Best all terrain tires for under 1000.00


Best all terrain tires for the money.


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Dick Cepeck Trail Country EXP... Looks like a set right now is $656 after $280 in discounts and free shipping. When I bought mine they even paid the sales tax. Made by Cooper. If you have a 4wp location near you... I suggest stopping by and making your best deal.

Not totally sure about the snow worthiness... but I suspect I will find out soon.

Sadly don’t have one near me. Those tires end up being 850.00 after taxes.
 


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It's to bad you don't... I had really good experiences there on the three visits with them. I'm sure that it is location specific though.

The store manager told me flat out he would beat any web based deal that they advertised... They want your dollars going through their brick and mortars.

I have several thousand miles on mine now and am happy with them. The big question for me is snow worthiness. They are M&S rated... though that doesn't mean much.
 

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In my experience any tire made for offroading... is god awful for use in the snow.
That's the exact opposite of my experiences. I've run nothing but M/T's all year round for 25+years now and always have great luck in snow with them. They can be tricky on glazed over ice, but other than that I'll run nothing else if I have the choice.
 

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That's the exact opposite of my experiences. I've run nothing but M/T's all year round for 25+years now and always have great luck in snow with them. They can be tricky on glazed over ice, but other than that I'll run nothing else if I have the choice.
It was the falken wildpeaks that just blew up on you, correct? Picking out new tires as well right now.
 

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That's the exact opposite of my experiences. I've run nothing but M/T's all year round for 25+years now and always have great luck in snow with them. They can be tricky on glazed over ice, but other than that I'll run nothing else if I have the choice.
Just curious, have you ever run dedicated snow tires like blizzaks? I switch every year now and the difference between a true snow tire and a mud terrain is like tank tracks vs racing slicks IMHO. My buddy always thought he was hot shit in the snow with his jeep and 35" gnarly MTs, the thing did go like a raped ape plowing through anything but it would slip and slide all over. When I finally convinced him to buy snow tires for it he was amazed how much it handled like driving on dry pavement and not like a drunken sailboat. Same with my ranger and my mkx... though they always just had all terrains. Just my experience.

Of course most rust belt drivers like you and me with decades of experience driving through winter hell could pretty much get by driving any peice of crap tire. Take a mudder from down in Alabama and throw his monster truck in 12 inches of snow with ice under it and he'll be in a ditch in 100 feet.
 
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Just curious, have you ever run dedicated snow tires like blizzaks? I switch every year now and the difference between a true snow tire and a mud terrain is like tank tracks vs racing slicks IMHO. My buddy always thought he was hot shit in the snow with his jeep and 35" gnarly MTs, the thing did go like a raped ape plowing through anything but it would slip and slide all over. When I finally convinced him to buy snow tires for it he was amazed how much it handled like driving on dry pavement and not like a drunken sailboat. Same with my ranger and my mkx... though they always just had all terrains. Just my experience.

Of course most rust belt drivers like you and me with decades of experience driving through winter hell could pretty much get by driving any peice of crap tire. Take a mudder from down in Alabama and throw his monster truck in 12 inches of snow with ice under it and he'll be in a ditch in 100 feet.
Mud tires are designed to dig, clean, dig some more.

Problem is in snow generally you dig away all the snow (which does offer some traction) you hit ice, which offers non.

An A/T tire tends to "pack" the snow and gives better bite as long as you aint spinnin.

Dedicated snow tires are super soft and siped to grab and push, rather then dig.
 

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I drive on the soft beaches of NJ alot too. All terrains work 100× better then Mud terrains because like you said, they are made to dig. All terrains float on the sand. I bet snow tires would make excellent beach tires but they would get destroyed fast. We run like 10psi max on the beach and with how soft snow tires are.... yikes.
 

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What is this snow stuff everyone speaks of? :icon_confused:
 

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So I’ve narrowed it down to the BF Goodrich or the falken wildpeaks.
 

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It's to bad you don't... I had really good experiences there on the three visits with them. I'm sure that it is location specific though.

The store manager told me flat out he would beat any web based deal that they advertised... They want your dollars going through their brick and mortars.

I have several thousand miles on mine now and am happy with them. The big question for me is snow worthiness. They are M&S rated... though that doesn't mean much.
So I went ahead and bought the dick cepek tires. Got them for 739. Best deal I could find. So we’ll see how it turns out.
 

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So I went ahead and bought the dick cepek tires. Got them for 739. Best deal I could find. So we’ll see how it turns out.
For sure... I couldn't find a better deal either... by a several hundred dollars. I did buy wheels and tires... 5 of them.

I honestly think you will be happy... mine run down the road and handle really well. I guess we will both see how well they do in the snow.
 

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I've had multiple sets of BFG ATs, including the super old "radial all-terrain", KO, and KO2. Love em. I think the KO was a much better tire than the KO2...harder rubber compound or something, the KO2s wear faster for sure but it's not drastic enough to turn me off to them.
 

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That's the exact opposite of my experiences. I've run nothing but M/T's all year round for 25+years now and always have great luck in snow with them. They can be tricky on glazed over ice, but other than that I'll run nothing else if I have the choice.
Best tire I have ever had in snow was the BFG MT's.

They were also narrower and under a heavier truck vs the Firestones on my Ranger.
 
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if your in ice often then i for sure suggest winter tires as well.


i run geolander i/T in winter.

cant get them anymore in 315/16 though. had to scour new old stock for the set i have now... the bi-directional falls msr maybe the next set...but 285 is max on those....so 33 inch or so....
but i would rather have those in 33 on the blizzard strewn hi way then 42 inch iroks...

they suk in the mud compared to my swampers but are bad ass on the road. but i dont mind changing tires for different tasks either.



on edit....my tire guy told me the duratrac and nokia were pretty much the only snow rated tire 35 and up at this time. likely going toput the msr on the shop truck next month and will get at least one season out of my nos geolanders....hopefully two. maybe they will come back.
 
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