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Old December 11th, 2017, 11:49 AM
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130 Tire recommendations

Getting new shoes for the 130.

Going 235/85 16, and have had good luck with Cooper AT3s 120 load in the past. Anything newer/better out there?

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Use - on/off road. Off road will be mud, sand, clay, not Moab. Forest service roads.
Wheels- Standard tubeless Wolfs. Wolves?
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Old December 11th, 2017, 12:27 PM
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I feel like Defender 130's look better on a beefier tire IMO.

I have AT3's on my Xterra, I like them. I have KO2's on the 90, I think I like them a bit better. Could just be superficial though.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 12:48 PM
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Goodyear seems to be killing off the Duratrac tire, but if there is a suitable size worth considering. Cooper is still a good choice. Have you thought about 265/75-16?
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Old December 11th, 2017, 01:18 PM
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Goodyear seems to be killing off the Duratrac tire...
Where have you heard that? They are extremely popular here in the land of winter. Seriously a quarter of all pickups use them and there are a LOT of pickups.
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BFG Comm'l Traction AT

I like the BFG Commercial Traction AT's in that size. Good on road manners including braking & rain, more than enough for your off-road use and tough. Only complaint is they are a bit noisy, but not bad; not a rumble, more of a higher pitched sound. Have them on my 90 and they are quieter than the somewhat worn KM2's I had before.
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Cheaper alternative

How about a cheap and surprisingly good performer! Kumho 235-85-16, put them on this spring, ran great in snow here then several offroad adventures mainly sand. Not too noisy on the highway but good look.
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I really liked the 255/85's on my 130- a bit more proportional, and a bit more clearance which is nice on such a long WB.
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How about a cheap and surprisingly good performer! Kumho 235-85-16, put them on this spring, ran great in snow here then several offroad adventures mainly sand. Not too noisy on the highway but good look.
Which Kumho? I know they are a good brand.
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i believe it was AT51 if you go to Kumho web site the break down on the tires focus is very fair
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Thanks all for hints. Ended up buying 5 Falken Wildpeak AT3W LT235/85R-16, for about 125/ea.
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