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Old 06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default 32" tire selection

I am thinking about selling my stock 5 star wheels(16x7) and the 265/75/16 Goodyear TDs. And getting Allied black simulated beadlocks (15x8) and 32/11.50/15. but i cant seem to find many 32" tires. What all are you guys running and what do you reccomend.

The big reason for looking to go to 15 rims is the 3.75 back spacing vs the 4.25 of the 16"


O and i will NOT run BFG all terrains
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: 32" tire selection

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...er=15&x=55&y=6
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:07 PM
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Yeah. I lookd there already. There has got to be more than 7 32" tires
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:03 PM
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What's your beef with BFG's??? You know there's a reason so many run them..... they're good tires and competitively priced.

Not to mention the size you're after, there isn't as many options and BFG's are about the best tire out of the bunch. At least, that's my opinion on things for my needs.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:01 PM
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I like my Nitto's but for me it was a toss up on the BFG vs Nitto. I love the BFG's but thought I would try something new.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:43 AM
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What's your beef with BFG's??? You know there's a reason so many run them..... they're good tires and competitively priced.

Not to mention the size you're after, there isn't as many options and BFG's are about the best tire out of the bunch. At least, that's my opinion on things for my needs.
I have had 2 sets of bfg all terrains and as far as i'm concerned i wouldnt use them even as hay wagon tires.
They are overpriced, throw stones, suck for wet weather and dont do squat for milage
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:09 AM
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what kind of tires are you looking for? just a good all-terrain?
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:29 AM
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I assume so....




I had nothing but good experiences with the BFG A/T's I had on my truck in 31" size. Sure kicked the hell out of the ass of the Toyo Open Country A/T's. Wet, pouring down rain at high freeway speeds is where they excelled for me in my experience with a few different kinds of A/T's....those Toyo's were WICKED FUCKING SCARY hydroplaners. Good performing tires in the rain is a decent sized concern for my region of the country, so you know they got some good use under my use. And I couldn't not comment on this: all tires WILL throw bitty rocks if you ever drive on gravel. Deal with it or get semi-truck tires? lol. Don't quite understand your mileage issue.....the life of the tire in question? or mpg in question? If tire life, how's that alignment? Ever consider a M/T? If you're after long tire life, keep the 16's and get 265/75r16's with a higher load rating. like D or E rated tires. Sure the ride'll suck but they'll last 100k. If your concerned about price, just be lucky you don't have 17's or 37's. Get a car if you want $100 'decent' tires.

But hey, as they say in those penis popper upper commercials or weight loss commercials.....your results may vary. And obviously, I guess it does. So tell us....what are the 32x11.50r15 tire choices you've found??
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:52 AM
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They are overpriced
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throw stones, suck for wet weather and dont do squat for mileage
Most all terrains and mud terrains will throw stones and suck in wet weather. This is just because of the voids in the tread patterns, a MT without siping is gonna be much worse in wet weather as well. This goes for any AT or MT not just BFGs, As for mileage, any time you add weight you're gonna lost mileage, BFGs are worse with this because they generally have a higher ply rating then most, this is a GOOD thing and why they resist tears and cuts so well.

As a suggestion, I'd say save some money and keep the 16s. This will open up some options for 32s or 265/75R16s. Look at General Grabber ATs and GY duratracs as a couple of none BFG options.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:51 AM
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I've said it before and I guess I'll say it again, I swear by Cooper tires. I'm running the S/T Discoverers on my truck in a 265-75-16 and I will never put anything else on the truck. Great life, great hwy ride, great in the mud.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:40 PM
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I assume so....




I had nothing but good experiences with the BFG A/T's I had on my truck in 31" size. Sure kicked the hell out of the ass of the Toyo Open Country A/T's. Wet, pouring down rain at high freeway speeds is where they excelled for me in my experience with a few different kinds of A/T's....those Toyo's were WICKED FUCKING SCARY hydroplaners. Good performing tires in the rain is a decent sized concern for my region of the country, so you know they got some good use under my use. And I couldn't not comment on this: all tires WILL throw bitty rocks if you ever drive on gravel. Deal with it or get semi-truck tires? lol. Don't quite understand your mileage issue.....the life of the tire in question? or mpg in question? If tire life, how's that alignment? Ever consider a M/T? If you're after long tire life, keep the 16's and get 265/75r16's with a higher load rating. like D or E rated tires. Sure the ride'll suck but they'll last 100k. If your concerned about price, just be lucky you don't have 17's or 37's. Get a car if you want $100 'decent' tires.

But hey, as they say in those penis popper upper commercials or weight loss commercials.....your results may vary. And obviously, I guess it does. So tell us....what are the 32x11.50r15 tire choices you've found??
Everyone has their own experiances with different tires. I had a set of 32"sears roadhandlers on my 98 ranger and i got almost 40k out of them. They were nit the greates on road or off road, had decent wet weather traction and were priced about average. I replaced them with bfg all terains. could have the truck completely sideways on a wet road, must of picked up EVERY stone on the road and threw at my truck, and GOD DAM they re expensive

My second experiance was on a 97 F350. Had 315/75/16 bfg mud terrains for 70K. YES 70K. mostly highway. Could of proably got another 10k out of them if someone didnt put a knife threw a sidewall.
Anyway, replaced them with bfg all terrains(paid 400 for 5 w 1000 miles on them) THOSE worn down mud terrains would hook up better on a wet road then the newer all terrains with sipes galore. I sold the truck within 10k so i couldnt speak for the wear but again. picked up every stone on the road.

i would buy the old style bf muds but i am not sold on the new style
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:41 PM
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Yeah...I'm on my 5th set of BFG M/T's and I absolutely love 'em to death. Like I said, there's big reasons why so many have those tires. I'm a multi repete customer. I'm about to get my first set of the KM2's and have no doubts they will meet my expectations in performance and wear. People, including one in this thread, talk about mud terrains horrible wet weather performance.....I've experienced the polar opposite!! It's those very mentioned 'huge voids' that make the tire go through the water, not bounce on top and hydroplane! I had those Toyo's, the stock good years, and the BFG AT's on mine before going mud terrain....and I was very very very happy with how the UNSIPPED mudterrains performed. Total confidence at 80mph driving in and out of the roots of standing still water + downpouring. There was a 3 year break between my last set and my first set of KM's on my ranger...so I kinda forgot, plus none of my older rigs got the miles or speed that I do in the ranger anyhow. lol. Not to mention the minimal noise, the dry pavement performance, and the off road performance. I'm a happy camper.


/end rant/plug. lol.



Again....what are your AT choices in the size you want? I've always said if they made it in my size, I would go get GoodYear Duratracs as my next set of tires. GREAT mid way between AT and MT and mostly because of my 50k w/ still life left on my MT/R's and I basically drive a street pig now. lol.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:40 PM
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goodyear duratrac is a great tire. one of my friends has a set on his jeep and they do great in the mud and rain and you cant hear them at all on the road. look very aggressive for an all terrain too.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:06 AM
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I would do a dura trac. I didnt know they were available in a 15"
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:41 AM
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only in a 31 and 33, which is why i said keep the 16s, because a lot of tires that aren't available in a 32x11.5x15 are available in a 265X75r16 like the Dura trac.

But...16s do cost more a lot of times. Theres always a but!
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