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help on chhosing tires

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Joels98taco, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    hey guys ive been looking at new tires and i was wondering if i should go with the general grabber at2 or the bfg ta kos. any help would be appreciated :eek:

    i meant choosing lol sorry im half asleep
     
  2. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    I'd pick the BFGs out of those 2.

    I really like my Destination A/Ts, I would highly recommend them.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    YotaMan2007

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    what type of offroading do you go out and do most?
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Put both names in a hat and buy the one you pick out.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    Joels98taco

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    i really like both of them and pricewise there isnt much of a difference. link for destinations?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    YotaMan2007

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    I'm gonna get me Yokohama geolander AT/S tires.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    What do you need them for? Snow? Gravel? Mud? Highway only but just want the look?
     
  8. Aug 18, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    i do bird ,deer, and coyote hunting so i need a good all around tire. i go to the desert, logging roads, fire roads, snowy forest roads every once in a while some light mud :D kinda leaning towards the bfgs but wanted other opinions
     
  9. Aug 18, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    what would you guys recommend for snow, dirt, street? (maybe sand)
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    I went from the 215-70-15 Dunlops my Access Cab came with to 235-70-15 Uniroyal tires. Most of my driving is highway miles so they are a street tread but work surprisingly well on the sandy back roads around SW FL. I'm very happy with the upgrade in size and would strongly recommend you do the same no matter which tire you buy.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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  12. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Maybe I missed something but I imagine the BFG A/Ts are going to be quite a bit more than the General Grabbers.

    If those are your only two options, I would go with the BFGs.

    Would you consider retreads? If so, TreadWrights may be an option also. It's around $400 before shipping for a set of BFG A/T retreads. I'm not sure if they are available in the size you need but they have received fantastic reviews and a ton of members on here run them.

    Just my $.02,

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  13. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    IMO, go with the BFGs.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    I had the Generals. They work well in anything but mud. They towed well too.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    i dont believe retreads are legal in ca. where i checked theres only a difference of about 30 dollars each. but i still cant decide they both look like great tires :eek:
     
  16. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    I'm a fan of the Cooper Discover S/T's
     
  17. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Dang Pope, your truck looks just like my old one. I had Cooper ATR 31x10.5x15 on my 94 and they were great tires. Cooper dropped that tire a little while back and replaced it with the AT3.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Neither... Go with Wrangler DuraTracs
     
  19. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    I second that...Wrangler Duratracs- best all terrain- looks like a mud tire.

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  20. Sep 1, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    hows the road noise with the duratracs??
     
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