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im going to be getting new tires put on my wifes jeep here shortly, and i was wondering whats hot for tire right now? i need a tire that performs well in snow as well as during the summer time. my first choices are toyo, bridgestone, michelen (sp?)
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I have used all three in various guises. It depends on what type of tire. For all around AT use the Bridgestone AT Revo is the best I've seen. Much better than the BFG AT TA's I've used through the years. I went through some deep wind blown sand with a set and they shed sand like water. I was impressed. They are quiet on the road, also.
We have Michelin LTX AT's on an Expedition right now and they are a better road tire. They will not shed sand like the Bridgestone's.
I have a lot of experience with the Toyo Rough Country AT's and like their off road performance and they are quiet on the highway. In my area they are cheaper by $200 a set than the Michelin's or Bridgestone's. I think that is because they are made in China.
I would not let origin fool you. I have seen Euro tires that are made here as well as Firestone's (Bridgestone) made over seas. They all have their virtues.
If you want to save money and get a very good tire I would look at the Toyo AT's for a Jeep.
BTW, I'm not a tire specialist. I do use my vehicles on and off road a lot, though.






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when i worked for the oil company my dad  works for the first thing they did when they got a new truck in the fleet was bring it into the shop where i worked and i would rip the lame o 4ply tires off and replace them with 12 ply toyo's and those trucks for the most part were confined to dirt roads and those toyos can hold up to a lot of stuff so im a believer in them, im also really impressed with michelens, i have had them on my dump truck for almost 5 yrs and they are still going strong. my dad likes toyos but he puts bridgestones on his rigs, except his hunting truck which has toyos on it.
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I don't care for all-terrains in snow...and I've also had them get squirrelly on me in the rain....I like the more aggressive mud-snow tires but they need to get balanced more often. 
 
I had two sets of some Cooper tires that were kind of an in-between----kind of an All-Terrain Aggressive snow tire.....can't remember the exact "name" but they were great in snow, mud, rain, dirt,  whatever.....rode nice, too.
 
I like Coopers.  They are my current favorite. I have Cooper Discoverer STT's on my truck now.  Not as loud as the Goodyear Wrangler MTR's that I used to have but look just like them...Bandito
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That would be the Cooper Discoverer, and they are a great tire,Mastercraft is made by Cooper by the way.
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im not a cooper fan, or mastercraft i tend to stick to big name tire company's for safety's sake
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I have had good luck with Cooper 10 ply on my suburban, no problems with them. The Firestones that came on it had 3 out of 4 seperate the belts under 40,000 miles.
Cooper is the last US owned tire company. Firestone is a Bridgestone company.
 
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ive put about 60000 on tires that are one our jeep now and they are cheapos so im surprised they have lasted so long.
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 ".........i tend to stick to big name tire company's......"    PYRO
 
 
 
 
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cooper isnt as famous as goodyear firestone michelen etc  i didnt even know they made tires until i moved up here, they must not have been big in wyoming.
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Well, I got 50,000 miles on 'em--- beatin' the sh*t out of 'em in Wyoming!!!.....but I bought them in Raton, NM. 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Well, I got 50,000 miles on 'em--- beatin' the sh*t out of 'em in Wyoming!!!.....but I bought them in Raton, NM. 
see you didnt even buy them in state,  had to get them in nm.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I have used all three in various guises. It depends on what type of tire. For all around AT use the Bridgestone AT Revo is the best I've seen. Much better than the BFG AT TA's I've used through the years. I went through some deep wind blown sand with a set and they shed sand like water. I was impressed. They are quiet on the road, also.
We have Michelin LTX AT's on an Expedition right now and they are a better road tire. They will not shed sand like the Bridgestone's.
I have a lot of experience with the Toyo Rough Country AT's and like their off road performance and they are quiet on the highway. In my area they are cheaper by $200 a set than the Michelin's or Bridgestone's. I think that is because they are made in China.
I would not let origin fool you. I have seen Euro tires that are made here as well as Firestone's (Bridgestone) made over seas. They all have their virtues.
If you want to save money and get a very good tire I would look at the Toyo AT's for a Jeep.
BTW, I'm not a tire specialist. I do use my vehicles on and off road a lot, though.




+1 on the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's. Excellent tire choice!!

I've generally used BFG A/T's and M/T's for years on my 4x4's with great results. I just tried the Revo's and for my X, they're awesome!!

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alrighty then maybe i will try the bridgestones they rate very well on tirerack too.
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I had Bridgestones Duellers on my old Ford pickup and they were real good, too!   
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Iwouldn't go with a mud terrain, to loud and terrible on ice, let alone they wear bad on hard surfices.  If this vehicle is going to be 80-90% on normal roads i'd look at Mich. Ltx m/s, Firestone destinations or at's.  Since the Firestone problems a few years ago, they've really come out with some good products at very good prices.  The Michilens are excellent but they are expensive.
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BFG KO's have been good to my Jeep in the snow.  It's not a great mud or rock tire, but is a GREAT snow tire.  The KO is quiet on the road.  Factory for Hummer and the extra offroad package Dodge 3/4 ton. GY Wranglers are normal factory tires for most "trail" Jeeps. 
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What model Jeep are we talking?
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99 grand cherokee, i have firestone destinations on my pickup and they seem to work ok, whatever i get, it must do pretty good in snow, the highway near my house drifts pretty bad and doesnt get plowed right away, so i want my wife to have good tires

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+1 on the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's. Excellent tire choice!!  These seem to work well on snow and ice and wet streets and are good off road too.
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toyo AT all the way
almost forgot--- get them siped.


Edited by Dale Clifford - August/17/2008 at 22:51
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