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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-25-2000, 11:39 PM
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BFG tires?

I am about half road half off road, what are the BFG's baja T/A's like, millage? i hear the Rad. Mud T/A get about 35,000 miles? what would be best for all around sand, mud, rock, and forest?

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Re: BFG tires?

I really don't like BFG's for their sidewall strength (or rather lack of), but others don't seem to have problems with them. From the way it sounds, just about any of the common M/T's would work for you - Cooper's, Wildcat's, ProComp's, Mud King's, Regal's, etc.

I have found that a good alignment, proper balancing, frequent rotation, and proper inflation have more to do with tire wear than the actual tire design or composition. Keep that in mind for whatever tire you purchase - you should be able to easily get more than 35k out of any of the above tires mentioned [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: BFG tires?

The "baja" T/As are extremely expensive. If you have your heart set on BFG, go with the Mud T/A. I hear a lot about sidewall strength on these, though Ive never had a problem. Then again, im not a rock junky. Like Dave said, you could get away with any of the mud terrain tires he listed. Those are cheaper too.

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Re: BFG tires?

Just a quick note: My BFG M/T have been great, mine's a daily driver, and I do light muddin'. But I've also been rock crawlin (Tennessee..... not Moab or anything). I love them. They make just the right amount of noise, and I haven't had a problem.

My one issue is sand. The M/T want to dig right to the middle of the earth. If you are going to do more sand driving, I'd go with more of a street tire, or at least a wiiiide tire.

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Re: BFG tires?

What ever happened to Armstrong Norsemans?

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Re: BFG tires?

Have any of you heard of Wild Tracks? There are quite a few Jeeps around here running them and I can tell ya from expirience (being on the wrong end of a tow rope!) that those things can sling some mud!

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Re: BFG tires?

Tires are strictly a personal choice. Let me put in my 2 cents though:

I've used gumbo mudders, swamper sx's, BFG trail TA, BFG mud TA, and several off brand tires.

If you do any street driving at all, go with a name brand radial.

Don't make the mistake of choosing your tire by following the crowd or by what you think looks "cool", base it on your needs.

That said, you can't go wrong with BFG's. Look at how many people use them.

Mud tires-If you drive more on the street, and do light four wheeling, you may be happier with an all terrain, UNLESS you are one of those individuals that are willing to pay a slightly higher price, put up with more road noise, and less tread life (like me!)for that 5% of the time you are really in the MUD.

As was mentioned before, proper balancing, proper air pressure, frequent rotation, and driving habits have more affect on tire life than actual tire design(of similar tires, obviously we are not comparing swampers to the tires on the neighbor's minivan).

Keep in mind that tires have a limited life. If you are not happy with your choice, don't worry-you'll eventually need new ones anyway. So many tires, so little time!

I feel the tire reviews that are done in the Four Wheeler magazine are pretty accurate.

I've heard good things about the new BFG all terrain KO.

Swampers (either the SX's, SSR's, the regular bias ply, or the radials) are the best choice for somebody who hits the mud a lot. Oops, now I'm getting into opinion. Opinions are great, but watch out for the guy who just bought his first set of mud tires and swears they are the best thing since internal combustion engines. Talk to someone who off-roads frequently and has been for a while, be patient with his old war stories, and listen carefully to his advice.

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Re: BFG tires?

Although DRM hates my BFG m/t's (I will forgive him), I like them. I have ran Swamper TSL's and loved them. They performed great off-road. But, my jeep see's a lot of pavement hence the BFG's. I believe they are very efficient for a vehicle that see's both worlds. Now that I have a new truck I will be moving to Boggers when the BFG's wear out.

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Baja TAs are a race tire, made for going thru the desert at 140 mph. They have horribly stiff sidewalls, don't flex, and are obscenely expensive. If you want BFGs, go with the MT.

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Re: BFG tires?

I have to defend my beloved mud terrains. I've run them all over Arizona rocks at 8psi and never lost one. I've been impressed by the sidewall strength, and would put them on the upper tier of radial tires. I'm putting a set on my Tacoma next weekend. However I've been running Buckshot wide mudders lately (bias ply) and the difference off the road is worth any and all on road sacrifices. Happy Jeepin'
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