Originally Posted by SamoTaco
David do you think you see so many BFG sidewall flats down there due to the prevalence of BFG T/As? What tire are you running for your baja explorations?
I've always run the BFG T/A and head down to gonzaga quite a bit and I have never had a problem so I was thinking about getting a pair for the taco, but I would consider something else if you have any recommendations. Thanks!
I do think I see more BFGs in Baja because it has to be about the top brand of desert 4 wheelers... Be it years of time on the market or just a lot of good luck with them by so many... My wife had them on her Jeep and swears by them...
I just had that bad experience with them in 2001 (on the road to Yubay, south of Gonzaga)... No rock in sight, sandy road.. Then I see them along the sides of the road down there with ripped sidewalls... I also know they are not good in the sand from personal experience...
So, I have not purchased them for my Tacomas.
I have used the following:
BFG Rugged Trails (naturally): Short life (25,000 miles before flats become an issue from rubber too thin), otherwise they are fine (good in sand, quiet, also worked well in mud and snow). On my '01 I bouth a new set after the originals wore out.
Pep Boys Futura (now Destiny) Dakotas: Short life (25,000 miles) but very inexpensive and as 'good' as Rugged Trails off road. Being a 50,000 mile tire, I got replacements at 1/2 price when the rubber was too thin at 25,000 miles... Made by Cooper. I probably had three sets of these on my '01 before trading in for my '05.
Cooper Discoverer STT: Awesome looking off road (mud) tire... put them on my '05... VERY NOISY and VERY BAD in sand (grave diggers)... required pressure dropped to 10 psi before I got floatation... 3 ply sidewalls and agressive tread is why. They were great in mud and lasted the longest of any tire (40,000 miles) on my Tacomas.
Toyo Open Country A/Ts: This was a really good and not expensive tire... quiet, good in sand, gave me 35,000 miles.
Cooper Discoverer ATR: Had the same experience with these as the Toyos... identicle (quiet, good in sand, 35,000 miles estimated as I traded the '05 in with them on).
What will I put on my '10 when the Rugged Trails wear out? Not sure yet... I am looking at the General Grabbers... Pirelli Scorpion is a maybe, too.