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Old 12-22-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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BFG AT/KO or Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor?

I will need to replace my tires soon. I was told the BFG AT/KO is a good tire, but on tirerack.com the Goodyear Silent Armor rated higher.

Anyone had experience with them?
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Bfg at ko

Awesome tires, keep em rotated & they last forever. I love mine in the sand and on the street. I have owned 3 sets and have never been disapointed. They have awesome sidewall strength and are pretty quiet going downd the road.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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I have the BFGs on my truck and i love them, they look great and i drove with them in the snow and they felt like they handled pretty well. I have pics of them on my truck if you want me to post them.
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Having experienced both, I have to rate the GY Wrangler SA better. I have had (7) trucks, (5) with BFG A/T's 33's, 35's and 315's, good, but easily clog in loose mud and snow. The last two trucks I chose Wranglers, and they are better IMO. I plowed with the last set on my F350, and this set on my Tacoma grip well too. In fact with all the snow lately (about 24" here in NY), I've been messing around in it, and it's actually hard to get these tires to spin in 4WD.

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I will need to replace my tires soon. I was told the BFG AT/KO is a good tire, but on tirerack.com the Goodyear Silent Armor rated higher.

Anyone had experience with them?
I had a set of the BFG's on a 2500HD Chevrolet. I was only able to get about 35000 miles out of them before they were literally bald. I drive many miles on dirt/gravel roads, and they chewed them to pieces. Otherwise they were good. I would not recommend them though.

My tire guy says he has quite a few sets of the Goodyear's out on oil/gas field pickups and they have a very hard time keeping them balanced.

I'm running on Michelin LTX AT2's right now and like them a lot. I liked the Michelin LTX M/S tires too.
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I run Silent Armors up here in Vermont. No problems with the snow (they are snow stamp rated) & never had any balancing issues, have had em rotated & rebalanced a few times now (by Toyota). I would buy another set if need be.

A tire very similiar to BFGs is the General Grabber. I saw these next to each other at Tire Warehouse when I was tire shopping & were talked up by the Tire mgr.
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I've had my BFG AT's for a couple of years now. I rotate them every 5000 miles & been very happy with 'em so far.....
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might wanna check this out before you buy

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT
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I had the bfg At's before and would recommend them every time someone asked...until they changed to KO style with the wierd little sides on the tread makes the actual tread like .5-.75 narrower than same size old style at
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Having experienced both, I have to rate the GY Wrangler SA better. I have had (7) trucks, (5) with BFG A/T's 33's, 35's and 315's, good, but easily clog in loose mud and snow. The last two trucks I chose Wranglers, and they are better IMO. I plowed with the last set on my F350, and this set on my Tacoma grip well too. In fact with all the snow lately (about 24" here in NY), I've been messing around in it, and it's actually hard to get these tires to spin in 4WD.

Link to some of the vehicles I've had:
http://doodlescustomartwork.com/HISTORY.HTM
My experience is similar, except I went to the Firestone Destination ATs instead of the Goodyears. The BFGs were great off-road, but in the snow and ice they were easily clogged and slippery on ice. They didn't perform horribly on snow and ice, but the Destination ATs were night and day difference. I have friends that run the Silent Armors and the Bridgestone Dueler Revos that swear by them in all conditions.

My opinion:

1) Bridgestone Revos
2) Firestone Destination ATs
3) Goodyear Silent Armors
4) Yokohama (forgot their AT tire name)
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:45 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the info! I checked out the sruvey at tirerack.com and the Michelin LTX AT2 are the highest rated, but they don't have nearly as many reported miles on them the BFG or Duelers. However, some of the reviewers have had the GY SA's and/or BFG's and swear by the LTX.......

Anyone used the Mich LTX AT2?
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I'd go with the Revos or Destination ATs.
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Might want to throw Nitto Grapplers into the equation. They seem to be pretty popular on TW. I'm looking pretty hard at them after my stock Dunpoops were down.

I've had the GY SA on my Tacoma, and they were just OK.
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Thanks for all the info! I checked out the sruvey at tirerack.com and the Michelin LTX AT2 are the highest rated, but they don't have nearly as many reported miles on them the BFG or Duelers. However, some of the reviewers have had the GY SA's and/or BFG's and swear by the LTX.......

Anyone used the Mich LTX AT2?
I have the LTX AT2 and like them a lot. The reason you don't see many miles reported for them as the others is due to Michelin only released them a little over a year ago. I would not worry about that though...they are from Michelin. Do yourself a favor, do not buy a cheap tire. You get what you pay for...in my opinion.
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I looked at the Nittos and there aren't many my size. I have a 2.7L 4 cyl with 15" tires. They do look like great tires, though. I like the look of them.
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I'd go with the Revos or Destination ATs.
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I have the LTX AT2 and like them a lot. The reason you don't see many miles reported for them as the others is due to Michelin only released them a little over a year ago. I would not worry about that though...they are from Michelin. Do yourself a favor, do not buy a cheap tire. You get what you pay for...in my opinion.
How many miles do you have on them? How do they do when you are on an old logging road that is all rutted up and slippery with mud? Most of my miles are on the pavement, but I do go hunting and fishing in some back-woods places several times a year.
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How many miles do you have on them? How do they do when you are on an old logging road that is all rutted up and slippery with mud? Most of my miles are on the pavement, but I do go hunting and fishing in some back-woods places several times a year.
I do not know yet how they will do on a rutted up logging road. I've heard there is one in KS but the location is a secret. Seriously though I've run these only a little in the mud. They moved the Taco out well. It was only a little bit of slick, greasy type mud. It will be spring before I really find out how they do. I think they will do well just looking at the tread design.
They do not look really "rugged" and some people require the look that they drive in the mud while they they drive around miles and miles from the nearest mud. Check the tire survey, it may help.

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