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Advice on new tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tisher49, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    tisher49

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    I have the original stock Dunlop Grandtreks on my 08 4.0 L V6 6 speed and they are horrible. I like the ride of the tires but the traction is horrible even in light rain. So I have been looking at new tires and I definitely want to go with a tire with a more aggressive tread. I am leaning towards the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos, the Revo2s or the General Grabber AT 2s. Thoughts or reviews? I was also wondering if anyone can tell me if going from a highway/all season tire to all-terrain tires will change the ride or gas mileage much. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    I was going to get the Revo 2's (great reviews) but they didn't arrive at the dealer - I couldn't wait (same crappy dunlop's as you) so I went with the Wrangler Silent Armor's - also, pretty good...

    Mileage will go down a bit (more aggressive tread) but shouldn't be a -huge- drop...
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    BFG's all the way. I've had alot of diff. AT tires and the BFG AT's were by far the absolute best. Tri guard sidewall (protective and handling), S,C,and dogbone tread lugs, staggered for less noise and great self cleaning tire. Best wear, least noise, best on road ride and off road performance. I'll never buy any other AT tire. My last "other set" was the General. Wore out in about 25k miles, and made noise like a MT. Good price, but not worth the disappointment.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Yeah I originally wanted to get the BFG AT's but they don't come in the right size (245/75 R16) and I can't afford new wheels yet.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Thanks for all the quick responses...

    so from what i'm hearing so far I think I'm now leaning between the Revo 2s or LTX AT2s. There are 2 different kind of Revo 2s and one set is considerably more expensive ($30 per tire) and the differences I see are a higher max inflation pressure, higher max load, wider tread width and that the more expensive one is made in the U.S. and the other canada. From what I gather I can't really go wrong with either choice.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    IMHO i'd go with the General Grabber AT2's. I've been running these for about 2000 miles, and I love them. At first they throw alot of rocks around on the dirt roads, but thats no biggie. So far there good at anything I throw at them, and the price is right
     
  7. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    im looing at getting the BFG Kmz not the KmZ2's i dont like the tread but i have had the Kmz's and the tread life was fantastic and the performance was much enjoyed as well
     
  8. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    just checked those out...they look awesome but don't come in the right size...I might look into those when I need my next set and maybe have the money to get new wheels.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    I just had a set of the General Grabbers installed today - I love the way it looks. I am running mine with studs and even studded the ride seems really nice and not as much noise as other studs I have used.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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  11. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    oh wow...i wonder why they won't show up if I search by vehicle...thanks a lot
     
  12. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    any idea what the "E" at the end means... ive been trying to look it up but can't figure it out.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Load rating. Tire will be super stiff and so will the ride. Trade off is stronger tire.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    ohh ok gotcha... so since im not doing any heavy towing or loadin up the bed too much and I'd like to preserve the ride as much as possible I should probably avoid these.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    yeah i've been visiting that site at least once a day for the past few weeks but still can't make up my mind...
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    C load is good for our trucks. I have the BGF E rated cause that's all they come in for that size, but hey. I drive a truck not a caddie. I don't mind.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    i just used my tire size to try to find the BFGs and it still won't show up for that size on tire rack even though the BFG website has them...do you think I have to order them directly from the website?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    lol yea its a tough decision
     
  20. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    i've changed my mind a bunch of times now lol...as of now im considering the Dueler Revo2s, ATXs, and the BFG ATs. I am really lucky and my parents are splitting the cost with me otherwise I think I would have gone with the AT2s right off the bat.
     
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