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hickslawns

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I just out six more on our 2000 Dodge. My 2006 is due for 6 as well. They don't get the miles on them Jim is getting but they are tough miles. I swapped the 2000 tires due to weather checking as much as wear. Same goes for my 06 3500. They are starting to weather check although are roughly 8 years old. They are down on tread but the weather checking has me concerned due to the loads it carries. Snow plowing and lots of scrub wearing on the tires from constantly pulling/backing/parking trailers. It isn't always from the miles we out on them. Straight highway driving without so much trailering would get me more than 40-50k miles.
 

hickslawns

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In the hater club here too. I am sure they are great road tires and look sharp, but they suck hind titty in real mud. Had them on my CJ and they would fill with mud and turn into bologna skins. Wouldn’t clean no matter how fast the tires spun.
In this situation I would go with the mud terrains for sure. The A/T is great in snow. Better than road tires in mud. Quiet on the road. They aren't "fantastic" in mud though. I'd agree there.
 
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In this situation I would go with the mud terrains for sure. The A/T is great in snow. Better than road tires in mud. Quiet on the road. They aren't "fantastic" in mud though. I'd agree there.
Agree it all depends on what you are looking for. I replaced mine with Buckshot Mudders. Those suckers would DIG, but you could hear me coming from over a mile away. Not necessarily something you want for a daily driver.
 

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Yeah thats apples to oranges there and AT KOs are known for not self cleaning in mud. They are a great all around tire, but rolling resistance and weight are higher than compatible models.

Worst reports I have read or experienced in them have been/are:
- Mud, we just went thru this, they are not a mud tire.
- Rolling resistance can drop mpg by a few.
- Heavy tire = longer stopping distance. Most won't know a difference
- Wear like iron on anything but a 3/4+ ton plus.
- Get noisy as tread wears and they like to be rotated a tad bit more than other designs for consistent wear.

BC, my comment was std. regarding the price. These are great tires, and just like everything else, there are plenty of goods with the bads.
 
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Yeah, still looking around before I make up my mind. Last time I bought BF Goodrich was back in 2007. It has been awhile. I'd like to see what else is out there
 
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A buddy of mine that owns the shop was trying to help me out and said them BF Goodrich are expensive. He asked what I thought about Mastercraft AXT 2. I've never heard of it.
 

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I was wrong. I went in for the Hankook tires. They own the Pathfinder line. I could see almost no difference between them and Hankook so I went with the Pathfinders. Having them rotated as I sit here. 12,000 miles on tires. Fronts are 10/32 depth. Rears are 11/32 which shows as virtually zero wear. Not bad. Even wear across the tread.
 

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