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#551 (permalink) Old 01-25-2013, 10:48 PM
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Oh well those don't have good reviews either...aparently they're really loud? lol but they do appear to perform offroad better and do look meatier.
Yea they're loud, but that is true of any MT. Even my Duratrac's are what some would consider loud. I think the Hankook's are going to be perfect for what you want

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Yep. I have 29K miles on them, and a lot of those are off road miles. They've got about 6/32 left. They were quiet initially but they hum now. I'd run them again if I didn't have Duratrac envy.
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All this tire talk...I priced out tires...ugh...lol Anybody want a gently used set of BFG AT KO's in 265/70R16 to help fund new Duratracs, Coopers, or Hanooks?
Price-wise, what's the best bang for the buck? I don't care too much about road noise, as I rarely drive it for anything other than fun, and performance is paramount to everything else.
What type of performance? If you do a lot of snow/mud, then the Duratrac's. But if you don't want to drop the dough, want better MPG, or you do more desert driving, then I would say Hankook's

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I've been trying to help you shake your Duratrac envy.. I even made my new sig just for you
I noticed that. As soon as I have a more, um, stable source of income I'm going to start watching for sales/rebates. At the very latest, I'll have them by the start of next winter.

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What type of performance? If you do a lot of snow/mud, then the Duratrac's. But if you don't want to drop the dough, want better MPG, or you do more desert driving, then I would say Hankook's
I'd have to agree with that. The problem with the Hankooks though is that they've gone up in price A LOT since when I bought them. They're only $20 cheaper (per tire) than the Duratracs now. They are definitely reasonable in the MPG department though, especially considering they (well, mine) are load range E. Speaking of which, they do have P-rated version that is much cheaper...but for off roading you'll want to go with the E.

And just to clarify...the only kind of snow the Hankooks don't do awesome in is deep off road snow. They do wonderfully on packed snow, slushy streets and ice. Even in the deep snow though, they aren't too bad considering the tread pattern. I've only been stuck once.

KM2's would be a great choice for a climate that never gets ice or packed snow on the streets. Probably one of the best choices for rocks/mud/deep snow. But I wouldn't run them where I live because I don't want my wheels to turn into ice skates. They are a little spendy though.

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Yea the best tire options price wise are the Cooper Discoverer AT3 and Hankook Dynapro ATM (or at least in the size I am looking for they are lucky me!) but IMO the best tires are between the Goodyear Duratracs and BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2s but those are pricier (or at least in the sizes I'm looking at they are...)

Thanks for the help Jen and X_Mods, I'm still torn between the two but I have several months before i'll be ready to but tires anyways


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Yea they're loud, but that is true of any MT. Even my Duratrac's are what some would consider loud. I think the Hankook's are going to be perfect for what you want



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What type of performance? If you do a lot of snow/mud, then the Duratrac's. But if you don't want to drop the dough, want better MPG, or you do more desert driving, then I would say Hankook's
Sadly just dirt, sand and rock performance. Occasionally a river crossing too. I wish there was more mud more often.

I think it was the Hankook dynapro ATM's had like 10 plies. That alone is a huge selling feature to me, as my BFG AT KO's have succumb to twigs in the sidewalls. Total buzz kill. Lol
Sounds like the Hankooks are the way to go for performance/price.
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Sadly just dirt, sand and rock performance. Occasionally a river crossing too. I wish there was more mud more often.

I think it was the Hankook dynapro ATM's had like 10 plies. That alone is a huge selling feature to me, as my BFG AT KO's have succumb to twigs in the sidewalls. Total buzz kill. Lol
Sounds like the Hankooks are the way to go for performance/price.
Yea, for that terrain I would go Hankook's for sure. I think my Duratracs are 5 or 7 ply? I can't remember

That is a lot like the terrain Jen drives hers on, and she be lovin them.

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Yea, for that terrain I would go Hankook's for sure. I think my Duratracs are 5 or 7 ply? I can't remember

That is a lot like the terrain Jen drives hers on, and she be lovin them.
The Dynapro MT's are looking really attractive to... Damnit. Lol
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The Dynapro MT's are looking really attractive to... Damnit. Lol
I love how the MT look! Between the two, I would still go for the AT's with the terrain you described. But the MT's should work great too, but they might chunk on the rocks. Can't go wrong with either

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I love how the MT look! Between the two, I would still go for the AT's with the terrain you described. But the MT's should work great too, but they might chunk on the rocks. Can't go wrong with either
I'd say go with the ATM's too...the MT's look awesome and are aggressive but in the end (for the uses you described earlier) you'd save money and get better traction-more than likely-with the ATM's.

I still flop back and forth between the Cooper Discoverer AT3's and Hankook Dynapro ATM's but will probably go with the Hankooks cause in the size I am looking for they are cheaper (by a dollar per tire but that will save me some in taxes too...slightly )

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Thanks for the input guys! I guess tires in the 285/75R16 flavor will be the next big investment! At least my next mods will be extremely cheap, so I can keep pressing on w/ out $$ worries.
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x-mods... had to come in here and tell you this, but I just ordered some Digital Camo Wrap. and its all your fault.

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