|70||10−5||average street noise; loud telephone bell|
|60||10−6||normal conversation; business office|
I am curious how these will hold up over time. They're def a cheap option, we'll see if they wear like a cheap tire or puncture easily.Those are what I'm putting on my spare OEM steelies for local use. (my steel wheels are too narrow for decent sized tires) Kenda moved their headquarters near me, I'm also going to look into those.
For my 3000 mile trips, I stick to my expensive Coopers.
many AT tyres have just as good sidewall as an MT. There is no general rule that says AT has a weaker sidewall than an MT. MT's in general have a more aggressive thread and come with their own drawbacks like noise, poor fuel economy, many are terrible on wet asphalt, some on the verge of dangerous. But if you go do serious off road, in very difficult places, 200 days /year with a lot of mudd, they are very good.Cooper ST Maxx are very mild. And built on a strong MT carcass. The STT carcass to be exact. Takes a while for them to break in at low pressure and flex, don't judge them until you have some aired down miles on them.
Rotate every 10,000. 5,000 if you have the time and opportunity.
But Cooper STT Pro's are even better. A little noisy if you don't rotate them enough. But excellent grip. And they work fine in snow.
Forget about all of the AT recommendations. It's only a little more for a tire that's an entire magnitude better. At least get a Hybrid that's half way to an MT. Also keep in mind that most AT's are very thin and fragile. The armored carcass of an MT means less tears on rocks, even curbs and potholes. That's worth a lot to me.
If you were closer, or want to pay for shipping I would be all over them.BFG ko2s are hands down the best tire I have ever owned. I ran open country mt on my dodge - they drowned out the 5 inch exhaust. The more they wear the louder they get. The jury is still out on the ridge grapplers. They are quiet and ride smooth but don’t clean out very good. They aren’t overly impressive at any one thing though. When I bought my Tahoe, I know completely different animal, I put bfg ko2’s on it. Extremely quiet really smooth. I instantly fell in love with them. They get traction everywhere. In a foot of snow with a stock Tahoe I went everywhere I wanted. Desert or logging roads you’ll never need more. I personally think they clean out better than the ridge grapplers. This winter my tires were about shot at 60-65000 miles and still got traction in the snow better than my dodge did with both rigs in 4 high. I can promise one thing. It is the only tire I will ever buy from now on for anything I own. Anyone want to buy a set of 35x12.50-18 ridge grapplers with 7000 miles on them, so I don’t have to wait for them to wear out.
Are they manufacturing the old compound along with the new, and you just have to know to ask? Or...what happens when they run out of the ones with the old compound and they aren't making anymore?if you are looking at BFG ats... then look for the dt tread .. they are a different rubber compound.. last longer. its the old compound. not the new stuff that wear like hot butter on asphault
Are they manufacturing the old compound along with the new, and you just have to know to ask? Or...what happens when they run out of the ones with the old compound and they aren't making anymore?
Road noise is not as bad as the set of mud tires had on before. Over all I am very pleased with the handling and feel they have on the road dry and wet/ice/snow. Have not had a chance to see how well they will perform on two track and muddy two track. Summer is coming!!