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#1 Old 04-19-2011, 11:44 AM
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Another tire Q.

So... 22k on our 2008 SE and the factory tires are down to 5/32. I have never seen a set of tires burn this quickly.

Anyways, I would love to pick up a set of good all-terrain tires, but can't find a set for 235/60-18's. I am a big fan of the BFG AT KO's. New rims are EASY to come by for cheap (thank you Jeep), but cant track down a set for the Hyundai's 16, 17, or 18 factory size....

Any recommendations?

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Another tire Q.

So... 22k on our 2008 SE and the factory tires are down to 5/32. I have never seen a set of tires burn this quickly.
Yes, those Bridgestone's really are junk.

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Anyways, I would love to pick up a set of good all-terrain tires, but can't find a set for 235/60-18's. I am a big fan of the BFG AT KO's. New rims are EASY to come by for cheap (thank you Jeep), but cant track down a set for the Hyundai's 16, 17, or 18 factory size....

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Pass on the 235/60-18s and take a look at 255/55-18s instead. That will open up a lot of options, will fit the rims fine, and won't jack with your speedo readings.

Have a look at the General Grabber HT2 - comes in the 255/55-18. For a few bucks more, there's the Pirelli Scorpion ATR.

Just remember - you don't have an "all terrain" suspension, so don't get TOO crazy out there!

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Yes, those Bridgestone's really are junk.

Pass on the 235/60-18s and take a look at 255/55-18s instead. That will open up a lot of options, will fit the rims fine, and won't jack with your speedo readings.

Have a look at the General Grabber HT2 - comes in the 255/55-18. For a few bucks more, there's the Pirelli Scorpion ATR.

Just remember - you don't have an "all terrain" suspension, so don't get TOO crazy out there!

My Jeeps are for the trails, this is the wife and newborns ride. I don't want to ever have to worry about her in CO winters again ...
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My Jeeps are for the trails, this is the wife and newborns ride. I don't want to ever have to worry about her in CO winters again ...
I ran the BFG All Terrain T/A KOs with my 2007 Silverado CC Z71 and 2010 Avalanche. They are great truck tires in that they seemed to do well in all types of terrain, were durable, and winter performance was passable. They are rated as an all weather tire (have the mountain/snowflake marking), but they do not hold a candle to dedicated winter tires as the rubber is is not very pliable (hence the decent durability). IMO you can do better for winter service.

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My Jeeps are for the trails, this is the wife and newborns ride. I don't want to ever have to worry about her in CO winters again ...
If our winters don't get any more entertaining than this last one has been, there won't be any need to worry!

If you were considering off-road tires just due to snow, I can't say I'd recommend this for her. You can get good snow traction and a much better ride and life from some alternatives.

One of the more popular choices around the forum here is the Yoko Avid ENVigor, but I'd look hard at the General Grabber HTS. Very good winter performance, good warranty, and good UTQG treadlife ratings. I'm still looking for a decent price on them locally (I'm just north of you a bit). So far, the Yokos are the better deal locally, but don't have quite the performance. Decent, but not as good.

Again, you need to feel free to open up the list to the 255/55-18 size as it increases the options considerably.
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Sounds good, thanks for the recommendations! Taking a look at the 255's, the price seems to jump along with the options, and its still difficult to locate a true all-terrain.
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Taking a look at the 255's, the price seems to jump along with the options, and its still difficult to locate a true all-terrain.
One of the reasons that the price increases is that the load range on these tires jumps from a typical 103 for the 235s to a 107 or 109 for the 255s. That reflects a difference in the vehicles for which the tires were being built.

Are you looking for something [b]more aggressive than the General Grabber AT2 or Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires I mentioned earlier? I noted your location as Denver, but am beginning to wonder if it's really supposed to be Nederland or ???

The AT2 is a pretty aggressive tread, and a 109H


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I was just looking at Pirelli's website, and it doesn't list the Scorpion ATR in that size. Neither does tirerack.com. Perhaps they've dropped that size? Shame, it looks like a really good tire.
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I was just looking at Pirelli's website, and it doesn't list the Scorpion ATR in that size. Neither does tirerack.com. Perhaps they've dropped that size? Shame, it looks like a really good tire.
Yeah, they do -- if you're looking at the suggested (see post above) alternate size. Look for 255/55-18 instead of 235/60-18. Sure is an expensive tire, though. $262 at tirerack.com. I'd only use those if I had some serious 4 wheeling in mind. Overkill for suburban snow.


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Yeah, they do -- if you're looking at the suggested (see post above) alternate size. Look for 255/55-18 instead of 235/60-18. Sure is an expensive tire, though. $262 at tirerack.com. I'd only use those if I had some serious 4 wheeling in mind. Overkill for suburban snow.
Wow, I could have sword they didn't come up before on tire rack. I must have had some other filter in place, since I WAS searching by tire size. But I notice they're listed as on closeout, and I still don't see that size on Pirelli's website.

In any case, I think they probably are overkill for my purposes. I take my santa fe camping from time to time, but the most severe off-road conditions it sees is a shallow creek and 50 yards of old logging road. As long as it doesn't get too muddy, I'm good.
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