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Old 12-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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cheaper tires

well it's definitely time to get new tires for my jeep. I want bfg all terrain because ive heard they are very good everyday tires and good snow tires but they are soo expensive! Can you guys tell me any other tires that are good but cheaper or any coupons/deals with the bfgs youve seen?

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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Goodyear Duratrac or General Grabber AT2

The General Grabber AT2 is very similar to the BFG AT but cheaper. The Goodyear Duratrac is a completely different type of tire but seems to be very good. It is kind of like a mild mud tire and an All Terrain slapped together.

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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I got the Hankook RT MT03's back in July or August. 30" got them for $150 because of an "internet price beat" at a local tire place, Town Fair Tire. Usually went for $198

Gave them their first try in the snow today. Gotta tell ya, I think they are as good if not better than the BFG MT's and definitely better than the AT's. We didn't get nailed with snow, maybe 6", but then even after it turned to rain and the roads were like a pineapple slushy, they bombed right through.

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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might go for the general grabbers. I've also looked at those hankooks but theyre still pretty much the same price as the bfgs. Have you guys heard of any deals like buy 3 get the 4 free? i know indytire was having one (i live in indiana btw) but i dont think its on anymore.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:51 PM   #5
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If you want cheap tires, check out this website. Retread Tires - Buy Retread Tires, Kedge Grip, and Cheap Tires online at TreadWright.com > Home They sell re-tread tires. My brother bought a set of 30's 1 1/2 years ago & I bought 31's last year & they are fantastic for the price. 31's are priced under $90!!!! They have awesome customer service also. I had one with a small bubble in the tread & they replaced it free & let me keep the old one as a spare. I'd recommend them for wheeling & daily driver. JP Mag does a tire write up every year & included them in there this year. They really liked them for the price. They even used them on one of there projects.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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goodyear duratracs. perfect for all season driving, studdable for winter driving starts with 18/32" of tread. i love my set
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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What would you recommend for road and sand use. No mud or aggressive tread designed wanted or needed? I'm looking for 265 70R16 also can someone explain the 265 70R part? How does that translate to inches?
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
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I got 30" BFG AT KO for about $115. ea. installed at NTB. I had the older 30" BFG AT on all 5, so I didn't do the spare. It's never been used, and still has the little rubber spikes. I am a fan of the BFG tires because of the 3 ply sidewall. The GY wranglers that came stock had a sidewall blowout at about 30K after a day of mild offroading. I changed to the BFGs, and never had another flat tire, and that's now about 80K on 2 sets. I got 60K+ out of the first set, and the second set are still looking very good.

As far as the metric sizing listed on most tires, here is something I posted in the tires and wheels forum for a guy wanting to go to 33s. As it was, he already had a tire that was almost the same size as the 33x12.5 he wanted.

Tire sizes are normally listed in 3 numbers, yours is 305/70/R16.

The first number is simply the width of the tire in mm (305 mm) This is about 12 inches.

The second number is sidewall height as a percentage of the width. For instance, in this case, the sidewall is 70% of 305 mm: 213.5 mm.

The third number is the diameter of the wheel (rim) in inches. R just means radial.

So to calculate the diameter of a tire:

(sidewall X 2) + wheel

Converting the wheel diameter to mm. gives:
213.5 mm X 2 = 427mm+ 406.4(Wheel) = 833.4 mm or 32.81 in.

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