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Which BF Goodrich's are better for me

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chcav1218, May 12, 2010.

  1. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I need to replace my crappy Pep Boys Dakota Definity tires, I've been looking around and doing some camparing and I think I'm going to go with BF Goodrich tires. I can't decide if I should go with the BF Goodrich All-terrain T/A or the BF Goodrich Commercial Traction T/A. The all terrain's are $177 each and got slightly lower reviews than the Commercial Traction. The commercial traction are only $145 each but don't have as nice a look to them. Anyone have any experience with these tires? I've seen a lot of the All-terrains around and I'm leaning towards them.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...l=All-Terrain+T/A+KO&partnum=475SR6ATAKORWLV2

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...Commercial+T/A+Traction&partnum=475QR6COMMTAT
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I don't like the look of either one for plowing. What ever you do ask for the good guy price on them ,don't pay fullprice!
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  3. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    What doesn't look right? I was reading the reviews and that both scored 8 or 9 out of ten for snow performance.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Commercials are excellent in the snow. The ATs are very popular around here. I plowed with them last year, never again.

    Are you looking for an all year tire, or just for plowing.
     
  5. snowman682

    snowman682 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I run bfg ta ko's, and love them. never will plow with anything different!
     
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I'm looking for an all year tire, and I was hoping to spend around $700 for the rubber. I have someone that will balance and align them cheap. Both of these tires are right in my price range.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I'd probably take the ATs for all year. But I would also look at Michelins LTX or whatever their AT is.
     
  8. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    If you're thinking about the AT's I'll suggest these Treadwright Warden AT's. Yes they're retreads but the company has an excellent reputation, they're dirt cheap compared to the BFG's and I've got about 10,000 miles on mine with no abnormal wear or problems.
     
  9. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I to am running wardens from tradwright...great tire, put them on before last season, and now put about 75 miles a day on them, no wear showing. I wish they made them smaller for my explorer as well, but no such luck!
     
  10. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    AT/KO all the way
     
  11. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    I just took a closer look at those Warden AT's. They look good. Very very vert tempting. At that price afford to throw in some nice new wheels:nod: Anybody else have an opinion on them? Could one of you guys who have them maybe post a pic of them with some miles on them?
     
  12. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Here's when they were new
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    after about 10k
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  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    I thought re-treads were illegal on passenger vehicles? IDK if I'd be trusting them on a truck loaded down and going 75MPH down the highway...
     
  14. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    legal here on all axles. I've had re-treads of trucks for 6 years now. Love the treadwrights. My tires with just under 10k on the look the same as above.
     
  15. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    Well it looks like l'm getting Warden AT's
     
  16. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Retreads are perfectly legal and many studies have been done showing they are no more likely to fail than a new tire. Poor maintenance and overloading are the leading causes of tire failures whether new or retreaded.
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Retreads are legal on school buses even, drive tires only.

    Those Wardens look identical to the BFG ATs. They even use the BFG casing. That's a super tough casing, three plies.
     
  18. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Retreads are ok in my opinion for the rears But I would never ever run Retreads on the steers it there was to be much highway driving with good maintance or not and any honest tire dealer / installer would prolly tell you the same always put new good rubber on the front
     
  19. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I got so tired of sliding around on my A/Ts I ripped them off with 80% of the tread left and put bridgestone revo 2s on. Major improvment a little more money but the first saved ditch trip will pay the difference.
     
  20. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Some light reading

    University of Michigan Blowout Resistant Tire Study

    NHTSA Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study