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Alright, I'm getting closer to needing new tires and was wondering if anyone had recommendations on what works best out here in the Portland metro area aka 90% rain. I would like a set of aggressive A/T's like I had in Bend but not sure how they would do out in this neck of the woods. Any thoughts?
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Can't go wrong with Duratracs!
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BF Goodrich All Terrain's. ive tried about 7 different types, and im back to the BFG's. never have i gotten stuck to the point i couldnt move. (just didnt wanna drive through a bush to get out LOL)

They are the best daily driver weekend warrior tire ive every used, i trust the tire to get me into where i want, and out of where i want.

if your going through a forrest and therea 90% rain, your gonna want a BFG Mud Terain, not any type of allterrain.


also, Kuhmo KL71's are great for chewing through terrain.
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BFG all day, dunno what tread but BFG
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RE-TREADS ALL THE WAY....lol jk.

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Alright, I'm getting closer to needing new tires and was wondering if anyone had recommendations on what works best out here in the Portland metro area aka 90% rain. I would like a set of aggressive A/T's like I had in Bend but not sure how they would do out in this neck of the woods. Any thoughts?
I'm here in the Portland Metro area.... drive for a living. I really enjoy these Cooper AT3's I put on three of my work pickup trucks. Provide good grip in the wet, super super quiet in the dry, and not too expensive either. They will spin on the wet with enough throttle....heck even locked trucks with more grippy tires will do that. lol. Got them at my local Tire Factory in Gresham.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx






Just please steer clear of Toyo Open Country A/T's. I had a set for a while......hydroplaned on I84 like CRAZY. It was wicked sketch. The bastards were even extra sipped on top of the factory siping. Never again will I own a set of those.

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I'm here in the Portland Metro area.... drive for a living. I really enjoy these Cooper AT3's I put on three of my work pickup trucks. Provide good grip in the wet, super super quiet in the dry, and not too expensive either. They will spin on the wet with enough throttle....heck even locked trucks with more grippy tires will do that. lol. Got them at my local Tire Factory in Gresham.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx






Just please steer clear of Toyo Open Country A/T's. I had a set for a while......hydroplaned on I84 like CRAZY. It was wicked sketch. The bastards were even extra sipped on top of the factory siping. Never again will I own a set of those.



Thanks buddy, that's actually perfect for the kind of driving I do everyday. Those tires look agressive but yet gentle enough for the highway. I think I might be sold on the Cooper tire!
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Although everyone is brand friendly. We all know this. lol
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I hated the BFG A/T's I had, but I actually tried to use them offroad. Didn't bite on rocks, didn't bite in mud etc. Did just fine in the snow on the street though. Moved to a set of Cooper Discoverer S/T's and liked them in everything, but snow and ice. I will never again on BFG A/T's I have seen a many cheap no name A/T tires destroy them if anything is a little wet offroad.
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I hated the BFG A/T's I had, but I actually tried to use them offroad. Didn't bite on rocks, didn't bite in mud etc. Did just fine in the snow on the street though. Moved to a set of Cooper Discoverer S/T's and liked them in everything, but snow and ice. I will never again on BFG A/T's I have seen a many cheap no name A/T tires destroy them if anything is a little wet offroad.
x2 on this. Had BFG All Terrains and hated them. Pretty much garbage anywhere moisture was involved. Have never used another all terrain though.
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instead of this ***** nilly branding how about you use results: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT

Destination AT's highest rated for a long time running, best reviews in every condition imaginable, and if you want a 50/50 AT tire there is no better purchase.

I run em and ive never been let down

also one of the cheapest tires youll find available.

just my opinion but results > band wagon
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duratracs are 10 times the tire of bfg at's, If you want a more econemy priced tire you can go with the kelly safari TSR. (product of goodyear) The problem with BFG AT;s is that they work good the first year but as the biting edges get rounded they no longer have traction in the snow and wet rocks and such.
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When it comes to tires, don't skimp out on them. I would go for the best. Its not worth it buying cheaper tires.
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I had bfg a/t's also and hated them. Hate my km2's also. Pro comp extreme allterains are a good looking a/t and seem to work pretty good in all road conditions from what ive seen. The duratracs are pretty popular lately also.
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I forgot to mention I am running the Kelly Safari TSR's and they are working great. I have also sold 15 sets this year
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Good job keeping in line with what the OP was after, folks...
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I'm here in the Portland Metro area.... drive for a living. I really enjoy these Cooper AT3's I put on three of my work pickup trucks. Provide good grip in the wet, super super quiet in the dry, and not too expensive either. They will spin on the wet with enough throttle....heck even locked trucks with more grippy tires will do that. lol. Got them at my local Tire Factory in Gresham.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx



Just please steer clear of Toyo Open Country A/T's. I had a set for a while......hydroplaned on I84 like CRAZY. It was wicked sketch. The bastards were even extra sipped on top of the factory siping. Never again will I own a set of those.
My buddy had these Coopers on his Nissan and they worked very well. I had 3 sets of Cooper All Terrains that are no longer made and they sold me on Coopers. Now I'm running the KM2's and I have never had any issues with them. After 2 years they still look like they did when I first bought them.
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Good job keeping in line with what the OP was after, folks...
I had to go back and do a quick scan of the previous posts to see if you were being sarcastic. hahaha...You weren't. ;-) Just being a nice guy. :-) hahaaha
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I had to go back and do a quick scan of the previous posts to see if you were being sarcastic. hahaha...You weren't. ;-) Just being a nice guy. :-) hahaaha
I had to LOL out loud after reading this. haha. There was some sarcasm behind the post but it was warranted. lol.



Hug accepted. lol.
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If you want an aggressive AT I would go with Duratracs. If you want something along the lines of a "normal" AT I would suggest Nitto Terra Grapplers. I had them for 3 years here in Colorado and had no complaints in rain, snow, or mud.

Just my .02 cents.
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Duratracs FTW
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