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Desert Tire questions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by HamerMan, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Aug 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    HamerMan

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    What kind of tire should I buy for desert use? I was looking at Mickey Thompson, or Nitto, but I'm going to trust your guys judgment more than my own.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    The AT KO's?
     
  3. Aug 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Yep
     
  4. Aug 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    you can buy mine when i get toyo at IIs haha
     
  5. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    Wait, but why the BFGs?
     
  6. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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  7. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Because they chunk out real bad on rocks but people love them
     
  8. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Chunking out sounds bad, plus they're expensive as balls
     
  9. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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    Toyo Open Country MTs. That's what's on my current truck and will be going on the next one and the next one...
     
  10. Aug 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    Most people I have wheeled with run km2. I run cooper ATP currently but will be going st maxx next
     
  11. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    Elaborate.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 at the highest setting on stock springs in the front, bilstein 5100 rear shocks, limo tint, antenna x short antenna
    If you cant Because race truck you dont belong haha ;)
     
  13. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 at the highest setting on stock springs in the front, bilstein 5100 rear shocks, limo tint, antenna x short antenna
    but in all seriousness it depends on what you want the tire to do and how much time you spend driving surface streets
     
  14. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    I drive to and from school every day and that's only like 10 miles
    (round trip), sometimes work which is 7(round trip).. other than that I really wanna do off-roading stuff:D
     
  15. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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    husky liners highway products tool box shorty antenna Bilstien 5100's 20% tint
    Maxx all the way great desert tire wicked snow and mud tire!
     
  16. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Definitely no snow here
     
  17. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    Well as someone who has the BFG AT's they are a good tire but I dont think I will be getting them again and heres why: When you drive on dirt or sand the rocks get stuck really easily in the tread. I have used them once off road and slid around a little bit and the edges of the tires kind of rounded. Dont get me wrong they are great tires they do well in the rain and they arent very loud. They are really heavy and kicked my MPG in the balls. But I have 5000 miles on them and they arent really worn at all except the edges from me sliding around.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    What size are you looking for?
     
  19. Aug 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    husky liners highway products tool box shorty antenna Bilstien 5100's 20% tint
    It's nice to know and have the ability. Defiantly a kickass tire
     
  20. Aug 30, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Most any ALL-TERRAIN tire will do. Won't hit too much mud and snow in the desert. I really like my Michelins, very grippy AT's, and quiet on the highway.
     
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