09-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Sounds like Costco is not going to carry them much longer -
So are there better tires out there now or are the BGF AT KO's still top of the hill?
They're recommending Mich LTX to me.
09-03-2010, 07:22 AM
Depends on what conditions you need them for. My previous tire was the BFG AT KO. I'm currently running the Michelin LTX AT2. Waiting to test/compare them next winter during snow conditions. Michelins used to be overpriced, but the LTX are competitive with all the others (BFG's were too high a price which is why I skipped them this time around). If you do a lot of highway driving, the LTX AT2 are a lot quieter on the road!!! Haven't noticed any difference off-road between the two so far (except the LTX AT2 have so many grooves, they hold a lot more rocks than the AT KO's ever did).
Just go to tire rack's customer review site for All Terrain tires, and you'll get an idea of the ratings. You'll get similar recommendations on the forums as what you see on their site (LTX AT2 are rated #2 BTW).
09-09-2010, 08:41 AM
Are you running stock tires size ? If your running 265/70/16 desertrat.com has them in stock and selling them lower then tirerack.com @$190.99 a tire Desert Rat :: BFG All Terrain T/A KO (http://www.desertrat.com/products/?id=4199)
09-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Do people think the LTX is better than the BFG AT KO?
09-09-2010, 08:42 PM
As Moose said, it depends on their intended use. Just a couple of points: for mostly highway use, I would say yes, they are better than BFGs.
For sidewall protection from rocks or stobs, I would give the nod to BFGs.
09-10-2010, 05:45 AM
I bought from desert rat years ago for my procomps. They could beat anyone's prices. I will be going through them for my replacements for my Tundra now. I have no affiliation with them, just a good experience for service and price.
09-10-2010, 06:07 AM
I had a set of Mich LTX AT2 that were a good tire. Had 35k on them when I traded the truck (02 Tundra) in and they still looked new. They a quite tire and did very well in the snow.
09-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Had the Michelin LTX on a previous 4RUNNER and they had 80,000 when I sold it and they still were okay . I drove in all types of weather conditions with them. They are more expensive, but cheaper in the long run as they wear longer, but then everyone drives differently and on different types of roads and terrain.
09-11-2010, 07:53 AM
So far the wear on the Michelin LTX AT2 is good. I've had them for over 10K miles now and they've worn down 2/32nds of an inch. Since they were the p-rated tire, they started with 14/32nds. If they continue this level of wear (2/32nds for every 10K miles, they'll last a very long time!). That's really hard to believe since they are so sticky (they get fantastic traction...and I've pushed the limits on trying to break them free accelerating around a turn to no avail...unlike the dunlops or rugged trails which would have broken free easily). They seem to be just as good at dry/wet traction as the BFG AT KO. Considering they cost less than the BFG AT KO and are the same price as all the other top-rated tires (Revo's are within just a few dollars of the Michelins), these may turn out to be the best tire for the money. We'll see if they continue to wear at this slow pace with more miles on them, but it's looking good so far since tires seem to wear faster on hot pavement in the summer (which is 99% of those miles I've racked on them so far).
09-11-2010, 08:41 AM
Taco's are fairly light compared to Tundras so the Michelins will last a long while.
If your looking for a good off road, snow tire for a light truck go with the ProComp AT. Sweet tire in the snow for a light truck.
Not sure if your one of those has to be a name brand tire type of guys. If your not look for a Capital. Ran these on my F150 for about 75,000, still had good tread just started to dry rot.
We have 1/2 ton Chevy trucks (fleet of trucks for work) and usually buy a no name tire to save some money. lately we have been buying Firestone Wilderness AT. Rotate every 5K and get 40+K out of them. If you can stand a bit of road noise try the Cooper, Zeon LTZ (sweet tire), have the STT on my Power Wagon (great tire).
09-14-2010, 10:26 AM
I put Michelin LTX's on my 05 when it had 17k miles on it. I had the same tires on my wife's 4 runner and they worked great on it. I still have a set on it with 80k on them and they are just getting to the point where I am considering replacing them. On the Tacoma they absolutely sucked in the snow without any weight in the back. Just as bad as any 33x12.50 mud tire like I used to run on all my Toyota's 15-20 years ago. By about 70k miles they were finally worn down to the point where I could justify replacing them. I wanted BFG at's like I have used on many Toyotas in the past and I currently have on my FJ40. But in 265/70/16 all they had available were 10 ply. I didn't want 10 ply tires on a Tacoma. So after a little research I discovered the General Grabber AT2's have a nearly identical tread pattern. And they are about 30% cheaper too. I put a set of them on it's been about 25k miles now. They are wearing great and are great in the snow. I'll easily get 60-70k out of them.