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Old 12-06-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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I plan to put new tires on my NOT lifted 2000 TJ. I have Goodyear 30 X 9.5 GS-A on stock mag wheels. Looking at Goodyear ATs 31X10.5 and BFG ATs 31X10.5 Tire guy said they would fit fine. Goodyears look a little more aggressive and are about $35 cheeper.
Any pros or cons to either? My TJ is a daily driver, not much off roading......yet.

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Old 12-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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In my experiences, Goodyear tires just don't seem to hold up as long as BFGs. I've seen guys get 45000 - 50000 miles out of BFGs. In my opinion I'd get the BFGs, but that's just my preference.

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I run and LOVE my Goodyear MT/Rs but the BFG AT is a damned tough tire to beat when compared to other ATs. Between the Goodyear AT and BFG AT like was my TJ's first tire upgrade, I'd go with the BFG. It has an amazingly low tread wear, so good that I sold my BFG ATs when they had over 50K miles on them and they still had plenty of tread left. And in most offroad conditions with the exception of deep snow or deep mud, it's excellent. Excellent and quiet onroad too.
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Im a fan of the BFG all terrains....just put a second set on my daily driver Dakota. Good tread wear and an all around good performing tire, except in the deep mud.
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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I had BFG a/t's on my 2000 TJ and they are STILL on there after 3.5 years. They'll last longer than the good for a years. I haven't run any Goodyear a/t tires but the BFG's did great on the trails.
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i have 32" bfg a/ts and love em
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:33 PM   #7
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I like the BFG's had them on a few of my other rides
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #8
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i love my 35 in bfg km2s.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:54 PM   #9
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GO BFG, they wear like steel.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:48 PM   #10
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I have the stock Goodyear MT/R on my 04 Rubicon and I just crossed the 55,000 mile mark. I'm looking to replace them after the new year. I would get another set but as Goodyear changed the MT/R I'm concerned about getting another set, if one needs to be replaces 2 years from now I don't think I would be able to get replacement.
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duratracs

go with the goodyear duratracs if you want an aggresive AT, i ran these tires for about 10 months and probably 14k, loved them, still had great tread left on them. i put a nail through the sidewall and decided to upgrade some 33X12.50 tires.
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I plan to put new tires on my NOT lifted 2000 TJ. I have Goodyear 30 X 9.5 GS-A on stock mag wheels. Looking at Goodyear ATs 31X10.5 and BFG ATs 31X10.5 Tire guy said they would fit fine. Goodyears look a little more aggressive and are about $35 cheeper.
Any pros or cons to either? My TJ is a daily driver, not much off roading......yet.

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I have the BFG AT 31x10.5's on my stock-height Jeep...looks great and rides great. Only owned it for bout 2 months so I can't comment on treadwear...lol
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #13
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Becareful on 31x10.5 your stock rim is probably only a 7 in wide, to narrow for a 31 you will wear the shoulders off with either goodyear or BFG, but BFG better choice
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Spend the extra cash. the BFG AT TA KO is a fantastic tire for a Daily driver.
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I have the stock Goodyear MT/R on my 04 Rubicon and I just crossed the 55,000 mile mark. I'm looking to replace them after the new year. I would get another set but as Goodyear changed the MT/R I'm concerned about getting another set, if one needs to be replaces 2 years from now I don't think I would be able to get replacement.
The new kevlar reinforced MT/R initially had a few doubters among the rock crawling community but all doubts have been erased. It performs better in all ways, not to mention being stronger and having an even stronger sidewall than the original MT/R whose sidewall already had a sterling reputation for being able to withstand sharp rocks. Not to mention its new tread pattern and rubber compound hooks up even better. With its added siping for better wet & icy road performance together with being better offroad & on the rocks, I can't wait to get onto the new Kevlar version which will be my third set of MT/Rs.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:35 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone, BFG All Terrain T/A KO is what Im getting. I havent had anyone tell me they wont go on the stock mag rims though. Tire guy said they would fit fine. Found them for $162 each + tax, installed with road hazard and rotation/ballance for the life of the tire.
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #17
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These are the rims I plan to mount them on, anyone see a problem? The Goodyears now on there are 30X9.50
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I'm sure they will be fine. You will be suprised at how much it will change the look of your jeep, and in a good way!
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BF Geezy for real.. had the 30 9.5; good. had the 33 bfg m/t; good. have the 32 bfg km; great. OVERALL BFG = EXCELLENCE.

And yes they will fit your stock jeep.
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hard to tell rim width that style was made in several sizes 6,7,8 in. I sold tires for 15 years and I hate to see some one over size for looks and then get no life from the tires. 31's are designed for an eight in. rim there are other acceptable sizes. but do your self a favor if this tire guy cant tell you the size of your rims RUN b'cause he is just looking for a quick sell. if you use stock rims mount 1 and check it out if tread looks rounded and not flat thats not good. Hope this helps
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I went from the stock Goodyear to the BFG At 31 10.5 15 and had no rubbing issues and loved the tire. Definately a good choice for a tire
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I can't wait to get onto the new Kevlar version which will be my third set of MT/Rs.
Do you know if they are still E load rated?
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The new kevlar reinforced MT/R initially had a few doubters among the rock crawling community but all doubts have been erased. It performs better in all ways, not to mention being stronger and having an even stronger sidewall than the original MT/R whose sidewall already had a sterling reputation for being able to withstand sharp rocks. Not to mention its new tread pattern and rubber compound hooks up even better. With its added siping for better wet & icy road performance together with being better offroad & on the rocks, I can't wait to get onto the new Kevlar version which will be my third set of MT/Rs.
Do you know if they still have a E load rating. I've always felt that they have a very harsh ride on the street, on my Rubi-LJ.
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Do you know if they still have a E load rating. I've always felt that they have a very harsh ride on the street, on my Rubi-LJ.
Whether an MT/R has an E or a C load rating depends on its size. Like for my 35x12.50x15 MT/Rs, they have a C load rating which rides fine, and I know the Rubicon's MT/Rs had an E load rating which rode really stiffly. The Rubicon came with an E load rating only because of the size wheel and tire they come with, the MT/R doesn't come in all size and load rating combinations. Installing the wrong size wheel can significantly reduce the choice of tire size and load range too.
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Thanks everyone, BFG All Terrain T/A KO is what Im getting. I havent had anyone tell me they wont go on the stock mag rims though. Tire guy said they would fit fine. Found them for $162 each + tax, installed with road hazard and rotation/ballance for the life of the tire.
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I have the 31" BFG AT's on my stock rims and they fit fine.
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I have the 31" BFG AT's on my stock rims and they fit fine.
Oops I posted this before reading your last post. They look good!

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