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Old 08-27-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hey Guys (and Gals) Tire ??

I am putting tires on my TJ next week and was wondering if anyone knows of a good in between tire. I do a lot of highway driving and also like to play when I get the time. Any tires that are the best of both worlds? I am possibly looking at Toyo H/T.

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Toyo A/T or BF Goodrich A/T's. Both are very reputable tires.

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Thanks, do you know if these are good on the highway? My wife drives the jeep and would complain if they were too loud.
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Both have a fairly agressive tread design but not near as agressive as a mud terrain. They won't be as quiet as a car but none of the A/T's should produce noticable tire noise.

Another tire to look at is the Goodyear MT/R. These used to come on the Rubicons as an OEM tire and have proved to be a good all around tire.
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You will like the AT tires scout pointed out much more than the HT you are looking at. They are more of an "all around" type tire with virtually no highway noise.
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x2 on the BFG AT's. i have them and the performance is good all around and the highway noise is pretty quiet
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x2 on the BFG AT's. i have them and the performance is good all around and the highway noise is pretty quiet
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x4 on the BFG's
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IMO, We need to look at what off road terrain he deals with (Dry sand, dry mud, wet mud, muck, the thick shizz clay we have here, etc..) Different tires obviously have their places, telling this guy your opinion on what works great for your area, may not apply to him. So the Q. is what he have for off road terrain? Then we can keep in mind the wifey issue and diagnose the situation.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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Also goodyear wrangler silent armors. It's what came on mine when I bought it and they are great. I haven't had any experience yet, but I've heard they are great in snow. They are very quiet too.
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x2 on the BFG AT's. i have them and the performance is good all around and the highway noise is pretty quiet
Abd they wear well.
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Oh yeah, in Ok we have what we call little Sahara. Sand dunes, and I also go mudding, light though, and moderate trail riding I cannot afford to fix the Jeep all of the time.
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IMO, We need to look at what off road terrain he deals with (Dry sand, dry mud, wet mud, muck, the thick shizz clay we have here, etc..) Different tires obviously have their places, telling this guy your opinion on what works great for your area, may not apply to him. So the Q. is what he have for off road terrain? Then we can keep in mind the wifey issue and diagnose the situation.
I agree with what you're saying but it sounds to me like 95% of the miles put on his Jeep will be on pavement. I wouldn't recommend a tire based on off road performance as much as I would pavement manners, road noise and wear. Now, if it's a trail rig that spends most of its time off road then I would strongly consider what and where he's wheeling.

All of the tires mentioned above will work exceptionally well on the pavement and will hold their own on the trail.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:12 AM   #15
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Yokohama, Toyo, BFG, all make a top quality All Terrain (A/T) tire that works very well on the road, and acceptable performance off-road also. I've read reviews that both the BFG & Toyo have long tread life also.
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I just put Toyo A/T's on my Jeep. Quiet on the road. Haven't been in the dirt with them yet.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #17
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Can anyone recommend Goodyear Duratrac's ?? That is one of the tires I have been thinking about, in a 33" ... They look to be a good on and off road choice, unless your in rocks a lot, sharp ones especially.
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Don't be afraid to look at off-brand tires either. You don't have to pay a lot or run tires that say BF Goodrich or Good Year to have a good tire. I've had big name tires and off-brand and found no difference in performance. A lot of the no-name tires are from the big guys anyway, just different writing and cheaper since they don't get all the expensive advertising, with same or similar warranties.
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Don't be afraid to look at off-brand tires either. You don't have to pay a lot or run tires that say BF Goodrich or Good Year to have a good tire. I've had big name tires and off-brand and found no difference in performance. A lot of the no-name tires are from the big guys anyway, just different writing and cheaper since they don't get all the expensive advertising, with same or similar warranties.
X2 on this....I'm running Wildcat Radial A/T's....they were almost brand new when I bought my jeep and they are smooth, pretty quiet, and look hardly worn down. They are made by a big time tire company, I just can't remember which one.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:26 PM   #21
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Bfg all terrains KO's I have them on my Jeep. I also have a truck with Bridgestone Revos AT's both look great and perform well on the road and off with out much on-road noise.
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x2 on the revos i worked at a tire shop not to long agoe and they were the only tire 3 of our accounts ( PSE&G, verison, and N.J. transit ) wanted for there trucks and vans due to good road manners, better off-road traction then what they had been using, and better price. there drivers demanded them and then we got told thats all they get unless it's a car or heavy duty truck. plus i had them on my old dodge 33x12.50R15 sized and loved them even on a 2wheel drive truck they got me through plenty and never needed to get pulled but then again i know were to go and were not to near me
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #23
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Oh yeah, in Ok we have what we call little Sahara. Sand dunes, and I also go mudding, light though, and moderate trail riding I cannot afford to fix the Jeep all of the time.
One thing to keep in mind when you do mud is that an all terrain tire is going to turn into a slick. AT tires fill with mud easily and they don't get rid of the mud very easily either.

Due to that you do street, sand dunes and mud, I'd probably go with the BFG Mud Terrain KM2 tire. And when comparing the noise between the BFG All Terrain KO and BFG Mud Terrain KM2, there's not that much difference. The BFG MT KM2 is just a tad louder but it can still be considered a very quiet tire on the street. I was running BFG's All Terrains years ago and was pleasantly surprised that the new BFG Mud Terrains I replaced them with were barely louder at all. For sure, the BFG Mud Terrain KM2 is not one of those "howler" tires that makes a lot of noise, it's a pretty quiet tire in reality.

Plus it gets excellent mileage. I got over 50K miles out of my last set of BFG Mud Terrain tires.

I no longer run BFG tires for other reasons but for the uses you describe, I'm thinking the BFG Mud Terrain KM2 would be an excellent all-around tire that is right at home on the highway too. And much better in mud/sand than any All Terrain tire.
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That was where I was going, Jerry. I see some one is on the same path. The BFG KM2 is a great all around tire. Looks good too. Also is durable off road and dependable on road.
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I am seriously looking at the 31x10.5x15 LT Wrangler Authority A/T's Its the new goodyear wrangler tread pattern that just came out with the side 'diggers' and whatnot.

Just wondering if anyone has ridden these and had any comments about them. They are $120 a piece with free installation and balance from my local wal-mart and seem kind of tempting.
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My jeep came with some 31X10.5X15 on it, and they stick out past the fender flares too much. They flipped a rock up and cracked my side mirror. Keep that in mind if you are getting a wider tire.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:54 AM   #27
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I've run BFG A/T Revo's twice now on my TJ. I was going for a third set, but decided on getting a JK instead. The Revo's have good road manners, and I've only gotten stuck twice in them. Once in mud, once in snow, both times the Jeep's stock suspension didn't allow for enough travel and I bottomed out the chassis on the terrain below. Haven't run the other brands, but loved the Bridgestones. They get through anything as long as your vehicle height clears it.
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That was where I was going, Jerry. I see some one is on the same path. The BFG KM2 is a great all around tire. Looks good too. Also is durable off road and dependable on road.
how are KM2 on ice, snow and wet weather?

I still haven't got mine and was kinda decided on bfg at,ko. But I do like the looks of km2.For me its only noise and wet-ice traction. I really don't care if they last 30 k or 40 k. I mostly do street driving but will hit the trail once in a while and currently have wrangler gsa, which are super quite nice highway, and great wet traction.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:08 PM   #29
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Hey there!
Check out the general Grabber AT2 tires.
Reviews are good. I just may buy 30x9.50r15.
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I got a heck-of-a-deal on some Cooper 31x10x15 while looking ofr tires. They ride real nice, no noise, good in deep mud/snow. Nice aggressive tread patter. Very nice on the trail...no problems so far.

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