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I currently have 235/85 R16 BFG AT's on my 300TDI 90 which are now in their 9th year and although they still have around 7mm of tread left they are showing signs of cracking around the side wall and. Nowadays I only cover about 4000 miles per year on the road with the occasional  muddy tracks and fields to get to fishing lakes, certainly not what could be termed off roading.  These are the second set of BFG's that I have had and both sets replaced due to age rather than low tread (both have done over 60k miles), so my question is do I go for BFG KO2's or is there a better/cheaper alternative for my low mileage use and which maybe have better grip on wet roads.    

  

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I quite like the BFG's, my brother has a set. But there is no denying they are pricey, even more so the last year or so. I personally can't see the justification in the cost of them.

I'm running Maxxis Wormdrives on a couple of vehicles and get on really well with them. Maybe the BFG's would out last them, bit unknown. But the Wormdrives match (maybe exceed) the BFGs at everything we've thrown at it.

https://tyresdirectuk.co.uk/products/235-85r16-120-116q-maxxis-wormdrive-at-980e?taxon_id=96

They are circa £100/corner cheaper than going BFG.

I've been running the Wormdrives on my Jimny for 3 1/2 years and 20,000 miles now. Brilliant wet or dry and work well in the mud too. Better than I'd normally rate an AT. I was so impressed I bought a set to go on the Ninety which has done laning in Wales on them, plus general running about.

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Other things you could consider. For such low mileage you could probably run a nice MT for no more hassle than an AT. The MT would be better on muddy tracks and fields and arguably they always look better than an AT does on a Land Rover. By the same measure, you could probably go to the other extreme for a much more road biased AT tyre, maybe something like a Toyo Open Country AT.

I'd also suggest some of the modern hybrid RT tyres are worth considering, e.g.

https://tyresdirectuk.co.uk/products/235-85r16-120-116q-radar-renegade-rt?taxon_id=8

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I have narrowed it down to either Continental crosscontact AT, General grabber AT3 or Michelin latitude cross with the Michelin winning at the moment as the reviews give it a very good rating in the wet which to me is a serious consideration. Has anyone got any opinions on my choices. As I said previously apart from occasional fishing trips 99% of my driving is on the tarmac.

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I had Michelin Lattitude on my 90 for a while, they were pretty good off road as long as it wasn’t too muddy.

I ended up with BFG KO2s and am now on the third set of them, I will get another set when these are done despite the cost. 

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2 hours ago, Hawklord said:

I have narrowed it down to either Continental crosscontact AT, General grabber AT3 or Michelin latitude cross with the Michelin winning at the moment as the reviews give it a very good rating in the wet which to me is a serious consideration. Has anyone got any opinions on my choices. As I said previously apart from occasional fishing trips 99% of my driving is on the tarmac.

tbh you probably won't go wrong with any of them. The only real time a variance in tyres matters is competition use. For normal running about and driving, so long as it is the right type of tyre. Pretty much any brand will normally be more than good enough. That way you can choose based on appearance, price or availability. :) All IMHO.

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Thanks for your replies.

The Michelin Latitudes in most adverts are stated as "Summer Tyres" (although some state "All Season") but in the real world would these tyres be suitable for all year round use in the UK weather conditions.

I also like the Grabbers but they seem to be out of stock in most places.

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Stick with the Continental Cross-contact. 

AT wise the best on the market at the moment is the Falken WIldpeak AT, but that's over the top for what you require. Also, go on am off road driving course

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35 minutes ago, Hawklord said:

Thanks all, and after spending most of the day going round in circles have gone for the Continental Cross-contact.

They are a surprisingly good tyre. Just remember to back off the throttle if you start to spin

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