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Old 03-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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time for new tires...but which ones???

hey guys its time for me to buy a new set of tires for the heep. right now i have some bfg allterrains, and even though i like how they ride on the highway, im wanting something more aggressive looking and be better for the mud. i am really leaning towards the bfg mud terrains. i have a friend in chicago that claims they're absolutely the best tire. ive never ran them before, does anybody have any comments on these tires? or any other suggestions for any other brand tires? im stickin with the size i have now...32x11.50x15. thanks for any input

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Old 03-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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i have the 32x11.50 bfg mud terrains and really like them.

if your on a budget then i think there are other tires that would be just as satisfactory for a lower price but if you have the money then go for it...they do slide a little in the rain but its nothing unexpected.

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Old 03-14-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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ive can easily afford the bfg's just wanted to make sure they're goin to be a reliable tire. most of my drivin is in town or highway...how do they wear? i know being a mud tire theyre not made for all highway drivin but do they atleast hold up?
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:23 AM   #4
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the BFG MTS arenīt very good when it rains.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
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BFG mt's are one of the best wearing mt's out there. They should last almost as long as bfg at's. Some complain about slashing sidewalls when they tackle the rocks but as long as you're not doing any extreme rock crawling they'll hold up just fine.
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BFG mt's are one of the best wearing mt's out there. They should last almost as long as bfg at's. Some complain about slashing sidewalls when they tackle the rocks but as long as you're not doing any extreme rock crawling they'll hold up just fine.
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If you want a less expensive alternative the Maxxis Bighorns are comparable. I guy from my club bought some the same time I bought my BFGs and we have approx the same wear and signs of abuse and have put close to the same ammount of miles on them. My next set will be Bighorns.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:21 PM   #7
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I have had the BFG MT's and I would take the Mickey Thompson MTZ in a heartbeat over any non siped mud tire. Any of the siped mud tires out now. The Cooper STT, Mickey Thompson MTZ and the Toyo Open Country will do just as well off road, if not better. As all have a much thicker sidewall then the BFG. On the road the BFG is not even in the same class as the other 3. Any of the 3 will handle far better in the rain, snow and even dry pavement.
The BFG's do last a long time though. which can be a bad thing when your ready to go to a better handling tire.
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the cooper STT in better in rain/snow than my old BFG ATs.
and itīs better than a friends BFG MTs in mud. the STT cleans out the thread with street pressure. the BFG MTs have to be aired down to clean out that good.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #9
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From the original O.E.'s, I've had BFG Rugged trails, or something like that, then BFG A/T's, then Michelin A/T's & now Good Year Fortera's, no they're not mud tires but my Jeep see's sand here in Fla, I have to say these are the best tires so far, Excellent in the rain and on wet roads. My stopping abilities on both wet & dry roads are so much better. Thats my story & I'm stick'in to it.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:07 PM   #10
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thanks for all the input guys...im not goin to be doin any rock crawlin, just probably playin in the mud here and there, i'll probably get the mud terrains but i will check into the bighorns though. thanks again
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black rock crawler wheels
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Flowmaster super offroad 44 exhaust
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hella 550 driving lights(bumper)
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:32 AM   #11
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they wear good and hold up pretty good offroad.

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