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#281550 - 04/02/02 08:08 PM Good tires for a good price?
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Since the General Grabbers suck I will be looking to get new tires soon. I have an XE with 15” rims and do a little offroading when I can. A lot of folks here seem to like the BFGs so I'll be looking at those definitely. Anyone recommend a good style for dirt trails and occasional mud? Size? Good price?
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#281551 - 04/02/02 08:22 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Check out the Dunlop Rover RT . Tread looks to have an excellent pattern for dirt, with some chunky side lugs that pitch in when it gets gooey.

Brent
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#281552 - 04/02/02 08:32 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Originally posted by OffroadX:
Check out the Dunlop Rover RT .
Brent


somehow, i knew that was coming... laugh

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#281553 - 04/02/02 08:33 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Are the Dunlops a better choice compared to BFG AT's (with function and price in mind)? I'm with Brian...I'll be buying tires soon (tax return is good for something).
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#281554 - 05/02/02 06:37 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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i am looking at getting the Rover R/T, which, based on this report , and combined with their listing of $109, i think this may be the BFG's best competitor, and cheaper. i have found them for $130 with all the toppings...
if you want something more meaty, the
Dunlop Mud Rover is fairly cheap, and has good reviews. they list on tirerack.com for $122, and i have found them locally for $135 with all the toppings...

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#281555 - 05/02/02 08:10 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Brian,

Check out your local Costco store. They have 31" BFG A/T KO's there for ~ $115 with mounting, lifetime balancing and roadhazard INCLUDED. They should fit your needs quite well, and have a 50K treadwear warranty.
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#281556 - 05/02/02 09:57 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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I believe Costco no longer carries the BFG ATs. BFG has strict price controls on the ATs (and no other tire in their line that I know of) and I don't think Costco could work with it.

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#281557 - 05/02/02 10:16 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Quote:
Originally posted by OffroadX:
I believe Costco no longer carries the BFG ATs.


I saw them a few weeks ago when I was purchasing my BFG MT's from them.
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#281558 - 05/02/02 12:53 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Quote:
Originally posted by OffroadX:
Check out the Dunlop Rover RT . Tread looks to have an excellent pattern for dirt, with some chunky side lugs that pitch in when it gets gooey.
Brent


That's interesting, it's the top-rated M/T at TireCrack. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/ormt.jsp
I am considering the second top-rated, the Bridgestone Dueler M/T. Has a 30-day try 'em deal with it. My experience would add to our tire knowledge base since I have not heard of anyone other X'er running them.
If they suck, I take 'em back and get something else. Note: one reviewer said they don't have 3-ply sidewalls. Brent and others could comment on the disadvantages of that feature if they want to.

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#281559 - 05/02/02 04:34 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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i bought my goodyear AT/S's yesterday - i like 'em - 6 ply on the tread - make the X look good too

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#281560 - 05/02/02 07:59 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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I do have respect for the 3-ply sidewall on my BFGs. I've nailed them a couple of times pretty damn hard and I was sure it would have trashed them but they didn't even flinch. I've watched them take abuse from tree roots on the trail as well, but all of the above were not routine situations. Nice to have should you need it, but is it critical? I dunno.

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#281561 - 06/02/02 07:47 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Was at costco yesterday. Didn't see the AT KO's there. Perhaps they can order them? They still carry the BFG MT KM's, which are suprisingly well mannered on the road.
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#281562 - 06/02/02 11:35 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Costco doesn't carry the BFGs anymore, but they do have their Kirland AT tire, which appears to be identical to the BFG. Check the AF site for the thread related to this. I'm planning to get these within a month or so. Mounted, balanced, valve stems, and road hazard the tires are $88 each for a 31x10.5. When I get them, I'll update.

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#281563 - 06/02/02 11:42 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Actually, I'll rephrase that Costco doesn't have the BFGs since some said they saw them. The Costco in Portland where I bought BFGs a few years ago doesn't sell them, nor do the ones up here. smile

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#281564 - 06/02/02 04:26 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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The best all-around tire is the Dunlop Radial Rover RT. We had these tires on our Yukon and they did great in everything. They were quiter than the BFG All-Terrains they replaced, and they gripped ice like snow tires. Mud traction was supurb as was the tread-wear. I have heard that the two-ply sidewall is just as thick as BFG's 3. Unlike the Interco TrXus, I have never heard of anyone blowing a bead! They would rightfully spank the BFG All-Terrains in ALL aspects!

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#281565 - 06/02/02 06:04 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Have any of you guys had the Dunlop Radial Rover R/T's? I plan on doing a lot more off roading as time goes on, but my X is also my daily driver and I also do a lot of highway driving as well. Just curious how they perform on the highway at highway speeds, particularly in wet weather.

I checked out the reviews at Tire Rack for these and they have gotten excellent reviews all around. Actually one of the highest rated/reviewed maximum traction tires on Tire Rack as far as reviews go. But I'm looking for comments from anyone that has had (or currently has) them on an X.

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#281566 - 06/02/02 06:25 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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#281567 - 06/02/02 07:10 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Quote:
The post before yours is from someone that had them (on a Yukon).


Sorry, I saw that, but I was wondering if anyone has had them on their X and maybe had some feedback?

Thanks for the links they were pretty helpful too.
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#281568 - 06/02/02 08:09 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Uniroyal Laredo

I have had 3 sets of these. 35K-40K miles, never popped one, cheapish, excellent traction, everyone doesnt have them.
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#281569 - 06/02/02 08:36 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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I just put the Dunlop Radial Rover RT's on my truck last week. I followed Brent's advice and did my own research. It was snowing the day they were installed and I immediately notice a marked improvement over the previous tires.

I'll be going to Moab soon and give them a work out. On road they are more quiet than the BFG's. I'm very happy thus far.

Thanks for the tip Brent.
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#281570 - 06/02/02 11:38 PM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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I have been looking at those Uniroyal Laredos MT in 32" (see above) for a month or so now... they seem like a good tire, do any of you guys run them on your X's?
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#281571 - 07/02/02 05:17 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Why does everyone here hate Generals? I have the General M/Ts and love them. I get better traction in all conditions than I did with my old BFG M/Ts and I have 12,000 miles on them with 12 wheeling trips thrown in and they still have 90-95% of thier tread left with no scars or anything.
I will say that I am saving up for MTRs after tax season, but if that falls through, I will definatly get Generals again when these wear out.
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#281572 - 07/02/02 07:16 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Quote:
Originally posted by brian903:
Costco doesn't carry the BFGs anymore, but they do have their Kirland AT tire, which appears to be identical to the BFG.


Actually, after loloking at that tire, it is exactly like the OLD style BFG AT. These are not the same tire as the BFG A/T KO, which has shoulder lugs, 3-ply sidewall and rim protector.
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#281573 - 07/02/02 07:19 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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Maybe the Generals are inconsistent - I'd like to complain about them but I can't.

They have been excellent in the rain as well as the 2-3 inches that fell here a while back.

My choice would probably be the Dunlops though when my Gen's wear out. I have always liked Dunlop tires.
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#281574 - 07/02/02 08:46 AM Re: Good tires for a good price?
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I haven't seen the new style BFGs. I've only had the older ones in the past. I didn't know there was a big change.

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