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Alright guys, hit me with your thoughts and opinions on these tires. First hand experiences would be great! There are hundreds of reviews of the BFGs, but not so many on these other three. Here are my options:

1. BFG All Terrain T/A KO
2. Hankook Dynapro Atm
3. Cooper St Maxx
4. General Grabber AT2

My driving is mostly highway with some snow/ice in the winter. Occasionally, I'm off-road, but not much. Do not want to wonder when going off-road though. I tow a 6,000 lb boat quite a bit and may do other minor towing.

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I have had 5 sets of the BFG's. But only 2 sets of those were on my Duramax. I have been very happy with these as an All Terrain tire but by no means are they a mud tire. If it is thick mud, count on spinning your tires. Snow traction is great with this tire. It gives a very quiet ride until the tire is about half worn, and then they get louder. For an all terrain, I think that it is hard to beat. But I know there are other good tires out there too. I have no experience with the other 3 you listed.
 

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my hore riding buddy had teh cooper st he loved them, now on his second set.
they rode good til right til the end, about the wear marks they started to ride a little worse, then got some road noise out of them.
they were on his 03 f350
 

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I know its not on your list but have you looked at Cooper Zion atz? I just bought a set and they are great on the highway they are quiet and good in the rain they worked great in the snow last year don't know about off road thoe. All I have ever bought before these is BFG all terrain and have nothing bad to say about them other then they didn't have the size I needed.
 

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I've read a number of good reports on the BFGs, but also a handful of BFG reports that were not so good. I'm guessing the drivers and vehcile condition are the main problems on the negative reports. Otherwise I can't see how anyone would get less than 20,000 miles out of a set of BFGs.
 

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I have never gotten less than 40K out of a set of BFG's. My last set, I took off at 40K and put a new set on as a price increase was coming and I got a good deal on a new set. Probably could have gotten at least 5K more out of them safely. My 1/2 ton trucks in the past always got between 50K-60K out of a set. Michelin owns BFG so the rubber compound is good. If someone gets less than 20K out of set it is because they are burning them and smoking them.
 

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That's what I would expect fromt he BFGs. I've never had them but I was on my way to 50,000 on a set of Grabber AT2s on my Silverado 1500. I am considering those for my new set, but have concerns about the Load rating being a D. Of course when you compare the stock 245s Load E to a 285 Load D, the 285s are rated to hold more.
 

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I am running load range "D" now because I only run 55 psi in my tires. They have great load carrying capacity. If I towed a goose neck trailer a lot, then I would run "E" rated tires so I could put more air in, but 55 psi is plenty for me. I can put up to 65 psi in them and the "E" will let me do 80 psi. You are correct. The 285's in the "D" are rated higher than the 245's in the "E"
 

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I'm considering the same tires. I've had 5 sets of the BFG A/T on other vehicles. Just the other day, my wife reminded me how they hold stones, then throw them everywhere and ruin the paint on my rockers and doors. I may have to pass on them for that reason alone.
 

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I believe the rock slinging is just part of running an AT tire. I had the Grabber AT2 for 18 months or so and they could sling rocks with the best of them. Just sold some Dayton Timberline AT IIs that didn't have quite the spacing between the lugs, but they still picked up and threw their share of rocks. Every time I looked at the tires in the driveway, I'd see several rocks stuck in them.
 

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I have had several sets of BFG's and they are great tires. I stopped getting them because they were killing my paint. I have also had a set of Hankook Dynapro ATM's. They are a great tire also. They are the smoothest and quietest tire I have had. I would not hesitate on buying another set. I got about 40k miles out of both brands. I am now running Good Year Duratraks. I have been impressed with these tires as well. I have over 30k miles on them and have a good 10k left.
 

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bfg's all the way, there great tires last and wear well, any tire is going to throw rocks if thats what your driving on, i have the bfg commercial ta on my 3500 and it has as much paint missing from all the gravel roads i drive on as my other trucks that had the at's
 

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Hankook=Chinese crap

I like the MasterCraft Courser AT2. I've had 2 sets and they are awesome tires. Plus they are made in the USA just like the Cooper and General!
 

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I've had Toyo open country's. 2 sets. 40,000 Max life. Cooper discoverer Atrs. Loudest. 44,000 Max life. Currently running hankook dynapros ATM. 30,000. 10/32nds still left. Hankooks by far quietest! They look the best too.
 

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I love my BFG A/T's...only down side is they throw rocks like a SOB. But like everyones stated, almost any A/T is going to throw rocks.

Personally, I love the look of the BFG and they ride awesome. I dont think you can really go wrong with the BFGs.
 

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I would have to think rocks will stick in all tires. The at tires will be the worse for that though because they have enough tread gap to let the rocks stick in there. Mudders will do the same think except bigger rocks. I have a set of Dick Cepek mud country 35s on my toy and it sucks up the bigger rocks and not the smaller ones but a great tire for its purpose. Even gave some swampers a run for their money. To their defense though i have some ponies to spin those mudders.
 
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