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post #1 of 18 Old 12-31-2009, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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what is the best wearing tire?

my procomp tires are wearing ok but it seem like my old bfg tires last forever...

whats the best tire for lots of miles?


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post #2 of 18 Old 12-31-2009, 04:16 PM
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BFG A/T's If rotated every 3k, they last forever!!

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Probably something like the D!@% Cepek FC2 ... as another option. Mud Tire, the new ProComp seems to wear well.

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-01-2010, 08:07 PM
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All wrong.....Michelin is the best wearing, longest lasting tire.
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post #5 of 18 Old 01-01-2010, 09:41 PM
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All wrong.....Michelin is the best wearing, longest lasting tire.

For a street only tire.
BFG belongs in that class as well. The DC FC II is the boldest a/t that performs great.
But i have logged 45k on my MTZ's and still have a good amount left. Rotated them every 3 to 5k and they have been the best tires i have owned. The BFG junk terrains i had long ago were crap except on dry streets and only lasted 55-60k. IMO not worth it when you need traction and its not there as you bought a set of tires for the street. Good luck

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All wrong.....Michelin is the best wearing, longest lasting tire.
Well, I sit corrected ...

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Well, I sit corrected ...


So far after about 3-4k on my duratracs there is no wear at all.


My friend has had them longer than me. He's had them almost 8 months or so and he says they still look like when he first bought them.
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post #8 of 18 Old 01-02-2010, 02:23 PM
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Not to thread jack but I too am looking for a good wearing tire as well. Currently I have a set of Swampers on and have been pleased with them as far as performance but they don’t hold up for all the driving I have to do.

I contract out as a field tech and on some jobs I get sent across the country to the middle of nowhere and use my jeep to access these locations. I see everything from sand, mud, and rocks as well as hundreds of freeway miles.

Luckily I have enough lift and gearing to run anything from a 33-35. Currently I’m running some 34/10.50r15. I’d like as aggressive as I can get since it sucks to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere.

I’m do for a set of tires now and generally I get some financial help form the office but this last year has really hurt and so I’m going to have to fork it out on my own right now and money’s tight.

I was looking into getting some retreads but seems Hi-tech got bought up and Tread Wright is out of 33’s and can’t get any response from StoneTire.

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^^^ I think the most aggressive, longest lasting tire is the MTZ? But there are a few tires that average all within a few thousand miles of each other.

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Not to thread jack but I too am looking for a good wearing tire as well. Currently I have a set of Swampers on and have been pleased with them as far as performance but they dont hold up for all the driving I have to do.

I contract out as a field tech and on some jobs I get sent across the country to the middle of nowhere and use my jeep to access these locations. I see everything from sand, mud, and rocks as well as hundreds of freeway miles.

Luckily I have enough lift and gearing to run anything from a 33-35. Currently Im running some 34/10.50r15. Id like as aggressive as I can get since it sucks to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere.

Im do for a set of tires now and generally I get some financial help form the office but this last year has really hurt and so Im going to have to fork it out on my own right now and moneys tight.

I was looking into getting some retreads but seems Hi-tech got bought up and Tread Wright is out of 33s and cant get any response from StoneTire.
HIJACK

How do you like the 34x10.5 LTB's? How many miles did you get out of them?

I have been thinking of these for my next offroad tire, I DD AT's.

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How do you like the 34x10.5 LTB's? How many miles did you get out of them?

I have been thinking of these for my next offroad tire, I DD AT's.
I have them, there nice but very very loud. I dont think they hook up amzingly well on the rocks but there not bad. I run them on a 7 inch wide rim and have only blown a bead once at 5-7psi and that was because I was in FWD.
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BFG A/T's If rotated every 3k, they last forever!!
x2 on the BFG's. I have had friends ride on them forever. They wear like iron.

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My old BFG all terrains must have had 100K miles on them....amazing wear.

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It's great to have a long, lasting tire, but I wouldn't let them go too long. Close to 100k I would be concerned with having enough of the lugs left?

Anyway, the A/T REVOS I currently have on both Jeeps, I figured I'll get at least 50k out of them, which is about the time I'll want to replace them for safety (and go to MTs for the TJ ).


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I put 89k on the last set of BFG AT's on my Toyota before they got down to the wear bars.
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