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Pls. help me decide on TIRES

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ULtRaMan, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Sep 5, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    Hey all, Im about to buy some new tires. Recently I was able to get the FJ SE Wheels. Im caught up in a dilemma. I have 3 tires that im locked on. I need help on deciding which is best. My first choice is the LTX M/S2, but I just don’t like how they look. The LTX A/T2 is a little bit better, but I love the beefy look on the BFG’s. My truck is my daily driver and I drive 90% on pavement. I love the look on the BFGs, but in the long run, will the Michelin’s be better (longer life)? Also are the BFG's loud on the highways? What’s your take on this, or if you have any other suggestions for tires let me know. (Will be selling my 17” Sport rims too, just to put it out there. No scratches, about 5k on them) Thanks in advance!
    LTX M/S2
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...R6LTXMS2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
    LTX A/T 2
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=LTX+A%2FT+2&partnum=675R6LTXAT2V2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
    BFG ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=All-Terrain+T%2FA+KO&partnum=675QR6ATAKO10&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
     
  2. Sep 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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  3. Sep 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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    I would go with the BF ALL-Terrain. We use those on mostly all our work vehicles and even my personal Taco. They're not loud on the highway like other off roading tires (BF Mud Terrains, Grapplers) but gives you the same performance offroad.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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    I was concern about the loudness of the BFG's, thanks for clarifying that!
     
  5. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:14 AM
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    I went with the BFG's. I love them . Quiet on the highway and great performance the few times i am off the pavement and i think they improved my ride.. they are so great my brother put them on his first gen when he needed new tires.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:19 AM
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    lookin more towards the BFG's now. thx for the input, but how's the longevity of the the tires though?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:27 AM
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    I had my BFG ATs for about 70k miles and they were done.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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    wow thats pretty good! yea tirerack doesnt specify the mileage on the BFG's. I think im going to go with those.

    Thanks all for the input!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:32 AM
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    From some of the research i did when looking into the tires they got pretty decent ratings on longevity, which was a must for me because I'm a starving student without a lot of cash just sitting around. So far my have held up great. My buddy has had his on his truck for a few years now, done a lot more driving on them (on and a lot of off pavement) and they still look great. I don't live in the same town as him right now so I can't hop over and get a specific milage count on them or a pic, but if i could i would! His entire family actually has Toyota tacomas or older trucks, and they do a lot of field work and have them on every truck they own.

    Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with these tires. I love them because they are:
    functional
    long lasting
    quiet on the highway
    great off road
    great on road
    look pretty damn beefy
    and I think (although I may be biased) improved my ride

    I looked at the links and it seems like the other two are pretty much the better end of the street tire category? I wasn't looking that close at it... but in all honestly, I think you would be very happy with the BFG's. Take it from a stranger on the internet, go with the BFG's! hahaha
     
  10. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM
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    thanks for that! yea I think im gonna go with the BFG's. All the inputs here have kinda made up my mind on them.

    will post pics soon!
     
  11. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    Go with the coopers at3 or atp much better tire, less money and a tread wear warranty. You can get them from discounttiredorect.com. They will match any deal and free shipping. I have had bfg's and I think they are over rated and the treadwear isn't that good. I have had a couple sets of coopers to include the ltz's on my Tundra and now the at3 on my new Tacoma and will continue to buy these.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2012 at 2:37 AM
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    I have the LTXs, they are great on the highway and in wet weather. They suck in the snow, IMO.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2012 at 3:19 AM
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    aw man, you givin me second thoughts now! I just dont want to invest on the wrong tires. Money doesnt grow on trees..
     
  16. Sep 5, 2012 at 3:58 AM
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    I have the cooper at3 on my truck just look at the pics they look better than the michelins and are cheaper too plus you get a treadwear warranty unlike bfg's. the coopers offer an agggressive tread but are smooth on the highway and last.
     
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    Personally I have had the bfg's. While a good tire on and off road, IMO they were quite heavy and expensive. Check out the Hankook Dynapro Atm's. I have them now. Performance is about the same and if you get the P rated version, they are much lighter and cheaper.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    so confused! reading the reviews on the hankook vs BFG's. Seems like both are good tires. some are more for the BFG's and some are more for the Hankooks. Which one's better?
     
  19. Sep 5, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    Let me throw one more at you Bridgestone Revo II's got over 70k when I had them on my old truck. They were excellent in all conditions.
     
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    BFF ats out of all those have some friends that have them and they r great tires.
     

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