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Old 10-10-17, 02:49 PM   #1
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Looking at buying some A/T tires. I only do light off road: Dirt trails, minimal snow during ski season, and some camping excursions. I partly want a/t's for the peace of mind on more rugged trails and for the more aggressive look. Any recommendations? I am looking at the Continental terraincontact at & the Goodyear wrangler adventure w/ Kevlar. Looking for a more comfortable on road experience since that's where most of my time would be spent. Looking for any tips from people who have any a/t's they like and how they ride. I am open to other models.
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Old 10-11-17, 06:13 AM   #2
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I'm probably going to give the Cooper AT3's a shot next time around on the GX. I have ContiExtremeContacts on my car for what it worth and I'd get another set of those.
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I had Wrangler Silient Armor on my previous truck a few years ago and I think they were very good tires. They were a bit loud after worn down, like most AT tires. But their wet traction is really good.
The last set of AT tires I had was Cooper AT/3. Really nice tires, deep thread, good sipes, very quiet, probably the quietest AT tires I’ve had. They were really good in the rain and snow after the recorded raining season we had in Nor Ca. One thing was they balanced really well.

They are on my list of tires to get for the GX next year, along with the Falken Wildpeak AT3/W. I’m leaning toward The Wildpeak because I just want to try something new. I heard really good things about them too.
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I have run several sets of the cooper AT3's. Not on the GX but on an F-150 and a couple of Grand Cherokee's. I really like those tires. they are rugged, versatile and also handle acceptably well. Pretty good in snow, good in rocky terrain, pretty decent in water etc. Mileage was pretty good as well. The only down side, they can be a bit noisy.
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I have the Continental Terrain Contact A/T and like them a lot. Great traction, surprisingly quiet. One thing though when I switched from the OEM Michelinís my gas mileage dropped about 2-3 miles per gallon in town and only around 1 MPG on the road.
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I have the Continental Terrain Contact A/T and like them a lot. Great traction, surprisingly quiet. One thing though when I switched from the OEM Michelinís my gas mileage dropped about 2-3 miles per gallon in town and only around 1 MPG on the road.
can you tell a difference in comfort/ride quality?

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I'm running Yokohama Geolandar AT G015s and they are very civil for AT tires. I use them for daily driving and overlanding. Here's a review: https://expeditionportal.com/review-...andar-at-g015/
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I have the Goodyears Wranglers with Kevlar. While I do love the quiet ride and grip, they really lack in the aggressive appearance. I only went with them over the BFG for weight savings, but kind of regret I didn't go with the wranglers in M/T. I think the BFG's would last longer though, the Goodyears compound feels soft.
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I just ordered a set of Falken Wildpeak in stock size for my 4Runner. They look great, get great reviews and seem to be a real bargain. I hope my research is correct, I will report when I get a few miles on them. I did not get the E rated ones, but the SL ones for better on road ride.
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Discount Tire Direct on eBay is having a $100 off $400 right now. If you can find two of the brand you want that is over $400 for a pair, get two pairs and save $200 (need two ebay accounts to make this work as the coupon can be used once on each account)...can't confirm yet but it looks like it could work.
Michelin Defender is $408 for 2, 265/65/18
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NEW-265-65-18-MICHELIN-DEFENDER-LTX-M-S-65R-R18-TIRES-27047-/361553808461?epid=1067587819&hash=item542e494c4d:g:j28AAOSwA3dYXZny

The Wildpeak is $580 for 4 (there's another set for $648 with the same number #26523)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-265-60-18-FALKEN-WILDPEAK-AT3-265-60R-R18-TIRES-26523-/361535284917?fits=Section+Width%3A265%7CAspect+Ratio%3A60%7CRim+Diameter%3A18&epid=1066049074&hash=item542d2ea6b5:g:5QcAAOSwfwtZ5RJj

And The Cooper AT/3 is $700
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-P265-60-18-COOPER-DISCOVERER-AT3-60R-R18-TIRES-/310918153843?fits=Section+Width%3A265%7CAspect+Ratio%3A60%7CRim+Diameter%3A18&epid=1742278815&hash=item48642a8673:m:mYfZwtI-NEXodx086x-ujwQ

Or Wildpeak in 265/65/18 for $628
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-265-65-18-FALKEN-WILDPEAK-AT3-265-65R-R18-TIRES-26524-/311592462358?epid=1666081863&hash=item488c5ba816:g:Xw4AAOSwY2hZ5RG0

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Ride is about the same, a little more noisy but well worth it for the traction. My OEM tires hydroplaned enough to scare me into replacing them at 24K. Have not even had a hint of hydroplaning with the Conti's.
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