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I am going to need new rubber on my comanche. I am going to use it in the bush, and some highway driving.  I've been looking at goodrich TA's, but am open to other suggestions....

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I had the general grabber version of the ta ko's on my old s10... they look almost identical to the original ta ko's and save you about 400 bucks

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Other than that my comanche has the old school mastercraft's been great tires, put atleast 50,000 on the and they still look good, but they are a little bit slick in the rain

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BFG KO2 is probably the tire I've seen praised the most currently.  I want a set, just can't afford them right now. 

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1 hour ago, madog7200 said:

I had the general grabber version of the ta ko's on my old s10... they look almost identical to the original ta ko's and save you about 400 bucks

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I've run several sets of KOs over the years and I'm on my first trial with AT2s now.  So far, I've encountered no appreciable difference between the two in street comfort or light-offroad performance (mostly sand and coarse rock desert trails).  They both sling gravel equally bad.  Can't say yet if they will match the KOs in tread life, but overall I'm very pleased so far.  

 

The difference in price can't be overlooked.  The AT2s have a lower list price than KO2s and you can have Amazon deliver them to your door for free with Prime membership.  Plus, GT usually has some kind of rebate program running.  I think I got a $60 rebate on a full set.  A few weeks back I saw an ad offering $100 cash back.  It's worth looking around. 

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Not to harp but like I said earlier I know for a fact I've put 50,000 on these but I think it's actually closer to 70,000 and they still look like this, mastercraft courser ltr b2cac8767a46e0991834540bd548aea5.jpg

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I've had both the grabber at2 and BFG ko2, although on different vehicles. In my experience, the at2's seem to do better on snow and ice, although that's contrary to most of the online reviews. I'd also say they're roughly comparable on/off-road, although that's comparing my open-diff MJ to my g80 Jimmy that weighs ~500lbs more. The KO2's also have a much flashier look to them, with lightening bolt side lugs, etc, that I'm not really into. I definitely lean more towards the Grabbers, although the BFG's are available in a 33x10.5/15 which is eventually what I want on my MJ, and the AT2's are not. I don't know that there are any other winter rated tires though in that size, and that's pretty important to me, so I'll probably end up with another set of KO2's, whenever it becomes time. The AT2's did about 30,000 miles, probably 10-15% on gravel, before I ran over a deer carcus (staring at a gigantic orange moon rising, not the road) and seemed to be not quite halfway into the tread. The KO2's did about 6000 miles, didn't seem to be wearing excessively, but I sold the POS Jimmy they were on.

 

As far as what the absolute best tire is? That's the sort of question you'll ask ten people and get ten different answers.

We've had decent experience with Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs as well on our work trucks. Generally we go with whatever we can get cheapest in the factory size, out of those three. My recommendation is to figure out what size you want to run, find out what's available in that size, the pick whatever best meets your needs from the tire. Look at online reviews, etc. Tirerack.com is a great source for info, even if you don't plan on buying from them. 

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I have the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs (33x12.5x15) on my XJ and love them. They are kind of like a hybrid tire, mud and all terrain. I have had BFG AT's and MT's before and both were good for the type of terrain they were designed for. The Duratracs do well in mud, sand, rock crawling and have good street manners in my opinion. I have around 40,000 miles on them and have around a quarter of the tread left. They were pretty quiet when new, but now they are kind of loud. I would buy them again.

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I have Duratracs  on 3 Jeeps that I drive year round in a variety of conditions.   I've been happy with them and would buy them again. 

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I agree with the duratracs.  Had them on the 2runner and it didn't even care if it was ice snow or mud it just kept gripping.  Not really any road noise either.  And not sure about rocks or things of that nature since ND just has mud and ice conditions

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I run Grabber AT's and really like them. Had KO's on my XJ and loved them too. Grabbers I got for less than $350 brand new so the big reason I went with them. Check discounttire's ebay store. Sometimes they run promos for $100 off. 

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I've come to like the Falken Wildpeaks. I have the orgional style on my 96 XJ with over half tread at 40k or so miles on em and have the At3 on my 99 Xj. Great both on and off road.

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I'm not kidding.  2 sets!  :D   (although admittedly there are some very nice compromise tires out there that can do both jobs)

 

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Yokohama geolandar at, Bridgestone dueler revo, GY Wrangler duratrac.

 

The new Fallen Who speak at3 or whatever look good. Have not run them though.

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