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Which Tires would you buy and why?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TL697, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    TL697

    TL697 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've never been a fan of the BFG Rugged Trails... took them off my dodge at 500 miles... I've had some bites on Craiglist trying to unload the ones off my '09 Tacoma w/ 1000 miles...

    Trying to decide between:

    1.) Goodyear Silent Armor (had them on my previous truck and were the best tire in the snow I've ever had, and also outlast the BFG AT's)

    2.) BFG All Terrain KO's (had them when I lived in FL... nice until a near blowout on the highway...)

    3.) Big O AT (the local tire shop swears by them says they'll outlast the BFG and they have an excellent warranty included...)

    4.) Any others that you may recommend...

    These factors are most important:

    snow/ice traction, treadlife, decent offroad capability, smooth ride/stay balanced...
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    TacoSter

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  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I have run Goodyear Silent Armors for about 20k on my truck with no complaints in all kinds of Vermont weather conditons. They only saw one winter though since I opted for studded winter tires this season due to towing. Overall I really am happy with my purchase & would buy another set. I bought them at the recommendation of a few TN members who know a lot more about tires than I do & they did not steer me wrong.....
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    TL697

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    Good to hear... I put ~35,000 miles on a set I had mounted on my '05 Dodge 2500, and they were the best tire I have ever owned...
     
  6. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:06 PM
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    just put hankook dynopro rf10 atm on and seem to be very nice.560 treadwear and price is/was awsome.got the side tread on sidewalls.looks awsome.my tire guy sells alot of these and the reveiws r really good as well.road hazzard is 30% for a new one as long as there is 4/32 or more tread on the tire.good luck. oh yeah $420.00 otd.no mount or balance.i do my own.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2009 at 2:05 AM
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    TL697

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    I'm having some Big O Bigfoot AT 265/70/16's installed this morning...
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    TL697

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    Here they are...

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    Even though they are the same size, they are bigger than the stock Rugged Trails... And, they ride so much better...
     
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