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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 6:00 AM
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    cintocrunch

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    Another vote for Revo 2's...I ran the original Revo's and loved them on my Pathfinder and the Revo 2's maintain the reputation...I'm just waiting for the stock garbage tires to wear out so I can put my old set on...
     
  2. Sep 5, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    im now officially confused!! too many damn options :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  3. Sep 5, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    Don't put all your faith in online reviews. The only way you will know which you want, is to find someone with the tires you're interested in and go for a ride. Might not be possible, but that's the only way you'll know for sure. You'll always get the "This tire is the best" and "This tire is awful" opinions for the same tire. Tires are like exhausts. It's pure personal preference and opinion. Everyone's will be different.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    I like my DuraTracs, but the guys at Discount Tire highly recommended Hankook Dynapro ATM if I didn't want to spend a lot.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    Another vote for Dueler Revo 2's..... I just got mine about 10,000 miles ago. My husband had a set on his Grand Cherokee and really liked them.

    Do some research shopping on tire-rack and look at the reviews... and I think the Revo's are just a little less expensive than the BFG's.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    I say go with bfgs, I have mine right now which have almost 65k on them and they still have tread left. they are awesome in the snow and pretty smooth And quiet on the highway. I love them and I will definitely be buying them again when it's time for tires.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    When I ran BFG AT's in 35x12.50 on my last truck, they didn't grip very well in the rain. It was easy to peel out or fish tail if I gave it a little gas. I bought a pair of Yokohama Geolander ATS tires, and they gripped great in the rain. The Yokohamas are also a little bit cheaper than other brands.

    Just type your tire size into Tirerack.com and look at the top ten tire rankings for your tire size. Pick the highest ranked tire that you like the looks of.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    get the Michelin LTX (MS2's) if your doing a lot of highway driving. i had all terrain tires on my truck from the dealer and took them off after 500 miles. they were awful. i couldnt hear myself think... ive got more than 1000 miles on my LTX MS2s and am in love with them. Im surprised for their size 245/75R16, how quiet these tires are. Handling in wet is great. i think they will be good enough to get me by through VT winter with no problem. as an added bonus, for ~$155 a tire they arent too expensive.

    when i bought these i was looking for the quietest all season highway tire, with that you're going to have some trade offs, tires are never good at everything at once. i dont use the truck off road so i didnt care about their off road capabilities.

    I was just with a co-worker who happened to have LTX MS2s on his Tundra, the tires are approaching 10 years old and have over 70,000 miles on them, still have tread and good performance. this coincides with what others say about the long tread life of this model tire online as well.

    people who own this tire swear by them...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wh...-all-season-highway-tire-size-stock-rims.html
     
  10. Sep 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    BFG's are a solid tire with a lot of fans. However, it's also currently about the oldest tire technology around for top selling AT's. All of the professional reviews I have seen place several tires on par with the BFG's with several beating them hands down ie: Hankook Dynapro ATM. Most of these tires are MUCH cheaper.

    Most review sites mention the stickyness of the BFG's for the first 15-20k miles, they have great traction on the soft outer compound. Unfortunately to last longer and get the 50k+ people see out of them the tread compound gets harder and harder the more they wear which by 20k miles substantially reduces traction. Everyone remembers how awesome they were the first year, which skews reviews from users. Especially when most legit reviews are done within the first couple of weeks of ownership.

    The short. There are better tires to be had than the BFG AT's for much less money.
     
  11. Sep 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    I have had numerous sets of BFG, both AT and MT. All good but a bit touchy on wear patterns with varying TP. I recently went with the Cooper ATP from discount for my Tacoma. They are really a good buy and show no wear after 5k miles. Quiet and excellent traction for an AT style of tire. Good luck.

    Mike
     
  12. Sep 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Just my .02.... but I'm going with Duratracs again. I've got almost 35K on them and I'm probably a little over the half life
     
  14. Sep 6, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Gonna go to discount tomorrow and shop around, my boy works there so hopefully he can shed some light to my dilemma. Thank you all for the input!
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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    Remember man, it's just tires it's not like you're buying a house. Pick one you like, that is made for your needs, in your price, and buy them.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    true! but I just dont want to invest between $7-$1k and not like them in the long run. Again, money doesnt grow on trees for me!
     
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    Do you have any sources that explain this? I've never heard of a tire having different compounds on the tread as it wears. Not that I'm a tire expert, but seems like it would be quite the process to mold something such as this, so interested in learning how it's done.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If5t783NZFY
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    That's great - but doesn't suggest anything about being able to mold two different compounds into the tread. In fact, it makes it even harder to believe that it would be possible to do that. I'd be really interested to see that it can and is done. You would hope manufacturers would indicate this as part of the performance of the tire.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    Sure it does. It's how the tire is wrapped before it is vulcanized.

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