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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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BFG KO2 or Mich LTX AT2

70% highway
30% city

20% off road (mud, snow and ice)
80% on road (highway, dirt and gravel)

50% loaded trailer
50% not towing

50% loaded bed
50% unloaded empty

50,000 miles annually driven


-KO2 discount tire 979.00 (250 off) with warranty
-Mich LTX AT2 990.00 with warranty

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 06:00 PM
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Well I have owned both tires but not on the same truck.

I had the BFGs on my 3/4 ton and the Michelin's are on my dually. I would say that my driving habits are nearly identical to yours except for the loaded bed. I rarely have weight in the bed. I typically haul trailers bumper and gn.

The traction on the BFGs in poor conditions were nothing short of awesome. They had good manners on road. They were quick to come out of balance and I did get them rebalanced a few times. They felt nice hauling my trailer but I know the tread life suffered on them because I ran them at close to their max psi. They didnt seem to wear evenly either, the rear tires wore much faster than the fronts. It only took about 12k to have them down to 6/32nd. And they pick up and throw a lot of rocks.

The Michelin's on the dually have been good as well. However, I have yet to have them in snow or ice. They are super smooth on the highway and while hauling. They don't have a single bit of vibration. They haul nice and feel very stable. They start with a hell of a lot of tread, I think 17/32nds. I am down to 14/32nds in about 5k and they are wearing nice and even. The only bad experience I had with them is that with the trailer hooked on some fairly wet ground they dug pretty good ruts. But I pulled the trailer right out in 4wd.

Overall, if I had the SRW truck still I would have the BFGs and I think for the dually moving forward the Michelin's are my choice unless the snow/ice traction is really poor.

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^--- great write up thank you


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I have the Michelin and I don't care for them. Regular rotates 21000 and they won't make winter. I dislike them bad enuf you couldn't give me a free set
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I just put on the bfg .Totally quiet on the highway. Did fish stocking for Colorado fish and game last week in the high country. Was on a real nasty forest service road which I had wished that I had taken the scout instead of the dmax. Tires were great in the mud, loose gravel and some nasty rocks on a very narrow very steep road. It wont be too much longer for a snow report here, but I am confident that they will perform. Totally satisfied so far.

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captainlee you have some great points. With the summer coming to a close the pavement is cooling down. Should extend the life of the tires.


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The Michelin A/T2s I had did very well in the snow/ice/mud when I lived in Colorado. Tread life was good as well.

IDK how much better the BFG A/T2 are vs the original BFG A/T, but the original BFG A/Ts I had were crap. Tread life went fast, mud/snow traction wasnt good, & I always had a hard time getting them balanced.


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