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firemedic
05-18-2006, 03:07 PM
I have a lifted 1500 Chevy Silverado with 315/75/16... (35"s). I have Pro Comp M/T that are worned down to nothing and I'm on the hunt for some new rubber. I have heard good things about the BFG A/Ts. Looking for tires that are going to last a long time. Any ideas? Thanks


rit.05
05-18-2006, 03:12 PM
I have burned through BFG AT's in both 32 and 33s on my old Jeep. They lasted a couple years of heavy use on and off road without any issues. Plenty of mileage for the price. I also had the 33 MT's but they were noisy and rough on the road and the only noticable improvement was in the snow. I put the new Michelin all terrain all weather somethings on my wife's Explorer and we have been very happy with the highway ride as well as rain/snow/ice traction.

Mckee14
05-18-2006, 03:21 PM
I had a set of 33 inch BFG AT's on a Jeep Wrangler and got over 65K miles on them. I have a set on my new RAM... they are great tires.


msumoose
05-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Toyo all the way. Some of their new stuff is simply amazing. BFG are too loud and rough for me!

bewitched
05-18-2006, 03:41 PM
I love the BFG AT's. Make sure you get a LT & not P rating. The treads are deeper, more plys as well. Love you long time.

76GMC1500
05-18-2006, 03:44 PM
BFG, hands down.

jim1
05-18-2006, 03:49 PM
I have the Toyo open country AT on my Titan and love them.

rharris
05-18-2006, 03:53 PM
Look at the sticker on new tires when you are shopping for a new set. Buried somewhere on there is the DOT treadwear rating. A higher number is better. I thing the range is something like 200 to 700. I just put a set of Cooper A/T's on my 4x4 tahoe and they had a 550 rating. I have found that brand name doesn't necessarily mean good tires.

496 Cubic Inches
05-18-2006, 04:22 PM
Toyo Open Country ATs. My wifes Blazer has them and they have about 55K on them now. They'll probably go another 5-6K before next Fall when she'll get new ones.

My friend has a 2000 GMC 1500 and has had three sets of the Toyos. Hes gotten over 60 on each set.

I used to run BFGs on my vehicles and they always went more than 50K. I decided to try the Toyos on my friends reccomendation.

In my experience the Toyos are quieter and smoother than the BFGs, and they perform just as well off-road as the BFGs. I won't be going back to the BFGs.

Slamdancer
05-18-2006, 04:38 PM
I have BFG AT's & will be trying something else next time around. The tread does not self clean and they are like slick donuts in the mud. They are fine on the road & at the boat ramp, but I want a tire that is a little more offroad friendly.

mbozz
05-18-2006, 05:01 PM
BFG AT's all the way i got over 60,000 miles out of a set on an f250.their great in the snow and sand and light mud .in heavy mud their not that great. i thought they rode well on the highway to.

endoman
05-18-2006, 05:01 PM
Michelen A/T on my truck.
1997 Chevy K1500. I'm the original owner. 74,000 miles. Garage kept since new.
I put the Michelens on @ 45,000 and they still look new.

captfredfish
05-18-2006, 05:32 PM
firemedic - 5/18/2006 3:07 PM

Looking for tires that are going to last a long time. Any ideas? Thanks



BFG A/T K/O Quiet, long lasting tread. Good all around tire for firm terrain and highway and the best I've seen for boat ramps. I'd go a different route if I was into mud or sand... :thumbsup:

CB Haws
05-18-2006, 05:34 PM
I have the BFG's on my 2004 H2. They have 40,000 highway miles and still look good. Maybe in another 10-15,000 I will need a new set. The H2 curb weight is around 6000 pounds. I think they have held up very good.

RMM
05-18-2006, 05:49 PM
Always like Michelins, but currently have Goodyear ATS that have 70K miles on them.

Sailfisher
05-18-2006, 08:06 PM
I have a Dodge Ram 2500 with the cummins. Had 3 sets of Dunlop Radial Rovers got about 30K per. Now have BFG ATs in 285/75 R16. So far it looks like I will get about twice the mileage out of this set. They are also much better on the beach. Don't like the fact that they are owned by Michelin, may tried Goodyears next.

keeper20
05-18-2006, 08:59 PM
I had a set of BFG All Terrain TA KO LT's on my Dodge. They were great in wet/snow and off road...they wore pretty well but I had problems with the side walls cracking. Switched back to Michelin's on my Tundra 4 X 4...they are quieter on the road and seem to be wearing very well at least here in the Northeast. Some of the tires depending on the compound used wear better in warmer climates. Might try the TOYO's next time though...I have a friend who put them on his Tacoma and he's happy with them.

keeper20
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RogueAngler
05-19-2006, 09:08 AM
Most everyone that I know around here that have 1500 Z71's have the Coopers. Out of all the people that I know that have them, I have not heard anything negative.

msumoose
05-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Oh, another point for Toyo....The local place where I get my tires, Bill So and So tires (name is not important), the owner comes up while I am getting the tires balanced and mounted, WITH THE EXACT SAME TIRE ON HIS TRUCK. I felt a lot less Buyer's Remorse then!

erikrs301
05-19-2006, 09:35 AM
Another vote for BFG AT's, I'm currently running them on my Jeep and I've had them in the past on a full size Chebby. I ran Cooper ST's for a while on a GMC K1500 and they were nice in every condition. The problem is they're more expensive the BFG's anymore. A little less aggressive is the BFG Long Trail (more of a highway tire), my parents ran those on a Tahoe for 56K miles.

You could check out Interco's TrXus MT's, yea Swamper, but not over aggressive like the traditional Swamper. They are a modified MT pattern with siping. They probably won't last as long as BFG's but they cost less too. Also Cooper's new STT has a new tread pattern and is now siped, another option.

tombro
05-19-2006, 10:26 AM
My Michelins have around 100k, and still look great on my Explorer.

Dae
05-19-2006, 11:39 AM
I've got BFG ATs but will switch back to Cooper LTs once these are worn out. The Coopers are not only cost less, but seems to last longer and give better traction. I can't wait to switch back.

Cooper Tire!!!

- Dae

mytime
05-19-2006, 04:05 PM
I have a set of BFG AT's on my Chevy 1500. They have 60K miles on them and I can still get another 10K or so. I had them on my 73 Bronco as well with 65K on them. Great tires. I would not go with anything else.

oldmako
05-19-2006, 08:44 PM
If you can afford the michelins, they are the way to go. They last darn near forever.

bayboater1
05-19-2006, 09:35 PM
oldmako - 5/19/2006 9:44 PM

If you can afford the michelins, they are the way to go. They last darn near forever.

Agreed, I put 75000 miles on a set of Michelin LTX A/T(F150) and they still had 1/2 inch of good tread. Damn near indestructable, great off-road performance, quiet and good on the highway. They are getting tough to find now, I think Michelin is now making them under the BFG name. I hope they didn't change the tire, best I've ever had, and I've had them all

tnsmith
05-19-2006, 09:45 PM
BFG's are great. They last a long time. However, as someone posted earlier... they don't clear well in heavy mud. I had a set for a loooong time with no problems. I've since switched to Cooper Discoverer A/T's. I'm extremely happy with my Coopers, and I spent about $200 less than had I went with the BFG's again. The Coopers also ride noticeably better. FYI, this is on a 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71.

31CAT
05-20-2006, 03:27 PM
I burnt up many pair of B.F. Goodritch A/T 33" tires 10.5", 11.5", and 12.5" wide (they are good tires but ware out fast!) goodyear tires wear mutch longer and seem just as good. (on and off road, just got 68,000 on last pair and could have run them more,but wanted new ones) I had a pair of yokaham's A/T's and they were terrible on the road(very slippery, dangerious when wet) never had michelin's but herd they were good? M/T tires will not last along time if you drive them on the road mutch! good luck and buy American Made!



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