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Old 04-25-2016, 01:00 AM
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need tires, have to buy ASAP, which ones?

Lost my best good tire, theother front is thin, the rear aren't the greatest but maybe have another 3-4k on them.. I need tires, my spare (31x10.50) is on and causing some very undesirable street manners when trying to correspond through a lunchbox locker to the other axle end with a 235/85-16 on it at 40mph.

I mostly drive wet blacktop, some concrete, some unimproved, a little recreation offroad (winching on rocks, slate-rock lake beaches, I try to stay away from mud but sometimes it happens). Snow is well managed with sand here locally but salt in town, hills with hard pack are only problems maybe 10-30 days a year. I am open to sizes 215/85-16 through 235/85-16 Load range E.

Several tires have have my interest.

1. BFG KO2
2. Greneral Grabber At2
3. Goodyear Wrangler duratrac

Are there any other tires I should be considering?

Thankyou in advance.

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Old 04-25-2016, 02:04 AM   #2
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Have had the Grabber AT2's for a few years. Great tire, good off road and severe winter rated. They're long lasting and very affordable.

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I like the Duratrac. Biggest complaint I've heard is the sidewall might be more cut prone than say the KO2. Only problem I've had was a soft dirt hill climb. Been awesome on wet pavement, thick washbed sand, and jagged granite trails. Never tried snow, but seen plenty of happy folks who can attest to it's performance. And, at least in my size, I like that the tread is deeper than the KO2.

I think the Duratracs will be better in the snow, wet pavement and mud, but the KO2s will have better road manners and maybe better in sand. But we might be talking a couple percentage points difference not leaps and bounds.

I ignore the Grabber because it makes me think of a Rotex watch or Dulce & Cabana jeans (Read: BFG spoof).
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I vote Duratrac.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:20 PM
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Looks like I'm going BFG. It's the lightest tire, any tire I wanted would need ordered (even the michelin A/T2 & LTX M/S). It seems alot of the tires in the 235/85-16 are being phased out.

I'm either here stuck or beating feet if I'm to be on the go. Should be here between Wednesday or Friday.. Wisky Tengo Foxtaught.
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So I'm here at home being lazy and reading all the bad reviews about tread separation on the BFG KO2.... I like living... Anybody know anything about all this??

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/tire...ch.html?page=3

BFG $147.50/ea $681.23 OTD with 1year roadhazzard and 6yr DOT/40k mile manufacturer warranty (Which is just a selling point according to reviews)

Duratracs $210/ea $1025ish OTD w/ 1yr roadhazzard with
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So I'm here at home being lazy and reading all the bad reviews about tread separation on the BFG KO2.... I like living... Anybody know anything about all this??

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/tire...ch.html?page=3

BFG $147.50/ea $681.23 OTD with 1year roadhazzard and 6yr DOT/40k mile manufacturer warranty (Which is just a selling point according to reviews)

Duratracs $210/ea $1025ish OTD w/ 1yr roadhazzard with
Running on my second set of KO2's no complaints. Thread separation sounds more to an once KM2's issue. Majority if those reviews are not for KO2's and sounds like BFG/Michelin are not aware of them or if does are not mentioned much. BFG/Michelin are very good honoring warranties and helping over issues.
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Running on my second set of KO2's no complaints. Thread separation sounds more to an once KM2's issue. Majority if those reviews are not for KO2's and sounds like BFG/Michelin are not aware of them or if does are not mentioned much. BFG/Michelin are very good honoring warranties and helping over issues.
What size are you on and how many miles did you truly run properly calculating if oversized?

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Tire arrival is scheduled for 1300 Friday, I need these tires. Been without my whip since Sundey.

I'm built up with excitement, I haven't had BRAND-NEW tires in 4 years as my last few sets were salvage yard tire specials.
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BFG KO on my jeep NOW!!!
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I'm just tickled. I bought several pairs of new tires and lots of used treads, and this is the first new set of 4 since I was in high school. I Can't wait to deliver pizza.
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