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Old 05-22-2015, 12:57 AM
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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

Just my 5 cents .....

I currently have the Cooper AT3s and really like them. I previously owned Bridgestone 694 AT tyres (Revo 2 in the USA) and found them to wear too quickly.

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Looking to get some decent all-terrain tires after doing some light off-roading recently and saw first hand the limitations of the stock Michelin Latitudes (18") that came on my 2015 Overland EcoDiesel. The Latitudes were not helping but the GC climbed up and over pretty much everything it came upon. In any event, I'm looking for tires to be used all year round - mostly warm Cali climate with occasional light snow in the mountains - and to be used primarily for on-road use with the occasional weekend adventure. As such, it has to be low noise on the road but still provide good grip when aired down a bit for some sandy hill climbs. Narrowed it down to a few choices:

BFGoodrich A/T KO2 (expensive; seems to be best of all of these for off-road)

BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A (made to be halfway between their street tires and their KO2s; maybe not great at either?)

Firestone Destination A/T (standard on Cherokee Trailhawk; heard is loud on highways)

Goodyear Wrangler A/T Adventure (heard good and bad; expensive; replacing the Silent Armor tires)
hayasa your criteria for tire use is pretty much what I'll be looking for too when my OEM tires wear out. They only have 19K on them now. I will need 20s.
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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

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hayasa your criteria for tire use is pretty much what I'll be looking for too when my OEM tires wear out. They only have 19K on them now. I will need 20s.
Thanks, I decided to go with Toyo Open Country A/T II. They are a fantastic tire: quiet, really grippy, and look good. Decent sidewall protection, too.
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My $.02... KO2's. Loved the original and getting ready to put the KO2's on very soon. Reviews are positive and appear to verify the tire is an improvement on the original.

My brief experience with the BFG Rugged Terrain was very poor. It was the stock tire on my Tundra back in 2002. I would not recommend them... or any Toyota truck for that matter.

I don't have any experience with the other tires.


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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

Here's an Expedition Portal tire review from Nov 2014:

Where the Rubber Meets the Road | Expedition Portal

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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

So I noticed that it is difficult to get LT rated tires in 265/60 18 of these brands with the exception of the KO2s. Don't you guys think the increased side wall of LT is important?


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BFG and Bridgestone both do LT tyres in that size and are good tyres.


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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

BFG TA KO's 265/65/R18 on a '15 limited WK2 with air ride. No rubbing at any level. Minimal road noise. Everything I read says you can also fit the 265/70's without rubbing. Great tires.
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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

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BFG TA KO's 265/65/R18 on a '15 limited WK2 with air ride. No rubbing at any level. Minimal road noise. Everything I read says you can also fit the 265/70's without rubbing. Great tires.

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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

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Here's an Expedition Portal tire review from Nov 2014:

Where the Rubber Meets the Road | Expedition Portal

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Thanks for posting this, it was an interesting read. I've got only 1k miles on my stock tires but am looking for options when it's time to replace them. I plan on getting as much mileage out of these as I can, provided they perform well during the winter. My requirements seem to be similar to the OP's. Quiet on the highway, must do well in the snow and capable on the trail--though nothing I'm doing is hardcore. This seems to be a unicorn of sorts because I've yet to really find one tire that does it all well--at least my criteria anyway. I've had my eye on the Cooper Discoverer tire and from the read of that article, they may very well be worth a look when it's time. These Michelins are nice and quiet, which I do appreciate on pavement. We'll see how they handle in the winter months and on the trail, I'm not optimistic beyond this year.

The results of that testing were surprising, BFG AT/KO were one of my favorite tires I've used on previous vehicles until I discovered the General Grabber A/T 2. Neither of those faired quite as well as the Cooper Discoverer. Good thing for me is my local, preferred tire shop is a General Tire dealer also offers Cooper Tires.
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Re: Help me pick an all-terrain tire

Sure thing, jaybo. I'm interested in the Cooper Discoverers too. I'll stay with 20s because I like the wheel design (5-spoke, clean and classic) and also for the on-road performance with the shorter sidewall for less flex. I'm happy enough with the trail performance of the Forteras (making do with what came on it), I've been able to do some decent obstacles and they do okay on the sand dunes at Pismo. So with a next set of ATs, that should be fine. I figure I do about 95-98% on-road and 2-5% off.
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