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Old 05-28-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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What tires to get??

So I have spent many of hours looking on sites and trying to figure out what tires and what size to get for my new jeep i recently picked up. It is currently stock and well stay that way for about a year or so. I have been looking at getting BFGoodrich - All-Terrain T/A KO 31-10.5-15. It will be primarily on road but would like to have a tire decent enough for when I do go off road. I will be living in Alaska soon so I will need something good in the snow too. If you could help give me advice on what I should run.

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Old 05-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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You might want to check out the reviews on Tire Rack.

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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I've had two sets of BFG KO's. 32X11.50's. I liked them a lot. I wouldn't be afaid to buy them again. They wear forever, but I felt like they were only ok in snow at best. They did OK off road. I went with Goodyear DuraTracs on my last set. They were about $200 cheaper in this area. I put them on in March, so no snow yet & I haven't went offroad yet. Many folks on here say they go great in the snow. I can tell you this, they ride great & look agressive as he!!, but are street tire quiet. The BFG KO's & GY Duratrac's both seem to be favorites for a lot of folks on this forum. That many people can't be wrong.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks BigDog for the info. I was actually looking at the reviews for the Goodyears and I like the fact that they seem to be good all around. I just thought id see if anyone had some good information to help. Thanks again.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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I have a set of 33 x 12.50x 15 Goodyear Duratracs on my Rubi and I love them. Great highway manners and a decent off road tire as well. Have not had them in snow yet....
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help everyone. After reading reviews forms and much more I picked up the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 31/10.50-15. From the pic I was sent it looks good. Still stationed overseas so my dad is doin the leg work and shopping on my dime lol. Thanks again
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #7
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I think you'll be really happy with them. I have had zero issues as far as traction goes so far. Haven't had them in real snow yet since we didn't get much this year, but they do well in slush and powder at least.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #8
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SrATJ, I too am looking for tires to make my stock TJ Sport look a little better. Thanks for the info your post provided.

And, thank you for your service.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:45 AM   #9
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Tonyindy, glad my post could help you as well. Also glad I can serve our country and do what I do. Hope ya find what your looking for and enjoy it.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:06 AM   #10
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BFG's AT's are the best choice I think. I have had them for years on trucks and jeeps... I love them, great on/off road and in the snow too...
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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Thanks BigDog for the info. I was actually looking at the reviews for the Goodyears and I like the fact that they seem to be good all around. I just thought id see if anyone had some good information to help. Thanks again.
Ryan, Glad I could help & a BIG THANK YOU for your service!
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #13
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Thought I'd made up my mind to get BFG a/t but now that I see the pic of the GY wrangler duratrac I'm not so sure. They look awesome. Gonna get the 31x10.5x15. Now the question is BFG or GY? I have fond memories of BFG's on our CJ as a kid, but those GYs sure look good. And they're cheaper? Ahhhh! Which one? If you've got 'em, flaunt 'em with some pics guys. Help me decide.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #14
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What I've heard is both are awesome.
If you're primary wheeling is in the mud...you might wanna sway toward the GY cuz I hear the BFG tread doesnt clean itself very well.
If your primary Wheeling is jagged rock....you might wanna sway towards BFG cuz I hear the GY 2-ply side-wall punctures too easily.
If your primary wheeling is alphault, gravel, dirt....I doubt you;d be unhappy with either.
If you are into it for the "looks"....my personal opinion is that the GY has a better aesthetic appeal. but thats simply a matter of preference.

For me....I went with Falken. But that wasnt the question.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #15
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Great post, some helpful information, I just bought a 2010 Jeep Wrangler the other day and going to change tires. This post gave me some good information on the Good years...thanks!
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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The BFGs do seem to have more of an on-road presence, although they do have nice, deep lugs. The GYs, tho, seem to have some nice chunkiness that rolls around the edge onto the sidewall. Just wouldnt want the tread to wear flat, leaving the side lugs intact. Seen that too often on mall crawlers. Still on the fence. Hmmm.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #17
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I am also looking for tires and heard about the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A
which are redesigned from the Rugged Trail series. They are supposed to be pretty good tires. Anybody have them?
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #18
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Well after having the Goodyears. I've put on around 3k miles (drove from Seattle to Anchorage) and not one issue. They have seen pavement, dry and wet, gravel roads and little mud. So far not one complaint. They were great. And best part even with the aggressive tread they are super quiet on the highways. I'm excited to see what they do off road and in the snow. So far a great tire!
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