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Old 12-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Its time to buy some new tires and i hate doing so bcause you never know if your gonna like them or not.So im looking for some suggestions based on the type of driving i do and where i live.

I live in NH put on about 25-30k per year do alot of driving in snow and ice also in the woods alot during hunting seasonso mud and rocks also.Im very fussy when it comes to winter handling because i wrk for the department of public works soim driving to work before plows make it out.Thanks for any input in advance.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like bf goodrich all terrain they work for me in the snow do not howl and have had good luck with them.
Good luck they are all spendy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another vote for BF Goodrich All-Terrain's. I only use the BFG's or Michelin LTX M/S on mine. The BFG AT's are for what you are describing while the LTX is for more road driving with occasional off-road use. I bought a new set last Jan. ('12) and the price was $1,000 for 4 installed for either tire. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Agree BFG All Terrain KO's. Just make sure the size you get has the snowflake symbol. Most OEM sizes are rated for the extreme traction but some specific sizes of that tire don't have it. I'm sure actual traction will be the same but here in Oregon at least if you have the mountain/snowflake symbol then it will pass as a traction device, if it just has the M+S symbol then you have to chain up with the rest of them.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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about 5 years back i ran the BFG all terrians and i hated them in the snow.Seemed like they didnt clean out.Is any familar with the goodyear dura tracs?
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Another vote for BFG All Terrains. I have run them on many things: CJ-5 31x10.50x15, 1988 F-350 35x12.50 (2 sets about 45k mileage each set), 1998 Chevy Z-71 (4 sets about 55k mileage each set). Ran BFG MT on CJ-5 in 32X11.50x15 and Moab Edition (soft sticky compound) in 33x12.50x15 no problems. In all those BFG's only had on one tire that was every damaged and it was driver's fault. BFG AT worked for me on highway, off road, rain, and a little snow.

I would be running BFG AT on my 2006 SD if BFG had a 37x12.50x18. Ended up with Toyo Open County AT LT285/75R18. So far so good on the Toyos they are very quiet, stop well in dry and rain. No experience with snow.
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Around "here", the Hankook DynaPro ATM's have been popular. Good traction, good wear and quiet. Myself, I have a set of General Grabber AT2's on an old F150 that seem to be working well. On my "heavy hitter", Toyo M-55's; got tired of lesser tires going to hell too quickly for the price paid.
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any input on the toyo open country at2's? i realy like the looks.my main concern is snow traction and tire life span
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snow studs self-install for ice

You mentioned you run on snow before the plows runs. I run on snow a lot but also like more of the mud terrain (I know - not good at all on snow). If your snow is more like ice, then check out "maxigrip" studs. I run them all winter and they are bomber. You install them yourself (they come with a countersink tool for your electric drill). They have a carbide tip that doesn't seem to wear, I feel sorry for ice, I am on my third season (+21K mi). They do NOT install in snow tires with the holes for conventional studding.

Just something to keep in mind if your on a lot of ice.
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I run Dura Trac's (315's) . Best tire I've had yet. Ran BFG A/T's. Dura Trac blows them away. Also helps to have a couple hundred pounds of sandbags in the rear of the bed too in snowy conditions.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have bfg ATS ko with the flake symbol. I like them but the ones I got I. My SIG are to wide for stock rims. They end up riding on just the center of the tire.makes for bad wear.
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