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You will not believe this!!!

So, I call up my tire shop and order the General Grabbler AT2s in a 33x12.5x15. They call the distrubutor to order them and they tell the tire shop that there was a problem with production and they didnt know when they will be shipping anymore out.

So, it looks like im back to the BFG All-terrains, however its going to cost me about 200 bucks more. I was getting a killer deal on the Grabbers...out the door for $445.62. With the BFGs Im looking at $647.
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dam that sucks. Sorry to hear that. That was a heck of a deal on those tires too
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you get what you pay for...
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good now you will buy a real tire...
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good now you will buy a real tire...
x2.... only A/T i would ever buy...
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I have the Grabber AT2's and they outperform my old BFG's in every category. The BFG's are over hyped and over priced.
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oooo u bfg's gonna take that?? ^^

i got stock tires so i'll stay neutral...
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you get what you pay for...
thats the best suggestion there
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yeah i agree, bfg's are over rated
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yeah i agree, bfg's are over rated

word!!!

and they're french! i'd be afraid that they would chicken out on when going got tough!!!

if i was going to dump out 647 for tires i'd just go ahead and kick the few extra dollars and get some super aggressive A/T's like the Cooper STT's.
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and they're french! i'd be afraid that they would chicken out on when going got tough!!!

if i was going to dump out 647 for tires i'd just go ahead and kick the few extra dollars and get some super aggressive A/T's like the Cooper STT's.
you mean the hybrid cooper S/T the cooper STT is a mudder.... i owned it...

usually coopers are more expansive then 647... my STT where 810 new...
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So, I call up my tire shop and order the General Grabbler AT2s in a 33x12.5x15. They call the distrubutor to order them and they tell the tire shop that there was a problem with production and they didnt know when they will be shipping anymore out.

So, it looks like im back to the BFG All-terrains, however its going to cost me about 200 bucks more. I was getting a killer deal on the Grabbers...out the door for $445.62. With the BFGs Im looking at $647.
wow your getting ripped.

I got my MT baja radial MTX's 35X12.5X15 for 107 a piece. keep looking around
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you get what you pay for...

not true at all

if you guys knew where half the stuff you buy from the name companies was really made we could all have a big laugh.

You don't get what you pay for. You just BELIEVE you get what you pay for. It's called "Marketing" !
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Yeah i paid 665 mounted/balanced/installed for my 275/70R16s... and the 16" rims make them atleast $25/tire more expensive vs 15s... keep looking around. I know for a fact that you can get 32x11.5R15 BFG ATs for $85/tire installed.. so a few bucks more for a 33x12.5


oh and im still waiting for a socal member to buy a set of these AT2s so i can take a good comparison test...
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i aggre hold out a little and start looking i got my 32x11.5x15 for only like $520 ish...
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you mean the hybrid cooper S/T the cooper STT is a mudder.... i owned it...

usually coopers are more expansive then 647... my STT where 810 new...

they claim it's a mudder, but the staggering on the shoulders and the tread voids say otherwise...don't get me wrong, they are good tires and all and i'm not bagging them...i just think Cooper is pushing the whole extreme mudder thing with those tires a bit far...

i'll put my MTZ's up against them and come out on top with flying colors...and when you put my MTZ's up against other "true" mudders i will fall short in some places...

after seeing them and riding in a couple of trucks with 33's on one and 35's on the other and i personally felt that they were more of an aggressive all-terrain. they have excellent road manners, light tread, on-highway siping, true tracking tread designs, and so on...basically all of the features of an all-terrain...


back on topic, like everyone is saying though man, just keep looking man!
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not true at all

if you guys knew where half the stuff you buy from the name companies was really made we could all have a big laugh.

You don't get what you pay for. You just BELIEVE you get what you pay for. It's called "Marketing" !
wow.......speaking from experience, the BFG is the best A/T on the market....i have had other A/T's and they didn't perform nor hold up like the BFG does....

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i aggre hold out a little and start looking i got my 32x11.5x15 for only like $520 ish...
www.summitracing.com .......they will price match anyone...

BTW: i most local shops are more expensive......i only paid $625 for 4 of my 35x12.50x15 BFG A/T's.....
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idk about the BF's after spending my whold first winter with them i dont feel safe with them for snow. truck does not go anywhere in snow after getting full experience and so tries adding weight and still nothing. stopping forget it i keep going lol

and i went down a trail with a friend there was a small section with maybe 1/4" of mud my rear tires went nowhere and almost got stuck in 4x4 on flat land

so my next i will prob go with Toyo A/t's or try out thoes kumo m/t's

just my .02 and keep looking call all the places and do try summit they got good prices
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wow....i have taken my truck (with my 33 BFG A/T's) in places that county plow trucks didn't go........and without any problem...
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and they're french! i'd be afraid that they would chicken out on when going got tough!!!
That is exactly why you buy them. Whent he crap hits the fan no one like the french knows how to get out of a bad situation.
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idk whats with them there still pretty much new bearly worn down and i just cant seem to like them.
i did when i first got them cause they looked awesome but performing ill prob not get again on this truck. to overproced and bad experiences.
if i dint know how to drive in the snow carfully i would have had so many accidents.

even had my dad drive it and he told me it was the worst traction he has ever driven with.

thats just me tho maybe there defective or just my driving
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idk whats with them there still pretty much new bearly worn down and i just cant seem to like them.
i did when i first got them cause they looked awesome but performing ill prob not get again on this truck. to overproced and bad experiences.
if i dint know how to drive in the snow carfully i would have had so many accidents.

even had my dad drive it and he told me it was the worst traction he has ever driven with.

thats just me tho maybe there defective or just my driving
Do you have posi? Because that will make a big difference (I know you have a 4x4, it still makes a difference). I had them on my blazer and before I installed a posi unit in the rear, they weren't that great either. Aside from that, if you look at a true snow tire they don't have huge grooves in them, they have lots of sipes like my michelins. Its an ALL TERRAIN tire, that means its supposed to be "GOOD" in all conditions. Kind of like a jack of all trades master of none.
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wow.......speaking from experience, the BFG is the best A/T on the market....i have had other A/T's and they didn't perform nor hold up like the BFG does....


www.summitracing.com .......they will price match anyone...

BTW: i most local shops are more expensive......i only paid $625 for 4 of my 35x12.50x15 BFG A/T's.....
i am well aware thats how i got mine at the good price
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