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Old 05-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Best Overall? BFG AT or Toyo MT? Need to know ASAP!

I need tires right away and am torn between the two. I commute on the freeway but also spend lots of time on muddy, snowy, logging roads.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Toyo M/Ts. They're superior in mud and snow and they even rate above average for a M/T on the icy stuff. GY Duratracs also rate high for mud snow and ice and may be more highway friendly than the Toyo's. IMO can't go wrong with either.
Got few more miles in my Nitto's and will be changing over to the Duratracs.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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WOW.. The BFG AT and the Toyo MT are two completely different tires.. Interesting that you are stuck between those two.. Given the choice, Go with the Toyo's.. They won't be as good on road to you as most mt's aren't in comparison to a all terrain but offroad you will be way way way happier
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Go for the Goodyear Duratrac. They're basically a hybrid AT/MT they should be a great tire for your diverse needs.

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Old 05-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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Unless your travels involve rocks or really any place that you need your sidewalls to be able to handle any kind of impact then go with the duratracs. If you need something with sidewall durability the duratracs are not for you
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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WOW.. The BFG AT and the Toyo MT are two completely different tires.. Interesting that you are stuck between those two.. Given the choice, Go with the Toyo's.. They won't be as good on road to you as most mt's aren't in comparison to a all terrain but offroad you will be way way way happier
These are the two that have been recommended for the driving I do by friends who are wheelers and tire shops so I am interested in more opinions. I've heard that for an offroad tire the Toyos do really well on the road as well which is what I'm looking for.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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The Cooper STT and MT MTZ are similar to the toyo. I'd lean twoards those two before the toyo personally.. But that is only cause my experience with those two tires is very good. The BFG KM2 is another excellent option IMO but does have it's drawback of a weaker sidewall in compairison to other MT's. That being said if you have the center lugs siped on them for on road performance improvment they as a overall MT I think are great..
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I work with someone who has the Mickey Thompson MTZ. Not happy because they were expensive and wore very quickly for being on a light weight wrangler. He's had em for about a year and half the tread is already gone and not from poor alignment.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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I'm a huge fan of the BFG A/Ts. I wish I had gone ahead and spent the extra cash to get those over the Destination A/Ts I got a year ago. I put over 60,000 on my BFGs when I had my pickup and never had a problem in rain, snow, or mud. They were great for what I did.

I can't comment Toyos as I've never had them.
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The Toyos are probably some of the toughest tires around but they are heavy as heck. I think the 33s weigh around 70 lbs each. I am not sure how much detriment that weight causes but if it just causes some gas mileage reduction, it's fine. I worry about axle strain, though am not sure if that will be a problem once you get to a 35" Toyo at over 80 lbs a tire. The DuraTracs are nice but their thin/weak sidewalls worry me too much. I worry that they will get slashed or pinched beyond repair here on the Colorado rocky trails. I like the KM2- it seems their sidewalls are stronger than the DuraTracs. If size 33 or under, I'd probably take the Toyos. If over, I'd take the KM2s and sipe the center tread for beter snow/ice traction.

Plus, I prefer C rated tires so that reduces my selection a bit. I would never use a E rated tire. I am waffling on Ds.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:59 AM   #11
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Toyos are really, really heavy. Which reminds me, I get to help my brother put his 35x12.50x18 Toyos back on his truck today
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Toyos are really, really heavy. Which reminds me, I get to help my brother put his 35x12.50x18 Toyos back on his truck today


Went with the Toyos in 33/10.5 R15 after talking to my buddy who has been wheeling the same areas for years and ran both the BFGs and Toyos. I guess I'll know for sure in a couple weeks how I feel about them. Thanks to everyone who gave some advice/opinions!
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They are probably around 60 lbs in 10.5 and 70 lbs in 12.5 (33s). The 10.5s are not bad at all. The 12.5s are heavy but just a bit more than other 35s. I'd use the 12.5s so am a bit hesitant. Maybe I will not feel the 70 lbs since I have the 2012. I think my current 32" KM2s are around 50-55. Now the 35 and bigger Toyo MTs- you better have a Hemi in there if your Jeep is a DD.
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Out in Utah, I see alot of guys running Toyo's on their pick up trucks, but few on wranglers. I didn't realize they were that heavy. Maybe that's why.

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