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Alright guys, I need opinions and info.

I'm in the market for new tires and need to know how the All Terrains sound, as far as road noise in cabin goes. I know that the Nittos are also comparable but I am just comparing the two above said tires.

All said and done, BFG All Terrains or MCH Cross Terrains. Pros/cons I want to hear it all.


Thanks :cool:
 

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BFG's all the way. I have the 315 70 R17's on my stock wheels and love them. I have had BFG A/Ts on all my trucks since 1994 (3 Dodges) and swear by their tire wear and all around performance in all contitions. This new generation of A/T K/O's is the best. Pullling a 29 ft travel trailer I can air them up and go into whatever the northwoods of WI has to offer. Hope this helps.
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Tirerack rates the BFGs higher. They are wider than stock. They aren't made by the French. Sold. :D
 

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Hey Syko thanks for the info.

One last question. Are the noisy onroad? I would think that our mada's huge engines would be louder than any road noise these A/T's might produce. What's your take on this?
 

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They aren't made by the French. Sold. :D

Haha! Love it :urthebest
 

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RougeQC21 said:
Hey Syko thanks for the info.

One last question. Are the noisy onroad? I would think that our mada's huge engines would be louder than any road noise these A/T's might produce. What's your take on this?
Shouldn't be too bad. My Nittos are just as quiet as stock. More quiet than my Bridgestone Pole Positions on my G35 if you are comparing the mada to the G at the same speed with all windows closed.
 

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92TripleBlack said:
Tirerack rates the BFGs higher. They are wider than stock. They aren't made by the French. Sold. :D
Why should that bother you? The French own the majority of Nissan!
(I don't like it either) :mad:
 

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RougeQC21 said:
Alright guys, I need opinions and info.

I'm in the market for new tires and need to know how the All Terrains sound, as far as road noise in cabin goes. I know that the Nittos are also comparable but I am just comparing the two above said tires.

All said and done, BFG All Terrains or MCH Cross Terrains. Pros/cons I want to hear it all.


Thanks :cool:
BFG's ! Had some 325/60's on my 4 Runner and I got 65 K miles out of them ! Low noise ! Great handling ! I loved them !
 

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Why should that bother you? The French own the majority of Nissan!
(I don't like it either) :mad:
I know, but that won't stop me from buying the best out there. If there was an SUV that I felt met my needs just as well and the only difference was this, I'd jump ship. ;)
 

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Little road hum, but nothing like Super Swampers. I really don't notice it at all.
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I know, but that won't stop me from buying the best out there. If there was an SUV that I felt met my needs just as well and the only difference was this, I'd jump ship. ;)
Yeah, that's why I bought the Armada. That's also the reason I buy the Michelins! :)
 

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Load Range?

What load range are these tires? I would love to at least find some "C" range tires for towing. Thanks, Cilly
 

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Cillyone said:
What load range are these tires? I would love to at least find some "C" range tires for towing. Thanks, Cilly
BFG 285-65-18 are rated D, higher than C.
Michelin doesn't list their load rating but they make one that is set up for high loads in 305-50-20.
Nitto Terras are rated d and E and come in 285-60-18 and have higher weights than the Michelins. They don't have a perfect fit for 18s but have good options for 17s and 20s. ;)
 

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Cillyone said:
What load range are these tires? I would love to at least find some "C" range tires for towing. Thanks, Cilly
Which ones? Here are specs on the Michelin Cross Terrains:
 

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2365 max load on the Michelin 265-70-18
3195 max load on the BFG 285-65-18
3195 max load on the Terra grapplers in 305-55-20 and 295-70-17
2601 max load on the Stock Contis and stock goodyears.
 

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I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I wanted quiet, smooth, good handling.
I wanted absolutley no wheel shake at high speeds. No road noise at all, and going 80 feels like 50 used to.

If that's what you want then go Michelin CrossTerrains.

I've only seen posts on this board from 2 people who actually had Mich XTerrains on their Armada. Me and another fellow.

We both had the same reaction. Wow! What a difference!


The Michs are available in the OEM 265/70/R18, but they are hard to find. Your dealer will probably have to get them sent in from another dealer. Don't let them BS you and try to convince you Mich doesn't make this size.

Anyone on this board or anywhere else who has run Cross Terrains won't run anything else. These tires are standard on the big Lexus SUV for a good reason.

If you want a luxury ride and good handling go for this rubber. Costs is around
$900-950 installed with road force balance. Go back a few pages in the general discussion forum and there are at least 2 threads about these tires from me and the other Xterrain aficionado.

Good luck.

Allen
 

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I would think that if most of your driving is road and you aren't doing any serious towing or off road, the Michelins are the best choice. The BFG or Terra Grapplers would be a better choice if you wanted more offroad traction or higher load ratings. The Contis and Good years are good for shredding and making asphalt with. :D
 

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both would be nice

92TripleBlack said:
I would think that if most of your driving is road and you aren't doing any serious towing or off road, the Michelins are the best choice. The BFG or Terra Grapplers would be a better choice if you wanted more offroad traction or higher load ratings. The Contis and Good years are good for shredding and making asphalt with. :D
I do off-road and tow and occasionally at the same time. High traction to me is secondary to load rating and highway comfort though. Are you guys sure about the "E" rating, that is 10 ply/1 Ton truck territory. I have had 10 ply tires before and you can sit on them off the rim and not deflect them, very stiff!
 

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I do off-road and tow and occasionally at the same time. High traction to me is secondary to load rating and highway comfort though. Are you guys sure about the "E" rating, that is 10 ply/1 Ton truck territory. I have had 10 ply tires before and you can sit on them off the rim and not deflect them, very stiff!
Here you go! ;)
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/findTireProductCategoryDetailBrnd.do?rcz=32835&rc=FLOINT&tpc=NITVA2&tp=Truck/SUV


The Terra Grappler A/T is Nitto's first light truck/sport utility tire to be offered in D- and E- load ratings.

•An aggressive tread pattern with high-density siping provides excellent traction and handling in snow and slush.

•Two steel belts ensure optimum contact patch both on and off the road.

•Two spiral wound nylon cap plies enhance high-speed stability
 

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winter

which tire is better in the snow? Drive to VT almost every weekend to ski, need a great tire for the white stuff!!
 
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