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BFG A/T KO 305/65/18 22 62.86%
BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM2 305/60/18 13 37.14%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well since I've recently picked up some Winter tires for my truck (Yokahama Geolander A/T - S) 275/65/18's and mounted them on steel rims.

I am doing some homework for new tires to go on my Factory 18" rims for this summer. I really like the BFG tires, as they have a heavier load rating. I will be towing my car on a trailer up to the local race track.

I currently have a 2" Leveling Kit on the front and will be adding an extra leaf on the back.



1. BFG A/T KO in a 305/65/18. It has 16/32 Tread Depth.


2. BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM2 in a 305/60/18. It has 20/32 Tread Depth.



What tire would you choose and Why? Does Anyone currently run either of these tires? How is the wear on them, especially the Mud Terrain. My buddy had the A/T's on his last truck and loved them.

Or, What other tire would you recommend and Why?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-25-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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Get the A/T's they last a hella long time and if you are able to get them in the severe snow rated there even better yet and also the BFG A/T KO's are one of the best tires out there IMO

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I had both and I like the Mud's better for snow but on the road the A/T's would win. I have the BFG Mud's KM2 for both my trucks I couldn't go nearly as far as i can now breaking trail in snow with the Mud's compared to the A/T's they just don't clean good enough.


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I like the A/T's as well. Just wondering how well the Mud Terrain's hold up on the pavement and everyday driving.

I live out in the country and will use the Mud's, but I would say that 80-90% of my driving is on the road and in town.

I do like the looks of the Mud's over the A/T's, but I do want something that's going to last. Also, these tires will only be used during the summer months as I have those Yokahama's for the winter season.

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well, i would probably choose the muds if it were me. i like the looks of the threads on the muds, and the a/ts look ok too, but i dont have any experience sorry..
so overall i would probably go with muds

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i'm useing bfg a/t ko's as winter tires on my 08f150 and they work great on/off road(i was amazed went up a tobboggan hill with minimal spinout!)


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If you're going simply on looks, the muds will win every time.

However, you still have to drive the truck on a regular basis so I would definitely go with the all-terrains.

I'm on my 4th set of A/Ts and really have no complaints. I was going to get a set of quieter tires once but couldn't bring myself to do it :-)
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If it were my truck I would put a set of Super Swampers on it but thats me. I say go for the Muds since they are just for summer, but if you don't do any 4wheeling the ATs might be the better choice.


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If you're going to be doing everyday driving (Including highway), I would definitely go with the A/T's. I have had them on my Ranger for over 2 years now and they have been a very decent/reliable tire in the winter time. They are overall, a very reliable tire in no matter what kind of weather really and they aren't a noisy tire compared to the M/T. The tread life on the A/T's is superb as well. As long as you keep rotating them and look after them properly, they're definitely worth the investment!
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lots of good feedback guys.... Appreciate it. Looks like a good race between the two tires. I haven't made my decision yet, still have a couple of months to decide before I order them.

It's a close call, wonder what the outcome will be.
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