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Old 03-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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I currently have BF A/T but time to replace and tire dealership just recommended the new rugged terrain. However I go online to the BF Goodrich website and they say they don't come in my size. I have a 2006 unlimited with 31.5 x 10 x 15 now . I would assume the tire dealership would know: however I am female and I worry . Anyone know for sure. Also any advantage in switching from 15's wheels and tires to 16's?

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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Do you offroad your Jeep or is it a purely street Jeep? That way we know what kind of tire to recomend to you.. Don't waste your money on switching to a 16in rim..

PS: when it comes to Jeeps even though they sell them many dealerships don't know much if anything about them

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16" rims = more expensive tires. If your just doing a lot of street driving no one can argue with bfgoodrich's at ko for miles but another choice could be the Goodyear duratracs. What kind of driving do u do and in what weather?
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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X2. 16" will be more expensive. Stay with 15" and stay with the BFG A/T or go with the BFG M/T KM2.
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+1 to all 3 posts above!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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My 32' BFG A/T were ok, however they tend to toss some pretty decent size stones up that get stuck in the tread with offset wheels. Stay with 15s though.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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Stick with the 31x10.5 r15 BFG A/T ko, that's what's on my 06 unlimited right now. It's the ideal size/tread for a street driven, unmodified LJ. they're good for snow, wet, and mild off road too. A lot of sizes are on back order right now, but those should be available.
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rugged terrains according to tire rack are a highway all season tire. they would not be aggressive or at all noisy or all terrain like the A/Ts you have or had. i have 31 x 10.5 x 15 on my 06 TJ and like them a lot, i wouldnt go to a 16in wheel unless it was purely a complete tire and wheel deal like low mile 06 rubicon rims with the stock tires for a price 1/2 as much as what the new tires are going to cost you on the stock 15s. i actually bough my A/Ts used on craigslist 5 for 250$. i think the cheapest i could get one new for a 150$. nice thing about the bf a/ts, they last at least 50k miles easily
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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I mainly have them for street driving. Its also not my primary car. Looks are important !
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My main question is will the BF rugged terrain fit ? When i went to the BF Goodrich site and typed in my jeep it said : no match but my local tire dealership says they will fit. Anyone know who is correct?
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My 06 Jeep (garage kept) only has 29,000 miles and the BF A/T are now dry rotting and the 2 front tires are notwearing evenly so the Jeep has the Death Wobble around 50 mph.. I purchased a Steering Stabilizer bar but it hasnt helped. The tire shop says its the tires. Thats why i am looking to replace.
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My main question is will the BF rugged terrain fit ? When i went to the BF Goodrich site and typed in my jeep it said : no match but my local tire dealership says they will fit. Anyone know who is correct?
Unless they dont make them anymore. They have them at discount in your size Tire Details - Discount Tire
as long as the tire size is 31x10.5 15 they will fit. doesnt matter on brand or tread type.

I think you should stay with the BFG A/T's though. Better looking, fit a jeeps look, and better performance.
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Sounds good. They told me the Rugged Terrain was a new redisgned tire but i havent seen it though. I love the looks of my A/T's for sure.
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Based on what you say, that it's not a daily driver and looks are important, look at the new BFG Mud Terrain KM2 too. That's a very quiet and VERY long-wearing tire that does well on the street and offroad too.
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Based on what you say, that it's not a daily driver and looks are important, look at the new BFG Mud Terrain KM2 too. That's a very quiet and VERY long-wearing tire that does well on the street and offroad too.
These tires on my Daily driver. You'll like em.
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If looks are important and you see any kind of offroading at all i'd skip the rugged terrain. Its just a normal highway tire, nothing special, wont do well on the trail, and it certainly wont wow anybody in the looks department.

I think bfg at's look good on jeeps. I've had 3 sets of them and i was very happy with them on the road and for mild offroading.

If you really want your jeep to look good and dont mind a tire thats a little louder than the bfg at, the bfg mt km2 is a great tire. Thats what i run now and im very impressed with them...they are suprisingly quiet for such and aggresive tread, ride smooth, and are great on the trail. For how little difference there is between the ride and noise of the km2 vs the at, and how much better the km2 performs offroad compared to the at, i'd recomend the km2 over the at to anybody. I drive my km2's 600-800 miles a week for work, then take em on the trail on the weekends. I feel they give me the best of both worlds...great ride, long tread life, and great trail performance.

If you dont offroad at all, stick with the bfg at as you're really just spending extra $ on the km2 for nothing...but if you jeep sees any trail use i highly recomend the km2 over the at.

Theres also the goodyear duratrac as well. Its an all terrain tire that kinda looks like a mud terrain...so if you really want the look of a mud tire but your jeep doesnt see much trail use that might a good tire for you.

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I put BFG KM/2's on about a year ago, and I like them a lot. Very rugged look, TERRIFIC in the snow, although admittedly noisy...that's a price I'm willing to pay.

Also, I put 31x10.5x15's on, on a stock vehicle, without a hitch. Looks great in this size, actually more appropriate looking than the OEM tires. Good Luck!
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:25 PM   #18
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Thanks a bunch. I will definitely stick with the BF A/T's now.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:52 PM   #19
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Get an alignment done too while you're getting the tires put on!
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BFG A/Ts and any other tires definately need too be rotated regularly and wear best when inflated to the proper pressure on a properly aligned vehicle
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Im with everyone else.. stay away from the rugged terrain..

BFGoodrich*All-Terrain T/A KO (Im not a fan but they wear well as you know)

BFGoodrich*Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 (if you select these have the center lugs siped for better snow/slick road traction if that applies to where you live)

Goodyear*Wrangler DuraTrac

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Two other great options are the Cooper Discoverer ST and Cooper Discoverer STT
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I have the Goodyear Duratracs. They're pretty quiet on the road and look real good on a jeep.
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If you are looking to stay with the BFG tires then I'd recommend the All-Terrain T/A KO (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Available At TireVan). It's a nice and tough looking tire that offers good performance. As for aesthetics, there's another tire that I really like, it's called the Yokohama Geolandar M/T +
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A lot name brand tire dealers will not put 31x10.5s on because it is not a factory size. You need to use an independent tire shop. BFG AT's 31x10.5s are fine for everyday use.

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