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Old 11-09-2009, 05:35 AM   #1
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BFG Long Trails vs BFG Rugged Trails

I think I'm goinG to be in the market for some new skins before the snow flies up here and am looking for some input. I have an '01 TRD Offroad with factory wheels, currently I have a set of 265 70 R16 BFG Long Trails on the truck which seem to return decent fuel economy and ride. I'd like to get a beefier look on the truck and I figure I could do this with tires but I still want to maintain decent mileage, I'm getting around 22mpg highway right now. I'm thinking of going for BFG Rugged Trails, they look a bit meatier in the online pics anyway. Has anyone used them, have anything to say about fuel economy etc...is it crazy to consider a taller sidewalk than the 70 series, what could I go up to and what would be the consequences????

Any input would be awesome, I'd like to make a decision over the next week or so before things get really white up here...
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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BFG All Terrain.

Don't mess with anything less. You'll regret it.
X2.BFG A/Ts.Its been there for 30 years and theres a reason why its still doing good on sales today.
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Rugged Trails were terrible when I had them. Now running Bridgestone Dueler Revo 2. love e'm.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:48 AM   #6
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I think I'm goinG to be in the market for some new skins before the snow flies up here and am looking for some input. I have an '01 TRD Offroad with factory wheels, currently I have a set of 265 70 R16 BFG Long Trails on the truck which seem to return decent fuel economy and ride. I'd like to get a beefier look on the truck and I figure I could do this with tires but I still want to maintain decent mileage, I'm getting around 22mpg highway right now. I'm thinking of going for BFG Rugged Trails, they look a bit meatier in the online pics anyway. Has anyone used them, have anything to say about fuel economy etc...is it crazy to consider a taller sidewalk than the 70 series, what could I go up to and what would be the consequences????

Any input would be awesome, I'd like to make a decision over the next week or so before things get really white up here...
The ruggedtrails came stock on my 03 D-cab. I switched to all-terrains and if you want the "beefy" look those are the way to go. But I dropped just a bit if mpg...small sacrifice IMO. If you went with 265/75/16, that's basically a 32" tire I think. That seems like a popular setup especially with 2nd gens.

Here's my tires:
BFG Long Trails vs BFG Rugged Trails-08-09-022.jpg
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Honestly, both of those models don't deserve the BFG name on them.
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If your trying to conserve fuel while having an aggresive tire check out Dueler Revo 2, Nitto A/T, and Destination A/T. These are aggresive tires but with "p" rating which is a lighter tire than LT265/75/16.
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Can you guys eloborate why you don't like the rugged/long trails BFG's?
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Rugged Trails came on my 08 as well... I also hate them. Go with the BFG All Terrains in your stock size if you want to maintain mileage.
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I have a set of Rugged Trails on right now and I'm just waiting for them to die so I can get a different set of skins. These tires do well as my daily driver mileage wise, but they don't have good traction. In the rain they're ok, not sure how they'd handle in the snow, but in the dirt they slip pretty often. I've also heard of guys who had these that they lose tread pretty quickly, ~20k? I have 25k+ on them and my tread are fine.
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I had BG A/T come stock on my 04 Dcab and they where awesome when it came to going off road but they werent so well when if came to wet pavement, i was all over the place and I had to drive like a grandpa. Ive had a couple of friends run the firestone a/t and they said they where awesome in wet,dry, and mud. Im not to sure if this helps but i think tires plus kingdom is running a special 15 % off the set of firestones. I HATE LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT TIRE.
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again, BFG ATs are the best.

I have had them for over a year, through rain, snow, ice, mud, and quite a bit of off roading.
They have practically never failed me, and when they did, it was my own fault and no tire, no matter how good it was, would have changed it. Very little on road noise and they look quite beefy.
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Thanks everyone, it seems like the All Terrains are the concensus around here, I do think they look the best but givien that this is my daily driver and I do a fair amount of commuting fuel economy is near the top of my list...I appreciate that a larger sidewall will screw with my mileage a bit, I'm wondering how much, I'm pretty surprised that I can maintain my 22mpg and could let it slide to 20mpg and be cool with it...one other thing, does anyone around here add weight over the axle when your running a cap? Is the cap enough additional weight to keep things tied down or should I add some sand?
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Thanks everyone, it seems like the All Terrains are the concensus around here, I do think they look the best but givien that this is my daily driver and I do a fair amount of commuting fuel economy is near the top of my list...I appreciate that a larger sidewall will screw with my mileage a bit, I'm wondering how much, I'm pretty surprised that I can maintain my 22mpg and could let it slide to 20mpg and be cool with it...one other thing, does anyone around here add weight over the axle when your running a cap? Is the cap enough additional weight to keep things tied down or should I add some sand?

To be really honest with you, i dont think your going to tell that much of a diff. I have a 04 dcab 2.7. I put on a 3 inch fabtech coilover lift in front and 2 inch blocks in tha back and plused my tire from a 265/70/16 to 265/70/17 which is about an inch taller because of the rim and i saw very very very lil changed in my mileage. I have to drive my truck for work and mileage is a huge on my priority list and it didnt make hardly a diff at all, maybe a 5-10 mile diff per tank fill up depending on how i drove it.
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my 08 has the rugged trails and they are pretty much worn out already from 90% driving on the road. im getting bfg a/t when they die
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Mileage will suffer with the All Terrains, maybe 1 MPG or so....For me, it is a good tradeoff. I expect tires to grip, not enhance mileage...
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