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Well in the 185K miles I've had 2 sets of BFG rugged trails, they had very good tread life and a good ride but no grip. If I wasn't on pavement, I was in 4x4 mode. Both sets lasted over 70K miles. Then I tried a set of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor. Took them back within the 30 day ride satisfaction period. They were horrible. Good offroad traction, good ride, but not tough and were very "squishy/squirmy". I made a 2300 mile "white knuckle" trip to Colorado and back for an Elk hunt, swaying all the way. Scared several truckers and myself as it appeared the old man in the dually pulling the 38' toyhauler wasn't in control. And ruined one tire on a regular ole dirt/rock road. Next was a set of BFG's ATKO tires. Handled very well, no sway, good traction rode well but didn't last but about 25K miles. Now I'm on a set of "Multi-Mile Wild Country® Radial XTX Sport Tire" built by Cooper I believe. Ride is good, traction is great, a little sway when loaded but not like the GY's, and wearing well so far. 14K'ish and can't tell any wear yet. We'll see.
So if you find that "perfect" tire, let me know.
2006 built 05/05 XLT CC DRW PSD. Captain chairs, sunroof, polished aluminum wheels, 6speed, manual 4x4. 285K miles with 130K problem free miles on new engine.