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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-01-2002, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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should I trade tires?

should I trade my 30x12.50 Mickey Thompson baja belted (5) with half tread for a set of 31x10.50 bfg at's (4) three quarter tread left. It's for my 97 tj 2.5L manual. I have 2" spacer lift.
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Re: should I trade tires?

depends on the condition of the tires. out of round, trail scars. the biggest thing i would be concerned with is the general care given to these tires. were they balanced regularly?, is it even treadwear across the whole tread?, how were the punctures repaired?, are the beads in good shape?..not cut or torn?

if everything looks good as far as the material condition of the tires,i would....you're getting the better end of the deal
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Re: should I trade tires?

The bfg's have less than 10000 highway miles on them, they have never been offroad. I didn't notice any uneven tread wear at first glance.
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Re: should I trade tires?

I'd do it in a heartbeat, but I don't care for Mickey Thompsons for the most part. The BFGs wear a lot better.
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Re: should I trade tires?

The only reason I got the MT's was because they were dirt cheap. I only paid 200 for all five brand new, mounted and balanced. That made them cheaper than anything else I could find, other than cheapie little car tires with no tread.
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Re: should I trade tires?

will the bfg's be lighter than the MT's? if so will it make up the difference in lost torque of the extra inch? its just a 2.5L.
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Re: should I trade tires?

I BELIEVE the BFGs will be a touch lighter, though how much you would need to weigh and find out. You'll honestly probably not notice a big difference on the street, but in soft stuff you probably will feel like you gained a bit of hp. Sure, there is a little more diameter, but losing 2" of width will make them easier to spin (and clear!) in the mud.
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Re: should I trade tires?

I had a set of BFG on my Jeepster for a long time. They do in fact wear really well. Be aware though that the T/A tread sucks off road. You pay for that longevity.
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Re: should I trade tires?

sounds like a good trade to me Bfg's have awesome tread wear! SCRAm
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