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Old July 7th, 2015, 09:18 PM
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Getting some new shoes for the Defender....

Well it's time for some new tires. I was wondering if I should upgrade too the BFG all-terrain ko2s, or if you all have some good recommendations? It's a stock NAS 97. Mostly street and light off-roading. Thanks
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Old July 7th, 2015, 09:28 PM
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BFG mud terrains in 255-85-16 are (in my opinion) the classic size for NAS Defenders. Of course, the 94 D90's came stock with BFG mud terrains, so I've kept them on the truck since new. Just got a new set a few weeks ago - the older ones will stay on the wolf rims for the next time we drive the Rubicon.

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Old July 7th, 2015, 10:31 PM
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Just switched to these new KO2s from KMs. I like the beefy look and new sidewall, looks aggressive while giving me a better road ride. My 97 only sees road and sand, so no idea about mud, but am happy with the decision. See my photo here.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:09 AM
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Mostly street? Yeah, me too. I recently put Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure Kevlars on Boost wheels on a RRC & will probably do the same with a 110 that I bought. Fwiw, decent reviews on Consumer Reports all terrain tire reviews for ice, hydroplaning, quiet. Lousy rating for rolling resistance, tho.

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires...rain-adventure

Unbelievably, the Discount Tire stores "satisfaction guarantee" (where available?) equates to a free 30 day test. Just make sure you leave the store with your old tires or give yourself time within the 30 days to order your 2nd choice if your considering trying something else. It's probably tempting fate, but I can verify that they have honored it several times in my area.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:39 AM
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Old July 8th, 2015, 06:52 AM
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The BFG AT's seem to pick up too many rocks for me, I have a long gravel driveway.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 07:34 AM
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I really like the wrangler MTR's in 235/85/16 on my 110
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Old July 8th, 2015, 08:11 AM
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Just switched to these new KO2s from KMs. I like the beefy look and new sidewall, looks aggressive while giving me a better road ride. My 97 only sees road and sand, so no idea about mud, but am happy with the decision. See my photo here.
I am running these KO2's on my 110 and so far am very pleased. No mud experience with them tho. I too have long gravel drive and these seem to pick up far fewer rocks than the previous generation AT.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the input, keep it coming.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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I've always run bfg mts myself. Find them a good all around tire (I'm willing to sacrifice a little noise for less winching) but I have heard a lot of good things about the ko2s nothing specific though. I know the old ATs were a great rock tire but sucked on sand/mud. Good road manners though.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 01:25 PM
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I have had these tires on rocks and desert type sand. Not dunes. They performed admirably in these conditions. No issues with loss of traction. Use them in rain as well and some standing water on 2 Lane Rd. no issues there either. On road manners I think they're pretty quiet. I really like the look as well.
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Since you see mostly on-road duty, what about the Goodyear DuraTracs? They seem like the closest to the old BFG Trac Edge tire, that used a tighter inner tread pattern for on road, and a somewhat more open outer pattern. Kind of like melding an A/T and an M/T together. They were always well regarded but our out of production..

The Duratrac also has a good amount of sipping for wet road and snow performance (actually carry the severe service rating for snow in most sizes).

For mainly street driving, the dedicated mud terrain tires can have less than desirable wet and snow performance..



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Nothing wrong with BFG ATs other than they are expensive.
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BFG AT all the way. There is a reason high end OEMs use them. In a 120k I didnt get 1 flat. Not 1 ive personally have never heard of anyone who has. Practically 0 road noise specialty when compared to tye mud terrains, all the road grip you would need and excellent off road capability! !
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Old July 8th, 2015, 03:52 PM
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Nice and tough and long lasting. Not much use in mud and quite mediocre on winter roads.
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Nice and tough and long lasting. Not much use in mud and quite mediocre on winter roads.
In regards to winter roads may I ask what tires your comparing them to?
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Old July 8th, 2015, 05:15 PM
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Nice and tough and long lasting. Not much use in mud and quite mediocre on winter roads.
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Personally not a fan, they're very underwhelming if you decide to use them offroad.
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In regards to winter roads may I ask what tires your comparing them to?
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They are fairly similar to most run of the mill all season tires in the winter. Personally I would not run normal all season in the winter, but of course, this depends on where you live.

A better all around tire is the Duratrac, if to be used on winter roads. It is on par with run of the mill winter tires on ice and snow. Better than the BFG in mud as well. Not as durable though.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 05:33 PM
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Have run both General Grabber TR and now Cooper Discoverer mud terrain tires as all weather all year tires and have liked them both a lot. Coopers are noisier on the highway of course but are one of the few mud pattern tires that have sipes and so have been very good in snow and icy wet conditions. I like the look of the Coopers over the Generals and so am putting up with the extra noise, but the Generals are amazing tires really. Super hard wearing and quiet on the road.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 01:43 PM
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Thanks again. I went with the BFG All-Terrain Ko2. The ride is much better now. Seeing as that the previous BFG's were 12years old. DOH!
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