Digging up this old thread to update...
It's just about time to be seriously thinking about tires, so I called the local Firestone dealer (who's also a friend of mine...) about some 285/70R17s. I had narrowed my search down to 3 tires:
BFG A/T KO2
Firestone Destination A/T
General Grabber AT2
I like the DuraTracs, but I couldn't really justify the price over the BFG KO2. Everywhere I looked, they were actually higher than the KO2, which surprised me, with the KO2 being an E-range (10 ply) tire, when the DTs are D-range.
I've also read great reviews on the Destination A/T and Grabber AT2.
Anyhow, called him and the KO2s were going to be $260ish mounted and balanced, Grabber AT2s $240ish, and Destination A/Ts $220ish.
He then asked, "Did you like the Destination M/Ts on your Tacoma?" I did, but couldn't justify spending the same or more than an A/T tire when I don't really "need" an M/T. He advised me that Firestone has some major overstock on the 285/70R17 Destination M/Ts, and he could sell me a set for less than $200 per tire, mounted and balanced.
So, needless to say, I'll be getting a set of 5 Destination M/Ts by the end of the week. No, I don't need them. Yes, the KO2s or Destination A/Ts may have been "better for me" in the long run, but I just can't pass up a deal like that, when I know I'll get at least 50k (more, since I'll be doing 5-tire rotations) out of the M/Ts.
I've got my Spidertrax spacers on the Jeep, and will post pics once the new tires are mounted up.
2013 Billet Silver JKU Sport S, 6-Speed, TF Leveling Kit, Spidertrax 1.5" Spacers, 285/70R17 Firestone Destination M/Ts on OEM Sport wheels.