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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Best AT tire for the money?

As the title of the thread says whats the best at tire for the money i've been reading that the fun country radial 2's are the best but unfortunately they do not come in my size. So what is the best AT tire tread out there? All imput is welcome.

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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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What size do you want? A lot of people say BFG A/T. Ive never run them I have only had courser AWT and its been great for me in a 31x10.5. Snow driving is great and no complaints.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Loved my BFG AT's. Awesome traction, and I got almost 40,000 miles out of em. 315/75R16's.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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Any size is good but im after 245/75R16 and above for at's sizes also looking for hybrid tires that would help out lots.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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The Brdigestone REVO/2 have always been my tire of choice, but pretty spendy now. I have been doing a decent amount of research lately and have narrowed my options down a bit.
Falken Rocky Mountain ATS/WildPeack A/T (basically the same tire), Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, Yokohama Geolander ATS.
On the more $$$ side, You can't go
wrong with Wrangler MT/R Kevlar.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 02:35 PM   #6
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The Brdigestone REVO/2 have always been my tire of choice, but pretty spendy now. I have been doing a decent amount of research lately and have narrowed my options down a bit.
Falken Rocky Mountain ATS/WildPeack A/T (basically the same tire), Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, Yokohama Geolander ATS.
On the more $$$ side, You can't go
wrong with Wrangler MT/R Kevlar.
Don't overlook the Hankook ATM or Kelly Safari TSR!
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Unread 03-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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I have had 27 sets of BFG A/T's the 5 tires I just replaced (33x9.50/15) lasted 66k. They wheeled from NC's OBX to Moab and all over CO.
I don't know much about other brands except that whenever I buy a vehicle, the tires that are on it have always been a dissapointment compared to BFG's
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Unread 03-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
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I've used Yokohama Geolander AT/S ever since I bought my first set. Cheaper and better than the BFG's and Revo's I used to buy, imho. I have them on 2 vehicles right now.
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I have GY Duratracs, very happy with them. Never had any good luck with BFG ATs
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #10
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There are lots of very good tires out there. But you said for the money, which qualifies things. With that considered, I think you would be hard-pressed to outdo the Firestone Destination AT. $120 a tire in that size on Tire Rack. I think it prices our cheaper at the Firestone stores once you consider shipping.

The Yokohama are affordable too, as are the General Grabber AT2. Those three seem to be very well regarded for the money.

The basic Hankook and Kumho look good too, though I have seen less longer/higher mileage reviews on those.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 08:25 PM   #11
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Treadwrights are a good bang for the buck.
http://www.treadwright.com/c-12-245-75r16.aspx
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Unread 03-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #12
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Love my Duratracs.

I almost went with the Hankook ATM, it's supposed to be an excellent tire, and has a good price, but I decided I wanted something more agressive looking, so I went with the Duras.

I'm 100% happy with my choice, I'd buy them again.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 09:53 PM   #13
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The Brdigestone REVO/2 have always been my tire of choice, but pretty spendy now. I have been doing a decent amount of research lately and have narrowed my options down a bit.
Falken Rocky Mountain ATS/WildPeack A/T (basically the same tire), Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, Yokohama Geolander ATS.
On the more $$$ side, You can't go
wrong with Wrangler MT/R Kevlar.
The only problem with the GYW MT/R is that it only comes in my size of 245/75R16 in load range E now would that be a problem? This is going on a Grand Cherokee 00 Laredo. How rough would this ride?

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Don't overlook the Hankook ATM or Kelly Safari TSR!
How well does the Hankook ATM preform on terms of off road use (light to mild off road including light mudding) to on road use how quiet it is and how good it preforms in snow, ice and slush and most of the time moderate to heavy rain at times. (For the north east of USA).

The Kelly Safari TSR I really like but I also run into the same problem as with the GYW MT/R's that the only size that I would like/need is 245/75R16 is that it comes only in load range E. So my concern in the earlier post is still alive and kicking. Does anyone have the Kelly Safari TSR's? I'm wondering how well it preforms on and off road and snow so if anyone has any input to the Kelly Safari TSR's that would be welcome and helpful.



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There are lots of very good tires out there. But you said for the money, which qualifies things. With that considered, I think you would be hard-pressed to outdo the Firestone Destination AT. $120 a tire in that size on Tire Rack. I think it prices our cheaper at the Firestone stores once you consider shipping.

The Yokohama are affordable too, as are the General Grabber AT2. Those three seem to be very well regarded for the money.

The basic Hankook and Kumho look good too, though I have seen less longer/higher mileage reviews on those.
How well does the Firestone Destination AT performs on and off road I have a friend that told me getting them for off road use is a mistake and I cant say I don't believe him because it seems more like a street tire more than anything. How well does it preform in snow, ice and rain? Shipping is not a problem here in Connecticut because there is actually a warehouse here for tirerack.com

The Yokohama is still subjected to the same performance areas also Ice, Snow, Rain, Slush as goes with the "basic" Hankook and "basic" Kumho please elaborate on which tires you speak of.

I've looked that the General Grabber AT 2's and I like them very much as they come in all 3 of my stock sizes which are

225/75R16

245/70R16

255/65R16

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Treadwrights are a good bang for the buck.
http://www.treadwright.com/c-12-245-75r16.aspx
Treadwright.com Is that just a good site? Seems like brand name tires just with different names how good is the quality of their tires?

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Love my Duratracs.

I almost went with the Hankook ATM, it's supposed to be an excellent tire, and has a good price, but I decided I wanted something more agressive looking, so I went with the Duras.

I'm 100% happy with my choice, I'd buy them again.

Im leaning toward the Duratrac's because they are a hybrid tire from what i've been reading and thats what im after. How far have you taken your Duratracs? Like what are the limits of them like what can and cant they do? I'd get them in my stock size if it were not load range E which I'm starting to believe is not bad to run on a stock GC I may be the guinea pig to try to use load range E on a stock GC to see how it runs.

In my opening post of the thread I don't I mentioned what I wanted my tires to have and one of which was to have it bear the snowflake mountain symbol.
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My Rubicon MTRs are load range E and they arent terrible. You do feel every crack in the road though. You can air the crap out of them for imporved gas mileage and still have them have the proper shape so they dont wear uneven.
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My Rubicon MTRs are load range E and they arent terrible. You do feel every crack in the road though. You can air the crap out of them for imporved gas mileage and still have them have the proper shape so they dont wear uneven.
But how would it fair on a 00 Grand Cherokee Laredo? You also said you can feel every crack in the road isn't that a bad thing when off road and on road?
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