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Need some help with which tire to pick!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SBmudhog, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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    SBmudhog

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    My 07 is going to need tires in a few months or so. I am currently running General grabber AT2. Good tire. But I am thinking of trying something different.

    I don't need a mud tire. I spend most of the time on pavement, daily driver. But I do have an ATV that I haul from time to time and need a tire to at least get me to the trail head lol!!!

    I have been considering BFG AT KO, BFG Rugged terrain, and Falken Wildpeak AT.

    I like the BFG at's but they are very expensive. SO if anybody has any experience with the Falken's or the rugged terrians please let me know how you like them. How do they do on wet roads, snow, dirt roads, mud, etc.

    Thanks!!

    SB
     
  2. Mar 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    tostidos

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    What about the Mickey Thompson ATZ?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    I am sticking with the stock size. I don't think ATZ's come in 265/65-17. I have though of going to 265/70-17 but I am not sure how it will affect my MPG.

    But how do the ATZ's compare to the above mentioned tires??
     
  4. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    TacoMX

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    BFG T/A KO, any BFG is worth the money...and check out dicount tire co's prices.

    Rugged terrains are just a street tire, essentially,

    the falken wildpeaks are made in Thailand
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    SBmudhog

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    I have always liked the BFG AT, but at $200+ a tire is a lot of money LOL! I have read some good reviews on the Wildpeaks. Just wondering how they compare to the BFG's.

    I am considering the rugged terrains mainly because I do not do a lot of off roading in my truck. And I want something that will handle wet highways on trips from Tennessee to Pennsylvania. I have read a few reviews that have said the BFG AT's hydro plane easily. Is there any truth to this??
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I'm running Yokohama Geolander ATS. Seem to be a good tire at a reasonable price. I went to a 16 since I got a great deal on my wheels so if you're running the 17's (I see you have a sport) I don't know how that would change things. Mine are light and even with the aftermarket wheels it hardly affected my mpg's. I only paid 139 each shipped to my door through Discount Tire Direct. Not sure how they are review wise in the rain but I haven't had any issues with them. I have heard they weren't very good in snow but I don't have to worry about that very often. And I've read these tires last. I have 10k on mine now and they still look like they did from day one.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    bubba353z

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    Check out the Firestone Destination A/T
     
  8. Mar 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    TacoMX

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    They may be $200 a tire...but most people get close to 80k miles of life on these trucks with them.

    And I have never had an issue, or heard of an issue with them on wet roads.

    I have a buddy that had the falken wild peaks on his jeep. After about 10,000 miles they were wearing funny, and had a pretty good amount of tread already gone. And they were only 2 ply sidewalls...kinda weak sauce if you ask me.

    And they are made in Thailand...I like to trust my tires..not be skeptical of their quality while I am going 80 on the highway.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    SBmudhog

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    Thanks for the info!!
     
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