will get lots of opinions on here about tires.
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True.. I was running the KO's.. no comment on the KO2's.
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I like the dueler A/T revo's too, interesting tread pattern. Probably going to be discoverer AT3's or those. Thanks for input everyone
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I love my Falken Wild Peaks. Great on the street and in the dirt. They wear great too.
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just realized i posted this in the wrong place, meant to put it under general discussion. sorry about that
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the bfg long trail TA's that came on my first ranger were pretty good in snow and rain but I didn't have them long enough to give feedback on their lifespan
I do as well and they are a very good mix of quality road tire that can still get you by in the occasional dusting. I also had BFG AT KOs and Goodyear Duratracs. The Duratracs were better than them both but you do sacrifice some drivability. The BFG AT KO were kind of the perfect mix for me in everything from daily driving, in the occasional mud, woods, farm work, rain, snow, ice, etc. My 32's balanced out so well and even on a spin balance machine, only one of my tires took 1.5 oz to balance. The others were all under 1.0 oz, so those suckers road like glass.

-BTW 99, in before BFG and Duratracs suck ***, everybody that runs them doesn't know wtf they are talking about because they haven't used real tires yet and haven't done real off roading -
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For snow driving, you can't go wrong with Duratrac's. They are more aggressive than an AT.
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