Heres the situation. I am installing a 3' lift and bigger tires (33') on my 18inch rims. I was originally planning on getting the BF GoodRich A/T but they do no come in a 33' for an 18inch rim. I have the option of getting the BF GoodRich Rugged Terrain in a 32.6' for my rims but the reviews are horrible. I need an all terrain tire with good all around driving conditions, including ice and snow (Rugged Terrains ratings were awfull), but still with the more aggressive look. The tires must also fit an 18inch rim, approx 33'. Anything thought or opinion is welcome. Thanks for any help
Take a look at the Hankook Dynapro ATMs, they are awesome, and they make them in LT285/75R18 or P265/70R18 both of which come in around 32.6". They also make a LT275/70R18 which is around 33.2" or an LT325/60R18 at 33.3".
They have a great aggressive look and more traction than anything than the overpriced BFGs have to offer.
Duratrac's are snow rated, and they are still considered an AT.
BFG T/A KO's are good, but they held onto a little too many rocks for me. I love my Duratrac's, but they dig a little in the sand. The Hankooks would definitely be my choice for a slight more conservative AT. And if you want an AT that is just at home on the highway, I would look at the Michelin LTX AT2's.
I love my Toyo AT IIs. They aren't snow rated but have outperformed the Wintercats that came on the truck in every category other than gas mileage and road noise. I live in North Idaho and have seen every condition from dry pavement, to 4 inches of snow off-road, to 4 inches of slush on the roads, to a quarter inch of rain that froze in a perfect sheet on the road (ever driven on a hockey rink?). I admit they could be better on sheer ice, but I have never felt even the least bit unsafe. The wintercats scared me a few times in more mild conditions. On snow or dirt I can easily break the tires loose at will but even in a pretty aggressive slide I can regain perfect control just by letting off the gas a bit. If you get them I highly suggest getting LT rated tires. In my 265/75 R16 size the LT's have 1/8 inch (I think) more tread than the P rated ones and are more agressive, especially on the sidewalls. In the size you're looking at you might even be able to get the "extremes" which are even more aggressive. They look great IMO as well. There are tons of reviews for these tires on Jeep forums, they seem to be extremely popular with those guys.
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Thanks for all the information. I have been travelling around trying to locate some of these tires in my town, still need to hit afew shops that are closed on the weekend. And ya i found the bfgs in my size, the guy at the tire shop was not the smartest.
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