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Final Tire Advice: Choose from my top 3

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by belone12, Jan 4, 2013.

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Which A/T tire should I go with

Poll closed Feb 3, 2013.
  1. General Grabber AT2

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  2. Cooper Discoverer AT3

    14 vote(s)
    34.1%
  3. Toyo Open Country AT II

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  4. Can't go wrong with any

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:11 PM
    #1
    belone12

    belone12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to replace the M/T's before any heavy snow fall or ski trips. Keeping it under $200, so that eliminates BFG and Duratrac.
    75% of my driving will be on-road/ 25% off. Everything I like to do is far from home. Whether i stay at 285 or drop to 265 is something I have to decide on my own (dealing with fuel getting to those places)

    After all the research on the forums, I've narrowed it down to:
    1) General Grabber AT2 (50%)
    2) Cooper Discoverer AT3 (30%)
    3) Toyo Open Country AT2 (20%)

    Any $0.02 on these 3 choices is much appreciated from people that have or had them.
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    Pugga

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    I'd go with General or the Toyo (also check out the Hankook Dynapro, very similar to the Toyo). I had the AT3s and didn't like them at all. I ended up selling them with about 10k miles on them. They had great grip but caused the truck to wander very badly.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    belone12

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    Did you end up with Hankook or something else? And what size if you don't mind my asking.

    Side note, jacking my own thread: I was reading up on the DIY for heated mirrors. How long did the mod take you start to finish?
     
  4. Jan 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    great tire I have almost ten k on mine and they still look almost brand new
    great in snow.... good highway manners
    dont kill MPG
    dont chip out on the gravel and light off roads
    decent in the mud
    order them online and get them shipped free save you fifty bucks a tire
    mine are stock size live in north idaho so i see a lot of snow
    they do well in the deep stuff the slushy crap and the iced over harpack
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    belone12

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    Thanks Tim, appreciate the input. Are you near the Tetons or Northwest? I've had some of my best days at Targhee Mtn.

    Well based on you 2 guys this is starting to change my mind. Glad i posted!
     
  6. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Pugga

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    I had a second set of wheels with OEM Bridgestone Dueler H/T's so I'm running them for the time being. I haven't purchased another set of A/Ts but I've been looking at Treadwrights since they'll be my second set of tires.

    My first shot at DIY heated mirrors was a failure. I tried the method where you use a motorcycle grip heater attached to the back of the OEM mirror and I scratched the mirror backing trying to clean it to make the grips attach.

    If you get replacement heated glass, the whole project start to finish can be done in 4 - 6 hours if you're working by yourself and you're proficient with tearing apart your dash and running wires. The mirrors themselves just clip in place, running the wires through the doors is a little bit of a PITA but the rest is just basic wiring.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    I love my hankooks, not sure if they have one that's snow rated, but i have roughly 15k on mine and they still look brand new. tough tire all around and i like them better than coopers
     
  8. Jan 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    thanks dude, i am going to look into them over the weekend. the dynapro atm's.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    When I got my DuraTracs, the guys at Discount Tire said if I didn't want to spend the money, they highly recommended Hankook Dynapro ATM. They said the ATMs were great in wet weather.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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  11. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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    i absolutely love my cooper at3 and the price of them is hard to beat
     
  12. Jan 6, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    Thanks for all the input. Narrowed it down to the grabbers and the dynapros. After I clear out of the Christmas cycle on my credit card I will pull the trigger on one of them.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    I'm going General Grabber AT2, 285/7516r. I appreciate all the input/advice, but after reading up on my final choices and seeing them in person, that's what I am going with.
    thanks guys
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    i've always heard coopers are incredebly loud, and i've always stayed away from them for that reason
     
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