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Old 07-15-2009, 12:13 AM
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What is a good A/T tire that is a good price?

Hey guys,

I need new tires and wanted to know what is the best A/T tire out there?

Of course cost is a real big issue...in Los Angeles...they start around 150 bucks per tire.

I have 10x15 inch rims.

Any and all advice is appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:33 AM
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BFG AT's are about $175 for 31's and they have always done well for me. Take a look at the Big O Big Foot AT if they have Big O tire places out your way. The tread is similar to the old Goodyear mud tires they stuck on Humvees but with more siping. I haven't tried those but at $160 for a 31 they seem to be a good deal.
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:15 AM
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The BFG's wear like iron, so a little up front goes a long way. I was more than happy with mine. Look for a used set. Even half worn, you would probably get another 30-40k miles out of them.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:04 AM
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Many owners are very happy with the Treadwright tires: http://www.treadwright.com/ - that's what's going on my trucks when I need them.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:39 AM
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I went with BFG A/T on mine and have been more than happy. I'd do a search on craigslist. Found a set of four 33", almost new, with aluminum wheels for $400...the best deal I found by far.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:02 AM
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BFG!


How many times have they won Baja? ristow?

Seriously, they are a great tire and you'll not be disappointed if you get them.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:42 AM
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my last three sets of tires have been BFG's. The best place to get them out here in socal is America's Tire, their prices are similar to Costco or Tirerack.com

I would consider another tire but for all around greatness the BFG AT is excellent. Not cheap though, there are pepboys brand and other imported tires that cost somewhat less. Performance will be compromised however.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:56 AM
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i like bridgestone duelers. revo's are very nice. finest tire i've ever used in inclement winter weather.


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How many times have they won Baja? ristow?

lol! i know how many baja's MY set one......

those A/T's i had were horrible in snow. does it snow during baja...?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:23 AM
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BFG AT's. They wear extremely well.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:30 AM
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BFG A/T - and the best price I found was at Sam's...especially when you factor in all the free service based crap you get from them...
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:37 AM
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I know I will catch heck but I had a set of BFG A/T's on my Chevy Dually and now on my J-10 hated them then and still do the only reason I bought them for the J truck was the narrow 33 they make. I thought they were out to fast and get a oval look to them. Maybe its just me. And I like to be different so I went with Kelly MSR on my lil Jeep and like them. I will be putting them on my big Jeeps when they wear out.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:36 AM
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BFG ATs are great in powder (thats colorado snow btw). Great on dry anything. USELESS in mud or clay. 50k outta them when properly aligned is common. I think they'll be fine for ya. Good in rain too I found on an Explorer.

I have a set of BFG MTs waiting in the wings for when I score some 16" rims..
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:37 AM
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what kinda rims?


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BFG ATs are great in powder (thats colorado snow btw). Great on dry anything. USELESS in mud or clay. 50k outta them when properly aligned is common. I think they'll be fine for ya. Good in rain too I found on an Explorer.

I have a set of BFG MTs waiting in the wings for when I score some 16" rims..
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:42 AM
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what kinda rims?

dunno. 6 lugs would be cool for the Cherokee, though I really need to get 8 lug ones for my Gladiator. Ugly steel ones for wheeling with shallow backspacing.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:44 AM
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Even though B.F. Goodrich is still a popular brand name of tires, the Goodrich Corporation exited the tire business in 1988. The tire business and use of the name was sold to Michelin AKA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin who is solely owned by the French...


Uniroyal, Cooper, Goodyear, Maxis, and "hundreds" of others are all well respected AMERICAN tire manufacturers.

For what it's worth.

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Old 07-15-2009, 12:06 PM
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Say what you will about the country, but the French members I know here, and some of the ones that have posted, are way cool and have AMC Jeep collections that put anyone in the US to utter shame.

Company locations

Principal operating facilities:[2]

An aerial view of the Goodyear testing facility west of Fort Stockton, Texas


North American Tire Manufacturing Facilities. North American Tire owns (or leases with the right to purchase at a nominal price) and operates 23 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada.
  • 10 tire plants (8 in the United States and 2 in Canada),
  • 1 steel tire wire cord plant,
  • 4 chemical plants,
  • 1 tire mold plant,
  • 3 tire retread plants,
  • 2 aviation retread plants, and
  • 2 mix plants (1 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
  • at least one known hose plant (located in the United States).
These facilities have floor space aggregating approximately 24,900,000 square feet (2,310,000 m2).
European Union Tire Manufacturing Facilities. European Union Tire owns and operates 15 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries, including:
  • 14 tire plants,
  • 1 steel tire wire cord plant,
  • 1 tire mold and tire manufacturing machines facility,
  • 1 aviation retread plant, and
  • 1 mix plant.
These facilities have floor space aggregating approximately 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2).
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Tire Manufacturing Facilities. Eastern Europe Tire owns and operates 5 tire plants in 4 countries. These facilities have floor space aggregating approximately 7,300,000 square feet (678,000 m2).
Latin American Tire Manufacturing Facilities. Latin American Tire owns and operates 9 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries, including 6 tire plants, 1 textile mill, 1 tire retread plant, and 1 aviation retread plant. These facilities have floor space aggregating approximately 5,600,000 square feet (520,000 m2).
Asia Pacific Tire Manufacturing Facilities. Asia Pacific Tire owns and operates 10 tire plants and 2 aviation retread plants in 9 countries. These facilities have floor space aggregating approximately 6,200,000 square feet (576,000 m2).
Plant Utilization. Worldwide tire capacity utilization rate was approximately 86% during 2007 compared to approximately 82% in 2006 and 87% in 2005. 2007 utilization increased due to the recovery from the 2006 USW strike.
Other Facilities. Goodyear also owns and operates three research and development facilities and technical centers, and three tire proving grounds. The company also operates more than 1,800 retail outlets for the sale of our tires to consumers, approximately 60 tire retreading facilities and approximately 160 warehouse distribution facilities. Substantially all of these facilities are leased.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:19 PM
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I don't understand why people hate the French. They helped us create this country, they were pioneers of the concept of personal liberty in their own revolution...

anyhow BFG ATs do get gummed up in the mud really easily... they have been great for me in snow but certain kinds of clumpy muddy snow can fill them too.

The Goodyear MTRs were really cool, I loved their offroad traction and also on dry pavement, but once they wore a bit they were so loud on the street... and also horrific, terrifying in icy conditions. I don't think they had any siping so they just slid along the top of the road and were all over the place.

I like the aggressive look of the BFG ATs, most ATs look more like street tires to me.

If there's a great comparable tire that is American, and MADE IN AMERICA then I would like to know about it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:27 PM
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dunno. 6 lugs would be cool for the Cherokee, though I really need to get 8 lug ones for my Gladiator. Ugly steel ones for wheeling with shallow backspacing.


hmmmm, ive got 6 16" 5x5.5 rims and 7 or so 8 lug wheels off the chevy
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:28 PM
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If there's a great comparable tire that is American, and MADE IN AMERICA then I would like to know about it.

thanks for everyone input...I too would like to know of a really good AMERICAN made A/T tire.

Thank you....
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:12 PM
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i've thought about getting some pro comp xtreme all terrain tires for my zj. anyone have any experience with them. on 4wd.com they where around $135.00 last time i looked for 31x10.50x15.
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