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02-05-2003, 07:36 AM
Its almost new tire time for me on my F150 4x4. Man are 17" tires expensive! I'd love to go with BFG AT's due to their tread design and triple belt sidewall but at $170 a tire its hard to cough up. What others should I consider? I'd like a fairly aggressive and sturdy all terrain tire. Size is LT265 70 R17. Thanks.
02-05-2003, 08:03 AM
There is NOTHING that compares to the BFG All Terrains, you just can't go wrong with them. I would just save some more money and go with the BEST!!
SD, could you post up on what type of 17's you find. Last year I had to replace the tires on my truck and it has 17" wheels, at the time there were very few 17" tires available. I'm hoping the next time I need tires, probably later this year that there will be a larger selection to choose from.
02-05-2003, 10:52 AM
Dan, they do make a lot more for that size now. So far I have found (in order of least to most expensive)
Pathfinder (supposedly made by Kelly Springfield) $125
Dunlop Radial Rover RV $137
Goodyear ATS $169
BFG AT KO $170
Big O XT's $179
All prices are installed. I do a lot of remote driving in Baja so reliability is key. I'll probably end up with the BFG's but Ouch!. The Big O's have the best warranty.
SD, thanks for the info!!! That sure is good news. I was stuck buying the Goodyears last year, I'm not a big fan of Goodyear for offroad truck tires.
I've had very positive experiences with Big O in the past, they are not cheap but they make a very good tire and have a good warranty to go with it.
Let us know what you choose and how well they perform.
02-05-2003, 12:35 PM
I have tried the Goodyear ATS's and did not like them at all, just like slicks in the mud, not any better than the RTS's that came on the truck. I took those back and got the BFG's AT's, little road noise as compared to other AT's and handle great on pavement as well as off road. Place's I got stuck in with the RTS and ATS's I creap thru without 1/2 the trouble and have yet to get stuck in the same spots that I used to. Since I purchased them at Discount Tires they have a policy that if your not satisfied they will swap them out for you. The BFG's are the best and well worth the money. I also purchased the tire protection and that has come in handy...so far I have 20k on the tires and have had two replaced for nothing more than the cost of the road hazard $13...tree nubs poking thru the tires making them unrepairable..and it doesn't matter how many miles you have on them!!! Save up and buy them you won't regret it!!! They also have a bit of a lip that sticks out over the wheel edge protecting it from curb rash and rocks as well as helping to keep the weights on and in the same spot. I lost two weights with the Goodyears when sticker vines got hung around them while driving thru a field.
The next set I get will also be the BFG's.
One man's opinion
02-05-2003, 07:21 PM
Try out the Cooper Discover HT or AT raised white letters,I believe I paid $110.ea for the HT
That's for the LT265/70 R17 .I drive a 97 F150 4X4 and have had them on for a year and a half with no complaints
02-05-2003, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by SDHNTR@Feb 5 2003, 09:36 AM
###I'd love to go with BFG AT's due to their tread design and triple belt sidewall but at $170 a tire its hard to cough up. ###
I just had these tires put on my truck 6 weeks ago. They are WONDERFUL. We had a good snowfall the other day, and even in 2x4 they have great power. Can't wait till spring to find some logging trails to ride on.
02-05-2003, 10:58 PM
I had BFG All's on my Wrangler when I bought it, I loved them and ended up replacing them with BFG Mud's. I will be replacing them this summer after putting over 50k on them. If you treat them kind, keep tabs on the air pressure, check the balance and rotate them, they'll last a long time.
02-06-2003, 08:13 PM
I had the 33 AT's on my Blazer and later went to the 33 MT I wouldn't go back to the AT's unless I was going to be doing alot of highway driving and was concerned about noise issues associated w/ the MT's. the reason I got stuck in wet grass one time w/ the AT's in 4x4
02-07-2003, 12:03 AM
I had some Cooper ST on my 4x4 Tahoe that could pull me out of anything that I ever came across. For the price and performance they can't be beat in my book.
02-07-2003, 07:07 AM
Try Discount Tire. The store north of I-8 on Mission Gorge Rd. has been good for me. Go in person and yak with the mgr. Bet he can fix you up. WB
02-13-2003, 07:11 PM
DO NOT i repeat DO NOT buy goodyear AT/S tires!!!!! biggest hunks of junk ive ever owned. Ive had rolls of toilet paper outlast these tires. The sidewalls arent have as good as BFG or Interco's. Ive heard really good things about the new Swamper Truxxus tire...........mud terrain tire with a nice quiet ride on the highway. I can buy 33 inch truxxus' for less money that 31 BFG Ats. But the mileage isnt gonna be nearly as good.
02-13-2003, 09:28 PM
Well, I'll go ahead and throw this one in the pot:
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R (http://www.goodyeartires.com/catalog/products/WRLMTR.html)
Had them about 15,000 miles so far. Great all-around offroading tire.
Decent price at tirerack.com
Discount Tire carries (or can get) two tires that I find remarkable.
They are made by BFG, but last a heck of a lot longer than the A/T's.
They are called Sport Kings and the come in a A/T pattern, which I really like and a M/T pattern that I have never tried. I payed $78.00 each for 31-10.50-15's
02-14-2003, 07:07 AM
I used to have the Sport Kings on my old Landcruiser and loved them. I'd buy them again in a second but they don't make them in a 17" rim. Bummer.
02-16-2003, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by slyder@Feb 13 2003, 10:11 PM
Ive had rolls of toilet paper outlast these tires.
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02-17-2003, 07:02 AM
Did ya like that saying? What can i say....its a gift!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-wavin-yel.gif
02-17-2003, 09:04 AM
I have had really good luck with Michelin XCX Apt's. You can only get them through Sears or NTB though. I bought a 99 F150 4x4 on Saturday. It has Generals on it now but will need new tires soon. It will probably get the Michelin's if they are made in a 16". I will probably bump up a size or two over stock though.
02-25-2003, 06:30 PM
I bought Yokohama Geolander 285/75R-16s and just put them on today. Got them off of
and for a really decent price. Good tread design and thick tread. Suppose to wear for 40,000 miles.. That I will believe when I see it. But a nice tire anyway.
Keep us posted on how well those tires wear please. They do have an intense tread design and depth, killer sidewall strength but all accounts I've heard is if you do street driving with them they are only a 15,000-20,000 mile tire, and for the price............. OUCH!
03-13-2003, 10:45 PM
I just put Yokohama Geolander + II on my '99 f-250 4x4 and I love them! $125 installed at local tire shop. I use 4x4 dailey and these tires are great! 265x75x16 http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
03-22-2003, 05:05 PM
I have had the geolanders 285/75/r16's on my truck for about 9 months now. In that 9 months I have put on 20,000 miles and the tires are holding up awesome. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-thumbs-up-aqua.gif
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