I've read most of this thread... (its taken me a long time) and I'm honestly no closer to picking a tire.... I currently run 245/65-17 tires.. But they are just about worn out. and will need to be replaced, I was hoping to get 15" rims with some MT tires, but they are wearing out faster than I was expecting (i'll only get about 12k miles out of them) so I don't think i'll have the $ saved up to get the tires and rims I want, so I I think I'll stick with my current size on my current rims.
These are my options:
Dick Cepek Trail Country - $149.00 at tire rack
KumhoRoad Venture AT KL78 - $124.00 at tire rack
BridgestoneDueler A/T Revo 2 - $158.00 Tire rack
FirestoneDestination A/T - $155.00 Tire rack
Cooper Discoverer A/T3 - $147.00 at dt direct
Cooper Discoverer ATP - $150.00 at dt direct
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S - $154.00 dt 155.00 dtd $140.00 tr
Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar - $173.00 tr 188.00 dtd
BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A - 176.00 dtd 173.00 dt
BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A - 173.00 dtd $159.00 tr 171.00 dr
Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 - $118.00 dr 150.00 dtd
Pathfinder Sport S A/T - $126.00 dtd $130.00 dt
I do a lot of off roading, I currently have Falken Rocky mountain AT tires, and other than wearing out super quick, they have held up really well, no chunking, no holes or slices, cuts, etc. you would think they were just a 40k mile tire, not a 10k mile tire. my Jeep gets about 700-900 miles a month on it max, and about 1/3-1/2 of those are on dirt, aired down to 15psi.
are there any you would rule out first? I think that's the biggest thing. Not "which is the best" as there is no "best" tire, but there are "worst" tires for sure.