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Old January 11th, 2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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Newb here. I tried to search for tires and reccomendations with no luck. I'm sure this is a well abused question, but I'm going to ask anyway. I'm in the UP of MI and need tires. From what I've found, BFG AT's seem popular but not to good on snow/ice? My XJ is my daily driver so I need some that are good in those conditions. I don't do any hard wheeling, just some back road cruising/hunting. Moderate stuff at the worst. I'm leaning towards the BFGs or Firestone Destination AT's. Fire away. :miff:
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Old January 11th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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hi tech retreads with the green diamond finish. i'll try to find a link
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I love my Trxus M/T's been very good for me in all types of weather, rain ,snow ,mud and ice
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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I always liked mu Dunlop Mud Rovers, snow and Ice they do well. 33's I got for ~$99/tire installed
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:32 PM   #5
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I always liked mu Dunlop Mud Rovers, snow and Ice they do well. 33's I got for ~$99/tire installed
i second that i have 35s, great tire
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By the way, most people really like the BFG-AT for snow...

I know the 31x10.5s I have on my Xj rock in the snow. I just flat-towed my Cj-3a to my paren't barn, we drove the back roads because the CJ's brakes were dragging. Going slow, down snowy/icy dirt roads with a good number of hills, no problem with the 2200 lb load dragging behind us. Snow was 10" of power for 1/4 mile to get to the barn, up a hill. I got temporarily stuck on the hill once, as I stopped half way up while my dad opened the gate, but a little sawing the wheel and throttle got me up the hill no problem.

I have 1/2 tread on the front, at that time, the rears were 1/8" deep or less. I now have some newer ones on the front, its great.

My BFG-Mts years ago were also decent in snow.
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theres the link, i have heard good things about there tires.
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Newb here. I tried to search for tires and reccomendations with no luck. I'm sure this is a well abused question, but I'm going to ask anyway. I'm in the UP of MI and need tires. From what I've found, BFG AT's seem popular but not to good on snow/ice? My XJ is my daily driver so I need some that are good in those conditions. I don't do any hard wheeling, just some back road cruising/hunting. Moderate stuff at the worst. I'm leaning towards the BFGs or Firestone Destination AT's. Fire away. :miff:
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By the way, most people really like the BFG-AT for snow...

I know the 31x10.5s I have on my Xj rock in the snow. I just flat-towed my Cj-3a to my paren't barn, we drove the back roads because the CJ's brakes were dragging. Going slow, down snowy/icy dirt roads with a good number of hills, no problem with the 2200 lb load dragging behind us. Snow was 10" of power for 1/4 mile to get to the barn, up a hill. I got temporarily stuck on the hill once, as I stopped half way up while my dad opened the gate, but a little sawing the wheel and throttle got me up the hill no problem.

I have 1/2 tread on the front, at that time, the rears were 1/8" deep or less. I now have some newer ones on the front, its great.

My BFG-Mts years ago were also decent in snow.


I second that. I'm running the same size.

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Being in towing i need some serious snow ice traction . BFG AT does it for me .

All around id go with the TrXus , i run then on my Grand in my av . I have been very impressed with there all around capability .

Mud id stick with Super swamper TSL but there not an all around tire .

BFG will last better then Trxus for tread wear if thats important to you .
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Thanks for all the replies. Again, sorry it's such a newb question but it's good to hear the feedback from some upper Midwesteners. Keep up the good work here and if you're in the UP sometime, I'll buy a round or six
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