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Old 01-01-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Im sitting on the fence...

I'm buying new tires in 2 weeks, and I haven't made up my mind about either running the BFG all terrains or the BFG mud terrains, it is my daily driver and I go off road only a few times a month maybe once on the weekends. So im not sure which ones to get I like the all terrains thats what I have now but im not sure if its worth the extra money for the KM's if I really dont need them and I would prefer more tread life, so what are your thoughts about these two,

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Old 01-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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the ats will do you just as good as the mts on the rocks......they both wear really well for aggressive tires though....im a swamper man myself....they just dont wear for crap

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Old 01-01-2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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mud terrains have the more aggresive look, and if you dont drive far for work and dont mind more road noise, do it.

if you have long drives all the time and dont like road noise, get all terrains. they have a less aggressive look.


i drive no more than 10 miles a day, i live on, work in, and rarely leave my army base, so i got mud terrains.. i like the more aggressive look, i actually like a little more noise, and i dont care about tread life because i dont drive much. and even better it snows alot here so im not touching the cement for 4 months straight
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road noise doesn't really bother me either its a Jeep not a lexus mine makes all kinds of weird noises gotta love it
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If anything take a look at the new KM2 M/T's... not a whole lot more than the KM1's and GREATLY improved.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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see how long them AT's work in our southern clay................


get the MT's
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:17 PM   #7
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see how long them AT's work in our southern clay................


get the MT's

been down that trail before, man that was a bad day I was stuck bad I mean really bad I don't evern want to talk about that day
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yeah they suck in the mud......but are better than street tires........
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I'm buying new tires in 2 weeks, and I haven't made up my mind about either running the BFG all terrains or the BFG mud terrains, it is my daily driver and I go off road only a few times a month maybe once on the weekends. So im not sure which ones to get I like the all terrains thats what I have now but im not sure if its worth the extra money for the KM's if I really dont need them and I would prefer more tread life, so what are your thoughts about these two,
If you get in mud once in a while, and I imagine you do there, I'd definitely avoid the AT. They pack with mud too easily and turn into a useless slick and they don't clean well even with lots of wheel speed.

BFG's MT is not that much louder than BFG's AT either so I'd go with the MT. And if any of your local tire shops have a siping machine, I'd get them siped too for better slick road traction. Siping only costs maybe $10 per tire to have done but it can help the tire last longer in addition to the significantly better slick road traction. Sipes are those little tiny slits you see in the tread of most street tires and on the bottom of boating shoes. Siping your MTs will give you the best of both worlds where the AT and the MT are concerned.

Edit: Incidentally, I got well over 50K miles out of the last set of BFG MTs I ran that I had siped before replacing them with my GY MT/Rs. Then a friend asked for my old MTs and he ran them for quite a while afterwards.
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If you get in mud once in a while, and I imagine you do there, I'd definitely avoid the AT. They pack with mud too easily and turn into a useless slick and they don't clean well even with lots of wheel speed.

BFG's MT is not that much louder than BFG's AT either so I'd go with the MT. And if any of your local tire shops have a siping machine, I'd get them siped too for better slick road traction. Siping only costs maybe $10 per tire to have done but it can help the tire last longer in addition to the significantly better slick road traction. Sipes are those little tiny slits you see in the tread of most street tires and on the bottom of boating shoes. Siping your MTs will give you the best of both worlds where the AT and the MT are concerned.

Edit: Incidentally, I got well over 50K miles out of the last set of BFG MTs I ran that I had siped before replacing them with my GY MT/Rs. Then a friend asked for my old MTs and he ran them for quite a while afterwards.
Jerry you should sell tires thank you for that info. that helps me make my decision better with the sipping and all, I think I might just get them, it does make sense, down here mud is all we got really

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