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Old 01-12-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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BFG mud terrains vs all terrains

I have 35s on it mud terrains right now but they won't pass inspection. Need to buy new ones.. Stick with the mud terrains or get all terrains?? It will be used more as DD for now then off roading stuck on what to buy!? All terrains are cheaper and what I have been leaning towards getting.. Any suggestions !?!

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All Terrain tires are fine but if there is any mud where you plan to wheel, avoid All Terrain tires. AT tires easily pack up with mud which turns them into useless slicks. For a good quiet long-lasting mud terrain tire, BFG's Mud Terrain KM2 would be a very good choice, and it is fine for street use too. If you stick with a BFG AT or MT, you can easily count on >50k miles of life out of them. MT tires make a very good all around tire, so long as you stick with one that is quiet on the street like BFG's is.

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All Terrain tires are fine but if there is any mud where you plan to wheel, avoid All Terrain tires. AT tires easily pack up with mud which turns them into useless slicks. For a good quiet long-lasting mud terrain tire, BFG's Mud Terrain KM2 would be a very good choice, and it is fine for street use too. If you stick with a BFG AT or MT, you can easily count on >50k miles of life out of them. MT tires make a very good all around tire, so long as you stick with one that is quiet on the street like BFG's is.
x2 if you plan to be around any type of mud, avoid the bfg ATs
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x2 if you plan to be around any type of mud, avoid the bfg ATs
Not just BFG ATs, I'd avoid any brand of AT in mud.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
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It looks like your tires still have good tread on them. Why not buy a set of takeoff steel wheels from a base TJ and slap them on for the inspection then come home and switch them? It seems like if you buy new 35's you'll just have the same issue. I vote ATs just cuz I don't like mud and would rather do rocks and solid trails
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:25 PM   #6
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BFG Mud Terrains vs BFG All Terrains -- Laguna Salada, Baja Mexico

These tires were completely different animals in Baja, Mexico. Climbing stairsteps, the BFG KM2s did better than my All Terrains. Traveling into and quickly out of the Laguna Salada "dry" lake bed, the BFG KM2s excelled, cutting through mud that caused me to promptly lose traction. The only real difference was my smooth street ride and quiet ride allowed me to speak on the cell phone at hwy speeds without difficulty. BFG AT/KOs are more street-biased, whereas the BFG KM2s are better poised for mud and dirt travel.

Brand-new BFG KM2s


BFG AT/KOs - literally grab onto the mud and will not let go of it.




BFG KM2s allowed this Jeep to travel without difficulty along the Laguna Salada

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It looks like your tires still have good tread on them. Why not buy a set of takeoff steel wheels from a base TJ and slap them on for the inspection then come home and switch them?
A set of 30" tires will be perfect to get you through your (smog) inspection. Keep your 35s.
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My bfg ATs kind of do the same with snow too.
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I run the ProComp Extreme MT2 tires and am very pleased with them. I ran BFG muds on my Jeep prior to these tires and they are just as capable and I think I might get more miles out of them. If you go thru mud don't get the AT tires.
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Why wouldn't they pass? Size? Type? I would keep them and by a set of stock tires and wheels which you can easily find for 300-500 bucks. Use them for the inspection then switch. Thats what I would do. Also, I would run the BFG's KM2 Mud Terrains. My jeep is my DD and I love them.
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Why wouldn't they pass? Size? Type? I would keep them and by a set of stock tires and wheels which you can easily find for 300-500 bucks. Use them for the inspection then switch. Thats what I would do. Also, I would run the BFG's KM2 Mud Terrains.
My jeep is my DD and I love them.
well one tire had a blow out... One is plugged on the side wall which is illegal and 2 of them may work but they look like they are startin to dry rot.. My dad has same year jeep as me but it's stocked so we are going to put his tires on mine to pass it through inspection! Me and him have been going back and fourth on the tires on what would be better for me!
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BFG stopped making those tires years ago. I'd be concerned about dry rot. Buying a new site of tires is a wise decision.

Go with the BFG mudders. If you don't mind the noise level from the worn out old style BFGs then the newer KM2s will not be an issue.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:34 AM   #13
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AT's will wear longer. They will be quieter on the road. They'll cost a lot less.

I've seen Super Swampers packed full of mud.

After almost 20 years of wheeling and using every type of tire, I can say with honesty that the Goodyear Duratracs I bought are my favorite tire. They rock in the mud, on the rocks, gravel, and just completely KILL the snow. They are quiet on the road.
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I've seen Super Swampers packed full of mud.
Well sure, with enough mud anything will pack... But the question is did the A/T tired vehicle even make it to the location where the swampers managed to pack?
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madly in love with my Mickey thompson baja mtz's

I got a set of 5 from wal-mart for 975.00 after tax. My 2001 tj is my daily driver. These tires are fairly quiet, they get me through the snow effortlessly, I went 31x10.5x15. No rub.
I have yet to put this thing through the mud.
I love, love love these tires!
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Well sure, with enough mud anything will pack... But the question is did the A/T tired vehicle even make it to the location where the swampers managed to pack?

Yes actually. I was at Tillamook, where the mud is that super stuff that packs onto the bottom of your shoes even. A Park Ranger came driving on in with his truck and All Terrains. We asked him why he didn't have mud terrains, he said he never had a problem.

My buddy uses them on his Toyota and is able to follow us everywhere.

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