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Old 08-06-2010, 05:30 PM
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

I'm looking at Cooper ST or possibly STT. I have ran both and they have done very well for me. The treadwear on the STT's were very good escecially for a mud terrain tire.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:37 PM
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

Ok, my misunderstanding.

But remember, if you plan to ocassionally hit some mud on the trails or drive through big puddles, a nice AT like the Destination AT or BFG AT is fine. They can even handle some gooes stuff really well.

The only time i would do an MT if is you plan to do 90% mud and stay in the deep, thick gooey stuff.

You would be surprised what an AT can handle. I wheeled mud for years with BALD BFG ATs.

This was way back with my 95 Xj and 33" BFG AT KO. BALD TIRES. They had less then 3/32nd of tread left, original was 16/32nd tread.

I never got stuck in that hole. They made it through just fine and actually lasted until i bought my 98 xj and made it through a very tough winter as well.

These are the same set of tires just flipped white letters out. They did great all winter and we had tons of snow that winter. Reccord breaking amounts if i recall correctly.


So my point is, dont spend money on MTs unless you plan to live in MUD over 8" deep and want an obnoxious humm all the time. They wear out fast as well. A nice good quality AT will get you through alot more then you expect and will be plenty of tire for weekend trips and for blazing ocassional muddy trails.

I then had GY Wrangler MT/Rs old style and they were great off road but loud as hell and i always felt like i was going to hydroplane in the rain.

I eventually up greaded to Cooper Discovere STTs and they are a fantastic tire. They handle great on road and in rain and all off road conditionb but they wear a little bit faster then i would like but much better then most MTs, had i wanted a longer wearing tire i would have bought more BFG ATs. The Toyo Open Country MTs which are nearly identical to the STTs but wear like butter.






Edit, Sorry for being a pic ho.

Ahh damnit, i cant help myself.

One more pic. I really miss my old XJ.
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

That is a badass looking XJ...
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

So, what size tire would you recommend to aid me in my search? Would a 245 be too small? Or should I go 255/265? And what ratio, 70/75, etc.
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

Agreed about the ocassional mud/trails.

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Ok, my misunderstanding.

But remember, if you plan to ocassionally hit some mud on the trails or drive through big puddles, a nice AT like the Destination AT or BFG AT is fine. They can even handle some gooes stuff really well.

The only time i would do an MT if is you plan to do 90% mud and stay in the deep, thick gooey stuff.

You would be surprised what an AT can handle. I wheeled mud for years with BALD BFG ATs.

This was way back with my 95 Xj and 33" BFG AT KO. BALD TIRES. They had less then 3/32nd of tread left, original was 16/32nd tread.

I never got stuck in that hole. They made it through just fine and actually lasted until i bought my 98 xj and made it through a very tough winter as well.


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That is one sexy looking muddy.....jeep
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

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So, what size tire would you recommend to aid me in my search? Would a 245 be too small? Or should I go 255/265? And what ratio, 70/75, etc.
Mine are 255/65/17. No lift or spacers and fit perfectly. Did trim the bolt a little but it really wasn't necessary.
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

Am I at a disadvantage if I go with BFG MT KM1s over KM2? I think I am going with the MTs because I hear they don't wear bad on the road, and can preform great off road, and they just look great compared to the AT's, and that is almost worth the $150 price difference.
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

I have the 35" KM2's on my TJ and the tread life is great so far, and they are not noisey at all. They worked great this last winter too...
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

I have 32" BFG M/T's and they have been a great tire, I only run them in the winter and i've never had an issue at all.

If it's looks you're going for then I would say the BFG's, But they do have quite a bit of road noise, So if that would bother you then get a set of A/T's
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

Now, all that is left is deciding the size. Keep in mind the price differences and that I will be running an OME Lift with stock Laredo rims (17" I believe). So, 255/265, 75/70, 17? What would you pick for looks and function?
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

I'm running stock rims with 265/70/17 BFGs.
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Re: Destination A/T or BFG M/t?

If you get the 255/75/17S Those are the same a stock rubicon 32s and will be readily available used and new. But its not a KM2 its actually a tread all on its own spcifically for that size. I would try to get KM2s. I hear they are tons better then the KM1 or the rubicon tread pattern. So maybe try a 265/70/17.
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