I finally wore out my OE BFG Rugged Trails. They made it to 58,000+ miles. They were not to the tread wear indicators but getting pretty close. I think i could have squeezed 60,000 to 65,000 out of them but i didn't want to push my luck too much. I hope i get the same milage out of my new tires.
I didn't have any problems out of the Rugged Trails at all. I think they were a great tire over all. Great grip in wet and dry weather,good braking, almost no noise till about 55,000, and i even got to try them out in the rare TN snow when we got 9" of snow last winter. No experience off road with them so i can't tell anything about them off road. Keep in mind they are not a very aggressive off road tire. They are a street tire,i don't even think they are considered a All Terrain tire. I have no complaints about the BFG Rugged Trails love them.
I replaced them with a set of new BFG Rugged Terrains a couple days ago. I haven't had them long enough to review them yet, but i can tell you that they are a tad louder. I will post later when i've driven them for awhile.
The only reason i went with the Rugged Terrains over the Rugged Trails is because my tire guy told me the Terrains have a 50,000 mile warranty and the Trails do not. They are slightly more aggressive too. They price difference in the two was $805.00 for the Rugged Trails and the Rugged Terrains were $815.00.
I was in state of shock for about two weeks when i got prices when it was time to buy. I had priced tires back in Sept Oct 2011 and the Trails were $680.00 and the Jumped to $805.00 in a few months time. I had to just buy before they went up any more.
Anyone have any experience with either of these tires off road?
Pictures coming soon.