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Here's the deal. My BFG rugged trails are about shot. I was trying to find an affordable tire to get by with for a while. A set of BFG AT KOs will be around $1000.
I found a guy on craigslist that has a set of 5 BFG Mud Terrains off a Jeep Rubicon with less than 3k miles for $300. They are LT255/75/17s, compared to my P285/70/17s. The 285s are 33" tall and the 255s are 32.05. I'm having a hard time not getting them just for the he(( of it because they would look great and they're a cheap fix for now.
Later on I will get my cash straight and get the 285 AT KOs. Let me know what you think I should do. Thanks guys.
 

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I've had both AT's and MT's on my old S-10 zr2. They're both great tires. I guess its all up to what you want. If it was me, I'd go ahead and spend my money on the tires I want. The AT's are quieter and
 

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Well, I guess I should have finished my first post.:upsidedow I really want the AT KOs, but can't swing the money right now. The mud terrains are a good deal, just not exactly what I want. Yep, they're probably noisy...Maybe I could deal with the MTs for a bit until I can afford the AT KOs. Then, pawn them off to someone with a Rubicon needing tires....:cheers:
 

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I have put the A/T's on a couple of trucks, love em. But sounds like your getting offered a great deal on the M/T's. The reviews I have read suggest that the M/T's do not ride as well but that is no surprise, I mean look at them. What the reviews also say is the M/T's are exeptionally quiet concidering the tread and most are impressed with the ride. Remember these are not a street tire, but they are a good tire. Go ahead for the money you cant go wrong.
 

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Get the MTs! Even though they're MTs they're not as agressive as most so they're pretty quiet and they also ride pretty well. And it sounds like a pretty good deal! :cheers:
 

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I had the BFG MT on a jeep and they were terrible. BFG's are notorious for coupling which makes them really loud. If you want mud tires get the Goodyear MTR's. I would however recommend the AT's. I had these on a Chevy Silveraldo and a Toyota Tacoma 4X4 and they wore, rode and treaded very well. Did lots of serious off roading in the Toyota and never once got stuck.
 

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Update! I did a complete 180* turn....See, i felt pressured to get the BFG MTs because they were a cheap fix for a decent tire, yet they were a tad smaller than the 285s. Then, I thought the AT KOs were what I had to have ($$$) so the decision was hard.
I sat back, looked at my real needs for my first replacement set of tires for my truck. How do I drive? Where? How many miles a year do I clock? Checked around for some prices and found what I call a good deal.
Firestone service centers had a 'Big Sale' this weeked. Take '20 to 50% off in-stock select sizes'. I thought, there ain't no way in he(( they have something for me, but lets see.
I ended up with a set of Firestone Destination ATs, mounted, balanced, NC sales tax OTD for $618.20. That's less than $155 a tire, installed. Now, they're P285/70/17s, not LTs. I felt like they would last with a 50k mile warranty, unusual for Truck tires. The Revos looked great, but they didn't have any in stock. In fact, these were the only set in stock between 5 Firestone centers.
I liked the tread pattern and the sidewall design. Had them turn the white letters in, don't want to scrub sidewalls no more. They ride and drive very quiet and smooth so far (only 60mi). I'll post some pics tomorrow. Thanks for your input. Sorry so long!!
 

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Thanks for the post. Please ad the pics when able. I need quiet tires, and my Kuhmos are a bit too loud (bad hearing, cant hear hands free phone conversations over the tire noise).

If these are quiet, I may be looking to trade w/ a TT forum member.
 

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If you want a quiet, nice riding A/T tire, you can't beat the Revos. Sure they aren't as aggressive as other A/Ts and don't have as tough a sidewall, but for the majority of trucks (ones that spend most their time on pavement) they fit the bill. I had them on my last truck, and now I have them on my Titan in the factory 18" size. I've had BFG T/As, Uniroyal AWT, Goodyear AT, Nitto Terra Grapplers, and the Revos are by far the quietest and best riding. They also self-clean (very nice in red clay) much better than the rest.
 

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Nice info Savannah. Do they come in 17s?

I planned to wait on some highway like tread tires to come out that fir my OEM 17 inch wheels, and just deal w/ the offroad headaches (rare that I go THAT of road- mostly forest dirt roads - well maintained).
 

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seriously. the mts look agressive, but are loud and typically wear faster. do you offroad a lot?
i've got the Mud Terrain KM1s and have well over 45,000 miles on them and can probably go another 15k before i really need to look to get another set of tires. so long as you get your alignment checked every so often, you maintain proper tire pressure and rotate the set they'll last as long as the ATs. and don't go thinkin' i pussyfoot around, these tires have been thru the ringer. rock gardens, mud, sand (aired down to the teens), they have proven themselves time and time again!!!
 

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I have the BFG AT KO's. They are very tough, handle great in wet and dry conditions for the first 3/4 treadlife, but get bad for the last 25% in the rain. They are very quiet tires. Old design of KOs were loud, but these are not bad even with the windows down.

I was expecting a minimum of 60k out of these but will probably get 45K miles. At about 34K miles now, but with winter coming, and my recent sliding, right wheel spinning experiences in the early rain, (with 180 lbs. of sand bags in the bed), they will be retired very soon until next summer, (dry summers here). Btw, my stock Rugged Trails were illegal by 23K miles.

I drive narrow little country roads with a lot of sharp curves, and it grinds tires and brake pads. In the past, I had 60K mile warranty tires, (I think these were the 600 UTQG tread wear rated tires, but could have been another one of the many sets), on my previous vehicle, ('93 Camry), ... all needed replacement at 40K miles or less, so the short life of my BFG AT KOs is not normal, except for my conditions.

Btw, I do remember the 600 UTQG tires had very poor handling on curves due to their hard compound.
 

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niceun, how about some pictures of those Firestones Destination A/Ts on your truck?
 
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