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Old 03-23-2009
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Icon6 Time for new rubber

Ok im trying to decide weather i want to go with the new goodyear duratrac, or bfg at k/o im currently running wrangler mtrs but they wore so fast that i want with a harder compound tire and i get into so much trouble with a real mud tire anyway. i was wondering if anyone had a opinions. im going with 31/10.50/15 for size what do you thinks my best bet.
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Old 03-24-2009
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I would choose the BFG A/T over the duratrac.

The BFG's are a proven tire.
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Old 03-24-2009
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with no lift do you think 32's would fit i can flex the supension out pretty hard and they already rip my rear sheet metal out
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the BFG's are retardedly heavy. a stock Goodyear 255/70/16 weighs around 35lbs.... a BFG AT in a 265/75/16 weighs around 52lbs... thats some serious unsprung weight. If your going larger than stock, like the size i mentioned (265's) then your heading into a D-load tire... which will ride rougher than a P-rated or C-rated tire.
But i see your going for a 31" tire.

I saw a loss of a few MPG with the BFG AT's and a noticeable drop in performance (go figure with an additional combined unsprung weight of around 75lbs)

Thats my bit of info for you .
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Old 03-25-2009
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http://www.coopertire.com/Flash/index.aspx

http://www.generaltire.com/tires/T5/Grabber-ATsup2-sup

http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/y811.aspx

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tires...productID=1114

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tires...?productID=171

IMO BFG A/T's can suck my left nut! I've had several sets of tires on many vehicles 3 different sets on my 96 and the BFGs wore out the fastest!! I had Yoko Geolander at's on that same truck and they lasted twice as long. With the same amount of abuse..

Out of the one's that I have listed the Cooper's are the only one's I have personal experince with, my Dad has them on his 150 with about 30K on them with half tread wear.. they hold a balance better than any A/T I have come accross.

the Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S is what comes standard on Hummer H3's

If I were to go back to an A/T I would probably go with the Bridgestone Dueler A/T's with UNI-T (but not the Revo, not enough tread depth) IMO...
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Cooper Discoverer STT.

Myself and few other run them and love 'em. They are a hard compound and have no noticable wear on mine in about 20 000km. They're an awesome all around summer/winter/off road tire.
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your gonna kick yourself if you go back to an AT.
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at's suck! especially bfg at's. if i wanted to slide around and get stuck in wet grass again i'd go back to at's. if you want a harder compound mud tire go with a bfg m/t or a firestone destination m/t (currently what i'm running and love) 15k on them and yet to see noticable wear or chopping and i do ALOT of road running.
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I just Bought BFG KM2 31x10.50, and its been great on my truck all winter and hope i get good mileage with them in the summer. they actually ride better than my existing MT wich where Wildcats (les Schaub special) and there not that heavy.
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cooper s/t ftw, my dad has run them since he can remember, they are a great tire and much higher quality over bfg, IMO
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I have close to 2 years on my 2 origional MTZs, the other 2 were killed by an alignment issue.
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hmm lots to consider i guess. im commuting alot now thats why i want to go with an at
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despite what some may say i went with the bfg all terrain and i love them heres whats happened on the way home. i stopped took a picture got back in and just kept driving threw snow that deep.


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Snow wheeling is great!
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yeah i tend to break less stuff lol.
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looks like fun. any clear closeups?
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yeah i tend to break less stuff lol.
Yea only thing that sucks is the snow melting but at freezeing temps it builds up ice make makes funny noise when you hit bumps.
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no good pics yet i just took those with my phone ill borrow a camera and get some good ones later.
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Looks good, I love mine
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