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Unread 03-08-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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A/T's on your XJ... what has the best endurance ?

The reason I went to an XJ dd from a ZJ dd is shear economics.
easier and cheaper to work on, cheaper to main. well you guys know the deal !

I run A/T's vs M/T's for the same reason, and i spend as much or more time onroad than off.

Whats the best A/T for mileage ??

In other words what A/T's will last the longest in your experience ?

Whats the most economical A/T (not to be confused with the cheapest) ?

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Unread 03-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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I have 10k on a set of Nokian Vatiivas ... Other than the outsides of the front wearing from the Jeep being out of alignment, they show no wear. They are pretty economical. Do GREAT in the snow, off road. Not a mud tire, though.

If I were to buy another set of A/Ts for my Cherokee, I'd definitely get them.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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The newest issue of fourwheeler magazine is centered around tires. I'd pick one up and read.

From personal experience, BFG's AT is pretty much the tried and true in my opinion. I have them on two of my vehicles. One set has like 30k miles on them and still have plenty left. Which is seriously impressive in my mind, considering that they are on my powerstroke excursion, which I use to tow my car trailer a few times a year on top of frequent city/highway driving and trips to the beach. I'm fairly sure that these come with a generous milage warranty.

Falken has a an AT that has been getting great reviews; the wildpeak. AT. It scored higher than BFG's AT in performance test on more than two terrain types. As far as wear life, I am not sure. I'm pretty certain that the falkens come with a milage warranty as well.

I know for a fact that the BFG will last. They have for me at least.

Discount tire sells a version of the wildpeak that is identical but has a different name. They're cheaper and as far as I know the same.

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Unread 03-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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my boss has 35" KM2's on his Toy. they have 20k on them and are half shot.....
I have no idea what air he runs in them.

I personally have Timberline A/T's on my XJ and I LOVE THEM roughly 15k on them and no wear at all, they grip nicely and have no noise until you get them down to 30psi or less.

My WJ, I just put Hankook Dyna-pro ATM's on it they ride nice with a little noise but I can't say how they do offroad (they are on our "family" jeep so offroad ability is a little less important)

I usually run 35psi onroad.

I will grab a copy today of 4wheel mag, thanks for the heads up !
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Unread 03-08-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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mickey thompson atz, ran them on my zj and they worked great! they are priced just a tad above average but totally worth it imo, as mentioned before the bfg is probably the most run a/t tire out there and would be a good option if you didnt know what to get.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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I run 32" BFG A/T's I have approx 35,000 and they still have plenty of tread. The vehicle is pretty light so any tire should last. They perform great on road and pretty well off road. The only issue I've ever had is that when I'm off road and there is some moisture they collect mud and loose traction. This can be corrected by lowering the tire pressure. When these wear out I'm planning on the BFG M/T's.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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my boss has 35" KM2's on his Toy. they have 20k on them and are half shot.....
I have no idea what air he runs in them.

I personally have Timberline A/T's on my XJ and I LOVE THEM roughly 15k on them and no wear at all, they grip nicely and have no noise until you get them down to 30psi or less.

My WJ, I just put Hankook Dyna-pro ATM's on it they ride nice with a little noise but I can't say how they do offroad (they are on our "family" jeep so offroad ability is a little less important)

I usually run 35psi onroad.

I will grab a copy today of 4wheel mag, thanks for the heads up !
Hey man, anytime! Glad I could help!

And I double checked on that magazine (I just got home, and looked at it sittin on my desk)

It's the april 2012 issue of "fourwheeler"
Front page says "giant 4x4 tire guide"

Both the BFGs and the Falkens are in there along with like 31 other treads.

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Unread 03-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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I run 32" BFG A/T's I have approx 35,000 and they still have plenty of tread. The vehicle is pretty light so any tire should last. They perform great on road and pretty well off road. The only issue I've ever had is that when I'm off road and there is some moisture they collect mud and loose traction. This can be corrected by lowering the tire pressure. When these wear out I'm planning on the BFG M/T's.
I have the BFG MTs on my XJ. I liked them when I first got em. Did really good at uwharrie honestly. I went everywhere my dad took his rubicon (he had lockers on) without a problem. And they are pretty quiet/well mannered on the street.

Thing is, I haven't had them on that long, and haven't put that many miles on em yet, and I can already see some wear. My alignment is good because I just just got it aligned. I guess they just wear faster than the BFG ATs do.

Anyhow. I'm going with the wildpeak ATs next time around. That is unless I snag a set of something different for cheap off of CL or from this hole in the wall used tire place down the road from me (I will buy a set with 3/4-1/2 tread in a second if they're cheap, lol).

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Ive been using Hankooks for so many years ... I dunno how good other brands are these days ...

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My WJ, I just put Hankook Dyna-pro ATM's on it they ride nice with a little noise but I can't say how they do offroad (they are on our "family" jeep so offroad ability is a little less important)
Supposedly - they are designed for heavier vehicles than an XJ ... so they should wear well.

Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on them in future posts so I can compare against the set I fitted recently ... They already seem seem better than the last Hankook A/T pattern I had.

Remember too ... The longer lasting, highway and A/T tyres - usually have a harder compound rubber ... which normally equates to less grip on the road.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #10
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Cooper discoverers last forever... but multimile wild county xtx's are amazing grips and cheap with a little more agressive tread and have no highway howl

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Ive been using Hankooks for so many years ... I dunno how good other brands are these days ...



Supposedly - they are designed for heavier vehicles than an XJ ... so they should wear well.

Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on them in future posts so I can compare against the set I fitted recently ... They already seem seem better than the last Hankook A/T pattern I had.

Remember too ... The longer lasting, highway and A/T tyres - usually have a harder compound rubber ... which normally equates to less grip on the road.
We like them, the guy that introduced them to me said they were more geared toward heavier vehicle's..... which means thicker or heavier duty side wall's so they should hold up better when SHE bashes them into curbs
you can also tell in corners that there is minimum sidewall flex, they just feel sturdy !!
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Tonight was the first I've had the Dyna-pro's in the mud.........
They fair well offroad but I'm not impressed with them in the slop.
My Timberlines on the XJ are WAY better in sloppy conditions than the Hankook's, and that kinda surprises me because the Dyna-pro's look allot more aggressive than the Timberline's..........
I can say that they don't cake up with mud, they stay pretty clean both tires do actually.
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Got 70,000 miles with BFG AT 31s on my XJ. Now have the 33s. Great ride, mileage and pretty much the standard for rock crawlin.
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I'm running General Grabber AT2's on my 2000 XJ. I've got a little over 2500 miles on them so far, and they have been excellent with anything the Jeep has encountered.

Will likely be putting a set of these on my '98 XJ as well, as it's needing new tires.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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Ive been using Hankooks for so many years ... I dunno how good other brands are these days ...



Supposedly - they are designed for heavier vehicles than an XJ ... so they should wear well.

Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on them in future posts so I can compare against the set I fitted recently ... They already seem seem better than the last Hankook A/T pattern I had.

Remember too ... The longer lasting, highway and A/T tyres - usually have a harder compound rubber ... which normally equates to less grip on the road.
I must issue an update on my Hankook's.......
I think they needed broke in ,
We had them on a trail this weekend and they were amazing, they gripped to the point that I only needed 4wd half the time !
I'm impressed thoroughly with there offroad ability as of this weekend.
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