So I'm in Alaska and need help selecting good AT tires. I already know the lift I want I'm going to be getting a 2" lift OME. I have a 2003 rubicon. I'll prolly run 33x12.50 on 16 " rims. Need help with tires tho some o the tires I was looking at are
BF goodrich AT KO
Any help would be awesome
You're in Alaska, and looking for a good AT tire, my next question is are you planning on having snow chains, or studded tires? BFG AT KOs don't come pre-studded, although I'm aware you could have them studded aftermarket. If studded tires are an issue, I'd go to tirerack.com and see what they have in the studded market. If you have any Alaska winter driving experience, I assume you're decent in the snow on packed roads, and would consider getting a Mud Terrain tire with some additional siping, at least if you're not in a city. That way you get the benefit of the M/T in the deep snow, and have the siping for packed snow.
I was gonna go with an AT because there better on the road in the snow this i's my daily driver and yes I can drive in the snow got a few years of experience under my belt driving in Alaska. And the tread life of a AT is longer then that of a MT
If you have a pep boys around you, I'd strongly encourage the Dakota Definity A/T then. I guess its a Cooper Tire rebranded as a Pep Boy's tire. Its what I have on my truck, and for an A/T tire its been phenomenal. I've been pretty bad about tire rotation on it, and they still are in balance and no cupping. I have 20,000 miles on the tires, with plenty of tread left, more than 1/2 of the treadlife remaining. During the nasty Christmas Blizzard on the east coast this last winter these tires performed like champions. I drove from Florida to Annapolis, MD with a stop in Williamsburg, VA to pick up a stranded friend, (DC airports shut down, but he could get a flight to Williamsburg), and I was passed by one vehicle during that entire drive. I pulled out a couple cars, and then continued through that ice storm that followed on December 23rd in the midwest so I could make it home on Christmas Eve back to Wisconsin. They performed as well as any tire can perform in a storm like that.
Incidentally it was a Jeep Wrangler from Vermont, I checked the plates. Thought he was crazy for doing 75 in that snow in such a short wheelbase, but I never saw him in the ditch.
Back to the point. If you're not doing much off-road, the Dakota Definity A/Ts are an amazing tire. If you have a Pep Boys anywhere close, I'd wait til they have the next Buy 3 get 1 free sale and jump on that.
I have ran the BFG AT they did pretty good and right now I am currently runny duratecs so thanks for the advice. They are actually doing really good they do great on snow on the road. Not the best once I hit off or trail but still pretty good and they do well on the flats out here in the silt and sand too.