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Daily Driver Tires?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by LA91Blazer, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. LA91Blazer

    LA91Blazer Registered Member

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    What are good tires to put on my daily driver. I plan on buying 35x12.5's

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  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Either BFG AT's or BFG MT. It depends on how well you want it to do off road as to which one is better for you.

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  3. Blazer1970

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    Like she said. The A/Ts are a great street tire.

    Tim

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  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    BFG AT's, MT's or Goodyear MT's.. The MT flavor is for if you still take the occasional trip offroad or like the looks. My bros Goodyear MT's are wearing nicely and he is getting good mileage out of them!


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  5. lehtola

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    If you are looking at a good priced good tire...BFG's...that's what I've got. 35x12.50 BFG AT KO's. Good tire. If you can spend a little more...go with the Goodyear. They are both nice looking tire with nice tread patterns.

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
  6. LA91Blazer

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    Thanks for all the info. I just filed my tax return today, and i'm already planning how to spend the money[​IMG]

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  7. Twiz

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    Hope it's not too late, I like the goodyear AT-S, the ones with the 2 channels for a daily driver. I think the tighter tread pattern of the AT-S tires might be better for the street and if your run into standing water or rain, they should do better than the other tires mentioned above, due to the two channels and sipping. I think they would hold their own against BFG AT tires- on/off road. And come in 35/12.50s
    BFG M/Ts rock off road! but I think they shed rubber (not very bad for a mud tire) when used on the street. I'm running a set of these on my beater/back up blazer now and am very happy with them - all the way around- but I put on alot of hwy miles on them and have noticed some tread wear when comrared to the old street tire I had on before.
    -Daily driver to me means 80% or more street and 20% or less off road-

    Twiztid

    By the way- don't you guys have jobs? What are you doing on the comp. at 3:00 in the afternoon?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Twiztid on 04/05/01 09:56 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  8. My Burb has been my daily driver for over 3 years now and I ran 44" Boggers which sucked in the snow, ice, or rain, or on dry pavement for that matter. I went to 38" Swamper Radials about 2 years ago and love them, they are very good in all aspects of on or off-road driving and wear fairly well for being a TSL.

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  9. SAVAGE1

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    I've got 35" Boggers on my daily rig... NOT RECOMENDED!! [​IMG] I can see the tread going before my eyes. But they do sound wicked on pavement. "B-17 Bomber flying down the street" seems to describe it the best. If BFG made a wider tire I'd get 'em, but since they don't I'm going with TSL Radials or SX's next.

    Rod
     
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    BFG AT's or Mudders are great. Great mileage, handling, looks, price, etc.
     
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    SAVAGE1 if you want them to last on the street DO NOT GET TSL-SX friend has had them for 6 months as a daily driver and they are going quick not recommended on street as far as durability get a radial TSL or SSR

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  12. CaptCrunch

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    I decided to go with Pro Comp MT's for my rig... rode in a J@@p that had them and they are great... quieter then the BFG MT's. Plus they are sipped which is nice for rain... also National has them buy 3 get one free [​IMG]

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  13. I do recall the days of my "BOMBER SOUNDING RIG", I had been referred to as a helicopter, bomber, logging truck, and many other larger vehicles. Do Not Go with BOGGERS on the street even though they sound and look cool you'l hate yourself the first time it rains. Boggers make nice slicks on pavement !

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  14. Confederate9

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    yeah im looking to put bfg mt on my daily driver as soon as i save enough $$ for the tire/wheel package

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  15. Wheels

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    Well, I'm cursed with having two complete set's of tires. One set is BFG MT's and the other (which I consider my street tires) are Goodyear ATS. Both are 33x12.50x15. I have another set of rims (15x8) that I plan on mounting 33x10.50x15 BFG AT/KO's which will then become my daily drivers. I want a set of narrow tires for street-ability. Both sets that I have right now work fine, but I believe that the ATS have the advantage in rain. What am I driving on right now??? The BFG MT's. Someone mentioned a "tax refund"......what the heck is that?
     
  16. BurbinOR

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    I also agree with BFG 33" AT's on the street. Very good manners, great handling, very good in rain (live in Oregon, remember! LOL), no noise. Only downside is NO GOOD in mud in any way, shape or form. Become slicks..............

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