Every one I have known has told me the bfg's are horrible in the rain. Just hydroplains all aver. My tire whole saler sells lots of kelly's though infact we stock more kelly brand mud tires than anything else.
I am leaning towards the wranglers. I have heard that about the BFG's and rain. I do know they can get some good miles out of them if rotated, but I am sure that is true with the wranglers too. The wranglers are a tad more aggressive, which I like and it will see some mud during hunting season, ducks and dear!
Never had a problem with my BFG's. Made it through everything that comparable sized Jeeps made it through with anything from mud terrains to super swampers. I haven't had any problems with them trying to hydroplane either but they're all I've ran on mine so far
Originally Posted by xcaliber81
Id say go with the wranglers every truck I see with bfg's is a pavement princess I never see a 4x4 with bfg's just my opinion though.
Glad you took that as a joke like it was meant lol.
On topic, I'm curious about some reviews on the Goodyear's too. Planning on a lift and a set of more aggressive tires and I've been looking at them too
txbass, I hear ya, I want to kind of go with something more aggressive looking without getting too rough of a ride like a typical mud tire. I think the wranglers will have a more beefy look but the BFG may run a tad better on the road.
I run bfg 33s and have never had hydroplaning issues in my jeeps or my Toyota. I've gone in and through about as much slop as one could imagine as well. Also got about 80k out of each set. I have no experience with the duratracs, but I wouldn't buy a set just because I don't like the look of the tread pattern. They may work great, just not my taste.
If I wanted more aggressive without compromising the ride I would consider the Mickey Thompson ATZ or MTZ line however they areole pricey from what I've seen.
But again, my BFGs have never failed me. So they will always get my vote if I don't want a true mud terrain.
BFG's are solid tires and definetly have loyal followers, I have had 3-4 sets nice all around tires(if they weren't they wouldn't still be making them from the 80's) Duratracs (315/70/17)on the JKU do fine on the road, snow and do decent when aired down in the dunes. They haven't seen any rock or real mud yet