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How about as an LR3 tire?
Its been a great tire for 30k in load range D on a huge/ very heavy 4wd powerstroke crew cab pickup. I don't have a perspective how the lighter duty versions would be. I will say this, great in snow.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 10:00 PM
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Just bought a set of at3 for the lr3. Going to put 650 miles on them this weekend. All dry pavement but I'm hoping they do well
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Old November 25th, 2015, 10:10 PM
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Just bought a set of at3 for the lr3. Going to put 650 miles on them this weekend. All dry pavement but I'm hoping they do well
Jeff, are you 18 or 19 inch wheels?
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Old November 25th, 2015, 10:22 PM
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18". I got 265/60 r18. It's about a 30.5" tire
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Old November 25th, 2015, 10:36 PM
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18". I got 265/60 r18. It's about a 30.5" tire
The A/T3 in that size is on my short list.
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I put on a set of BFG Commercial Traction tires on my 90 last yer, very happy with them. Probably overkill for the truck, but decent highway manners, reasonable noise and great for the off roading I do.

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Old November 26th, 2015, 12:09 AM
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I would throw out another vote for the DuraTracs. I have about 3 years on a set and they have been great. Especially impressed in snow and even ice which surprised me. The sidewalls could be a little tougher if you are doing a lot of serious rock work you might look somewhere else but I have been super happy with mine and would buy them again.

Hope this helps.
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BFG KO2's. End of story, IMO.

Also this weekend, Discount Tire is running a sale on them. They are giving away visa gift cards and it would be like, $320 in visa gift cards you'd get back.

So yeah, new tires, 300 bucks back, lifetime warranty, balance, rotate, etc. Seems like a great deal to me.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 08:50 AM
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BFG KO2's. End of story, IMO. Also this weekend, Discount Tire is running a sale on them. They are giving away visa gift cards and it would be like, $320 in visa gift cards you'd get back. So yeah, new tires, 300 bucks back, lifetime warranty, balance, rotate, etc. Seems like a great deal to me.
How is the road noise on the KO2 vs Duratrac vs A/T3? I'm looking for the better winter and quieter tire and will be happy to sacrifice off-road for it.
Side note - installed new lower control arms then alignment at LR dealer at 60.3k in April. Cooper Discover H/T Plus tires, with ~25k on them, still looked almost new at that time. No cupping or other pattern of wear. Confirmed with the LR techs to check everything for wear. Tie rods, wheel bearings, etc. Said all is good. Now 10k later, the fronts are scrubbing so bad on inside, thinking belt cords will be exposed on my next drive. What happened over the last 10k? Do these tires wear faster near the end of their useful life? Did some suspension part shit the bed (still drives straight and true, no vibration). Bad alignment from dealer? About to drop $650-800 on new rubber and not ready to get it aligned just yet (it's more due to the PTA time issue). That, and when considering my 4Runner, with 135k, has yet to be on a rack.
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Been very happy with the Duratracs on the 90 - had the old BFG KOs and didn't really like them... the new ones sound interesting... it's always nice to see the snowflake on the sidewall
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Old November 26th, 2015, 11:07 AM
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... it's always nice to see the snowflake on the sidewall
I'm pretty sure the OP does not need winter traction....
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:19 PM
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I think I have it narrowed down to the BFG's KO2 and the Michelin A/T2s. The michelins will win out the ride quality and road noise as they are less aggressive, anyone here have any experience with these? I still like the BFG's though so they automatically made the short list.

The deal someone posted this morning about Discount Tire may have sealed the deal though for the BFGs.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 09:45 PM
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I can't help with the Michelin. I've had nothing but bad experiences with them. Hydroplaned at 50 mph and later on had a belt separate on the highway. And yes I'm ocd on tire pressure.

Went with Hankook and am on my second set on the Disco1.

The Range Rover has Cooper. 30k miles and they still look new.
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Old November 26th, 2015, 10:27 PM
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I think I am going to go with what I know, the BFGs. Consistently hearing and reading good things. I have had probably four sets of the Michelin ltx tires on other SUVs and they seem to be the best tire you can buy so that's why I considered their A/T. Thanks everyone for providing some feedback!
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There are way too many opinions on tires, including mine. I always say go with what you'll be using them for most.

I'll be 80/20 on road/off road, and that 20% off road will likely be in the sticky clay mud of Gawgia. So, that rules out any BF Goodrich AT for me. Because I want a primarily on-road tire, I didn't want a super-soft MT that could be awful in the rain or annoying on the highway. I went with the Goodyear Duratrac. They only have a hundred miles on them, but so far so good. I've been lightly off road once with no issues; they did self-clean, are really behaved on wet pavement, and have little to no hum on dry highways.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 09:11 PM
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So the guy I know at Tires Plus locally highly recommended the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2. Anyone here running these?? If so, thumbs up or down?
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I'm gonna recommend Bridgestone Duelers if you're into an A/T but I'm really fond of Maxxis Big Horn tires for a M/T tire. I've had them on my TJ for the last 5 years and they've held up pretty well I'll probably need a set of tires in the Spring.
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I put KO2s On the 4Runner 6 weeks/3500 miles ago and couldn't be happier. They did firm up the ride a little compared to the Michelins they replaced.

The KO2s are also very quiet. I actually noticed the road noise for the first time in our way over to Memphis for thanks giving, at 80-85 mph and with the radio off. The moment someone starts talking it you turn on the radio, you can't hear them.

On a defender, the noise would be negligent as there are plenty of louder noises...

Will be putting 5 new tires on the d90 next year and as of now, I plan on getting KO2s then.

Still looking forward to using them off road.
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Old November 29th, 2015, 08:33 AM
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Expedition Portal just posted a long term review of the KO2.

NMBR’s Long-term BFGoodrich KO2 Review: 15,000 Mile Report | Expedition Portal


Although it kind of feels like confirmation bias...
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Old November 29th, 2015, 05:55 PM
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How about as an LR3 tire?
We have the Toyo Open Country on ours. Size 265/65 18. No rub, they're great for mostly on road and Pasture fields.
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