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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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So I have almost new 285/75/16 BFG MTs on my D90 (stock suspension, but want to do 2" ome soon), and I need new tires for my Disco2... which I want to put around the same tire size on (4.11s/detroit/tt/3" lift/etc..) .. So here are my two choices;

Option 1- Just get a new set of 285/75/16 BFG MTs for the D2 and leave the D90 alone
Option 2- Swap the 285/75's from the D90 to the D2 and get a new set of 255/85/16 (little taller, skinner) on there.

Option 1 is definitely less work, but option 2 may be a bit cheaper (may cancel out w/ mounting costs), and may look better with the skinnier tires on the D90..

What do you all think?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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depends what you use both trucks for? I have three rovers and each one has the tire that fits the needs (Iroks on the offroader, BFG on the daily driver & Sand duner)...

Assuming that the Disco is your offroader (since you have invested these mods in it), I'd go with 33 x 18" Iroks (if you have the 18" wheels, which you may not given that you are contemplating switching the 16" BFGs) - best tire out there for "everything" - not lots of mileage, but siped, directional, light, and tough sidewalls...I'll keep the BFGs on the D90...

Whatever you do, run the right tire for the need (which I am sure you know)...for the price, nowadays you can find better tires than the BFG MTs (some may not agree, but that's my opnion )
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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Both do dual duty as daily driver/offroaders ... not enough wheelin' locally to have a dedicated trail rig.. My biggest thing is that I decided to try something new last time and went with the Interco trXus on the D2.. crappiest tire I've ever run... they were pretty good offroad, held up to mud and decent traction on rocks.. but the quality control on them was horrible.. I ended up going through 10 tires to get 4 decent ones.. inner belts would rip, a couple of them separated at the bead, need to get them balanced every couple of months.. I know BFG's quality.. they are above average in mud/rocks, maybe not the best, but for longevity and quality, I think they are the best.. just my opinion tho If I had a dedicated trail rig that didn't see a lot of road miles, I'd absolutely run something from Interco though..

Oh btw Nadim, we're doing the Thanksgiving weekend run at Rausch Creek again this year if you're in the area, feel free to come again!
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM
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Have you considered the Goodyear MTR's? I am on my 2nd pair and I am really pleased. Traction is good in all conditions. Sure there are better performers from one terrain to another but I can't think of another tire that will perform as well in all conditions. My first set lasted over 40K miles and then I sold them to the local tire dealer for $100ea with plenty of tread still to go. He put them on his Bronco.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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I saw Goodyear MT/Rs perform this weekend in deep mud and they worked great.. but on the flip side, I've heard bad stories about them in ice & wet road conditions from Rubicon owners..

I'm set on the type of tire I'm going to get, it's just the size that I'm not sure about...
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Old November 5th, 2007, 11:25 PM
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255/85/16 with white steelies on the Defender

285/75/16 or bigger on the Disco. come on dude you know you want a 315/75 mudder on there! we are going to force you to make that your dedicated trail truck.
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