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so I think its about time for new tires

I currently have some 33x12.5×15 goodyears and im not very happy with them bad in the snow and rain. .

I am thinking of going to the 32x11.5x15 BFG AT..

im about 75-80 road 25-20 off theas days.. do you think this will be a improvement? or should I get a different tire.. thanks for your help
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I have Kumho Road Venture A/T and love them. They have exelent road manners in both the dry and rain. They are really good in the snow too. They are not as aggressive as a Duratrac or the Cooper STT. They are more aggressive than most A/T tires though. I'm in the same boat as you. Mine Is a daily driver and weekend warrior and they have served me well. I don't think they make it in a 32" though.
 

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how bad are they in the snow?
I had them last winter (33x1250x15) and they spun on ice and snow when i would barley give it any gas. And in any type of mud they clump up in the treads and become slicks in the mud. But over the summer I got 33x1250 Goodyear Duratracs and its like the snow and ice isn't even there and they aren't too loud on the road and ride pretty nice for an "aggressive" tire

Not trying to shove the duratracs but they're a major improvement from the BFG A/T
 

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I had 33x12.50 bfg a/t and they were horrible in the snow. I now have the bfg a/t 33x10.50s and they are awesome. Must be because the skinnier tread. We've been getting hammered with snow here in the northeast and I'm very happy with these tires. As for ice, I don't know of any tire great on ice.
 

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how bad are they in the snow?
All terrains aren't well siped and in snow, they pack up and turn into a slick. For snow and ice conditions, siping is king and the more sipes cut into the tire, the better. Not to mention an all terrain has a big contact patch which makes them slide and skid more easily on slick streets. For Michigan's winter weather conditions, I'd get a skinny "pizza cutter" tire that is well siped and get a different tire for the summer.

The fine slits cut into this tire are sipes, the larger molded voids between the tread blocks are called kerfs.

 

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how bad are they in the snow?
Just in snow they are OK, but any type of ice and the jeep will lose traction. Lack of siping and the short wheel base. I've spun mine around in an icy street going very slow.
Unless you are willing to get a dedicated set of snow tires, it will be a compromise.

Many guys like the duratrac.
 

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I have got Goodyear wrangler duratracs and I think they are awsome my buddy of mine and I went mudding and he's got bfs on his and I blew through it like crazy and he just barely made it now In snow there pretty good I mean I would prefer them to anyone I know now ice is ice once you lose traction there is no coming back unless you know what your doing haha the past couple snow storms I haven't had any problem even tho my tires are pretty bald I haven't had a problem
 

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I have had 33" Duratracs in deep snow, goopy mud, dry sand, dirt, heavy rain...and have been very pleased with them. You should see about 45,000-50,000 out of a set for daily driving.
 
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