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Thinking about some all-terrains

Right now I pretty much have brand new BF Goodrich Rugged Trail t/a's on my truck. Roughtly 3k miles on them, plenty of tread. But I've been reading around on the net and they aren't so good in snow which I'd rather love to have great traction in the snow. Only thing is I don't know if these people are running their Rugged Trails with 4x4 or not, I figure it'd be better with 4x4, but does anyone here have these tires with 4x4 who can tell me how they are?

I want to get some BF Goodrich all-terrains. From the looks of it they seem to have a way better rating and I've seen a lot of people on here using em. Questions is about these, do they really perform the way they are presented? And what's the biggest size I can get? Right now my Rugged Trails are P245/75R16.

I might see how these Rugged Trails perform in the snow with 4x4 before I ditch them and purchase the all-terrains. Has anyone sold tires before? Say on eBay? How would you go about shipping these things? lol
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BFG TA KO are great snow tires.. i dont know where you read that.. but BFG's are great snow tire.. i live in Utah and all we get is snow and alot of it at that.. 300+ inches a year.. and i use bfg's as do most guys driving trucks.. MTR's will give great snow.. but BFG's are good.. toyos suck for tread life. Yokohama makes a nice ATS.
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BFG TA KO are great snow tires.. i dont know where you read that.. but BFG's are great snow tire.. i live in Utah and all we get is snow and alot of it at that.. 300+ inches a year.. and i use bfg's as do most guys driving trucks.. MTR's will give great snow.. but BFG's are good.. toyos suck for tread life. Yokohama makes a nice ATS.
No I didn't say the TA KOs were bad, but the rugged trails.
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I'm not sure if jaycheetwood is a little confused or not, but the Rugged Trails are less aggressive than the All Terrain KO's. I know some people who have them on F-150's and a Jeep and they do just fine in snow with 4 wheel drive.

As for shipping on ebay, its do able but you have to do your homework as far as carriers. Some can ship a full set for 50 bucks, but you have to know how or it can be really expensive. Local pickup is your best bet, you could try craigslist.
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Yeah the rugged trails suck off road. My BFG ATs ROCK in snow and offroad. I've taken them on probably 100+ miles on trails with no stuckage. I don't do much mud so I can't say anything about that. They are quiet, ride great and last forever. I would defn buy them again if I wasn't going to a bigger mud tire.
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My BFG ATs ROCK in snow and offroad. I've taken them on probably 100+ miles on trails with no stuckage. I don't do much mud so I can't say anything about that. They are quiet, ride great and last forever. I would defn buy them again if I wasn't going to a bigger mud tire.
i agree but i do do alil more offroading and they work great for what i go through and snow has never been a problem
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I don't go offroading with my truck very much, pretty rare actually. We'll see when it gets slippery out.
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BFG A/T's are a great in the snow. I've driven from N.H. to N.Y. in a blizzard on I95 doing 70mph (yea I know not smart), but I didn't have a problem.
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i misread the Rigged Trail part.. ha i just BFG and AT and thought of my 31"s hehe.. sorry.. but yeah spend the money for the BFG TA KO's... totally worth it.
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i misread the Rigged Trail part.. ha i just BFG and AT and thought of my 31"s hehe.. sorry.. but yeah spend the money for the BFG TA KO's... totally worth it.
Haha I was thinking about it. What's the biggest size I can go? I have p245/75r16

I found the thread here and it said I could go to 265, what is the size difference between 245 and 265?
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Hmmm truck make and model please..

I may have missed it but i know all our trucks are different heights..

But mine is 03 Ford Ranger 4wd FX4 Lvl II and i run 31"s stock
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Sorry. I have a '99 Ranger XLT 4x4 Offroad.
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Yeah I would guess you could clear 265. you have 245's stock??
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Yeah I would guess you could clear 265. you have 245's stock??
Yes sir.
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I would guess you could run 265.. ill verify though.
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your runnning roughly a 29.5 and would go to a 30.6.. so i think an inch would be fine.
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What would allow me to run a larger tire than 30.6?

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...t-a-ko/44.html

And which ones would I be looking at^? There's a lot of different 265's and whatnot.

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Well what do you wanna run.. 33's? BL i hear will do it.. Auto or stick??? manual t-case?
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Well what do you wanna run.. 33's? BL i hear will do it.. Auto or stick??? manual t-case?
I don't know what I want to run. I just want something that will look more aggressive, ha. My truck is manual, automatic transfer-case.
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Hmmm you could run a 3" bl and 33's or just stock probably 31"s if you find my thread with my truck i have 31"s BFG TA KO and i live in utah and i four wheel in snow and they do pretty good..
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BL as body lift? I don't know about going that far, I'll probably just stick to 31"s, lol. Looking at http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...t-a-ko/44.html which would I be looking at for the 31"s? LT265/75R16/E?
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31 x 10.50 i think are cheaper than 265s being 31"s more common.
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You can fit 285s stock, you'll have to crank the t-bars though.
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Yeah but if he runs 31's its cheaper.. standard always cheaper than metric.
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31 x 10.50 i think are cheaper than 265s being 31"s more common.
They might be, but looking at that chart, the 31x10.50 are for 15" rims; I have 16's.

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