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Old 01-12-2012, 11:01 AM
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Can I get opinions on tires?

Looking to upgrade my '12 2-door to new wheels and 285/70R17 tires. I have a few I am looking at. Wanted to get some opinions on them.

The three I am looking at are:

Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx

BFG All Terrain T/A KO

Falken Wild Peak A/T


I like the aggressive look of the Coopers. The BFG are tried-and-true. The Falken's have them both beat by a mile on price, but thinking they look little too-street to me.

Would love some opinions... Thanks!

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the Falkens will be my next set. I know someone who got a set and they are pretty aggressive for what he does. He's not climbing rocks and stuff like that but off road and on road, they are hard to beat for the price. They've got positive reviews. They aren't as loud as I expected them to be either.
The BFG All Terrain T/A KO are suppose to be pretty good, never tried them though.

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the Falkens will be my next set. I know someone who got a set and they are pretty aggressive for what he does. He's not climbing rocks and stuff like that but off road and on road, they are hard to beat for the price. They've got positive reviews. They aren't as loud as I expected them to be either.
The BFG All Terrain T/A KO are suppose to be pretty good, never tried them though.
I've heard nothing but good things about the Falkens and a set of 5 saves me nearly $300 over Coopers and evern move over the BFG's. I guess I need to seem some photos of them mounted on Wranglers. I just wonder if it looks a little too "street" on Jeeps and not agressive enough?
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Any reason you aren't looking into the Duratracs? Considered to be one of the best AT tires out there by many. Very aggressive looking tire and more of a AT/MT hybrid.

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I guess I need to seem some photos of them mounted on Wranglers. I just wonder if it looks a little too "street" on Jeeps and not agressive enough?
The Falkens are definitely not aggressive enough looking for my tastes. Here's some photos of 37s. Just don't do it for me.

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I just put the Falkens Rocky Mountain(exactly the same as Wild Peaks, just sold only at Discount Tire stores). They are pretty aggressive for AT's. I used to run pro comp ATs and the Falkens make them look like touring tires. Haven't had a chance to take the falkens on the trail, but on the road they are great so far.
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Im running Cooper discoverer at3`s in the winter and bfg km2`s in the summer and love both.. Just make sure they put them Black walls out...they needed miner up lol

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Any reason you aren't looking into the Duratracs? Considered to be one of the best AT tires out there by many. Very aggressive looking tire and more of a AT/MT hybrid.
I think I will reconsider the Duratracs. They definitely appear to be the consensus pick of this board. I just haven't been a GY fan in the past. Always seemed overpriced and short tread life. At $283 a tire they are very pricey, but the tread lightly rebate does soften the blow a little.
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I think I will reconsider the Duratracs. They definitely appear to be the consensus pick of this board. I just haven't been a GY fan in the past. Always seemed overpriced and short tread life. At $283 a tire they are very pricey, but the tread lightly rebate does soften the blow a little.
Plus you get a $50 forum member discount with the purchase of 5 tires.
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here is an up close of the Falkens. I still think they are quite aggressive. I could personally care less how aggressive they look, but how they actually perform. So far they do have great reviews and I'll be testing them out in the next few weeks, hopefully. I am not sure how much you will save with the Falkens as the tire goes up in size. The 31's I got were only 138, compared to BF AT at 180 or so. If I would have gone with 32's, the price jumped to 170/tire for the Falkens.

Out of any of those choices, I am sure you will be happy.
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The price difference is $208 vs $283 for the DT, so pretty significant for a set of five
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yeah, that's definitely significant in savings. Save a little on tires, and do more mods with the money saved! that was my goal, but now I need a new top. Not exactly where I wanted to spend the extra money, but I'll be happy with a new top when its 110 all summer down in texas.
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My problem is that purely in terms of appearance I think the BFG M/T's are the best looking tire on a Jeep out there. But everyone on here says they drive like crap on snow and ice. So it seems like the Duratracs are the closet A/T out there as far as LOOKING like a mud tire while performing like an A/T tire. So I may end up with the goodyears.

Although the possibility of getting BFG's and getting the siped has crossed my mind. I really do love the way they look
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My problem is that purely in terms of appearance I think the BFG M/T's are the best looking tire on a Jeep out there. But everyone on here says they drive like crap on snow and ice. So it seems like the Duratracs are the closet A/T out there as far as LOOKING like a mud tire while performing like an A/T tire. So I may end up with the goodyears.

Although the possibility of getting BFG's and getting the siped has crossed my mind. I really do love the way they look
Pick up the newest issue of JP magazine...they did a big tire review section
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here is an up close of the Falkens. I still think they are quite aggressive. I could personally care less how aggressive they look, but how they actually perform. So far they do have great reviews and I'll be testing them out in the next few weeks, hopefully. I am not sure how much you will save with the Falkens as the tire goes up in size. The 31's I got were only 138, compared to BF AT at 180 or so. If I would have gone with 32's, the price jumped to 170/tire for the Falkens.

Out of any of those choices, I am sure you will be happy.
They actually look pretty darn good right there. May cause me to do a little more research into them.
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Here's a better pic of the Coopers.they have a 50000 mile warrantee on them.

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In short go with the Cooper ST Maxx's and don't look back if those are the three your looking at.. They will give you the best on road and offroad performance out of all those tires.
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I put the AT3's on my GMC Yukon this past summer and love them. The hooked up great out hunting this year and in the snow. I would definitively consider the ST MAxx's for the jeep. Keep your eye out at Fleet Farm you can get buy 3 get 1 free and I also got a $75 rebate from Cooper on the AT 3's.
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I think I will reconsider the Duratracs. They definitely appear to be the consensus pick of this board. I just haven't been a GY fan in the past. Always seemed overpriced and short tread life. At $283 a tire they are very pricey, but the tread lightly rebate does soften the blow a little.
What size wheel do you have? The stock 17"? My 33x12.50x15 duratracs were $155/tire after my rebates
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I think I will reconsider the Duratracs. They definitely appear to be the consensus pick of this board. I just haven't been a GY fan in the past. Always seemed overpriced and short tread life. At $283 a tire they are very pricey, but the tread lightly rebate does soften the blow a little.
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What size wheel do you have? The stock 17"? My 33x12.50x15 duratracs were $155/tire after my rebates
I'm w/Mr. Chaos. $283 is way too high. My DT's were $220/tire...and they're 35's (315/75R16).

One of the biggest reasons I tell people to ditch the stock rims and buy smaller rims / tires at the same time...often it's cheaper than buying the larger tires alone.
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What size wheel do you have? The stock 17"? My 33x12.50x15 duratracs were $155/tire after my rebates
i was looking at 285/70R17 and the $283 price is from Discount Tire Direct

i know 15" 33's are a lot cheaper, it's just a preference thing for the look of the 17" wheels. I'm thinking black rock vipers. If they made the black rocks in 16" I would probably go that route. I just can't convince myself to go down to 15" rims for some reason. The $283 price is before any rebates by the way.
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Just be glad you don't have 16.5 wheels, tire choices are limited and price is pretty high. If was to make a choice on those three you list I would go for the cooper.
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I have ordered the cooper Maxx because they are approved as wintertire in Sweden, the Duratracs are not approved as a wintertire in Sweden.

I will get my Cooper maxx with studs for added security for me and other drivers.

I am happy that we have laws for wintertire in Sweden
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The Cooper ST Maxx is the best agressive AT made today but I am very very suprised as good as the duratrac is in the snow and on the road that sweeden wouldn't like it
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The Cooper ST Maxx is the best agressive AT made today but I am very very suprised as good as the duratrac is in the snow and on the road that sweeden wouldn't like it
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According to Goodyear in Sweden the duratrac is not allowed as a tire in wintertime at all. Why it is like that i do not know, maybe not enough soft rubber. Who decides it?, Goodyear or the Swedish government i dont know.
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Why do you care what the swedish government thinks?! why not listen to the americans/canadians that actually use them? I personally really like the my Duratracs, they look aggressive, but they ride smooth and quiet on road, I know they do better than the BFG A/T KOs because my jeep had them on it when I bought it, the Duratracs out shine the BFG KOs in every aspect.
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Why do you care what the swedish government thinks?! why not listen to the americans/canadians that actually use them? I personally really like the my Duratracs, they look aggressive, but they ride smooth and quiet on road, I know they do better than the BFG A/T KOs because my jeep had them on it when I bought it, the Duratracs out shine the BFG KOs in every aspect.
I'm sure they get snow in Sweden, and I imagine he cares because he probably lives there amd must abide by Swedish law.
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Looking to upgrade my '12 2-door to new wheels and 285/70R17 tires. I have a few I am looking at. Wanted to get some opinions on them.

The three I am looking at are:

Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx

BFG All Terrain T/A KO

Falken Wild Peak A/T


I like the aggressive look of the Coopers. The BFG are tried-and-true. The Falken's have them both beat by a mile on price, but thinking they look little too-street to me.

Would love some opinions... Thanks!
I have used the BFG AT's with good results on my other trucks & Toyota.

I did however witness the Falken JK Unlimited Jeep do some very intense rock crawling here in Western Colorado in Billings Canyon. It was being tested for that exact tire. The driver was the owner of Edge Evolution. Nice guy!! He had to winch only twice. Of course we are talking about 4 foot vertical ledges.

Most the guys at work are running the Duratracs on their work trucks with good results. I'd look into sidewall strength on those first, not sure if they are as puncture resistant/strong as the others.
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I'm w/Mr. Chaos. $283 is way too high. My DT's were $220/tire...and they're 35's (315/75R16).

One of the biggest reasons I tell people to ditch the stock rims and buy smaller rims / tires at the same time...often it's cheaper than buying the larger tires alone.

Where did you get DT's for $220/tire...in 35's (315/75R16)for $220.00? Im about ready to buy but have not seen them for that low. Thanks.
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I'm sure they get snow in Sweden, and I imagine he cares because he probably lives there amd must abide by Swedish law.
Isn't this a thread for the OP's questions? The OP is in Maryland. Not Sweden
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Where did you get DT's for $220/tire...in 35's (315/75R16)for $220.00? Im about ready to buy but have not seen them for that low. Thanks.
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