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bfg mudterrains 37 59.68%
bfg all-terrains 20 32.26%
procomp radial mudterrains 5 8.06%
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:25 PM
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I've bought up BFGs from Costco and always gotten a great deal. Especially with the FREE & regular rotations, balancing, as well as flat fixin'. Its the same with the Michelins on my DD.

Me too on the BFG's from Costco, and for a long time they carried the old Gen 1 M/T's. They may even still have some in stock somewhere if you ask. I got a great deal from them and my BFG's have been beat on pretty hard and I dd with a spooled rear and still have lots of tread.

I worked at a tire store (Les Schwabb) when I was younger and saw several guys that came in with bald procomps...they don't last very long on the road. The Toyo M/t's are a pretty good tire as well. I've also heard some good things about the Nitto M/t's but have no experience with them.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:50 AM
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I've tried every place round here 4x4shops, austin bros tire, sams, every place is quoting me 300+ a tire, and bjs has the best price on bfg's even with shipping. And I've done quite a bit of bussiness with bjs so I trust them more than other places.

300+ a tire for 32s. Wow.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:47 AM
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300+ a tire for 32s. Wow.

yea its nuts. i couldnt belive it when they told me.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:59 PM
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I've run several brands over the last 5 years. MTR's on a baby jeep (DD)that were so hard I had to get rid of them. Replaced with Dick Cepick FCII tires and loved them. They outperformed the MTR's in every way, were quiet on-road, and cleaned out good in mud for good traction. Had Procomps that were loud and wore fast. Gave my spare Procomp to a friend because a root poked right thru the sidewall on his Procomp while wheeling. Currently have a set of used BFG Allterrains that are OK.
One other thing to consider. If you buy local, alot of times free rotations are included. Take them in as often as they will allow and get them rotated. I rotate my tires almost as often as I change the oil. That really helps tires last. And check for clearance deals. Dobbs here in the midwest is having a good clearance on discontinued tires. (which still carry a full warranty)
So, my vote will be for the MT in whatever brand. Better to have a little noise on the street than to be stuck on the trail. Hope this helps....Del
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:24 AM
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You can't beat pro comps on the road for an affordable long lasting mud terrain tire. They are okay off road, but they are a really hard compound. I must've gotten 60K out of a set of 35s and they still had decent tread on them, I just sold the rig. I had the BFG mud terrains on a XJ and they aer awesome tires and drive good and work great off road, just don't expect to get as much wear out of them, I got maybe 40K but they were just little 31s so I don't know if larger would wear quicker. They do bite very well offroad. Myself, I would go with the BFGs.
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i wheel with a guy who has 37" procomps and I have to admit I'm somewhat impressed with what they can do on a baby jeep. thye work decent for him but I'm not sure how they would do on a fullsize.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:34 PM
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I'm in the same boat as the OP. I'm shopping for tires, trying to find a decent deal on 33's that aren't crap tires but won't break the bank.

Anyone heard of Wildcountry MTXs? A local tire guy has them for $202 a tire mounting and balancing included, plus he gives a 10% discount because my dad was in the military.



Looks like an agressive tire for cheap, but I'm worried about how many miles they'll last on the road. Anyone have any experience?
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I have had the following tires:
32"X12.5" BFG All Terrain
35"X12.5" BFG MUDDERS
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36" X14.5" Ground Hawgs
35"x 12.5" Toyo Open Country Mudders

Living in Reno NV with a combination of desert trail driving to the heavy snow covered Sierra Nevada's to the rocks on the rubicon with some mud thrown in every once in a while. -
The BFG AT's got me into more trouble more often than not off road but did well on the road with snow and basic trail riding.
The BFG mudders did really well on everything including miles on them with tolerable road noise.
The old Cepeks were awesome on the deep snow with excellent flotation and never got me stuck ever. Also did well in the sandy areas and were great on road except with very low road noise. They wore out quicker due to the softer compounds/tracked everything due to the wide widths on road/and were very expensive even 15 years ago. $400ish range. Never ran them in anything really gooey/muddy though. Not common to the area.
The ground Hawgs were noisy but ran the same as the cepeks and did not ever get to run them more than a year before selling the vehicle and moving.
Currently running the Toyo's and now we live in Oregon where there is more mud and the slimy slippery kind. Have not had the chance to test just yet due to extremely rare mechanical reasons that are uncommon with FSJ's... (If you know what I mean) They are great on road so far.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:25 PM
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The best all around tire has to be the BFG mud T's, especially now that they make them in 20" bling sizes. Hopefully they are as good as their first generation types. I am old there are differences. I would say that the old Armstrong tru-traks would have made the list- all the old ranchers(or just older folk) remember these bullet proof tires. To bad Parelli bought them out and dis-continued in the 80's. They were on ever farm truck out there working the muddy fields. If money were no object I would only own these three tires on their own set of rims...The winch and lockers would take care of the rest.
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from what ive always heard and seen, ill never buy a set of pro comp tires. i have had a few sets of the bfg a/t and i am now running the firestone destination a/t, i think the destination is way better on and offroad that the bfg, i tired them because i heard so many good things about them on another site, they are pretty cheap too. the goodyear duratrac is supposed to be a really good all terrain too. id really like to try the bfg km2 but Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogley they are expensive.
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I have had the bfg at and had great luck, I am running the km2s now great off road but they wear poorly for a dd, I had a set of http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV
and I really likes them, but my favorite would be
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/33x... t_pn=SSTB-126

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it's not as cool looking but a couple guys in our club are running goodyear duratracks and their impressive both on and offroad.
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I ran a set of bfg ATs 31 10.50s on my old xJ, They performe really well on the street, mine were siped, allot, and did amazing on the ice. I had A set of 33s on the same rig later of procomp Xterains, offroad they were allitle bit of A let down, till I aired them down. It was like 2 differant tires alltogather, the procomp aired down did really well. For my DD rigs myself I have allot of luck with the bfg ATs. But there is definatly allot of tires latly that are competing
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For a mud terrain, I am sticking with the Toyo Open Country MT's. They cost just a little less than the Interco stuff and last much, much longer. I was really impressed with how well they performed over my TSL's on the 'burb, wasn't even a close contest overall. This was in washington though, where I saw everything from mud, to slick/wetrock, dry highway, wet roads, and snow. I have used BFG MT's before and was happy with them, as also the BFG AT's, both were good tires. Never used the ProComp's, been kinda iffy with extremely varied reports. I am very familiar with the MTX's, I ran those on my '78 F150 for almost 6 years. Great tire for the money. If I was living in a similar area as what you are describing and stuck with those choices for my DD, I would go with the BFG AT's and maybe try learning some different ways to approach obstacles than wide open, the all terrians will definitely wear longer. Other wise the BFG MT's. However, at $300 + per tire, I would look a little harder online.
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So i decieded to get 31x11.50 genral grabber at2s from tire rack for 135 a ttire for a set of 5 plus 85 shipping. Ive had them on for a good 4500miles and the tread wear is great, great traction off road and realy strong sidewalls. The only con is the road noise is loud for an at. But for anyone looking for a at tire i strongly suggest these. And for yall northern guys they can be studded.
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So i decieded to get 31x11.50 genral grabber at2s from tire rack for 135 a ttire for a set of 5 plus 85 shipping. Ive had them on for a good 4500miles and the tread wear is great, great traction off road and realy strong sidewalls. The only con is the road noise is loud for an at. But for anyone looking for a at tire i strongly suggest these. And for yall northern guys they can be studded.


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I ran 31" BFGs on a Ford Exploder here in Colorado, and they rule in snow, wet or powder. Ice..not so much but most people here run studs for ice anyways. Mud-useless. Dry dirt and rock, pretty good. They're gana be 800 mounted and out the door for a set of four though, pricey rubber. Procomp may be a better deal for their AT's.
Anyone have feedback on the Nordman SUV 235 75 R15 427959 Nokian tires? Im looking for a really good snow tire.
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Anyone have feedback on the Nordman SUV 235 75 R15 427959 Nokian tires? Im looking for a really good snow tire.
I have a set of Vatiiva A/Ts on my 84 Eagle for two winters now and maybe 5000 miles on them. They are great tires on snow and ice. For a few years all of our law enforcement and fire duty Tahoes at Mesa Verde were running them. I bought them almost 2 years ago at Big O Tires. I was considering them for the Kia but the manager at Big O said the Nokian tire prices had gone up to a point where they did not sell nearly as many the last year or so.


For the Kia, we have new Falkin High Country ATs. They are aggressive but quiet. Only had them a couple weeks and so far like them a lot.
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