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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Team_RamRod, October 1, 2006.

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  1. Team_RamRod

    Team_RamRod New Member

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    Hey all,

    Brand new and just wanted to start off by saying hi. I want to lift my car at some point, but I can't right now. I've heard that the next best thing is to get a set of "agressive" looking tires. What kind do you guys I reccomend I get that wont rip off the bumper when I turn the wheel?

    Thanks for all the posts
     
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  3. Ray Lobato

    Ray Lobato Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I always liked BFG AT's. I still used them.
    Oh! and welcome to the site.
     
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    For agressive, I agree BFG AT's. I had them on an old Chevy 4x4 and they looked mean.

    David
     
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    For some reason I think the ATs look goofy.... but there kickass!
     
  7. snocross1985

    snocross1985 Explorer-less

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    I'm running BFG AT's too. Just had them put on a couple days ago, actually.
     
  8. Team_RamRod

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    I looked on the BFG site and they have some for my truck that has no modifications. Because the truck's bigger does it have any rubbing?

    Thanks for all the posts
     
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    Motomaster Roughrider M+S for me. Those of you from Canada might know what they look like. Not quite sure who exactly makes them (as we all know, tires are simply branded, there's only a few companies who actually manufacture tires), but they're excellent in mud (have yet to try them on snow). My front 2 wheels still have Wranglers on them, pffffft, they freaking suck.
     
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    I beleive motomaster = michelin

    We just ordered Cooper Discoverer LT tires for friday. 31x10.50 :D
     
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    I have used cooper tires on my X and didn't like the ride or the handling of them at all. Maybe I got some screwy tires, I hope you have better luck than I. I now have a set of dunlop tires on it and they work as well as the factory tires did. On the road anyway, haven't tried them offroad.

    David
     
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    Give Bridgestone Dueller REVOS some consideration

    - I have 2 sets, they have excellent traction, zero noise, deep treads, and good warranty.
     
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    I have used cooper tires on my X and didn't like the ride or the handling of them at all. Maybe I got some screwy tires, I hope you have better luck than I. I now have a set of Dunlop tires and they work as well as the Goodyear's from the factory. On the road anyway, haven't tried them offroad.

    David
     
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    Federal 351 A/T 30/9.50 look damn nice i just got them. click link in sig.
     
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    bfg mt's would be the most aggressive and u can still get 50,000+ miles out of them. they are great offroad and last extremely long for a mud terrain. even outlast some allterrains. got more miles out of them than the bfg at's i had which i hated anyways. and they got chewed up quick. . ran nothing but set after set of bfg mt's untill i moved up to super swampers.
     
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    I have never gotten stuck in the snow or on anything that even resembles a road (knock on wood) with the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S, I haven never done anything along the lines of 4 wheeling off-road, or any mud deeper that about 4 or 5 inches. The Wranglers handle fairly well on the road and I get decent gas mileage out of them. They are very stable when I tow my Chris Craft (about a 4k pounds). The biggest reason why I like these tires is that I got a little over 65,000 out of them and they were still not down to the wear bars. The new version of the tire is much quieter than the old, I guess its because they use Kevlar now rather than steel.
     
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    I just got a set of 31x10.5 Mickey Thompson Baja MTX they look really good.. I always ran with BFG AT's thought i would try something different..
     
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    I run Toyo M/T on my 05 ram 4x4 and they are the best I have ever had, I only got 30,000 out of BFG's and I already have 20,000 on these and I have about 15-20,000 more
     
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    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    I recently bought a set of Michelin LTX M/S, but they are not very aggressive looking. Great tire though.

    I looked at Bridgestone Revos, but at the time, I was looking at budget tires, and my choice went from Kumho Touring A/S 795, to Kumho Road Venture AT 825 (discontinued), to Kumho Road Venture AT KL-41, to Firestone Destination A/T, to the Michelins. I should have considered the Revos, since they have better ratings on Tirerack, but the Michelins definately improved the ride.

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