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Old November 25th, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Opinion on Tires

Mud Terrains are sold, but before I purchase a new set of tires I was hoping to get some opinions on what to buy. I've had Bridgestone A/T's before and really liked them which is where I am leaning right now.

Any other recommendations for a good A/T that combines low road noise with a nice ride?

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Old November 25th, 2015, 03:50 PM
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I just pulled the trigger on some bfg ko2 s. Probably not the most capable off road (km2) but will work for my 80/20 on/off road use. 156$ ea from 4 wheel parts, free shipping. 235/85 and 70$ mail in rebate if you buy 4
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Old November 25th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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One think I've learned over the years is everyone will have their own opinion about tires. If you've found what works best for you and you like it, stick with it.
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Depending on size, you may want to check out the Goodyear DuraTrac. Its kind of a modern version of the long out of production, but much loved BFG Trac Edge Tires. More aggressive than a typical A/T, less aggressive than a typical M/T, and they carry the snowflake rating for winter performance..

I don't have personal experience with them, but they seem to be getting a lot of good reviews..

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Old November 25th, 2015, 04:12 PM
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Check out overland journals review of Cooper AT3's. Editor's choice and value award. So very reasonably priced. They put some hard miles on them in the article.
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Check out overland journals review of Cooper AT3's. Editor's choice and value award. So very reasonably priced. They put some hard miles on them in the article.
That reminded me of the Cooper Discoverer S/T and Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX as well. Again, both slightly more aggressive than your typical A/T, less aggressive than M/T's, also seem to be well regarded..



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Old November 25th, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Check out overland journals review of Cooper AT3's. Editor's choice and value award. So very reasonably priced. They put some hard miles on them in the article.
The only issue I have found with the AT3's is they pick up a little of little stones, and once you hit 35 mph on the road the stones fly out. But other than that I like them.
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I currently have 265/R75/16 size. Does anyone know what other widths will still fit the OE wheel? I saw someone said they have 285's and I like the slightly wider tire look.

------ Follow up post added November 25th, 2015 04:42 PM ------

Maybe best question is which tire will have the least road noise?
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I currently have 265/R75/16 size. Does anyone know what other widths will still fit the OE wheel? I saw someone said they have 285's and I like the slightly wider tire look.

------ Follow up post added November 25th, 2015 04:42 PM ------

Maybe best question is which tire will have the least road noise?
Alot of people run 285/75-16's on stock Rover alloys (I do). They bulge a little on the 7" rim, but nothing excessive..

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I have heard nothing but very positive reviews of the Toyo AT's, my buddy's shop has trouble keeping them in stock, and I have the Nitto Terragrappler G2's on my Tundra and have been VERY happy with them thus far. I'll be going with the 37" Toyo MT's on my D90 next.
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Consumer Reports has reviews on their website for both AT & light truck categories that include separate grades for both noise & ride. I don't recall what the ride results were, but none of the AT's reviewed better than something like "Good" for noise. Some of the basic light truck tires scored quite a bit better on noise, tho. So, if you're really want to push the limits of "quiet", you might consider settling for a non-AT that merely has a nice square "shoulder". Unbelievably, Discount Tire has a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee, last I heard...
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One think I've learned over the years is everyone will have their own opinion about tires. If you've found what works best for you and you like it, stick with it.

^^^ this ^^^ ...but,

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I research Consumer Reports as well as reviews on Tire Rack.

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Check out overland journals review of Cooper AT3's. Editor's choice and value award. So very reasonably priced. They put some hard miles on them in the article.
The only issue I have found with the AT3's is they pick up a little of little stones, and once you hit 35 mph on the road the stones fly out. But other than that I like them.

Don't know why this has posted again?...
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X2 on the Nitto Terragrapplers on my second set and I love them.
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I love love love my duratracs. Great road manners. Quiet, good in the mud rocks etc and the best snow tire you'll ever have
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Check out overland journals review of Cooper AT3's. Editor's choice and value award. So very reasonably priced. They put some hard miles on them in the article.
Been a great tire on the 8000 lb f250 but don't think I'd like them on a defender
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Something I noticed going from BFG AT KO to KO2's was the rub. Both sets were/are 235/85/16 but the KO2's new shoulder rubbed the radius arm pretty hard. Might be something to consider if your 265's were tight.
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Been a great tire on the 8000 lb f250 but don't think I'd like them on a defender
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