For support please email or pm Christopher christopher@snowestonline.com



Upgrade to Premium
Trucks and Trailers Towing and hauling your sleds
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-21-2009, 09:39 PM
Smoothlander Smoothlander is offline
Currently: Waiting patently for the next trip West!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: W.C. Minnesota
Posts: 311
Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond repute
Default Truck Tires

I just purchased a set of H2 rims to put on a 2008 Chevy 2500 D-Max and was thinking about wrapping them in BFG A-T KO's in a 285/70R17's. Just wondering if anyone has anything to say about them, good, bad or ugly. Looking for a good winter tire as I will be keeping the 265/75R16 stock Transforce AT's for summer traveling.

Thanks
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #2  
Old 12-21-2009, 09:44 PM
Dogmeat's Avatar
Dogmeat Dogmeat is offline
Currently: Back in the game!
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 5,068
Thanks: 76
Thanked 645 Times in 403 Posts
Rep Power: 21474854
Dogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Best all-around A/T tire you can put on a truck IMO.
__________________
2018 Polaris Switchback Assault 800 144
2018 Polaris Axys RMK 800 174
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to Dogmeat For This Useful Post:
Smoothlander (12-21-2009)
  #3  
Old 12-21-2009, 09:50 PM
skibreeze's Avatar
skibreeze skibreeze is offline
Currently: Loving the new Silber external wastegate turbo!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Age: 47
Posts: 10,463
Thanks: 1,068
Thanked 2,014 Times in 1,214 Posts
Rep Power: 21474859
skibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I would not go with a wider tire for a winter tire. The all terrain is also a compromise as a winter tire.
__________________
http://avalanche.state.co.us/
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
The Following User Says Thank You to skibreeze For This Useful Post:
Smoothlander (12-22-2009)
  #4  
Old 12-21-2009, 09:54 PM
Smoothlander Smoothlander is offline
Currently: Waiting patently for the next trip West!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: W.C. Minnesota
Posts: 311
Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I originally thought the same thing about the AT but this tire seems to get great reviews in the snow. As far as the wider tire I do agree but lets be honest, I has to look good too!
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #5  
Old 12-21-2009, 10:44 PM
skibreeze's Avatar
skibreeze skibreeze is offline
Currently: Loving the new Silber external wastegate turbo!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Age: 47
Posts: 10,463
Thanks: 1,068
Thanked 2,014 Times in 1,214 Posts
Rep Power: 21474859
skibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoothlander View Post
I originally thought the same thing about the AT but this tire seems to get great reviews in the snow. As far as the wider tire I do agree but lets be honest, I has to look good too!
Just a couple weeks ago we were in a snowed in parking lot, the truck with the wide BFG AT's and empty open 2 place was the one having issues. My buddies truck with skinny studded snows and the enclosed 4 place did not. That's my review.
__________________
http://avalanche.state.co.us/
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #6  
Old 12-21-2009, 10:50 PM
sledskiing sledskiing is offline
Currently: waiting
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FU
Basic Member
Age: 43
Posts: 1,716
Thanks: 8
Thanked 61 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4721061
sledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond repute
Default

285/70/17 isn't that wide of a tire. Bridgestone and General both make snow tires in that size. I just ordered the Bridgestones for my Taco. Wish i could have found a skinnier snow tire in that size but couldn't
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #7  
Old 12-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Smoothlander Smoothlander is offline
Currently: Waiting patently for the next trip West!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: W.C. Minnesota
Posts: 311
Thanks: 22
Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond reputeSmoothlander has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skibreeze View Post
Just a couple weeks ago we were in a snowed in parking lot, the truck with the wide BFG AT's and empty open 2 place was the one having issues. My buddies truck with skinny studded snows and the enclosed 4 place did not. That's my review.
Point taken. What size were these "skinny" tires? I do wish that we could run studded tires here in MN, or at least someone make a stud that can be added or removed a few times.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #8  
Old 12-22-2009, 06:37 AM
zal's Avatar
zal zal is offline
Currently: Waiting for some Snow
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Alberta
Age: 41
Posts: 211
Thanks: 21
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 648776
zal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond reputezal has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skibreeze View Post
Just a couple weeks ago we were in a snowed in parking lot, the truck with the wide BFG AT's and empty open 2 place was the one having issues. My buddies truck with skinny studded snows and the enclosed 4 place did not. That's my review.
There's a lot of tongue weight on the enclosed trailer. Was it loaded? If the truck with the BFGs had the enclosed on its back, do you think it would have trouble as well? Just curious.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #9  
Old 12-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Dogmeat's Avatar
Dogmeat Dogmeat is offline
Currently: Back in the game!
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 5,068
Thanks: 76
Thanked 645 Times in 403 Posts
Rep Power: 21474854
Dogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skibreeze View Post
I would not go with a wider tire for a winter tire. The all terrain is also a compromise as a winter tire.
Eh, on a 3/4-ton diesel 285's aren't gonna be too bad in the winter. I definatley wouldn't go bigger than that though.

I ran 285 Nitto Terra Grapplers all last season and they weren't that bad.

They weren't as good of tire as the BFG AT KO's are either.

I put the 265 BFG's back on after I wore the Nittos out though ....

And, if the 285's give ya trouble towing a trailer through a parking lot, you can always chain up the rear
__________________
2018 Polaris Switchback Assault 800 144
2018 Polaris Axys RMK 800 174

Last edited by Dogmeat; 12-22-2009 at 07:42 AM.
Reply With Quote


Rate this post: Yes | No
  #10  
Old 12-22-2009, 10:09 AM
94fordguy's Avatar
94fordguy 94fordguy is offline
Currently: Doing yard work.....
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Yakima, Wa.
Age: 32
Posts: 13,961
Thanks: 10,733
Thanked 3,642 Times in 1,936 Posts
Rep Power: 21474860
94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute94fordguy has a reputation beyond repute
  #11  
Old 12-22-2009, 11:29 AM
wjl's Avatar
wjl wjl is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eden, UTAH
Age: 48
Posts: 2,359
Thanks: 1,514
Thanked 586 Times in 430 Posts
Rep Power: 21474849
wjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond reputewjl has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #12  
Old 12-22-2009, 11:54 AM
STANG302 STANG302 is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Osceola, WI
Basic Member
Posts: 37
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
STANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant futureSTANG302 has a brilliant future
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #13  
Old 12-22-2009, 12:28 PM
Blair Blair is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Basic Member
Posts: 74
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Blair is an unknown quantity at this point
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #14  
Old 12-22-2009, 11:17 PM
skibreeze's Avatar
skibreeze skibreeze is offline
Currently: Loving the new Silber external wastegate turbo!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Age: 47
Posts: 10,463
Thanks: 1,068
Thanked 2,014 Times in 1,214 Posts
Rep Power: 21474859
skibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #15  
Old 12-23-2009, 12:03 AM
Gmiller's Avatar
Gmiller Gmiller is offline
Currently: Time to TRIPLE!!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Breckenridge Colorado
Posts: 927
Thanks: 240
Thanked 153 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 10644107
Gmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond reputeGmiller has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #16  
Old 12-23-2009, 09:23 AM
sledskiing sledskiing is offline
Currently: waiting
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: FU
Basic Member
Age: 43
Posts: 1,716
Thanks: 8
Thanked 61 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4721061
sledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond reputesledskiing has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #17  
Old 12-23-2009, 05:51 PM
skibreeze's Avatar
skibreeze skibreeze is offline
Currently: Loving the new Silber external wastegate turbo!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Age: 47
Posts: 10,463
Thanks: 1,068
Thanked 2,014 Times in 1,214 Posts
Rep Power: 21474859
skibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #18  
Old 12-25-2009, 05:07 PM
AndrettiDog's Avatar
AndrettiDog AndrettiDog is offline
Currently: I know, let's have a spelling contest
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,137
Thanks: 700
Thanked 1,435 Times in 829 Posts
Rep Power: 21474853
AndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond reputeAndrettiDog has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #19  
Old 12-26-2009, 12:09 AM
AirForceSledder AirForceSledder is offline
Currently: Not set.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Great Falls, MT
Age: 38
Posts: 287
Thanks: 92
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 0
AirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond reputeAirForceSledder has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #20  
Old 12-26-2009, 01:01 AM
summ8rmk's Avatar
summ8rmk summ8rmk is online now
Currently: Alpha Hawk!
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: yakima, wa.
Posts: 7,696
Thanks: 1,687
Thanked 3,250 Times in 2,106 Posts
Rep Power: 21474854
summ8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond reputesumm8rmk has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #21  
Old 12-26-2009, 08:37 AM
Dogmeat's Avatar
Dogmeat Dogmeat is offline
Currently: Back in the game!
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 5,068
Thanks: 76
Thanked 645 Times in 403 Posts
Rep Power: 21474854
Dogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond reputeDogmeat has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #22  
Old 12-26-2009, 08:45 AM
skibreeze's Avatar
skibreeze skibreeze is offline
Currently: Loving the new Silber external wastegate turbo!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs
Age: 47
Posts: 10,463
Thanks: 1,068
Thanked 2,014 Times in 1,214 Posts
Rep Power: 21474859
skibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond reputeskibreeze has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #23  
Old 12-26-2009, 09:02 AM
2XM3's Avatar
2XM3 2XM3 is offline
Currently: 2016 axys
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bitteroot valley,MT
Age: 58
Posts: 2,921
Thanks: 733
Thanked 696 Times in 410 Posts
Rep Power: 21474848
2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #24  
Old 12-28-2009, 11:03 AM
Highmarker's Avatar
Highmarker Highmarker is online now
Currently: Waiting for more snow
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: In the west!
Posts: 735
Thanks: 15
Thanked 97 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 7170631
Highmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond reputeHighmarker has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

  #25  
Old 12-28-2009, 01:10 PM
2XM3's Avatar
2XM3 2XM3 is offline
Currently: 2016 axys
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bitteroot valley,MT
Age: 58
Posts: 2,921
Thanks: 733
Thanked 696 Times in 410 Posts
Rep Power: 21474848
2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute2XM3 has a reputation beyond repute
Warning You Must be a registered member and logged in to view this response.

Click Here to Register

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:32 AM.