School me on new tires?

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  1. critter783

    critter783 OT Supporter

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    Need a new set of tires for my Z71. My current ones are Trail Mark M/S LT285/75r16 and I've been pretty happy with them, so I'm looking for something similar. This is my daily driver. Any suggestions?
     
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    ib BFG AT's.

    what's your budget? do you use the AT tread on your Z71 or would you rather get a quieter more street oriented tire?
     
  3. critter783

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    Eh budget's not a huge concern for me. I don't mind spending 200-250 per tire if they're good tires. I use the AT tread quite a bit, and I like the look of the Trail Marks. I just don't know much about who makes a quality tire. Just looking for some suggestions and advice.
     
  4. chubeski

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    BFG AT's

    I'm on my second set on my current truck and will never again buy a different type of AT tires after owning these

    they are surprisingly quiet compared to most AT tires and hold up longer, imo
     
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    I also vote for the BFG AT's but if the tread is too aggressive look at the Bridgestone Dueler AT REVO... it's a great tire... Better gas milage, and stilll decent is mild off road conditions... Not as good as the BFG, but better than most daily truck tires...
     
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    I've had at least 4 sets of the BFGs. They are completely useless in most mud situations. I went with Nitto Terra Grapplers this time. I haven't come to a conclusion on them yet.
     
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    for an AT, the BFG's will get the best vote no matter where you go. Stiffer sidewall and large lugs to get you better traction off road. They could have better wet pavement characteristics though.

    Also, to skeletor, most if not all AT tires are almost useless in the mud. They are usually better than a highway tire, however any AT tread design just cannot clean out the mud like a MT will.
     
  8. redneck2725

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    Like the other guys said. BFG A/Ts are about as good as it gets concerning all terrain tires. I will not own anything else on my Blazer.
     
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    I had the Terra Grapplers and they suck in the mud for sure. The BFGs are way better which isn't much. They are a good road tire, but do, and I repeat do not drive fast with the Grapplers is heavy rain. I came around a small curve in the road going about 25 mph, and the whole turn turned sideways in the road. Scared the shit out of me.
     
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    BFG A/T. They last forever and do great on all types of terrain. I had a set last me 60,000 miles
     
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    I'd been looking at the BFG A/T's before coming here and asking, but I wanted to check before pulling the trigger on them. Guess I'll call Monday about a set of 5. Maybe do some pics after they're installed. Thanks guys.
     
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    Does anyone else thing the BFG AT looks a little 80's by now? I wouldn't own a vehicle with those on there. I don't doubt their ability but I have been seeing them for so long that I just wish BFG would update the tread pattern more than to just do a "K/O" version or whatever they did.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    there is a reason you have been seeing them for so long ... they are great tires.


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    if you want a mud tire, they suck. if you want a rock tire, they suck. if you want a performance street tire, they suck.

    if you want an all terrain tire that handles well on-road and has good offroad characteristics for most types of terrain, its hard to go wrong with them.

    they are a very good tire, and they do very well for what they were designed.

    rain .... ehh ... they do ok on the street, but understand this isnt a wet weather tire meant for pavement ... get happy and you will skid. if you are more intelligent of 50% of the population, you wont have any problems ... if you are an ignorant 16 year old trying to pick up chicks in your sweet truck, then you will be stupid in the rain, wreck, and hopefully die.

    but they are a very good tire.
     
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    Just looking for something that will let me drive on- and off-road and have pretty reliable traction on the widest variety of terrains. I'm also looking for something similar in appearance to the tires I'm replacing, and the AT K/O's look like they're a good match.
     
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    General Grabber AT2. Slightly better off and on road than BFG A/T's and $50 a tire cheaper for most sizes.
     
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    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    had them ... they were good tires ... but i still like the BFGs
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    New tires are new.
    And I like AT KO's a lot for general driving and offroading.
     
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    I have these on my Z71, pretty damn good tires for the money :)
     
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    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    nitto mud grapplers
     
  22. pl_silverado

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    How do yours last so damn long :rofl:
    What kinda truck are they on?

    I can't seem to get 30k out of a set on a 3/4 ton diesel truck.
     
  23. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    i get 60,000 miles out of my bfg at/tas on all 3 of my xj's
     
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    well im pretty sure that explains it. xj's weight around 3100 lbs.... my truck tips the scales at 6600 completely empty with 13 gals of fuel. now top off the tank, add a toolbox, bigger tires and a driver... im probably running close to 7400 lbs. :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:

    i think i have a clue as to why you are eating tires ...
     

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