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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2002, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Help a confused Jeeper

I usualy do not have problems making decisions, but I am lost.

About 3 months ago I started in my quest to find an affordable tire for my jeep, that fit my driving habits, but did not ruduce my offroad ability.

I currently have Cooper discoverers 31x10.50, and have been plesently satisfided in their preformance. I got about 60,000miles out of them.

But I want something a little more agressive.

This is my daily driver, and I dont mind some road noise my main concern is tire life. I cannot afford to buy ammother set of tiers in 10000 miles

any advice will be appriciated. Oh by the way I have already done searches here and elswhere, but have not had much luck deciding. It seems like the only diferences within the classes (AT,MT) are simply how much you wanmt to pay.
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I don't have any great input here but I'll tell ya what I've observed. A buddy of mine has 33" BFG M/T's on his toyota. He's has had the same set of tires for the three years that I've known him, and they look to have at least 50% tread left on them now. I'm not sure how many miles that is but I'd guess at least 50k.
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I have a jeep with BFG MT's I drive my jeep constant, have about 25k on the tires and can not complain one bit. I love the tires.
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I used to have 33x12.50 BFG M/T's on my Toyota and they lasted at least 50k and even then they only had lost half tread..then i sold it... before that i had 31x10.50 BFG all terains and they were horrible in the rain and the snow..prolly cause i was so light, but now i am running Courser Mastercraft's 30x9.50's they have lasted almost 20k with hardly any wear at all, and they are inexpensive, give you sufficient road noise, have plenty of meat and look pretty cool to boot. If Mastercraft makes 31x10.50's i am going to get them, but i havent researched it yet. good luck
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BFGs have been good to everyone I know. Pro-Comps are supposed to wear like iron as well. I've also had EXTREMELY good luck with Goodyear Workhorse Extra-grips, but they aren't very aggresive. My vote would be BFG MTs.
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I would also say BFG MT's. They seem to be the best of all worlds. However on the same note, I have heard of guys getting 25-30K out of a pair of swampers on a light jeep. I have a set of 33" TLS's and I feel like they have great road handeling. (but I wouldn't run them in the snow)
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Stay Cooper, all their tires are made right here in the USA. Those tires you've been running, are they STTs? Because their tread is as agressive as some of the formentioned.
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I have the 33" super sports that Walmart sells. They were $106 each when I got them. I think they are $116 or so each now. 35" are just a few dollars each more. I've abused mine and driven a lot of street and they have worked well for me.
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<a target="_blank" href=http://www.centennialtire.com/prodinfo.asp?name=mud> Centennial Mud Campaigner </a>

I've been quite happy with these. There's enough tread to last a while too.
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I have been looking hard at the bfg mt, I have heard allot of people complement on them. I like the tread of the super sports. I have been awfully happy with the Coopers.

So far It is between the cooper's and Bfg mt
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