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Unread 12-06-2006, 05:35 AM   #1
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Best Tires BFG TA KO or Goodyear MT/R

Going to RE 3.5 SF Lift and can't make up my mind which tire to place on the 2006 TJ Rubicon. BFG TA KO or Goodyear MT/R which came with the Jeep. Very loud on the road. I off road in the AZ area both in sand and mountains. Not much rock climbing.

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Unread 12-06-2006, 06:22 AM   #2
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The BFG T/A's are very nice on the road... smooth and pretty quiet. I have no experience with the MT/R's.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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well there are 2 BFG tires with that name, the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO and the BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KO. for the moment, im going to assume you mean the mud turrains. I went through the same thought process as you and i settled on the BFG tires mainly becuase the fact that the MT/R's are pure rock crawling tires, they pretty much suck in everything else.

i donno how much rock crawling you do if any, but if you do rock crawling id go the MT/R's, if not, BFG's

I've got 5 BFG Muds 33x12.50x16's on order
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Unread 12-06-2006, 06:32 AM   #4
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I use the AT/KOs. They've taken me anywhere I need to go here in AZ, and they're MUCH quieter than MTRs. They're great in the snow also.
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I have on 04 Rubi with the MTR's, all my other 4WD's had BFG's. I plan on getting BFG's to replace the MTR's. I dont much care for the ride and handling of the MTR. Granted they do look good and aggressive, but I'd rather drive it than look at it.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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AT/KO's are great all around tire...........the only problem is if you take them offroad in any mud you are going to have no traction. For AZ I would imagine that you don't see much mud.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 07:48 AM   #7
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This exact question came up a few days ago.

Here's the thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/if-came-down-goodyear-mtrs-bfg-t-km-345727/
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Unread 12-06-2006, 10:00 AM   #8
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AT/KO's are great all around tire...........the only problem is if you take them offroad in any mud you are going to have no traction. For AZ I would imagine that you don't see much mud.
I've torn mine up a little off-road in AZ, though. Rocks & heat will rip those lugs off.

My feeling is that the MT/R's are better off road tires than BFG's A/T KO or M/T KM. But the BFG tires are better road tires and will last longer. I've seen some ugly, ugly GY MT/R's that don't have that many miles on them. On the other hand, I see some abused A/T KO's that look fine.

My current set is BFG A/T KO's. My NEXT set will be M/T KM's - I want a larger lug that I'm not going to beat up as easily. I lean away from the MT/R's if you are doing much road driving, but it's a great off road tire.

The KJ will get A/T KO's as it's next set, it doesn't wheel much and I want a good, long lasting tire that's good in the Snow and decent in the dirt. That's the A/T KO. (BTW, I notice you're in Prescott, if you are up in the hills around thre that get a lot of snow, then the A/T KO may be just what you want - by far the best snow tire of the bunch)
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Unread 12-06-2006, 01:05 PM   #9
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Revos beat either of them, but if you can't get revo's for some reason, I'd go with KO's.
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