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03-10-2012 03:43 PM
wvhillbilly The STTs...but they where awesome in the mud and snow i mean awesome never once did i get stuck

i got Goodyear At on my jeep and truck now they got much better tread life they didnt do bad so far no issues
03-10-2012 03:10 PM
lindel
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Originally Posted by wvhillbilly View Post
i have had 2 sets on my 2500hd they wear fast got about 25000 out of them

The STTs or the Duratracs?
03-10-2012 01:31 PM
wvhillbilly
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Originally Posted by lindel View Post
That's currently what's on the TJ now, the STTs (and was when I bought it), but considering they're 35s and I don't have the cash to build up the Jeep to properly run them, they're going to get "downsized" and I'll be going with a more mileage friendly AT style tire. Mainly the DTs.
i have had 2 sets on my 2500hd they wear fast got about 25000 out of them
03-09-2012 07:40 PM
Drock1979
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Originally Posted by Jonny15 View Post
Ran 3 sets of bfg at's on everything...snow, dry pavement, rain, offroad, ect. They are great tires that wear like iron. Great in the snow, great in the rain, great on dry pavement, and good offroad...they just really lack mud traction, thats my only complaint.

Havent run duratracs but they're the new upcoming at tire and i dont think you can go wrong with them as long as you stay away from the sharp rocks and accept the limitations of an at tire.

Personally ive switched to running mt's instead of at's. Reason being is that if you can deal with a little more noise and 10k less miles per set of tires, you'll be rewarded with MUCH better performing offroad tires. Im not talking about throwing boggers on your jeep instead of an at but rather going with a more mild mt like an mtr or km2.

I hear people complain and worry about snow and ice performance with mt's but take it from a guy who lives in new england...they're not that bad in the snow! Any tire is going to be useless on glare ice unless they're studded, but for snow there really is minimal difference in my opinion between running an at or running an mt...be careful, put it in 4wd, keep your distance, and they'll perform great.
Yea, I tend to agree in alot of cases its more the driver than the tire when it comes to snow, ice and the like. I am considering the Hankook Dynapro also just cause its rated really well and cost is very close to the duratrac. Now my other concern is a 16 or 15 inch wheel, cant find a good two tone wheel in a 15 and trying to avoid the all black but dont want chrome either. May just go chrome 15 but trying to get a price on a nice 16 from DTD with 305/70/16 on them.
03-09-2012 07:28 PM
Jonny15 Ran 3 sets of bfg at's on everything...snow, dry pavement, rain, offroad, ect. They are great tires that wear like iron. Great in the snow, great in the rain, great on dry pavement, and good offroad...they just really lack mud traction, thats my only complaint.

Havent run duratracs but they're the new upcoming at tire and i dont think you can go wrong with them as long as you stay away from the sharp rocks and accept the limitations of an at tire.

Personally ive switched to running mt's instead of at's. Reason being is that if you can deal with a little more noise and 10k less miles per set of tires, you'll be rewarded with MUCH better performing offroad tires. Im not talking about throwing boggers on your jeep instead of an at but rather going with a more mild mt like an mtr or km2.

I hear people complain and worry about snow and ice performance with mt's but take it from a guy who lives in new england...they're not that bad in the snow! Any tire is going to be useless on glare ice unless they're studded, but for snow there really is minimal difference in my opinion between running an at or running an mt...be careful, put it in 4wd, keep your distance, and they'll perform great.
03-09-2012 05:31 PM
lindel That's currently what's on the TJ now, the STTs (and was when I bought it), but considering they're 35s and I don't have the cash to build up the Jeep to properly run them, they're going to get "downsized" and I'll be going with a more mileage friendly AT style tire. Mainly the DTs.
03-09-2012 04:24 PM
Moabrubi Honestly for all around use i think that the Cooper STT is one of the best choices. They are a MT style tire with a 3 ply sidewall. They grip very well on everything i've thrown at them. They are pretty quiet for an MT tire on the road and I've head of guys getting 50k miles out of them.
03-09-2012 02:23 PM
R4D4R Ive had both, but have only had my DTs on for about 1k miles. I had two sets of BFG KOs on an old ZJ and they both lasted around 50k miles. Great overall tire, but not terrific at anything, the ol jack of all trades master of none. It was unstoppable in the snow with the 242 TC, I tried many times to get it stuck but she always powered out. Im talking 12-18" of snow on the street and higher drifts elsewhere. No problems what so ever. Not the greatest in the wet and, as others have said, not good at all in mucky conditions.
My new DTs on JK are so far so good. Havent tried them off road yet though. About as noisy on the road as the BFGs, although, its hard to compare apples to apples with two different vehicles (JK v ZJ). I havent had them in snow yet but they are better in the wet than the BFGs. Wear is, of course, TBD as they only have 1000 miles or about 5 weeks on them. I imagine I can probably get similar miles out of them running a 5 tire rotation vs a 4 on the ZJ.
03-09-2012 02:13 PM
bflank I have had both but not on the same vehicle. My overall impression is that if your driving leans more to on-road the BFG AT-KO is a better overall tire in terms of gas mileage & tread life. The DuraTrac seems much better in mud & just a bit noisier. On road handling of both seems comparable to me but since I have driven them on different vehicles my on-road comparison may be questionable.
03-09-2012 01:09 PM
lindel The BFG AT's are very good as long as you stay out of mud, or off ice. Mine didn't seem to wear out too quickly and had decent traction on anything but ice and mud. The Pro Comp AT's I bought afterward were a better tire from the stand point they didn't clog with mud as willingly and did better on ice.

That said, my next tire purchase will be DuraTracs.
03-09-2012 12:57 PM
Drock1979 Yea, I was curious just to see if there were many who rave about the duratracs that had used the bfg at and could compare them specifically cause I have had much love for my bfgs. I have maxis buckshot muders now and have yet to get stuck and am concerned about going down to an at tire but gotta replace these as they are now slicks. Lol.
03-09-2012 11:48 AM
I8up I have had BFG ATs and Mud terrains...i dont have anything to say bad about either of them. I now run the Duratracs and i love them....I have always been a goodyear hater but i thought i would give them a try since the reviews are good. I have had them off road and they do great. As far as the comparison between the two BFG ATs and duratracs)...I am not really sure yet, however, so far (about three months) I certainly love the duratracs
03-09-2012 11:04 AM
fishband I have goodyear mtr's on my two wranglers and love them...however I am in florida and dont see snow and that many rocks...there is a rebate going on through the month on these....hope this helps.
03-09-2012 10:42 AM
Drock1979 I do mostly road driving but live to hit the trails. Had bfg at and love em except for mud they suck there but the only problem I've had with them. The dt scares me with the weak sidewalls just because my favorite spot does have alot of rocks, not noticeably sharp but gotta have some edges in there. Want a mean looking tire that is gonna last alot of miles and ride roads well plus handle the trails well enough for my rubi to pull through.
03-09-2012 10:30 AM
wolfsbone01 I have ran the BFG AT and overall I hated them, yeah sure they lasted a long time, but they don't do well in mud, they do alright in snow pack and very light snow but with heavy stuff they don't grip. Now I haven't run the DT yet I have a few friends that have had them and overall they liked them except when it came to trails with rocks sticking up.

Now overall there both good tires, but if I had my choice give me a good mud lug style tire and I'll be happy and yes some people say mud lugs suck in snow, but for me I haven't had to many problems with them. Now the DT is a great all around tire better then the BFG AT because it is more aggresive then the AT's but yet not as aggresive as a MT and if your doing light wheelings and mild off-roading then I would go with the DT, but if my rig was a strick road rig then I would go the BFG AT or similar.
03-09-2012 08:33 AM
Drock1979 I'm thinking no one has run both? Kinda surprised.
03-08-2012 06:56 PM
Drock1979 bump, anyone?
03-08-2012 07:28 AM
Drock1979 I had damn near 70k on two sets one on a jeep and one on a Tacoma. ( actually 72k on the taco)
03-08-2012 01:37 AM
DeanR-805 I cannot say anything about duratracs, never used them. However I had the BFG's on my old ZJ and while they had great traction off road, they didn't last very long driving on the street. just my .02
03-07-2012 11:10 PM
Drock1979
The ever popular DT VS The proven BFG AT

OK, I am looking for people that have driven both the BFG AT and The DT to tell me which is the better tire for all around use. I think the popular DT sounds great but I am positive it would last about half as long as the BFG. So let the debate begin!

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