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cujocna 04-20-2008 05:26 PM

Tire Help
 
So, I've spent the last 4 years in Yuma AZ, and i've never driven my Jeep in snow. What i'm trying to find is a good tire with some pretty good all-around off-road capabilities that will still perform good enough in snow. I was thinking about BFG M/T, but i've heard mixed reviews on their winter performance.


Any suggestions?

orange05tj 04-20-2008 09:02 PM

everyone has different opinions on tires. I have BFG all terrains now because I do about 1000 miles a week highway driving. I had M/T's but wore them down. They sucked in the snow, sucked in the mud, slid in the rain, noisy on the highway. Plus I only got around 6k miles on them before they were junk. I had to put it in 4H in a little 2" snow because it just spun everywhere with the M/T's. I'm happy with my BFG A/T's now.

nicolas-eric 04-20-2008 09:12 PM

if you want a MT tire thatīs good in snow and rain go with the cooper STT.
my 35x12.5x15 cooper STTs are even better than my old BFG ATs in rain and snow.

cujocna 04-20-2008 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 220418)
everyone has different opinions on tires. I have BFG all terrains now because I do about 1000 miles a week highway driving. I had M/T's but wore them down. They sucked in the snow, sucked in the mud, slid in the rain, noisy on the highway. Plus I only got around 6k miles on them before they were junk. I had to put it in 4H in a little 2" snow because it just spun everywhere with the M/T's. I'm happy with my BFG A/T's now.

The main thing I was worried about was the light snow performance, since i've heard about the same thing from other people. BFG M/T + light snow = disaster. I know i've been away from NY for a while, but as I recall it's hard to find a clear street for more than 2 days in winter, so that's where i was most concerned. I just didn't know if the A/T's would be aggressive enough for the mud i'd eventually be getting into.

nicolas-eric 04-20-2008 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cujocna (Post 220441)
...it's hard to find a clear street for more than 2 days in winter...

with that much snow in winter i would buy a set of real winter tires for the winter and a set of MTs for the summer.

cujocna 04-20-2008 09:41 PM

Yeah, but at $900 or so for a full set of tires, i'm not too jazzed about buying more than 1 set every 3 years or so. Plus with 4 wheel drive, you shouldn't really need snow tires.

nicolas-eric 04-20-2008 09:43 PM

thatīs not true. when you accellerate you have more traction than a 2wd car. when you brake there isnīt any difference to a 2wd car.

with two sets of tires it takes about 2x the time until you need new tires. it will not cost more.

cujocna 04-20-2008 09:49 PM

True on the braking aspect. I was thinking of the whole braking and turning thing. I'll definately take snow tires into consideration, but it would still be kinda crappy. Them's the breaks I suppose.

And, as a sidenote, does that say you're in Germany?! Are you in the Air Force or something?

nicolas-eric 04-20-2008 09:51 PM

no, iīm a real german guy...


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