Anyone have experience with them? Was thinking about trying some on a 4WD diesel pickup. I usually stick with one brand of tires like Michelin for pickups, but need a more aggressive tire for offroading.
Never had a set. But from what I have seen and heard of them their not very good off road, their more for show trucks.Anyone have experience with them? Was thinking about trying some on a 4WD diesel pickup. I usually stick with one brand of tires like Michelin for pickups, but need a more aggressive tire for offroading.
Rotating every 500 miles isn't feasible. I've watched half of the rear tread disappear on the drive from Fort Collins, co to San Antonio Texas while pulling a fully loaded horse trailer. Yes, my alignment is perfect. I'm guessing that you just haven't loaded your excursion enough to watch it happen.Looks like an old thread but I'll disagree on the BFG ATs. I'm on my second set on my diesel excursion. First set went 85k. This set has about 50k on them and I'd guess 40% tread left. The trick to them is regular rotations. I do mine every 5k.
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I meant 500 (the distance from from Fort Collins to San Antonio). After I typed it I knew it would be confusing. I know that a lot of people use those tires. I just know that when I was fully loaded going down the highway that they just wore away. I am convinced that had I made that trip a 2nd time that they would've been bald on the back in only 2,000 miles. I will say that there was a huge crosswind so maybe the side force added to it. Who knows. I rotate every 5k. Even my BFG mud terrains lasted better. Maybe they got a new rubber formula. Idk.5000 not 500. It tows 5-6000 lbs regularly.
I know that's not fully loaded. My brother in law runs them on both his f350s that pull a 9000lb bobcat often as well as a 12000 lb gooseneck. Guess we got lucky with the few sets we've had then.
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On your wife's Jeep, you should be aware that the "OEM" tires that come on new vehicles are rarely the same as what you would buy of the shelf at a tire retailer. They are often cheaper versions. When I bought my Jetta new, it came with Conti ProContacts. I can't tell you how many stories I've read of people burning through a set in 20-30k miles on their new car. On my car, I was at 55k before I had to replace them due to a sidewall bulge (I hit somthing...) but there was plenty of tread left. I'm positive I could have make it to 70k before replacing. As always, YMMV.I think there is a huge variation with BFGs. For example, my old Jeep had a set of 33" Bfg mud ko's that would simply not wear out. My wife's new Jeep has a set of same tire in 32" and they are nearly gone after 45k. We are going to try duratracs on it as well.
My dad swears by BFG A/T's and he hates spending alot of money on tires, saying they are all the same. By far our favorite tire was the Firestone Steel Tex. Those things wore like iron, were fairly quite and they didn't disintegrate from being driven on gravel roads.I don't think I've ever met someone that liked Thornbirds after having them - they always replace them with something different.
They wear fast, funny, are noisy and aren't all that good off-road.
BFG makes the AT's in a high-load 5-ply version for 3/4 and 1-ton trucks. My brother used to run them on his Cummins Dodge all the time with great results.
I've run BFG AT's on many vehicles (none of them 3/4 ton) and had great luck with regular rotation. One of my other friends also ran the 5-ply AT's on a different 3/4 ton dodge with good luck.My dad swears by BFG A/T's and he hates spending alot of money on tires, saying they are all the same. By far our favorite tire was the Firestone Steel Tex. Those things wore like iron, were fairly quite and they didn't disintegrate from being driven on gravel roads.