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Old 09-21-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Help on AT/MT purchase

I have a tire picked out but figured I'd get some advice before I pull a $1000 trigger:

I want something aggressive but able to last 50k+ miles with good road manners. Most A/T's are a bit too reserved and the M/T's are too aggressive so Im looking for a hybrid.

So far, the best I found was the Dick Cepek Radial FC-II but I hear they dont ballance well/stay ballanced. Overall though, decent reviews. Anyone else know of a good AT/MT hybrid tire out there?

Also not sure about size:
285/75 r16 of 265/75 r16 ???
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Duratracs. Rated at 40K though.
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BFG MT KM2's, well over 50k miles on mine. The 'ratings' of tires from what I understand are a little reserved for our trucks because they are lighter than a full size application, thus less wear.
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You don't like BFG AT's? I don't think they look too reserved. I got 70k out of mine. Just hit 35k on my BFG MT's and I expect to get another 15k
Im running those now and love them but my truck is no longer the DD . I want something a bit more aggressive for offroad. My last venture offroad wasnt very fun slipping on wet rocks
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BFG MT KM2's, well over 50k miles on mine. The 'ratings' of tires from what I understand are a little reserved for our trucks because they are lighter than a full size application, thus less wear.
Im giving them serious consideratoin... I wish they did a hybrid bt the A/T and M/T. I love BFG tires, great quality.
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toyo open country AT II -not the AT- are claiming 65k look pretty good.

-I have never used them- just saw them on their website
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Im running those now and love them but my truck is no longer the DD . I want something a bit more aggressive for offroad. My last venture offroad wasnt very fun slipping on wet rocks

Im giving them serious consideratoin... I wish they did a hybrid bt the A/T and M/T. I love BFG tires, great quality.

I think thats what they were trying to do with KM2's. Not positive but someone told me that
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Nitto Trail Grapplers- Not as aggressive as the Mud Terrain bit more gnarly than the Terra.
I'm wicked happy with mine...
Now these look very nice but very expensive ...
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Dam, Im still indecisive on this. Here are my options, anyone with experience please comment:

-BFG AT KO: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....WLV2&tab=Sizes
Pros: Great on road manners and wear rate.
Cons: Not as aggressive as I would prefer.

-Dick Cepek Radial F-C II: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....2OWL&tab=Specs
Pros: More aggressive tread pattern with good on road manners
Cons: Reviews of poor customer service and manufacture defects. Unknown wear life.

-Nitto Trail Grapplers: http://www.offroaders.com/reviewbox/...hp?product=792
Pros: Very aggressive tread, good on road manners.
Cons: Price. New tire with unknown wear life, but probably less wear life than other competitors.
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DuraTrac
I didnt like their wear life. 45-50k miles is a bit too low, specially for the $$$, but they are still on my radar...
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toyo open country AT II -not the AT- are claiming 65k look pretty good.

-I have never used them- just saw them on their website
I have these. So far I'm happy with them. Only had them for 3k miles.

I have more pics in my gallery.
Also, another +1 for KM2s. I got like 50k out of mine on my old dodge diesel.
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I have these. So far I'm happy with them. Only had them for 3k miles.

I have more pics in my gallery.
They look ok, but I would pick the BFG AT's over these tires (or pretty much any AT tire).
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They look ok, but I would pick the BFG AT's over these tires (or pretty much any AT tire).
FWIW, I had bfg ats on my dodge before the km2s. The only thing I liked about them was they smoked like crazy. I had cooper st's before them and they were ok. I like the look of the new cooper st maxx tires. They arent cheap though.
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look at treadwright guard dogs. they're mt's and im looking at getting them myself. you may not get 60-70k miles out of them but for half the cost of any mt really cant beat it. plenty of reviews on them and i (as well as others) have only found a handful of bad reviews which the problems had nothing to do with the retread itself. ask brutalguyracing, colinb17, and nfs257 (three members i know of that have them).
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look at treadwright guard dogs. they're mt's and im looking at getting them myself. you may not get 60-70k miles out of them but for half the cost of any mt really cant beat it. plenty of reviews on them and i (as well as others) have only found a handful of bad reviews which the problems had nothing to do with the retread itself. ask brutalguyracing, colinb17, and nfs257 (three members i know of that have them).
Horry sheet! Those are some cheap tires! I think Im sold; Ill be able to get 5 .
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Horry sheet! Those are some cheap tires! I think Im sold; Ill be able to get 5 .
Just to double check you know, they're retreads. But after member swearing by them over BFG and other well known tires, that sold me instantly.
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FWIW, I had bfg ats on my dodge before the km2s. The only thing I liked about them was they smoked like crazy. I had cooper st's before them and they were ok. I like the look of the new cooper st maxx tires. They arent cheap though.
I have the st maxx on my truck, great offroad tire IMO
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Did you look at the Hankook Dynapro MT RT03's ?

they aren't considered a mud tire...
but rather a Multi-Traction tire.
Very nice tread design somewhere between an AT and MT

I paid $ 210.00 for 295/75/16 (each) on line with free shipping.
Got 'em thru Discount Tire dot com.

They're likely cheaper utilizing a smaller diameter tire.

here's a link with some pictures...
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