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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default new tires on wifes dd 03 grand cherkee.

So I got the wifes grand real stuck in some deep snow last weekend.
she did not find it very funny. It is a v8 quadradrive. Its overdue for tires.
99% street use. I do tow with it quite a bit. Would like some mild trail ability.
was thinking of bfg at's. Needs to be 245 65 17 or 235 70 17.
what should I get? What has been working for you? I have had good luck with the kelly safari trex on my super duty. Had good luck with my toyo open countys too.
Im looking at new, but If you got a set near new pm me. Price is important, but not my only concern.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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Michelin ltx at2's way better ride and wear way better than a bfg. Imo for a dd you can't do any better than a Michelin tire.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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The AT's throw rocks at the body if that doesn't matter thats what I would run. We put more of a road tire on the wifes 04 Cherokee because of our gravel road. It's too nice a jeep to beat up. Me have BFG's on the daughter LJ and they are great in the snow and on ice.
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http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Sport-Utility.aspx

The AXT is an awesome tire. It's does very good in the snow and light mud with very little to no road noise.

The HSX is a good tire but not as great in muddy conditions. It will last longer.

Both these are a lot like a tire cooper makes but cheaper. I hav been buying mastercraft tires for 5-6 years now and with the exception of an AT they don't make any more have been very happy. They also have some pretty good mail in rebates from time to time.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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I switched to a set of Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2's onto my 06 Colorado. They are hands down the best snow tire I have ever ran. I was pleasantly surprised how well they preformed in deep snow, about 10" with 1-2" drifts. That was also towing a 2 place sled trailer with one sled. They do make a bit more road noise than the Michelin LTX M/S; but for twice the traction and twice the looks; it's plenty worth it. I would not buy another set of michelin, ever.

I will not be buying any other tire when it comes time for new ones. I will be sticking with the bridgestones from now on.

I also have mud flaps on all 4 tires, so I can't comment on if they fling rocks, i'd imagine they do though. The tread is pretty aggressive; I do drive the truck all over the state though, Lansing, Big Rapids, Alpena, and Grand Rapids. It sees a lot of miles and i've yet to be dissapointed with the tires
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Michelin ltx at2's way better ride and wear way better than a bfg. Imo for a dd you can't do any better than a Michelin tire.
These are a phenomenal tire. I was skeptical of what these could really do because they looked wimpy, but they hook up great and go through everything this winter has thrown us. Quiet too.
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The AT's throw rocks at the body.
The truth. General Grabber AT2 (very similar tire) throws stones as well. This is expected from the tread pattern of the tire, but just a reminder. Also not as quiet. Still great tires though.
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I just put some Hankook DynaPro ATm's on my Dodge....night and day better than the bfg all terrains i had in every way. Very impressed so far.
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http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Sport-Utility.aspx

The AXT is an awesome tire. It's does very good in the snow and light mud with very little to no road noise.

The HSX is a good tire but not as great in muddy conditions. It will last longer.

Both these are a lot like a tire cooper makes but cheaper. I hav been buying mastercraft tires for 5-6 years now and with the exception of an AT they don't make any more have been very happy. They also have some pretty good mail in rebates from time to time.
I put a set of the AXTs on my superduty and my wifes envoy. They have been great in the snow so far, I plow a lot of snow with my truck so I have gotten a good idea of how good they are. For the money a very good tire.
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Michelin ltx at2's way better ride and wear way better than a bfg. Imo for a dd you can't do any better than a Michelin tire.
IMO you can do better with any tire over a Michelin. They are overrated passenger car tires.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:01 PM   #10
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I put BFG Rugged Trail T/A's on our H3 last year. So far they have been good.
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IMO you can do better with any tire over a Michelin. They are overrated passenger car tires.
I was like you once. A nonbeliever so to speak. My dad found a set of takeoffs that had less than 500 miles on them. Customer put a brand new set of mts on. Picked em up for 400 bucks and mounted them for him. These were 18s too, so a very good deal IMO. In everything over style and obviously price, I would take these over a bfg all terrain or general grabber at2 any day.
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General grabber HTS tires. 93 bucks a tire, great tread wear, and awesome for street, great in snow, and good for mild off road use. Only time I've ever gotten stuck is when I high centered my Durango.
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Axt for sure
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http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Sport-Utility.aspx

The AXT is an awesome tire. It's does very good in the snow and light mud with very little to no road noise.

The HSX is a good tire but not as great in muddy conditions. It will last longer.

Both these are a lot like a tire cooper makes but cheaper. I hav been buying mastercraft tires for 5-6 years now and with the exception of an AT they don't make any more have been very happy. They also have some pretty good mail in rebates from time to time.
That axt is basically the same as a cooper discoverer at3. These are really great tires. We sell them like hotcakes. Priced very reasonable too. I would liken these to the toyos. All around great tire. Wear is impressive too.
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I was like you once. A nonbeliever so to speak. My dad found a set of takeoffs that had less than 500 miles on them. Customer put a brand new set of mts on. Picked em up for 400 bucks and mounted them for him. These were 18s too, so a very good deal IMO. In everything over style and obviously price, I would take these over a bfg all terrain or general grabber at2 any day.
Had them on my last car. They couldn't grip worth a crap. I slid all over the place and got stuck in a dusting one time. Ride was OK, but wasn't so great that I would buy another set.
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That axt is basically the same as a cooper discoverer at3. These are really great tires. We sell them like hotcakes. Priced very reasonable too. I would liken these to the toyos. All around great tire. Wear is impressive too.
I'm going to be sad to see my fresh set go when the new owner of my dodge picks it up. My next truck will get them when it needs tires.
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Had them on my last car. They couldn't grip worth a crap. I slid all over the place and got stuck in a dusting one time. Ride was OK, but wasn't so great that I would buy another set.
Michelins in general, or did you have the ats on something? I will agree that most Michelin passenger cars tires aren't the best option out there.
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look at the Kumho pathfinder (on my dads 2wd p/u). very nice tire so far and almost all of our (discount tire) stores carry them

falken rocky mtn
yokohama geolander hts
cooper at3/atp
bfg rugged terrain
gdy tripletred (have those on the wifes traverse)

to name a few good ones
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I just put some Hankook DynaPro ATm's on my Dodge....night and day better than the bfg all terrains i had in every way. Very impressed so far.
X2 great tires!
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my friend has a f350 dually. he has 80k on his bfg rugged terrains.
still got some tread left. im gonna look at a set.

i will look at the mastercrafts also.

i would like bfg ats, they look good, and perform well.
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