I replaced the stock Goodyear Wranglers that my 96 4.0 XJ has seen since it was purchased with Bridgestone 30x9.5 Revos and it's like night and day in terms of DD driving. They also blow the Wranglers out of the water offroad too. I cant say how great they are compared to some hardcore M/T but as far as A/T goes they're absolutely amazing. In torrential rain they drive like the road is dry and ive gotten through mud holes that my Wranglers would be wrangled by.
-2001 Cherokee Sport 4.0 - auto - 80,000m
-1996 Cherokee Sport 4.0 - manual - 160,000m
I just put on a set of 31x10.50 FC II's mounted on DC-1's last night. I think they look nice and the street ride is very quiet. I'll report back on off road prowess when I get a chance to get out.Here's a pic, these are a bit bigger than what I put on though.
Ok guys, I had my BGF AT's in some really rouch stuff today and I can say they are great. SOme heavy rocks and shale and no problem. I couldn't be happier with these AT's in the high country....Not suggesting they are rock crawlers but very adequate in my area...
2006 Rubi LJ, 4.0 6 sp, Rockhard Front Bumper, Rockhard Rock Sliders, FT 3" Lift, BL, MML, Medic TT, 33-10.5x15 BFG AT's on Procomp 15x8 1069's, Superwinch, SwayLoc, EMP Gas Tank Skid, SkidRow Radiator Skid, Misch shelf....Locker Mod...
I am going to do a 2" lift on my 03 WJ. But I would like to purchase the BFG ATs first. Does anyone know if the 245/75/16 will fit in the short term without the lift? It would be pretty funny to see the 2" lift with these tiny Cooper 225/75/16s on.
Supposedly 245/75s rub on a stock WJ. I'd do the lift first. I'm in the same situation, and lifted 2" with stock size tires. It looks a little funny, but I have toyo ATs on right now with a lot of tread left, so I'll probably get some 31s next year some time.
__________________ 2000 WJ Laredo 4.7 NP242
3" Lift, 31" MT/Rs, Aussie Locked D44A, JKS sliders, more
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I have put 20k on my Pathfinder ATs (31x10.50x15) from Discount Tire, including 2 Michigan winters, and couldn't be happier with them. We have used them on dirt trails, loose sand, rocks, gumbo mud and on the street - they are a great compromise for a DD that plays hard on the weekend. I found out too late that they are also available in 33x12.50x15 - I had already purchased a used set of Mickey Thompson MTX's and moved the Pathfinders to my wife's LJ to replace those crappy GSA Wranglers.
Paul - 2005 Wrangler Unlimited
I just wanted to double what Fargo said. I had those Dick Cepek FCII's on my 01 Ram and have another set on order for my 04 Ram. They are BY FAR the best all terrain tire I've ever owned.
Do you have any idea of how the FC IIs compare to the BFG AT in terms of road noise? Sidewall Strength is something else I am concerned with, I know the BFG ATs have 3 ply sidewalls but it seems the FC IIs have a 2 ply sidewall. I am going to be buying a new set of tires for my Wrangler. It sees mostly Colorado trails (I am concerned with sidewall durability) and some mud. Mainly road use though. I want a tire that is as quiet or close to being as quiet as the BFG ATs I have on my Cruiser, but maybe a little more suited to being in the mud once in a great while.