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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.

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Best all-around A/T tire you can put on a truck IMO.
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I would not go with a wider tire for a winter tire. The all terrain is also a compromise as a winter tire.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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