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BFG AT KO vs Toyo Open Country AT?

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Stic-o, September 12, 2009.

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  1. Stic-o

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    I look at getting new tires for the F-150. It spends 95% of it life on the street but the other 5% is towing the EX and sometimes onto dirt roads. So I'm looking at a 285x70x17 (32.7") I'm running a 245x70x17 (31.4") currently.


    Looking and leaning tords the BFG AT KO, because you just can't go rong with the looks and performance.

    However I have been looking at the Toyo Open Country A/T's. Little more streetish and $ 160 bucks cheaper for 4


    thoughts?
     
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  3. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Check out the new Nitto Trail Grapplers. Supposed to be badass tow rig tires. I'm planning on the Toyos unless those Nittos come out
    soon and have good reviews.
     
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    I love my Toyo ATs on my super duty. I've got between 50-60k on them. The rears need replacing due to heavy towing and not rotating them, but the fronts probably have about another 10k left.
     
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    When my current MT's die I'll be looking at these as was mentioned above...

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    I think I'm leaning tord the BFG's. It turns out the $40 cheaper Toyo's were a "C" rated tire:rolleyes: The "D" rated tires are pretty much the same price. as the BFG "D"'. I have "E" rated tires now but I think I'll get a better ride from a "D" without compromising capcity. The Toyo's have a 40k waranty, but I know the BFG's will go to 50 or 60k. Besides the Toyo's look like car tires, and the BFG....Well you know;)
     
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    Those Nittos look like they'll be loud for an A/T. They've got pretty big spaces between the lugs.

    I'm liking my Hankook A/Ts (which looks similar to the Toyos) so far, but may switch to the BFGs when these wear out.
     
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    i plan to switch to the bfg's when my pirelli's weare out.....and they cant wear out soon enough cause i really dont like them :)
     
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    drift around on em for a few minutes :p:
     
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    I'm liking my BFG's a lot better than my old goodyear silent armors its kind of funny how the BFG's are quieter than the tires with kevlar that are suppose to be quiet.
     
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    BFG now makes both a D and E rated AT tire in that size.

    You could also go with either the Bridgestone Dueler Revo or Michelin LTX AT/2, they are pretty close in price to the BFGs and (reportedly) offer better pavement performance.

    Bridgestone also came out with a Dueler Revo 2 (P-rated) tire in that size, it's quite a bit less per tire than the LT's, $164 on tire rack, vs. $220+ for any of the LT's.
     
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    I'm usually a fan of BFG but I have 3 friends who run BFG ATs on full size trucks and they have worn out really fast on all 3 trucks, 2 were superduty diesels and 1 was a Dodge with a gas engine, I don't know if it's coincedence or what.
     
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    My dad had them before on his SD, and they lasted awhile, however he went to the BFG Commercial AT, and they did't last as long as he thought they would. I think he will go back to the BFG AT as well. Also my F-150 weights about 2000 pounds lighter the his F-250 :eek: I actually have a higher tow rating them him! I'm also use to the way the BFG's ride and handle, as I had them on both Explorers at one time, and my old ranger.
     
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    No it's not coincedence I have a buddy that had them on his dodge cummings and they were gone in 30K miles. After that he lifted it 6" and put 37" cooper dicoverers on it lol
     
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    Just to conclude this...I went with the BFG's:D

    Pic of them mounted on the truck is in F-150 thread, in the signature;)
     
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    ...Where did you buy them at???...I've been looking at the KM2's and they are going up in price...
     
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    Ordered them yesterday afternoon from onlinetires.com and picked them up from there place in Ceritios around noon today. Out the door for all 4 tires $856 ($195 x4 +tax) Awsome deal! Everybody else was at leat $25 more a piece. Highly recomended!!!:thumbsup:
     
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    ...I've been thinking of using tirecrawler.com, they are in Downey...I am not sure if they allow pick up but, I will research both of them for my next set of tires...

    ...Thanks...:biggthump
     
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    Just looked at there website, looks like they may evn be cheaper then onlinetires, but it dosn't look like you can't pick them up:thumbdwn: Being able to pick them up next day and not pay shipping is what sold me onlinetires. But if your not close like us...then that don't count:(

    Edit: or maybe not...it depends on what your looking for, check this out. *cheapest not including shipping

    35x12.5x15 BFG Mud KM2
    Onlinetires = $149.13*
    tirecrawler = $155.83
    tirerack = $189.00
    4WP =N/A

    Same tire but in a 37x12.5x17
    Onlinetires = $300.00*
    tirecrawler = $332.08
    tirerack = $325.00
    4WP =$332.99


    and what I bought

    285/70/17 BFG AT
    Onlinetires = $195.00
    tirecrawler = $184.55*
    tirerack = $220.00
    4WP =$231.99

    Interesting!
     
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