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#1 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:50 AM

whose running BFGs all-terrains, ? what do you think ? also where a good place to buy them ? what size ya running? Pictures? thinking this might be the route to go on my daily driver

#2 TheYeti

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:29 AM

The BFGs are a good tire, Scott.

I have a set of 31's on the 4Runner. They look mean, have a decent sidewall, are quiet on the road, and handle the off road stuff pretty well. I have no complaints.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:38 AM

I run them on my SUS, good tires for on and off road purposes. Nothing too extreme yet nothign that lacks in the woods... My car can go anywhere

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:39 AM

they're a great tire as far as all-terrains are concerned. they do cake with mud quite easily.......but they do great on the rocks.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:13 AM

They are a great tire. Low noise. Wear well, last a long time.

I run them on two of my rigs. Neither a Subaru, but one being my dedicated off roader that I drive to and from the trails. I've been very happy with them.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:44 AM

costco and sears both sell them, they run sales every once in a while. Last time i looked sears had the best price

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:01 AM

I ended up ordering mine from Tirerack... Local tire shop couldn't get them... About $100 a tire for the 215/75/r15's on my legacy

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#8 Scott in Bellingham

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:37 AM

I used them for a while on a Pathfinder.

My opinion is that they're overrated and overpriced. They are mediocre on the street and bad in the rain. The design is many years old and has not caught up to technologies that disperse water.
In mud they are useless. In snow they are next to useless. The sidewalls have no protection, so they'd be lame for rocks too.

I would recommend against them unless your wheeling is going to be limited to gravel roads. They're old and need to be redesigned.


OK Zap what would you suggest?? , Im looking for a tire thats good for everyday on the road but preforms well ocasionally offroad, I dont want a real agresive tire thats heavy wears quick and gets bad gas mileage

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:50 AM

For the use you are describing BF all terains are the perfect tire I ran them on my full size bronco, rotated regularly they lasted five years on a daily driver! the tire I was running was 11.50 inches wide and I had no problems with hydroplaning until the tires became pretty worn out. so they disperse water pretty well I plan on buying them for my brat and a new set ffor the bronco as for their design being old, well I see a couple of brands that are still copying their tread design. and their price seems pretty comparible to the other name brands.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:01 PM

I have a set of 215/75/15's on my wagon which you know Scott.

Here's my review:
Rain: Have to go with Zap - even with the old EA they spun pretty easily even from a rolling start without dumping the clutch
Mud: Fair to ok - we have a differnent mud than they have on the east side, do fine in our mud, do crappy in the eastside sticky mud
Snow: Depends - West side snow they do ok (I had them on our run up past the brewery, I couldn't cut trail as well as you guys with the MT's), east side dry snow, excellent!
Dry pavement: Good: quiet, good wear.

Overall, They are like an Enduro, not nearly as good as a street bike on the street, or a dirt bike off road, but its the fact that you can attempt both. They are good for a daily driver that you will take on logging roads, camping, down to the river, places that you plan on going and making it back by yourself.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

I have a set of 215/75/15's on my wagon which you know Scott.

Here's my review:
Rain: Have to go with Zap - even with the old EA they spun pretty easily even from a rolling start without dumping the clutch
Mud: Fair to ok - we have a differnent mud than they have on the east side, do fine in our mud, do crappy in the eastside sticky mud
Snow: Depends - West side snow they do ok (I had them on our run up past the brewery, I couldn't cut trail as well as you guys with the MT's), east side dry snow, excellent!
Dry pavement: Good: quiet, good wear.

Overall, They are like an Enduro, not nearly as good as a street bike on the street, or a dirt bike off road, but its the fact that you can attempt both. They are good for a daily driver that you will take on logging roads, camping, down to the river, places that you plan on going and making it back by yourself.


I have a set on my Tundra, live on the east side of WA, and agree with the above review, but I will say they wear on the outside edge easily, and every Tundra I have seen with them on has the same problem. Sidewalls are weak and the tires tend to roll to the outside edge a little when cornering. Now this might not be a concern at all for lighter vehicles then a 4 door, 4wd Tundra, but I thought I would pass it on.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:50 PM

BFG All Terrains are all I run on my full size Bronco and F250. I find they are the only ones that hold up well to the abuse ford front ends give tires

NTB is where I go for them "National Tire and Battery"

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:38 PM

I have had many sets of BFG All Terrains on various vehicles and was happy with them for the sort of use Scott is describing. They are definitely more expensive than most other similar tires, though. I had one set of 33" Mud Terrains which I was also happy with, they wear quite well if rotated regularly.

I find they are the only ones that hold up well to the abuse ford front ends give tires


I know that story... why oh why did they keep the Twin Traction Beam for so long? It's one of the more retarded suspension designs I've seen.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

I run a set on my GMC Sierra daily driver. They're a bit noisey on the road, but are an awesome all around tire. Picked them up for a decent price from 4wheelparts.com

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:18 PM

I'm running the BFG AT/KO on my strut-lifted '95 legacy.. I've Always loved this tire, and with the newer AT/KO's they have a bit of a shoulder tread and added bleting to flatten the footprint when inflated (i forget the wording, but got the whole low-down when I bought mine)..

I think they're a 6-ply tread and 3-ply sidewall...

I got mine from discount tire, but know the manager and got the sweet hookup (under $100 each)....

I'm still on 14" rims, so its their smallest AT/KO at 27x8.5

I love them, and want a better transmission to turn them (3.9 gearing is sluggish and sux), and to fix my od- and speedo for the taller tire...

I can send pix if you remind me with an email... I just moved, so the external hard drive is in a box right now...

I recommend them, and have seen (I believe) the 205 or 215 75's on my friend's stock 98 legacy (15" rims)... She's psyched because the car drives exactly the same as the stock street tire, but now she's got nearly an inch more clearnace, and with her powdercoated rims, it doesn't look like so much of a mom car....

recommended, says me
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:13 PM

Before this winter, I would have recomended them. Now, not as much. They are a great all-around tire, which means they suck at everthing, but at least work doing everthing. My problem with them was their snow performance. I had a stock jeep commanche with cheap-arse snow tires plowing it's way through the snow, pushing a pretty good pile infront of it, and I couldn't go through snow that wasn't even touching the belly of my car.

They did better than the BFG nearly used up mud terrains on my friends tacoma though.




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