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Mickey Thompson atz vs. BFG AT

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by thehulk, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    thehulk

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    Looking to get new tires. I've done lots of research on both, but just wanted some opions at to how each handles, ride, noise, fuel mileage, etc.
    I've read posts that the BFG's are louder than the ATZ's? In terms of ride, I know the BFG comes in a 265-70-17 in a C load rating, while the ATZ in that size is an E (but comes in an D at 285-70) and have read that the ATZ are a very stiff ride.

    Just want some opinions before investing a significant amount of money.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    park713vmn

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    I'm on my second set of BFG AT's and love them. They look nice, aren't loud, handle well (I mainly do city driving), and they last a long time. I don't have any experience with the MT's. Best of luck.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The ATZ's shouldnt be any more stiff than the BFG's. Both are a 3 ply sidewall.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    David K

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    I was thinking of getting ATZs until they were reported as being very LOUD on the highway... very loud (use search and see for yourself). I am now leaning to the new General Grabber, reported as very quiet for a rugged tire. I had Cooper Discoverer STTs, and they were so noisy that I ask about sound before buying now!

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  5. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    thehulk

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    Thanks for the responses. I appreciate your time. I am leaning towards BFG's, but just love the look to the ATZ- saw a set in the parking lot last week and they look awesome.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    cgilbane

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    get the BFG's.

    Best tire out there (a/t) hand down! No highway noise and great offroad/in the snow!
     
  7. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    gobias

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    I vote BFGs. Have load E 265/75/16s on my truck now and I love 'em. I've put over 6k mi on them so far and can't even tell. Driven over some pretty nasty terrain and they handled it perfectly. Pretty good in rain. I'll see how they do in Utah snow here in a month or two.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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  9. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Isthatahemi

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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    You will not be disapointed by the BFG AT's, and that's the whole point isn't it?
    Good Luck
     
  10. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    thehulk

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    Again, thanks for the input. I'm thinking BFG's. They should cost a little less and I don't have to special order them either and pay for shipping.
     
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