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Smooth riding tires with good traction?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Koov, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Koov

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    Ok, so I just got a set of BFG's A/T on my truck. I absolutely hate the ride! It looks great, but just not as smooth as I would like. My tires that I had were Michelin A/T and they were pretty smooth, but did not like the look as much.

    Question is, can anyone suggest a really smooth ride for highway driving, yet have good traction in rain, snow, dry, etc.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    98regstick

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    did you get load range E?

    a lot of people sweat the nitto terra grapplers
     
  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Jigzor

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  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    I just bought a set of Hankook Dyna Pro A/Ts and the ride is awesome, plus they have a 50k tread warranty! :)
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  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Yes, got the load E.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    David K

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    Lower the pressure...

    Now, when you change them, have a look at TOYO OPEN COUNTRY AT and COOPER DISCOVERER ATR... I had them both on my 2005 DC Tacoma 4WD, and they were very good...

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    Cheaper? Try the Pep Boys 'Dakotas', I had them on my 2001 4WD Tacoma... very inexpensive and made by Cooper. They don't last as long as the others, but man are they inexpensive and have a 50,000 mile life guarantee, so when they were worn down at 25,000 miles the next set were 50% off!

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  7. Apr 29, 2010 at 1:07 AM
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    kumaWRX

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    Yes, check out the Toyo Open Country A/T. I have them in LT load range C and to me they don't feel any harsher than the stock Rugged Trails in fact the ride got a little better because the stock tires were bald. If you get them as a P-rated tire your ride will be smooth.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    I had the open country's on a pathfinder a few years ago. They are a great highway tire - I loved them.

    The BFG's look great but are really the best at serious off-road use. I always had BFG's on my last trucks but am considering a different setup on my '08 sport to save money and get beter gas mileage.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    A little over kill on the load range thats why you have the harsher ride, but just lower your tire pressure to around 35psi front and 33 psi in the rear.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    The bfg's are super heavy also! Get some revo 2's!
     
  11. Apr 30, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    I live in the Northwest and had the Yokohama Geolander A/T-S on my last truck (F150). They handled excellent on the road in wet, and dry conditions. They handle gravel roads, light mud, and snow very well. A good all around all terrain tire. Nice and quiet, smooth handling on the street. Treadlife was good. Prices were in the 125.00-140.00 range if I remember correctly. Rated in the upper middle of the pack (#9) on the TireRack survey results for AT tires.
    Considering replacing my OEM tires this fall with the same type and size as on my other truck.
    good luck. Ken
     
  13. Apr 30, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  14. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Thanks for the responses. I actually took the BFG's back and they recommended Michelin LTX M/S2. So far, they feel better, but at higher speeds, my steering wheel begins to shimmy. Gonna get them road forced tomorrow....wish me luck...
     
  15. Apr 30, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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  16. Apr 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    those ms2s are very hard to beat. obvoiouslt not at aggressive as the bfgs. Did you not like the michelin at2. those tires are the best! without a doube. But for the price, the hankooks atms are awsome
     
  17. May 3, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    I just don't like the look of the MS2's. I am leaning towards the REVO2's. I heard those are great tires.
     
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