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Old 04-02-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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Help me pick my new tires!

These are going to be my first set of oversized tires. I've decided on the size being 32X11.50-15. But, I'm torn between BFG mud-terrain and BFG all-terrains. I like the tread on the MT's. On the other hand, I like the practicality and the price of the AT's. My Jeep's a daily driver...don't really do much offroad but I want my TJ to be offroad-ready and carry that look. These new tires also need to be good in the snow. I'm leaning more towards the AT's because of my situation. But, what do y'all think?

I'm open to suggestions to other brands too but, there's not much offered in the size that I'm looking for. I don't really want to go down to 31's and I'm not ready for 33's....yet.

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Old 04-02-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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Hey man that's your call. I have the bfg's mt and I love them.

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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check out the GY duratracs they are a great tire that you will see a lot of jeepers use. im waiting for mine but im going with 33's they do have 31's but not 32's for the money just go with 33's. on discount tire the duratracs are only 172 a tire for 33's
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
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I am on my second set of BFG AT's and will get replacement AT's next fall. They are a good everyday tire and look good also.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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I was looking around on tire rack and GY duratracs might not come in a "32"
but if you look at all the metric sizes, its looks like (IIRC) a 235 is 31.7 inches in diameter, so thats pretty much a 32.

not sure how all the metric stuff works when comparing to standard inches.
i also saw a 32 inch tire made by dulop i really liked and they were the cheapest "mud" type tire from tire rack. between the BFG MT and the AT in price
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
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I just put these on three days ago. Not sure about wear patterns yet. The ride is nice and almost no road noise. I am very happy with the purchase.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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I like my dick Cepek mud country's
$160 each 31"
Quiet on highway and smooth,kick ass offroad.I have about 1000 miles on them no wear yet
Very nice deep lug tire and the clean out well
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:23 PM   #8
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I have goodrich mud terrain. At freeway speed I cannot listen to the radio. In fact I ware ear plugs or shooting muffs. Although they are very aggressive, and look real good, I wish I had something else.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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If you're not planning on doing much "muddin" I would go with an AT of some sort. Which one is your call. There are tons of options. I just went with the GY Duratracs myself and have been pleased with my choice.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:12 AM   #10
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@Maltese, road noise was definitely something I was concerned with.

I do like the GY Duraracs but it's too bad that they don't come in 32. I'm probably going to go with BFG AT's...seems like an overall good tire. Thanks for everyone's input.
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i honestly cant think of the name of the cheap tires i had before i got my new 33s. they were 32s and they were made by bfg and had the same tread as the at. anyway i thought they were good in the snow but horrible in mud. also good on pavement. i put about 15k on them and they look to have about 27/32 left. if you are in the snow then i would stay away from the mud tires. mud tires in the snow could make you think there is something wrong with your jeep because it gets stuck.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:19 AM   #12
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:35 AM   #13
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I've had my DC fun country II's for a couple years now. Through snow, sand, mud and brush. They've been nothing but good for me. Wear real nice too...
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #14
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Did you ever check out the Cooper STT`s they come in 32`s. I`ve been looking at getting the ST`s in a 31 and noticed them.

Cooper Tires - Discoverer STT - On/Off-Road Tires

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Old 04-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #15
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Cooper STT

I too would like to hear more about the Cooper STT tires. Most of the reviews I've read are from Jeep owners from the eastern U.S. I'd like to know how they do out in the hard, rocky ground.

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Cooper Tires - Discoverer STT - On/Off-Road Tires

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Old 04-03-2011, 01:51 PM   #16
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:11 PM   #17
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Ive got Toyo Open Country M/T 33x12.5x15 on Black Rock 997's.
Relatively quiet on the road, more than capable off road. They're a little more than BFG's, but I think they are a lot better
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Nice looking tire! I have the BFG AT KO's, but I'm in the need of new tires. The KO's haven't fared very well, even with regular rotations and alignment. What's your overall opinion of the KM2's? Thank you.

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Old 04-03-2011, 02:15 PM   #19
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My previous tires were 33 a/t's and lacked when I left the road.
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Arch, my km2s' are brand new so i can't speak to longevity, but i love the ride and noise levels so far.
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These are going to be my first set of oversized tires. I've decided on the size being 32X11.50-15. But, I'm torn between BFG mud-terrain and BFG all-terrains. I like the tread on the MT's. On the other hand, I like the practicality and the price of the AT's. My Jeep's a daily driver...don't really do much offroad but I want my TJ to be offroad-ready and carry that look. These new tires also need to be good in the snow. I'm leaning more towards the AT's because of my situation. But, what do y'all think?
The BFG AT is one of the best tires on the planet for a daily driven 4x4 that sees light offroad use. They are quiet, smooth and long-lasting. They are far superior to the MTs on snowy roads. The BFG AT does well in gravel and even on rocks. Their biggest drawback is in goopy mud; their voids don't self-clean very well.

For your stated purpose, I cannot imagine a better all-around tire than the BFG AT... at any price.
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I too would like to hear more about the Cooper STT tires. Most of the reviews I've read are from Jeep owners from the eastern U.S. I'd like to know how they do out in the hard, rocky ground.
I have been running the same set of 33 inch STT's here in Utah for four years now. I have put 30k street miles on them as well as many moab and off-road trips. I can honestly say I have no complaints. They appear to not be as sticky on the slick rock as say a mtr but they still do very well. Plus I get a lot less chunking than my mtr buddies and far more street wear. They are fairly quiet on the road as well. Mine are due to be replaced before too long and I will be getting them again.

Oh and another vote for the BFG all-terrains. Awesome tires!
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KM2's

I like the KM2's and here is a pic of what they look like on the TJ.
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I have had 2 sets of BFG Muds. I like the look, but they don't wear that good, make a lot of noise, and make for a lot of shimmy when worn. With my ARBs, the rocks eat them like candy. GY are better, but next time I will go back to AT or Desert Duelers.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:42 PM   #26
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STT Tires

Thank you for the feedback on the Cooper tires. How many miles do you have total and how many more could you get out the of the STT's? I currently have the BFG AT KO's, but they are lasting like the three previous sets that I had on my Nissan truck. Thanks again for the post. Have a good one!

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I have been running the same set of 33 inch STT's here in Utah for four years now. I have put 30k street miles on them as well as many moab and off-road trips. I can honestly say I have no complaints. They appear to not be as sticky on the slick rock as say a mtr but they still do very well. Plus I get a lot less chunking than my mtr buddies and far more street wear. They are fairly quiet on the road as well. Mine are due to be replaced before too long and I will be getting them again.

Oh and another vote for the BFG all-terrains. Awesome tires!
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I've read that you can get quite a few miles out of them. Thanks again. Have a good one!

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Arch, my km2s' are brand new so i can't speak to longevity, but i love the ride and noise levels so far.

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