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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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This is mainly because you are locked front and rear on 35's. It's really not the tires as much as the driver when wheeling in the nastiest terrain.
Your sooo cool. No matter where I point my rig I have never put a hole in my sidewall.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #22
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The coopers on my Heep beg to differ. Way more traction,more sipes, better side wall tread, and look way cooler than a bfg. Plus I'm pretty sure their lighter too.


And who the fukc rotates their tyres before their oil is ready to be changed
I dont buy tires because they look cool. The coopers may be lighter, thats probobly why they wear out so quickly. A smart person who puts 30,000 miles a year on mud tires rotates them before they change their oil.

The coopers have great traction, I already stated that. Put the joint down and read.

Since you bring it up I also have to add that when I was running coopers on everything I was rotatin 5 tires. I only bought 4 bfgs this time. The coopers didnt even go the the 35,000 miles I was thinking if you add the fith tire.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #23
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A smart person won't buy mud tirez for a DD.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #24
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A smart person won't buy mud tirez for a DD.
You got me there.
I buy mud tires for my dd because I like wheel every chance I get ,and think trailers are for pussies. I am much more impressed with a mildly built dd running hard trails then a overly built trailer queen running the hardest lines.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #25
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I agree with everything people have said about the coopers. I can't say anything for the bfg's though. I was pretty set on km2's first, but the price of the coopers made me ultimately choose them instead. I have 31's on my dd tj, they have little road noise and perform decent in rain. However, I haven't used them in snow. I've rotated them about every oil change, (3,000 miles) and still are worn pretty even. I don't regret my choice.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:28 AM   #26
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You're sooo cool. No matter where I point my rig I have never put a hole in my sidewall.
fify. I wouldn't brag about wheeling the nastiest terrain if you haven't even managed to put a hole in a bfg sidewall.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:02 AM   #27
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I have had the original BFG mud terrains and the Cooper STT tires on a couple of different vehicles. My first set of BFGs were used with about 60% tread, 31x10.5x15 and I ran them on an 87 cherokee with 3.5 inches of lift. These tires were horrible in the winter and any wet conditions. They were good in the mud and in the sand. Then I bought a set of STT for the same vehicle and same size. These tires were ammazing in all condiditions. I had the Jeep at Michigan Tech so I can say they worked well in snow and wet conditions. I sold the vehicle so I have no idea on millage on the tires.

Then I bought a set of 285 70 R17 load range D for my 96 chevy half ton. These were ammazing in all conditions again from snow and ice to sand or mud. I rotated these tires every 7,000 miles when I changed the oil. I ran these tires for 55,000 miles and they were down to the point that I wanted to replace them. You may have been able to stretch these out another 5,000 miles at best. I also had this vehicle at Michigan Tech and would drive 1200 miles round trip to come homw for breaks. So these tires got a good mix of highway and non highway use.

From my personal experience I would recomend the STTs to anyone. The only thing I saw happen to a friend is that he worn a set out in 30,000 miles but that was becasue he put load range D tires on a 1 ton diesel and used the truck for towing a large enclosed trailer for snowcross.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #28
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Great thread, I've been debating about the same thing. After reading this I'm sold on the Cooper STT, and I can get a set of 4 locally for about $1,200, mounted, balanced, tax included, that's a little cheaper than the BFG's. That's in a 315/75 r16.
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