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Unread 03-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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Looking for opinions

Going to be putting a 3 inch lift on my 04 GC soon and at some point will be upgrading tires to 265/70/16s. Trying to decide which tire. Looking for an A/T with low noise and good road manners since it sees alot of highway use. Don't do any hard core off roading, just trail riding. Have been looking at Firestone Destination A/T's and they seem to have good stats and reviews on tire rack. Someone at a local firestone dealership recommended Bridgstone Dueler Revo 2's over the Firestones but looking at TR they seem to have just slightly lower ratings. Any opinions on these or anything that would be a better choice? I like goodyears but from looking at everything they seem to be heavier and cost a good but more. I like something that weighs less trying to help keep the gas mileage from suffering to much. I would appreciate any opinions on this matter.

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Unread 03-10-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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i've never had decent traction with the Firestone Destination AT's myself. and that's having them on 3 different vehicles.
by contrast, the traction on the Toyo Open Country AT's were excellent. but they do cost more for sure.
these guys were offering $100 off sets of 4 tires over the weekend:
http://stores.ebay.com/Discount-Tire...4&_sid=8052644
i'm currently running the Cooper AT's on my little ranger 4x4 pu. they are relatively quiet and have done quite well for the past 3 northern Minnesota winters.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thank you for the opinion. It is good to get one from someone with first hand experience.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 06:55 AM   #4
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Cooper Discoverer AT3 hands down. Best AT tire on the market.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 10:58 PM   #5
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Cooper AT3, Hankook ATM, or Wild Country XTX Sport LT would be my recommendatios for your climate.

If you had more snow/ice I'd recpmmend Hercules AT2.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 05:44 AM   #6
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Are you sure you can't fit 265/75r16? If you can, I'd toss a recommendation for Treadwright Watchman into the mix (https://www.treadwright.com/p-131-26...a-t-b2b-d.aspx). It's a clone of the old Bridgestone REVO, a great tire.

Otherwise, Cooper AT3, Hankook ATM, Hercules AT2, Toyo AT2, Nitto Terra Grappler, and (I remain a little more skeptical than Charley one this one) MultiMile Wild Country XTX Sport are all very similar designs that are great performers (Atturo Trail Blade AT is also similarly designed, but I'm also skeptical about its performance).

Firestone AT's aren't bad tires by any stretch. If you wanted to try them, I almost guarantee you wouldn't regret your purchase. They're not quite as modern as some other tires like those above anymore, but the fact that a design has lasted so long can be interpreted as a good thing, too.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone. Have a lot to consider now. I could fit the 265/75 if I trimmed a good bit but don't want to do that just yet. Plan to get cut out flares eventually but that is much later.
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Unread 03-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #8
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Don't underestimate the awesomeness of narrow tires and being able to use stock flares with little or no trimming.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:45 AM   #9
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A little pricy, but will do exactly what you are looking for:



The Michelin LTX A/T2 DT
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Unread 03-16-2014, 08:30 AM   #10
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Don't underestimate the awesomeness of narrow tires and being able to use stock flares with little or no trimming.
true enough for sure.
my favorinte size is the 235/85x16. 32" tall and only 9.5" wide. i've had a set of Treadwrights in that size that lasted over 5 years and 50k miles. i'll be buying another set for my '66 waggy this summer. great tires and excellent traction. not to mention you can't beat the price.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 12:44 PM   #11
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X 2 on toyo AT2 , run them on my wife's 2011 Tundra DC and my YJ , nice and quiet and do really good in bad weather ie snow and rain
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