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Anybody running the F-C II? My last 2 trucks had BFG A/T's and I never had a failure, unless of course you include rain, packed snow, ice, or mud. Fair to poor under those conditions in my experiences. I like the fact that the F-C II tires are also 3-ply sidewalls(like BFG) and to me the tread pattern looks better thought out compared to the BFG A/T. Hopefully they will last as long and be less noisy than the A/T but I'm not counting on that.
 

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I had BFG's on my Titan and got about 80k out of then. I talked to a sales guy at 4wheeel Parts and he told me the FC are suprisingly loud.
 

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Really? That is not good news. Guess I'll keep looking.
 

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Sears quoted me $796 for 5 BFG A/T 265/75/16 tires mounted and balanced. I'm gone!
 

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What sears/ what size?
... Discounts price was around $1100 for 4
 

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So you want a tire thats good in the rain, mud, and snow... but one that will last a very long time... and not be loud. Thats asking for alot! You just described like 3 different types of tires lol
 

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"What we have here is a failure to communicate" was what I was told when I mentioned te $796 price. :sign7:

$963 for 5 and I was out the door.....
 

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Dick Cepek F-C II tires vs BFG A/T

I have had 2 sets of Dick Cepek FC-II's mounted on my last 2 trucks. One set on my old Isuzu Trooper and another set on a Hummer H3. I found them to be very solid tires that performed in deep snow and mud extremely well. I was able to get great mileage out of the tires and was very pleased. Like most aggressive treads, they do start to get loud as they wear- definitely louder than my Kelly Safari TSR's, General Grabber AT2's, or BFG AT KO's that I have previously had (I put on 60,000 miles a year). I would have bought another set of Dick Cepek FC-II's last April, but they were more expensive than the Kelly-Springfield Safari TSR's at my local Goodyear dealer.
 

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my problem with BFG AT's is that they basically suck all winter when there's anything on the roads...yeah, they wear like iron but thats not what I'm thinking about when there's 4" of wet snow on the road and I need to be at work.

to that end, I've loved the trxus but it's getting to be a major PITA to get a sticker here with anything larger than stock size tires...heck I cant even find anyone who will mount 285's on my truck anymore. Was looking at Kumho mudders but if I have to go back down in size I'll probably go back to an AT, just not sure what yet (I've got about a month to decide).
 

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Cooper ST is basically the same tire as the FCII, but a hell of a lot cheaper. I will get 50k miles out of mine and I have beat the **** out of them. They are pull good in mud and are not terribly loud.
 

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After looking on the internet... The Cooper ST looks nothing like the FC...it is a pretty unique tire
 

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Dick Cepek F-C II tires vs BFG A/T

The Dick Cepek FC-II's are actually a copy of the old Armstrong Norseman AT's before Armstrong was bought by Pirelli. I bought the FC-II's because of the snow we get up here in Northern Minnesota.
 

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Ah yes.... i remember the Norsemans.... the 80's were good
 

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The Armstrong Norseman tread design (Dick Cepek FC-II) made for a versatile tire/ great AT tire. The Armstrong Tru-trac was their mud tire. And the Armstrong Desert Dog was their beach tire. I had several sets of Armstrong off-road tires on my Jeeps in the 80's.

They were ahead of their time. Their product line would probably do well today- but they were a bit ahead of their time in the 80's.

For those that are not aware, the Dick Cepek FC-II is actually manufactured by Cooper.
 
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