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Old 03-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Help with tires

Hey everyone. Im stuck between 3 tires! The jeep is my daily driver, but I dont want to sacrifice offroad. Right now i have Pro Comp MT's and they are great, but loud and only lasted ~25,000 miles. Im now looking at:
BFG AT's
Goodyear Duratrac
Falken WildPeak

Im leaning towards the Falken WildPeak because of the 50,000 mile warranty, good reviews and the tread looks very effective for offroad use. Any opinions?
Thanks!

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I personally have rocky mountain's (wild peaks) and absolutely love them...they've got great offroad performance and are great on road as well. They're also very quiet for an AT tire.

My second choice would be the duratracs because they're also a great tire...i have never personally run these though.

Lastly on this list would be the bfg's...i'm not a big fan of them. They're a great all around tire but to me they're noisy on the road and everyone has them so they're kinda outdated to me...just my personal opinion on these though.

So...either the wild peaks or the duratracs and you wont have any regrets...

i've put about 10k on my rocky mountains and they're still perfect...this is my dd as well as my weekend offroader so i'll recommend them for sure

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BFG A/T will last a long time. I have had many sets and they are great tires to have!
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:49 AM   #4
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BFG A/T will last a long time. I have had many sets and they are great tires to have!
Oh yeah, dont get me wrong...they're definitely a great AT tire...just too noisy for my taste and i see them way too often.

They'll do great off road and last a while on road as well...

not hating on them
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Hey everyone. Im stuck between 3 tires! The jeep is my daily driver, but I dont want to sacrifice offroad. Right now i have Pro Comp MT's and they are great, but loud and only lasted ~25,000 miles. Im now looking at:
BFG AT's
Goodyear Duratrac
Falken WildPeak

Im leaning towards the Falken WildPeak because of the 50,000 mile warranty, good reviews and the tread looks very effective for offroad use. Any opinions?
Thanks!
It's hard to know what to recommend unless you tell us how you plan to use them. Daily driver? Dirt roads? Deep mud? Rock crawling? Deep sand/sand dunes? Dirt trails?
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:44 AM   #6
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Well im 16 and just getting into wheeling. Its my daily driver to school, and when I wheel I go alone with a friend (bad, I know) or with my friend with a stock TJ. Im the one he relies on when we get stuck. I mostly go on logging and fire trails, and some snow trails. I will do rock in the future, but with a dana 35 and 33" tires it wont be any time soon.So they would be for 75% road, 10% mud, 10% dirt, and maybe 5% snow. (By the way im super excited Jerry commented!)
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After Falken's recent win on the Currie/Savvy race Jeep at the Every Man's competition at King of the Hammers, I'd be inclined to go try the Falkens. They seem to be a rea up-and-coming tire and I know Currie/Savvy wouldn't have run it if they didn't think it was a good tire.
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I agree with the Falkens. Have had great reviews and seems to be a better A/T tire for weekends warriors. Since your not playing on rocks you should be fine with the A/T. Most of them have 2ply sidewalls. Just something to keep in mind later. I was in the same shoes as you so i went with General Grabber A/T because of the price and i liked the tread. But once they wear out i'll be getting either M/T with 3ply sidewalls or the M/T kevlar. For now you'll be fine with the Falkens given the info you provided. I've heard Discount Tire gives the best price for the Falken brand. Try giving them a call.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #9
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The problem with BFG's KO, KM, and KM2 tires is their not very cut resistant sidewall. BFG makes tires with tough sidewalls like the Krawler and Baja but their KO, KM, and KM2sidewalls are fairly easily cut by sharp rocks. That is why I stopped running BFG tires and converted to the kevlar-reinforced Goodyear MT/R. I was cutting my BFG KM sidewalls on every other rock crawling trip but I've yet to cut a sidewall since converting to the current kevlar reinforced MT/R.
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I've got the Falken Rocky Mountains and I love them. They were great on the rocks and trails and run great as a daily driver too. for 31's the price difference b/t these and the BFG AT was close to $50 per tire.
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I've got the Falken Rocky Mountains and I love them. They were great on the rocks and trails and run great as a daily driver too. for 31's the price difference b/t these and the BFG AT was close to $50 per tire.
Can you get some pics? Im planning in getting these
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Can you get some pics? Im planning in getting these
this is a close up of them
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ya not a bad price. Most places charge about that for 31 A/Ts. Well atleast where i live.
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I find it a little funny when wrangler owners think a tire like a BFG is outdated.

HELLO! YOU DRIVE A VEHICLE WITH A DISTRIBUTOR!

I think an outdated tire is right at home.
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I find it a little funny when wrangler owners think a tire like a BFG is outdated.

HELLO! YOU DRIVE A VEHICLE WITH A DISTRIBUTOR!

I think an outdated tire is right at home.
I know your just joking, but my wrangler doesn't have a distributor.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #18
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Im getting the duratracs when I get the cash.
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Still deciding... anyone run the Wild Peak or rocky mountians that want yo convince me?
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Still deciding... anyone run the Wild Peak or rocky mountians that want yo convince me?
I don't have the falkens but I can tell you that if your stuck between the falkens or gy's base your decision on where you wheel.. both are fine on the street. If you are mostly in rocks.. go with the falkens.. if you are mostly in mud go with the durratracs. It really is as simple as that
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Oh yeah, dont get me wrong...they're definitely a great AT tire...just too noisy for my taste ....

Noisy? Maybe not great in the mud, maybe can hydroplane but noisy??????

Are you sure you're talking about the AT's????


I guess I just don't hear it....



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I highly recommend BFG km2s, their great on the trail, and pretty good as a daily driver. Their a little loud on the road, but hey i can barely hear anything over the sound of the exhaust, soft top, and music anyway.

But like Jerry said they do have weak sidewalls that tend to cut on rocks. My 33s have been great on the rocks so far (knock on wood), but on the other hand i have a friend who runs 31" KM2s and has had a couple cuts in the sidewalls after a day at Rausch Creek.
Just my two cents...good luck finding suitable tires!
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Oh and i don't think i have ever heard anything bad about Goodyear Duratrac's YET, seems like a pretty good tire to run on a daily driver/weekend warrior.
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I've got a set of duratracs that I've had since 2010. Great tire on road and hasn't really failed me yet in the mud and trails. They don't have the strongest side walls, but unless you're on the rocks all the time, or in mud with lots of downed trees every, I wouldn't worry too much. I was in the same boat as you when I got them, High school kid with occasional off roading. Best way to make a decision is to really look at what you plan on doing (realistically) and getting the ones that fit that style the best. I've got to say though, those falkens are one sharp looking tire

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