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Old 08-11-2016, 10:02 PM
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I haven't seen a tire thread in a while. I'm due for new ones, curious what is new that I don't know about. Looking for a somewhat beefy AT tire, 285 75 r16. I easily run 200 miles of pavement for every mile of dirt, I'm too old to look cool. What's practical these days?


I read about the new Nitto Ridge Grappler in the new OX4, but was bummed they're not even coming out with a 16" rim version. That could have been the ticket maybe.

I also read about the new Cooper Discoverer MTP, but any time a review says road noise is as acceptable for such an aggressive lug pattern, I know that means they're louder than I want.

I just can't to Duratracs again- I do still wheel occasionally Hankook ATM? terra grapplers?
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:51 PM
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Year round use?

I liked my Nitto TG's but they don't have the sidewall of a MT but way more than a Duratrac. Pretty much any AT should do the job.

It appears most of the new "durable" ATs almost a MT are not available in 16" wheel sizes. You might be better off looking for some take off wheels in 17/18".

Friend was force to do just that (17")when replacing his 37's on the wife's 80. Just no selection in 16. He ended up with the new Toyo R/T and likes them.

I own two sets of wheels so I can get away with owning Duratracs for the street in the winter . If you get new wheels you can keep the 16's and mount up some real snow tires http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...VERER-M-S.aspx or https://www.nokiantires.com/winter-t...apeliitta-lt2/

Otherwise this is probably your only 3 ply option in a aggressive AT but not a MT. Cooper S/T Maxx. http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...-S-T-MAXX.aspx But I'm not sure I'd want to run those in the winter personally. I'm way too used to dedicated snow tires.

And now that you got me all cranked up about tires, it looks like General has a new entry the Grabber X3 coming to market. Available in your size. I really liked my Grabber Red Lables so this tire has my interest.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:27 PM
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BFG AT's why not they work.
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:42 PM
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the ko2 has the snow peak winter rating blah the duratrcs have,
we put them on the 96 'runner.
they are even quieter than the duratracs imo and did real well last winter

not sure bout tread life but rest is nice so far
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:47 PM
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Yeah I think I'll try either them or the Duratrac's on our runner seeing as its a hwy machine that will see snow. Duratracs only because its a light truck. If it were a 100 I'd think more about the BFG AT's. I've been happy with them on the 60 but I haven't given them a good thrashing really yet.. I mean aired down at 12psi and acting a fool they seem fine but I haven't wheeled for real in years it seems. Sure they get hard after a few years but by then they are worn also.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:06 AM
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A guy I work with is running the new Nitto Trail Grappler MT and likes them. My Terra Grapplers must have 45+ K on them are wearing like iron. I haven't mounted the new Toyo MT's yet since the Terra Grapplers still have lots of tread and I'm only driving the 60 occasionally these days.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:26 AM
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Like Mike, I'm running the BFG A/T KO2's on my 40.

I used to have Dunlop Mud Rovers, which looked great, but the rubber would get hard in cold weather...which made them slick, and horrible in snowy/icy conditions.

I've been rolling the KO2's for a year now. They ran great in the winter, and grabbed the snow and ice. They feel nice on the trail, and handle pavement like they were made for it.

I'll get them again when it's time to get new tires.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:05 AM
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New BFG AT's, I have them on the LX and they perform excellent, quiet, great on road in winter. Only drawback is mud.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:43 AM
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I've been very happy with the BFG KO2. They performed well in Moab and pretty dam quite on pavement. Here is a link to a long term review on Expedition Portal on the KO2.

http://expeditionportal.com/nmbrs-lo...0-mile-report/
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:14 AM
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Bill Tocco has been running Cooper ST Maxx's, originally on an 80 and now on an 85 P/U. He seems to love them, and I've only heard great things, and was super impressed with them when we ran Gulches. Just another option...and available in 255/85 if you want the tall skinny look instead.
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