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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2000, 07:27 PM
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Do any of you guys have any problems with busting belts in any of your tires? I figured that the desert board would be the best place to ask this question, figuring that you're crusin at high speeds. I have a set of 30" BFG Trail Tires and I busted a belt in one when i hit a bump(curb) going a little too fast. I would like to run BFG MTs next, but i wanted to get your guys input on this.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2000, 08:53 PM
 
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Re: Tires

MT's are good tires, IF you don't spend a lot of miles on the freeway. They wear a lot faster...

Otherwise I would recommend All-Terrains. Do I need to mention all BFG? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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I got a set of Cooper STT's, (basically the same tread pattern as the BFG MT, but supposedly a little louder on the road)... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I like 'em , but haven't got the chance to try and bust 'em up by curb hoppin'... I would guess that virtually any tire you have if it's abused quite like that will bust a belt or something after a while... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Just a thought...

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Re: Tires

I wasn't so worried about what brand of tire to get, but more along the lines of what kind of tire to get. Is busting belts pretty common when abusing radials? Do bias ply hold up better when abused?

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Re: Tires

I run BFG Muds 31x10.5x15 on my 88' Dual Cab Toy that l use for Pre-Running.
Gets lots of abuse and have had no problems so far.

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I had the same experience a few times untill I switched over to BF Goodrich All Terrains, they are very good in both mud and dirt, another good choice would be a set of Mickey Thompson T/A's.




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What to beat the urban deserts with...

Here are the goods:
BFG AT ko's. These tires have the new TriWall Sidewall technology, where most tires have either 1 ply or 2 plys for durability, these tires possess 3.

If you want superior protection you should try the BFG Baja Tire. This beast has about 7 plys of sidewall. It weighs a lot more but that will stand up to boulders made up of spike, even if you hit it at 55 mph it will probably just bend a little. Those things are incredible.

The problem with the Mud Terrains are that they are not TriWall, they either have 1 or 2 plys (not sure which one) The Mickey Thompson's have three, like the BFG AT ko's, but cost more and do not make more of a difference.

For your best bet, since you aren't doing serious desert running and are looking for a good, strong, commercial tire you should go with the BFG All Terrain KO pattern. Make sure it has the TriWall ply sidewalls. I hoped I helped you out a little. peace and...


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Re: What to beat the urban deserts with...

I know tex and sandman always support coopers, i have have no doubt that they are great tires, but i have had wonderful luck with the BFG support. everytime i email them, i get a call the very next day. I went to one of there dealers and he searched his ass off to find one discontinued tire for me. I requested a decal and they send three (one of the huge banner ones). So that's why i will always run bfgs, they won me over.

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Re: What to beat the urban deserts with...

I have to correct you snoman13,
According to BFG (Web site and on tire) their Muds are the TriWall, ie three Ply side. Most other brand Muds are 2Ply.

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