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Old 08-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Best Overall 33" A/T Tire

Currently looking to replace my BFG M/Ts as they have become close to slicks at this point, looking at possibly switching over to the BFG A/Ts in the same size (33/12.5/15) to save some money. The jeep used to be my DD but now not as much as my civic is much more fuel efficient so it doesnt get driven as much, I do go offroading, not as much as i'd like to but theres not a whole of options around here so its usually just mud and small water crossings no rock crawling or anything extreme. The jeep will be driven alot more in the winter so something decent in snowy conditions is desirable, I think tht basically covers it, Also tire tread life is important too, looking for something that will last. I will keeping my spare M/T since its essentially brand new, no need to buy 5 tires.

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Old 08-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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Subscribed to this. I am literally looking for people's views on this same subject. Have you looked at the cooper st all terrain. This is the one I'm heavily looking into at the moment. From what I have found, the bfg at is a great tire and will be the one I "settle" on if I can't find what I am really looking for or the ones I want, just are too godawful expensive.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Duratracs hands down, especially since you mentioned snow. They rock in the snow. Probably the best DD A/T tire on the market. Not bad offroad either.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Ive heard good things about Duratecs, anyone know of any places that offer the best prices?
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Duratracs hands down, especially since you mentioned snow. They rock in the snow. Probably the best DD A/T tire on the market. Not bad offroad either.
Absolutely agree with this. Ran them for a long time. Extremely capable off road tire, but quiet and decent handling on the road too.

Best price I found for them was ~200 from discount tire direct online, for the 33x12.5x15 size. Comes with a warranty too!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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I got my Duratracs from Discount Tire during a special promotional time. Got a rebate on them. Plus free lifetime rotations/balances.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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Just got a quote on Friday for 33x12.5x15 duratrac from my local Goodyear shop for $165 a tire mounted and balanced plus tax. He said if I bought on the spot , he would go 5 bucks lower per tire.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:58 PM   #8
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I am running Toyo Open Country at2's and they rock in the snow and ice. I have had mine in everything except mud and they have surpassed my expectations. They are wearing very well and extremely smooth and quiet on the highway. I do a lot of snow shoeing and X-C skiing in the back country and I am amazed at how they do in the snow and ice.
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I have 33s Cepeks. There awesome on my daily driver and great in snow and off road. Although I did pay a lot for them. 250$ a tire.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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~$200/Tire seems to be the norm, Got a quote from Sam's club for $200/Tire - $80 MIR from Goodyear, but I don't believe that included mounting or balancing...going to shop around tomorrow for some more prices, I'd love to get it under or close to $200/tire mounted and balanced, $165 seems like a hell of a deal.
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toyo at2.
quiet, priced right, lighter than the duratracs (p metric version), sticky on road, awesome offroad, great longevity, no noise compared to stock sra's, easy to balance, and great gas mileage. 285/70/17 is getting me 19-20mpg procal calibrated.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #12
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Hmm I'll have to check those out as well, my gas mileage has been terrible, gotta change the filter and plugs and go from there.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:55 PM   #14
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So far I got quotes for town fair tire:983, tires international 973, and Goodyear 963. Town fair matches + 5% so that should bring it down a bit, any other options? Those are all OTD mount balance and alignment.
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Those quotes were for GY Duratracs, mounted, balanced, and aligned, The $963 PM +5% off takes me to around $915 I believe. One place said they were being discontinued?
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I'm interested in this as well.
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I liked my BFG ATs. They were great all around. I absolutely love the Mickey Thompson MTZs I have now, but they're probably too aggressive for what you're looking for. I also like the Cooper at/3s and STs a bit.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #18
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Looks Like I'm leaning towards the Duratracs, my roomate works at a dealer so he can get them in 33's for $175ea, so about $750 for the tires then a local JY will mount/balance for $15/ea then just gotta get them aligned. Its too bad, GY just had a rebate program end in July anyone know if they have another in the fall usually?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #19
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No question.. Duratracs for durability, traction, and overall aggressive look without having to bump up to an MT
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:30 PM   #20
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So would the duratracs beat out the 33x10.5 bfg at in the snow even though they are a12.5" wide tire?
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So would the duratracs beat out the 33x10.5 bfg at in the snow even though they are a12.5" wide tire?
I racing tire would beat the KO in the snow.
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I racing tire would beat the KO in the snow.
Unless it was for snow racing!
But seriously the bfg is no good in the snow?
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I actually liked my KOs in the snow. The 10.50 wide KOs were definitely better than the 12.50s though. I've only had them on a jeep, but a few friends have them on trucks too, and I've never heard them complain.

But I have heard the Duratracs are great in snow, too. And I know they'll be the KO as an all-around trail tire.
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I had Yokohama geolanders on my old jeep and they were the best snow tire I ever had. They stopped you as well as got you going. If I remember correctly they were 11.5 wide??? I bought them because my local tire dealer had them on his DD and he lived out in no mans land in the country and never missed a day because of snow. Very quiet too!
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Unless it was for snow racing!
But seriously the bfg is no good in the snow?
Apparently I can't type. Anyway, the BFG KO is not a good snow tire. They fill up with snow and then "push" into turns. I didn't like them at all. General Grabber AT2 was the same way. For snow, you need a ribbed AT pattern to do well.

As far as his question.. since he said "overall" best AT tire I'm going with the Duratrac. Those rocked in the snow, dug like a MT in the mud, and were quiet enough on the road to not drive me nuts. Very very good tires. Not perfect at any one thing...but he said "overall" best so they are the best.
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Ive had both BFG A/T and the Duratracs, I would say hands down the BFG in my climate are better. To be honest it isn't even close. Snow, Ice and water on Freeway driving the BFG win IMO. That was the first thing I did after I left the dealer was to get BFG A/T in 33's
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Subscribed to this. I am literally looking for people's views on this same subject. Have you looked at the cooper st all terrain. This is the one I'm heavily looking into at the moment. From what I have found, the bfg at is a great tire and will be the one I "settle" on if I can't find what I am really looking for or the ones I want, just are too godawful expensive.
Good luck!
I don't personally like coopers. But hey its what's on mine now...and they are not bad, for what was on there when I bought it.
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I don't personally like coopers. But hey its what's on mine now...and they are not bad, for what was on there when I bought it.
I have cooper atr on the jeep now in a 31x10.5 and they have been fantastic! The new all terrain from them looks super mean and "looks" like it would perform phenomenal as well. Unfortunately, I'm finding cooper does not make (?) the 33" variety for a 15" wheel.
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Ended up getting the Duratracs today, $855 OTD mounted balanced and 4 wheel alignment, have to send in the $60 MIR that will put me under $800 for everything.
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Ive had both BFG A/T and the Duratracs, I would say hands down the BFG in my climate are better. To be honest it isn't even close. Snow, Ice and water on Freeway driving the BFG win IMO. That was the first thing I did after I left the dealer was to get BFG A/T in 33's
Agree, the BFG's are a superior tire to the Duratrac's.

Whats not mentioned though, is how paper thin the Duratrac's sidewalls are compared to the BFG AT KO's(Which aren't bulletproof either by a long shot). Just got back last night from wheeling up in Maine with a group of friends and some members from BWF. One gentleman from that club put a hole through not just one, but 2 brand new Duratracs. The sidewalls on them are terribly thin.

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