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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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looking to fit a 315/75/16 on a factory 16x7in. rim. I have some on there but bought it that way and they are pretty tired, what problems will occur, and what do you guys like for the west coast winters, preferably with the snow flake rating, I have a brand new set of DC FC II's but they are not snowflake rated, opinions, thanks.
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BFG All Terrains have a snowflake rating. I think the Goodyear Duratrac does too.

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Go with the Good Year Duratrac's you'll love them, I have a set on my 2010 F150 4x4 and I'd buy another set before I go back to the BFG's

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IMO, all terrain tires with the mountain snowflake don't mean much. I have a set of BFG AT T/A KO (with mountain snowflake) that I bought 6-7 years ago....hoping that they would do the job of a year round tire since I don't put much mileage (10,000 km/year). Got stuck 10 times one winter on my RWD with 250+ pound sand bags. After two winters with the BFG, I got a set of studded winter tires at half the price of the AT's....cheapest set that I could find....were much better in winter conditions than the AT's.

BFG AT's don't have the sipes like a true winter tire. Also, it's rubber compound is like an all season tire....not soft like winter tires.

The only tires that I trust in winter are true winter tires like General Altimax Arctic and the like. All terrains like BFG are good only in spring/summer/fall.

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Agreed I looked at strictly winter tires, should have mentioned it will probably spend some time in the oilfields and off road alot, I need a real good all round tire, I was looking at the duratracs but there $1800 in my area but have heard they are really good although the wear one 1 ton trucks puts on them, makes for a short life span, might try the general grabber at2, much like the bfg's yet cheaper. the guys running strictly winters using there truck for this kind of work destroy them in no time, although they like to run mud terrains siped and studded.
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Actual winter tires will wear out faster as the rubber has a softer compound than regular all-terrains/summer tires. So there are trade-offs when it comes to offroad (whether it's winter or summer) tire selection. It really can be a tough decision especially when we actually drive in many different conditions, in any given day. Good luck.


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