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BFG AT KO or michelin LTX AT 2

Like the title says, im looking for input on bfg at ko's and michelin ltx at 2's. it sounds like these two tires both last a long time, longer than nitto's. but they're expensive. I drive mostly on the highway, im looking for a good highway tire that does well in snow (i hunt, fish, ect but no mudding or anything wild).

So, what kind of mileage changes have these tires had on trucks? What kind of life do people see with them? how is the road noise and performance? any input and i am not close minded, ill entertain other suggestions but these two tires caught my eye.

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I love BFG, but if you are worried about mileage, go with the LTX. I also had them and wow did they last a long time. very strong and smooth driving tire, just the tread is not for off road at all.

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I love BFG, but if you are worried about mileage, go with the LTX. I also had them and wow did they last a long time. very strong and smooth driving tire, just the tread is not for off road at all.
Did you drive in snow with the michelins? how bad are they off road? did you lose mileage when you switched, if so how much?

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Firestone Transforce AT 265/75 R16

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I drove in snow tons when i had them. 2 years I had them in Prince George BC. Winter 6 months of the year. Throw a little weight in the truck and they were a good AT tire. Not the same as a snow tire though.

I found if you were in any amount of snow 5-6 inches and more, they were not as good as a beefy AT, but it all depneds on what conditions you drive in.

Regarding off road. They are a good tire. I have had 2 sets of them now and never had a flat. I drove them lots on forest service roads and light off roading. If you are in sloppy stuff, they will clog up just as any other mild mannered tread.

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I drove in snow tons when i had them. 2 years I had them in Prince George BC. Winter 6 months of the year. Throw a little weight in the truck and they were a good AT tire. Not the same as a snow tire though.

I found if you were in any amount of snow 5-6 inches and more, they were not as good as a beefy AT, but it all depneds on what conditions you drive in.

Regarding off road. They are a good tire. I have had 2 sets of them now and never had a flat. I drove them lots on forest service roads and light off roading. If you are in sloppy stuff, they will clog up just as any other mild mannered tread.
any noticeable gain or loss of average mileage? i keep hearing michelins are better on fuel but nobody can verify that real world. i drive 60 miles round trip to work everyday so its pretty important. and living in northwest iowa i see a lot of snow, not like BC tho!

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I went from the LTX to a more agressive AT made by Big O. Lower quality tire and I did get worse mileage. Fuel and K's out of the tire. The LTX, I would say is the best on the market for lasting. They blew the crap out of my BFG AT's, like, they lasted half again as long.

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I don't have a clue about the two your interested in but seeing your running the Firestone Transforce AT's which my dad runs on his superduty i'd suggest GoodYear Silent Armor Pro Grades.
I ran those and i liked them much better than the Firestones, better dry traction, really good in rain and light snow and quiet as a mouse.
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Love the bumper dude!

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a while back i was looking at the goodyear SilentArmor Pro grade. They got great reviews but they are pricey. I liked the BFG AT's i bought twice. but the last 50% of the tread life was worthless. at least that was my expirience. wanted something off-roadable, quiet-ish, and last longer that the BFG's i had.

just ran across these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....autoModel=F350 4wd Super Duty&autoModClar=

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