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Posted: 5/3/2002 10:18:57 AM EDT
Have a 1995 Silverado ext cab. The previous owner put more of a car tire on it. I like the looks of the white letter's, but want to get the most for my money. I really don't haul much. I usually trailer things, boat, Harley etc... The most I have carried is my hawg. Should I go for a truck/suv tire or go back to a car type tire? Anybody else using car tires?
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:30:15 AM EDT
I like the look of the BF Goodrich tires, but I've never owned them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:31:32 AM EDT
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:33:44 AM EDT
BFGs definitely. The AT is a good tire. I replaced a set of those with M/Ts and really like them too. They need balancing a lot more often but are very aggressive and have very little road noise.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:34:27 AM EDT
Alot of people ive talked to that had Michelin MTX had high remarkes for them. As for myself I really liked Yokahama Geolander AT. A great tire but short life span.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:41:50 AM EDT
Goodyear Wrangler ATS
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:42:44 AM EDT
I put Michelins on my last truck. When I ordered my new 2002 Silverado 4x4 I asked for the bigger slightly more aggressive tires. It has Firestone Wilderness AT's on it.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:44:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NH2112: BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A.
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Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:49:39 AM EDT
I agree with BFG's. I've had them on a number of vehicles and I think they perform the best.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 10:54:09 AM EDT
Another vote for the BFG All Terrains, just make sure you get the newer KO version.....
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:07:43 AM EDT
I know they suffered some reputation problems last year but I like the Firestone Wilderness A/T. Being a farmer I've over 3/4 of a million miles of off road driving, they seem to hold up the best over all for me.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:10:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:15:04 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/3/2002 11:19:19 AM EDT
I have BFG All Terrain KO's on my 2001 4x4 Suburban. I love 'em. Snow, dirt, mud no problem. The truck came with crap General tires and I promptly replaced them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 1:44:31 PM EDT
Yet another vote for the BFG All-Terrain KO tires. I've been running a set on my Nissan for the past couple years and couldn't be happier. They are a great tire in every type of weather.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 1:48:58 PM EDT
Save yourself some money and get them R.F. Maypops.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 1:52:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By QuikSilver: Another vote for the BFG All Terrains, just make sure you get the newer KO version.....
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Yep, can't go wrong with these. Stay AWAY from Super Swamper or Bogger extreme mudders, unless you do serious mud work on a regular basis. They wear VERY quick on the street and can be difficult to balance. Edited to add: Couple of my friends are running the Goodyear MT/R with good results. Might consider them myself next time. [url]http://www.goodyeartires.com/catalog/products/WRLMTR.html[/url]
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 2:01:53 PM EDT
Kelly AWR Safari LT265/75R16.. if you have 16inch rims,these work nice on my truck and they're holding up good.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 2:06:42 PM EDT
Generals. My former neighbor, an automotive engineer, always put them on his trucks. I bought several sets & got a lot of life out of them, up to 80,000 miles. I don't drive them too hard, though.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 2:15:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuikSilver: Another vote for the BFG All Terrains, just make sure you get the newer KO version.....
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What he said.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 2:43:14 PM EDT
I spent 5 years selling and installing tires. BFGoodrich A/T all the way baby!!! Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 3:01:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QuikSilver: Another vote for the BFG All Terrains, just make sure you get the newer KO version.....
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Yep. I had BFGs on my truck, and I liked them so much I replaced them with bigger BFGs.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 3:27:41 PM EDT
B.F.G.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 3:56:46 PM EDT
I had the BFG All Terrain KOs in 33x12.5 on my Ranger and they licked a$$!1 I bought them for $120 each installed. They provide a smooth, quiet comfy long lasting ride that gripped in everything well. BrenLover
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 8:48:07 PM EDT
BFG A/T's on all my vehicles. You can't beat them for price/wear/performance.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 9:00:09 PM EDT
Cooper tires. They've worked great for me for the last 16 years. The last I heard they are the only American owned tire company that makes all their tires in America.
Link Posted: 5/3/2002 9:04:47 PM EDT
The Goodrich Corporation has not made or sold tires in more than a decade. This business was sold to Michelin, which continues to sell tires under the BFGoodrich brand.
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Link Posted: 5/3/2002 9:23:58 PM EDT
Another vote for BFG All Terrain KO's. I rotate them requently (about every 5k), have never had to re-balance them and have been getting 45k-55k per set.
Link Posted: 5/4/2002 5:36:48 AM EDT
Another vote for BFG ATs I've had them on 2 trucks and my Bronco and never had a problem. Good advice on the rotating REDHORSE
Link Posted: 5/4/2002 5:39:29 AM EDT
Another vote for BFG ATs I've had them on 2 trucks and my Bronco and never had a problem. Good advice on the rotating REDHORSE
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 9:53:18 AM EDT
Well damn...I was about to go with Michelin LTXs, but now I think I'll go with the BFGs.
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 10:22:14 AM EDT
I'll be a party pooper and admit to going to car tires! More specifically, van/road pickup tires. I went from BFG Mud Terrains 235/15/75 to Goodyear Wrangler HTs on my '88 S10, years ago. I bought the thing with the mud terrains, and hated them. They were about worn out, and I wanted a less aggressive tire anyway. Those things were loud, and you could feel individual lugs making contact when going very slow. 97% of my driving is on the road so it was foolish to buy an aggressive tire. Most of the other 3 is sand, and you don't want an aggressive tire there anyway. I do have 4wd, so if two wheel drive doesn't cut it, 4 wheel generally will. Here again, mud or steep hills can defeat me, but I don't do that anyway. I just can't plan on having decent traction when spinning the tires. There's nothing to grab and throw dirt. In the greater scheme of things, the trade off in favor of a smooth and quiet ride was the right decision.
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 10:22:58 AM EDT
[img]http://www.rockcrawler.com/techreports/bfg_krawler/preview/550/DSC00015.jpg[/img] BFG is about to come out with this new tire. The Krawler looks good! Testing is still ongoing if I my information is correct. Maybe next year, they are saying.
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 10:28:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 11:14:56 AM EDT
Forget the BFGs, they're a good tire but I prefer Nittos. I've ran both along with Michelins and Goodyears but the Nitto gives the best ride and don't seem to growl as bad either. The price for a nice meaty (LT305/70) 16" Terra Grappler AT is only $160 and well worth the price. I also run Nitto 450s on my Capri and I can tell you it's like the thing is glued to the road even at *ahem* excessive speed. Jake [img]http://www.discounttiredirect.com/product/tires/nitva1.l.jpg[/img] [b]Terra Grappler AT [/b]
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 2:48:54 PM EDT
The BFG tires are good, I've had 'em. However, before you buy them, look for Cooper tires. They make a great tread pattern all terrain tire, and it's quiet as a mouse. Got some on my Toyota and really like 'em, they were also less expensive that the BFGs.
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 2:55:34 PM EDT
Mickey Thompson® Baja Claws
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 3:06:56 PM EDT
If you run around in the mud alot get the BFG MTs. If you like you drick to stick to the road get some Goodyear wrangler AT/S. These tires rock. I have a fullsize bronco, slightly tweked engine, that can spin most 31x10.5 tires. Except goodyears. The AT/S is fairly avresive but behaves exactly like a street tire. They are also the tires that the local PD uses on thier SUVs. ~Bill
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 10:36:58 PM EDT
Goodrich tires look great. Only problem is they wear out in 20-25K miles. Goodyear ain't much better. Get some Bridgestone Desert Duelers in A/T tread. Road noise is non-existant & the tires are good for 60K miles. I'm on my 5th, 6th set of them on different vehicles. You won't regret them.
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 10:49:30 PM EDT
Get the BFG AT's Ive got them On my 4-runner and they look great, they actually make your truck look much cooler, plus they are a great all around tire. If your looking for a more off road tire I like BFG MT's or mickey thompson Baja claws, or of course super swampers.. I had a set of 35" boggers on my cherokee, very cool , but not for the road.
Link Posted: 6/26/2002 5:04:02 AM EDT
nothing but BFG's on my Silverado!
Link Posted: 6/26/2002 4:21:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BobCole: Goodrich tires look great. Only problem is they wear out in 20-25K miles.
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I don't know what you're doing wrong, but I have about 65K on my front BFG ATs and there's still about 3/16"-1/4" tread left on the edges. My truck is always loaded or towing well over GVW, I head ito off-ramps at 60ish and try to maintain as high as speed as possible, do some moderate 4-wheelin', etc, and nothing seems to wear those tires.
Link Posted: 6/26/2002 4:32:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By REDHORSE: Another vote for BFG All Terrain KO's. I rotate them requently (about every 5k), have never had to re-balance them and have been getting 45k-55k per set.
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I agree with above, great tires. 60K on my Bronco, 30K on F-150 still going stong. Great all purpose tread. Get Some !!
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