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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2001, 10:30 PM
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Got a 97 TJ with 31" BFG AT's (Non-KO) and I'm looking to get new tires. Getting a RE 2" lift put on, so it's new 31" or 32" tires within a month or so. The 3 tires I'm looking at are the BFG MTs (32"), the BFG AT KOs (32") and the Yokohama Geolander MTs (31"). Read great reviews about the Geolanders beating out the MT/Rs and Baja Claws in lots of areas, but I see nothing but BFG MTs everywhere I look. The AT's have been nice, but I would like a more aggressive tires. My Jeep is a daily driver and road noise doesn't bother me a bit. The ATs aren't loud enough for me ...

So far the BFG MT's are at the top of the list with the AT KOs coming up a quick second. The Geolanders look very interesting, but I haven't seen them anywhere yet. The knockout would be BFG MT KOs with some sipping in the tread...

I live in Washington DC area so not a lot of snow... Mostly Mud and Slush...

Is BFG coming out with an MT KO?? With sipping?? Which tire would you folks pick??


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2001, 10:59 PM
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Re: Tires

I am running 35 inch Yokohamas, and I am very happy with them. I recently Siped them, and even though I havn't wheeled them since the siping, I can tell the differance on our snowy roads, so I recomend siping ang mud tire. I have only run 2 sets of tires on my Jeep, the first set where 35 inch Boggers, and I feel the Yokohamas are better in everything I do then Boggers, mostly deep snow, but some rockcrawling during the summer, and very little mud. Onething I don't like about the Yokohamas is that they are shorter then other 35's. Mine are middle ground between 35 inch BFG MT's, and 33 inch Goodyear MT's, and probably 2 inches shorter than the boggers I used to run. I was concerned about the sidewall after I cut one on the first trip out on an easy trail, but I spent a week in Moab rubbing the sidewalls aganst rocks without a problem, so I think they are as strong as other Radials.

Thanks, Ray

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2001, 07:06 AM
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I e-mailed the pres. of the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association ( and for the sand his group likes the BFG ATs. I'm just up the pike in S. Jersey. Please fill out your profile, this BBS is a very nice place to come with some of the best people willing to help.

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