My favorite ATs
Comparing weight and height of my favorite AT brands/models in my favorite daily driver sizes...
As mentioned earlier in thread, "the best" tire in one size, might not be the best in another size. You have to study the specs for the size(s) you are interested in, and remember to consider the rating (P, C, D, or E).
I'm comparing load C because that's the only rating I consider appropriate for a 1/4 ton SUV like a Jeep. Load C is tough enough yet light enough. That's my opinion. I realize others opinions may differ.
Also, load C tires have deeper tread than P rated tires.
30 x 9.5 R15 load C
Hankook ATM weighs 40 lbs, is 29.5" tall.
Cooper AT3 weighs 39 lbs, is 29.3" tall.
Hercules AT2 weighs 38 lbs, is 29.3" tall.
Toyo AT2 weighs 37 lbs, is 29.5" tall.
Duratrac and Mastercraft CT are NOT available in 30 x 9.5 R15.
In 30 x 9.5 R15 there are no signifigant weight or height differences, IMO. Only minor differences. That being the case, I prefer Hankook ATM and Cooper AT3 in this size (because I'm most familiar with them, especially in this size). I'm sure the Toyo AT2 is also excellent in 30 x 9.5 R15 and I could be quite happy owning Toyo AT2.
I could be very happy with any of these tires in 30 x 9.5 R15, but I most prefer ATM. I'd buy Hankook ATM in this size.
31 x 10.5 R15 load C
Hankook ATM weighs 51 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Cooper AT3 weighs 44 lbs, is 30.2" tall.
Hercules AT2 weighs 43 lbs, is 30.2" tall.
Duratrac weighs 43 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Toyo AT2 weighs 40 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Mastercraft CT weighs ?, is 30.5" tall.
In 31 x 10.5 R15 the Duratrac and Toyo AT2 impress me for being tall enough, light enough, and tough enough). If I could fit 30.5" tall, I'd buy Toyo AT2 or Duratrac in this size. If tire clearance is tight, I'd buy Cooper AT3 or Hercules AT2 since they're slightly shorter.
The downside (for me) of Duratrac and Mastercraft CT is more aggressive than I want. The downside (for me) of Toyo AT2 is I don't like tread design as well as Cooper AT3. The Cooper AT3 has more edges and slightly larger voids than Toyo AT2. The Toyo AT2 isn't quite aggressive enough for me, though I'm sure it's a good tire.
The Hankook ATM is to heavy for this size, IMO.
245/75R16 (31 x 9.5 R16) load C
Duratrac weighs 40 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Cooper AT3 weighs 38 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Hercules AT2 weighs 37 lbs, is 30.5" tall.
Hankook ATM, Toyo AT2, and Mastercraft CT 245/75R16 are NOT available in load C.
The Cooper AT3 and Hercules AT2 impress me in this size. I'd buy Cooper AT3 or Hercules AT2 in this size.
In this size, I give runner up to Duratrac because it's really good in this size (IMO), but for my needs I don't want a tire that aggressive (but for some people Duratrac could be ideal for their needs).
265/75R16 (32 x 10.5 R16) load C
Cooper AT3 weighs 46 lbs, is 31.6" tall.
Hercules AT2 weighs 45 lbs, is 31.6" tall.
Toyo AT2 weighs 45 lbs, is 31.7" tall.
Duratrac weighs 45 lbs, is 31.6" tall.
Mastercraft CT weights ?, is 31.6" tall.
Hankook ATM 265/75R16 is NOT available in load C.
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