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Old 02-05-2009, 01:17 PM
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Got 20k miles on my BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires. I think they are more of an all season tire. They are on my 2005 Nissan Titan. These tires do not do well in snow. I got stuck today and couldn't get out even with 4WD low and differential lock turned on. Had to get winched out.

So I'm looking for a better tire. One that works well in the snow. I think I need more of an on / off road tire. Not an all season tire. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:28 PM
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I have had good luck with Toyo Open Countrys, I have 285/70/17s load range E 10 ply, I have run Rugged Trails and All Terrains on the same truck and the Toyos have alot more grip in rain and snow.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:45 PM
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The BFG All Terrain tires are quite capable for on and off road. I too have the rugged trail, or whatever generic BFG that came on my Tacoma, and plan to get the BFG A/T tires once these wear out.
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BFG A/T all the way anything more aggressive and the road will eat them up
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:54 PM
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BFG A/T's are certainly better than the Rugged Trails. I would reccomend them.

Also, Nitto Terra Grapplers are great for on/off road. They have a bunch of siping which helps in the rain/snow. They are also very reasonably priced.(the Toyo Open country's are pretty much the same thing).
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I should've mentioned, I only drive about 5k miles per yr. Mostly highway.
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Bridgestone Dueler AT REVO's

I just replaced BFG A/T's (great tires as well not going to knock them) with the REVO's and I am thrilled with them on my 2001 Suburban 1500 4x4 In the snow they are like having studded tres with suction cups I have to try very hard to break traction and road noise is minimal.

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:59 PM
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seriously if your tread is too aggressive you will hate them the rest of the year. Too noisey and wear very fast. I have BFG Rugged trail A/T(from factory) on my 4wd Tundra and my odometer is just turning 45k. I will replace with same tire and just keep rotating every 10k.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:00 PM
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I've had Michelin LTX A/T (no experience with the A/T2 tires) in the snow with fair results. They were on the front of a 2wd Dakota and I never had a problem being able to steer. I put them on an f-150 and got a ton of miles out of them and had great wet and sand traction. I currently have Goodyear Silent Armor Wranglers on my 4wd F-150. Wet traction and sand traction are great (at least as good as the Michelins) with almost 7k miles on the new set. I don't have any experience with them in the snow and I prefer to keep it that way!

I've heard good things overall about the Toyos and also the Pirelli Scorpions but since I live in FL, I don't pay attention to snow traction reports.
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Trayder - 2/5/2009 4:56 PM Bridgestone Dueler AT REVO's
A local dealer I called today mentioned that they carry these. I looked at them on line on tire rack.com and the tread pattern looks good. I'll be buying from a local tire place though.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:29 PM
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I have 315/70(?)/R16 Goodyear MTRs and they have wore exceptionally well. I have over 55K on them, but they are about gone. I do not carry much weight or drive too aggressively and they have worn very well. I am not sure if I am going back with them because of the $$, but they are a great tire.
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Toyos are top of the line I have the MT's on my 4x4, I like Nittos for AT's
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I have Pro Comp XT's I think they're called. They are badass. Not loud, look great, price was 800 for all of them, wear is ok, I have roughly 25k and looks like about half gone.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:34 PM
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Check out the Firestone Destination LT. They are basically the old Bridgestone Dualer AT Design, and are very inexpensive for what you get. I put about 40k on a set on my last truck, and they weren't even 1/2 way down, they will be getting put onto my current truck as soon as the stock tires are worn. I work for a construction equipment company, and this is the tire recomended to us by our supplier. On road there is virtually zero noise, and off road (sticky red clay mostly) they are great for moderate use. They aren't a mud terrain or a rock tire by any means, but for general use on & off road, they won't leave you stuck unless you get into somewhere you shouldn't be. One of my coworkers gets up into the NC mountains quite often, and has them on his truck, and reports excelent performance in the Snow. You can find these for between 135 & 180 depending on the size.

I have personally been a Michelin fan forever, and can't say the these lack any of the qualities that any of the the Michelins that I have had. You can find these for between 135 & 180 depending on the size, compared to 250 or so each for a BFG A/T.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:50 PM
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Hard to beat BFG AT/KO's for what your looking for. I go to school in Pittsburgh and they havn't let me down here in the snow yet. I don't really go offroading but during hunting season I never had a problem. They last a long time too.
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The places I called today, one place had Bridgestone Dueler AT REVOs for $202 each. Another place had BF Goodrich AT KOs for $231 each. I've always liked Michelin tires. Do they have make an on / off road tire?

The Classic, your driving in my neck of the woods.
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Brad1 - 2/5/2009 7:09 PM

The places I called today, one place had Bridgestone Dueler AT REVOs for $202 each. Another place had BF Goodrich AT KOs for $231 each. I've always liked Michelin tires. Do they have make an on / off road tire?

The Classic, your driving in my neck of the woods.
Michelin has a new A/T out, it is the LTX A/T2. Very nice tire, but pricy. 250 bucks for my dodge.
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Another vote for the BFG All terrain KO's here. I've been through Goodyear, Bridgestone, Firestone and a couple of others I can't think of, and after my first set of the BFG AT/KO I've never been back. FTR- I'm on and off road daily as a utility construction Superintendent. BTW- My last set lasted 80,000 miles.
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never had any tire that came new with a truck hold up any better then 30,000 wtf the manfac. should do better than that!!!
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I have logged many miles offroad (we all know onroad miles) and the BFG AT is my choice and repetetive buy tire
, If I wear a set down I just get another set, 99% of hard offroad miles are in Baja where I keep a house, and race and pit an offroad car. This tire airs down well and can easily go down to 15 lbs on my full size Dodge cummins diesel truck. I only stated the type of truck to give an idea of the size and weight involved here. This truck has a service body on it and adds to the weight in deep sand with all the tools and camping gear these tires have never failed. Now somthing to keep in mind, More than once I have looked at my tires upon returning from a San Diego to Cabo and back soujourne(lots of side trips and chase truck excursions) and told myself no problem they will get me back and forth Till I claen this thing up and get back to mex. Twice I have been in this situation and had a tire blow at speed (rember they were worn down from use and I figured I would put off buying a new set for whatever reason)and I was trying to put on a spare on the freeway in traffic. And when these tires let go they fling the entire tread up into the bottom of your truck thus tearing out what they hit. I have had to reweld new wheel bukheads into this bed more than once cause I waited, when I knew that it was time for new tires. I will be getting new BFG's when the time comes.
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