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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:34 PM
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What tires are you guys running?

I'm on the market for new tires. I like my bfg at's but I'm looking for something a bit more agressive but still liveable for the daily commute. Any suggestions?
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Old November 28th, 2005, 06:41 PM
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I love my Goodyear MTRs... They are great on the road and on the trail...
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:11 PM
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Mastercraft Courser retreads of course!

Not really, BFG AT's. I like 'em, they're not very aggressive, like me.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:39 PM
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BFG MT's for the Defender.

I have also run TSL Radials, Conti Trac AP's , and AP's from a re-treader on other vehicles.

MT's are a bit loud, but are fine by me for daily in my D90 (like the rest of the truck is quiet!!!)
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Old November 28th, 2005, 07:53 PM
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Hey Russell, I'm running BFG MT's 315's, they are great tires, but friends are running the Pro Comp X, positive feedback on them as well.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, The most important thing for me is long tread life. The noise is not too much of an issue because I don't travel at over 55 mph too often.
I have Ridden in my friends jeep with the pro-comp x and the noise is not too bad but i have never heard anything about off road performance.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 09:05 PM
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I love my Goodyear MTRs... They are great on the road and on the trail...
Ditto on the MTR's
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Old November 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM
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BFG mt's had some AT's with 48k
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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:24 PM
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Currently have some Michelin's on, can't stand them at all. Tread life is great, the dry-rotting and total lack of traction on snow and rain isn't so good. Going to be replacing them in the very near future, considering some Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's or BFG's

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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:26 PM
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:40 AM
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MTR's if you don't plan to play in mud.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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Or A nice set of Boggers.. they are nice and quiet on the road too

Actually, my MTRs were not that bad in the Mud at MAR... and the mud was about 2 feet deep...
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:46 PM
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I'm running TrXus MT. Best all around tire I've seen.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:24 PM
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Super Swamper SSR - I don't know how long they will last but they are quiter than the BFG MT's I replaced and great off road.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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SSRs on the 90, MTRs (off a Rubicon) on the LWB. the MTRs are far better both on and off road than I anticipated.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:52 PM
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I'm on the market for new tires. I like my bfg at's but I'm looking for something a bit more agressive but still liveable for the daily commute. Any suggestions?
BFG MT or Goodyear MTRs. I *think* the treadwear will be better on the BFGs. Good compromise tires IMHO, assuming you will hit some mud (and/or snow) at some point. I've stuck with BFGs (slightly better price than MTRs) knowing they arent the cats meow off pavement, but they are pretty good on (yeah, they arent the cats meow there either). Good enough for a daily.
I've also heard some very vocal input (from a few loud sources) that the TruXus are good too. Havent seen them though.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:31 PM
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As I am in florida rocks are not regularly encountered. Anybody know anything about these? I dunno just tryin to check out everything on the market.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:03 PM
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Hey Russell, I have owned a set of the Cooper MT Discover, a very good tire in my opinion. It was my first MT and it stacks up. I have heard the Toyo is also a very good tire but comes in odd sizes??? Not too sure but someone here probably does.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:46 PM
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I running trxus mt 34/12.50, but I like the Iroks.
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