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TIRE DILEMMA!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jpdoyle01, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Feb 1, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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    jpdoyle01

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    looking for some new a/t tires but still require highway driving. what would you guys suggest. I'm leaning towards general grabber at2's or goodyear wrangler adventures which are $70 more per tire but possibly worth it because of the kevlar.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2014 at 5:37 AM
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    Janster

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    Can't go wrong with Bridgestone Dueler Revo's..... and I know folks like the BFG T/A KO's.

    I've got Revo's and my husband had Revo's on his previous vehicle.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2014 at 5:39 AM
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    Bridgestone dueler revo 2s... Quiet and last forever and do decent offroad.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2014 at 5:45 AM
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    The Woodsman

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  5. Feb 2, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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    dxpsman

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    I cannot believe the Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/T2's have two nods already. If you're doing any actual offroading, I would avoid these.

    General A/T2's are a decent tire, but that's about it. The tread design is an obvious mimic of the BFG A/T, with maybe 2/3 of the tread life and a harsher ride.

    I've seen Kevlars turn steel from the sidewall, but they are a weighty tire, and the Venture is not the greatest on-road traveler.

    I am a huge fan of the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 for folks that do some offroading but use the truck as a daily commuter. Smooth, quiet ride, good tread life, and a 55k warranty to back it up. Usually, the price is right, and is available in either LT or P-metric sidewalls. I sell the shit out of this tire (despite always being a special order). In the past two weeks, I've slapped 'em on a Tacoma, Wrangler, and a Silverado 2500.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    I had BFG AT KO's on a nissan pathfinder once upon a time... I beat the snot out of those tires on and off road and didn't take care of them at all and I still got almost 60k miles out of them.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2014 at 5:09 AM
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    Sandman614

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    Cooper at3 and Cooper ATP (I have these)
     
  8. Feb 3, 2014 at 5:39 AM
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    CowboyTaco

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    Go with the General. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    60k mi. warranty, Severe Snow rated, low cost.

    I'm curious what experience you have with the General Grabber AT2? We had them on my wife's last SUV and could not have been happier with them. So happy in fact, that I tried to get them for her new 4Runner and I plan to put them on my Tacoma. They are not loud on the highway, they are very smooth and outperformed our every expectation.

    After 12k mi., the Grabbers still had 13/32 tread on them, which by industry standards is "new."

    DFW got some freezing rain back in December. It seemed that every other car on the road was stuck and/or sliding. Obviously there were some other cars that were moving about, but for the most part, people were stuck. I remember telling my wife to get her phone out and record a stretch of the road at the bottom of two hills. It literally looked like a scene from The Walking Dead where cars were just abandoned and left where they got stuck. We weaved in and out (slowly of course) but never slipped and went right on past.

    I'm also confused by the "Kevlar turn steel" comment, but I have a feeling that's just me reading it wrong. Can you please elaborate?
     
  9. Feb 3, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    LostCoastGen1

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    I don't know if they're considered all terrain, but I have Cooper Discoverer ST's and they've held up VERY well. After 10,000 miles of driving the tires still have squared-off edges and around 13/32 tread. They treat me well in most terrains (most because I haven't taken them into sloppy mud. Everything else has worked great. Snow, ice, dirt, pavement, you name it). My tires cost me about $190.00/tire.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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    Falken Wild Peak AT
     
  11. Feb 3, 2014 at 7:39 AM
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    Well it looks like you would probably do a lot of driving in the snow. IMO I believe the Toyo Open Country AT2's and the yokohama Geolander A/T-S are both good all around tire. I notice that a lot of people posting preferred tires do not neccessarily have to drive in heavy snow conditions. That is why I reccomend these two tires for snow and off road performance. They have a good balance and not too heavy. I have Pirelli Scorpion ATR's and they are horrible in the snow. I am going to pick up some Toyo's next week. And they have a 45 day/500 mile trial period.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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  13. Feb 3, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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    Hmmmm.....Sounds like you're looking for the same tire I am. Hankook Dynapro AT will be my next tire.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    If you've decided strictly between those 2 choices, I'd go with the General Grabber AT2's. I've had those as my last set and was very satisfied with them. At the time, my truck was a daily driver and I had no issues with them at all, even with putting 300 miles/week on them. I finally replaced them after 4 yrs and 50k (went to a bigger size) and recently sold them with 5-6/32's tread left... not bad.

    If you're flexible and looking for an alternative tire that mainly see's highway, with occasionaly off road, I've heard a ton of good things about the Cooper AT3's. I don't have any personal experience with them, but know that they sell frequently.

    The tires that I am currently running are Goodyear Duratrac's, but I don't think that's the direction you are aiming... FYI

    Good luck! I know how stressful tire shopping can be, and how hard it is to finally pull the trigger on something.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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    I voted for the Grabbers, and that's what I just put on my truck:

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  16. Feb 11, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    O.K. Dudes, Thank you all for your input and expertise. I've gone with the Grabber AT2s. Can't beat the price. Should be arriving any day now. I'll be sure to post some pictures.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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    elykTacos

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    I just ordered some wheels and tires from discount tire. With rebates I got them for right at $1700 otd.

    I went with these Fuel D552 Gun metal 17" wheels and wrapped them in some LT285/70/17 Hankook DynPro ATM's. They will be here in on Wednesday. I'm excited to get out of my stock Bridgestone HT's and stock wheels.

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  18. Feb 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM
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    Just another positive review of the Grabber AT2s here.

    They're a little noisy but ride nicely and are wearing very nice. It has been snowing like mad around here lately and they perform as well as any non-studded tire could be expected to in 8 inches of unplowed snow.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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    CowboyTaco

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    The ones I put on my truck a noisier than the ones that we put on my wife's SUV (before we sold it). However, when I kick it into 4hi, the noise goes away. So I'm not sure if it's the tire, or something that is a result of my lift.

    I did not replace the UCA, and I've read some threads about the needle bearing in the front diff. I'm not looking to change the direction of this thread, just saying that the noise after the tire might not be the tire itself.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    I had the BFG At's on my truck for a while and they chunked really bad when off road so I went with the suggestion from another member with the Toyo Open County AT II's and I love them I commute to work with them every day they are not loud and they do really well off road. Just my .02
     
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