|08-28-2013 02:10 PM|
Just put on 31x10.50 Kelly Safari TSR and so far I love them. Aggressive pattern for A/T tires and make the TJ look like a Jeep instead of car. I moved up from 30x9.50 BFG don't have any noticeable power loss from my 4cyl. On road they have a little rumble but not loud enough to be a bother. Haven't ga a chance to test them off road yet but on road they seem to be great.
|08-15-2013 07:33 AM|
|TJmama||My TJ came with brand new Kumho ATs and so far they are a quiet stable tire for the daily driving and have some beefiness for the moderate off roading. I adopted new hankook ATs on my work durango and am highly unimpressed. Had toyos on my last dodge ram for work and again not impressed for the AT aspect. Run Coopers on my personal Dodge Diesel and love them, ran the same on my liberty and loved them! Great off and on road rain and snow...but they are loud. Just my .02|
|08-15-2013 02:24 AM|
|RevCo666||On my previous pickup truck, I ran with BFG A/T KO and they worked great, after 45K KM's they still had about 30-40% tread life left. They worked great in snow but because I had no weight in the back of my truck and only RWD, I found traction was not the best. This may be different for jeeps. Had the PO of my jeep not put on new Goodyear Wrangler Territory's (sister tire of Duratrac's) I would of went with another set of BFG's.|
|08-15-2013 02:17 AM|
|08-15-2013 02:14 AM|
|GKjeep||I'm going to do the miller run next weekend that will be the first off road test. If I don't forget, I'll let you know how they did. But I can vouch for them on pavement. Reasonably quiet and smooth. The occasional "those are badass looking tires" don't hurt either lol|
|08-14-2013 11:31 PM|
|99GoldenSahara||Thanks, because I'm leaning in the same direction for my new set. I've just read so many different comments about tires and some folks think they don't do as well in the snow as other AT tires. But they are M&S rated and may even have the snowflake designation for extreme winter application. Others have also commented that the MT tires, while great in mud are lousy on wet pavement and in winter. I'm jus t wanting, like you, the best all around tire for my vehicle for the amount of $ I'm shelling out. So right now it looks like BFG AT KO's are winning the debate.|
|08-14-2013 11:06 PM|
|08-14-2013 10:47 PM|
|99GoldenSahara||Some folks voice concern about tire weight. Someone posted that Toyo AT's are heavier than other AT tires and perhaps not the best choice for TJ's. What about other tires? Is weight an issue with other manufacturers? I'm mulling over this same issue. You can't beat BFG AT KO's for mileage considerations, yet in my limited experience they didn't seem to perform that great in the snow and rain. I've considered the Duratracs but some indicate they have wimpy sidewalks, yet they also say they're great in snow and on wet pavement. Haven't looked at Coopers yet but plan to. Like the OP I'd like to find the perfect tire: good in snow & rain, wears like iron, and has sidewall protection for off roading. Anyone find it yet? Let me know!|
|07-17-2013 08:38 AM|
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|07-16-2013 02:39 AM|
|TJZ||BFG on three different rigs and love them. My opinion Live and learn. !|
|07-16-2013 02:23 AM|
|07-16-2013 01:07 AM|
|wrangler0232||bfg ko or what I have are the goodyear silent armor at tires and I love them they are quiet strong and do great in mud and sand they are great|
|07-15-2013 08:24 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||All I have to contribute is if you do much mud, the very LAST tire I would run is an All Terrain tire... which despite one comment to the contrary, I strongly believe to be the worst choice for that. The OP said he does mud, I wouldn't suggest an AT to my worst enemy for that usage... light mud or deep mud.|
|07-15-2013 08:09 PM|
Dont want to start a thread war or argument......I voted for Duratracs and yes I do have them....I also mentioned that I have had 3 sets of BFGs on my Jeep.
My TJ has 165K+ on it so if you think a minute...3 sets of BFGs and the original tires and my Duratracs (which went on last OCT) I only have opinions on 2 types. MY BFGS were good, but my Duratracs are SOOOO much better....and no louder...no issues with balancing...and rotated every 3K miles.....I also run them at 28psi....and have the 33"x 12.5" x15" all of that PROBABLY gives them some advantage over the BFGS which were 31"s.
My whole point being...of the 2 that I know (BFGs and Duratracs) I like the Duratracs better. Sure there maybe other "better" tires out there, but my experience leads me to this conclusion. I hope he finds the best tire for him...for my application I have found mine....unless they fall apart or the tread is gone in 2 years. The BFGs are my "benchmark", if these last as long as the BFGs I will be satisfied...(about 24-30 months).
|07-15-2013 07:29 PM|
Quiet, ride, performance, and mileage life were his main concerns...and a half dozen people voted for Duratracs?
Performance I'll give you. Mine work excellent in mud, snow, whatever. But they are NOT quiet...especially after the first cross rotation. They do not last as long as other ATs. And they do not ride as good as other ATs. The outer blocks just won't let it happen...plus Goodyear is notorious for making square tires.
The Duratrac is a great tire for it's purpose. But for the OP's needs it's the WORST choice in the AT segment. Some of these threads crack me up.
|06-27-2013 08:16 PM|
|SEAICE||Can't say enough about my Duratracs. I have 275/65R18s, which are actually for heavier vehicles than the Wrangler. They're load range E (equivalent to 10-ply) but they ride smooth and quiet (on an LJ). Other sizes have lower load range (C and D). Great in snow and rain.|
|06-26-2013 11:06 PM|
|CBeach||+ 1 on the Toyo AT2's. I've had mine for about 6 months and I love them, and they look good also.|
|06-26-2013 10:46 PM|
|06-26-2013 08:27 PM|
|NCN8||Cooper STT TEK3s here...love them!|
|06-26-2013 08:10 PM|
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|06-26-2013 09:24 AM|
|99GoldenSahara||Has Goodyear beefed up the Duratrac sidewalks now?|
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|06-25-2013 10:49 PM|
|Jsb0032||I'm also in the market for new AT tires. I have som wore BFGs now and don't like how they handle on wet pavement. I really like the looks of the Kelly Safari TSR, or Cooper Discover AT3 Has anyone had experience with these? This is a DD so wet road handling and tread life are most important me.|
|06-25-2013 07:38 PM|
|Steve2012||Agree with the BFG AT/KO, great all around tire|
|06-25-2013 01:20 PM|
|06-25-2013 10:50 AM|
|SinfulDragon||I'm happy enough with the Falken Rocky Mountains that are on the Jeep, that I bought a set for the Denali as well.|
|06-25-2013 10:48 AM|
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