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BFG A/T good in snow?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacoyaki, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    tacoyaki

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    are bfg a/t good snowtires? i have a set, but contemplating on whether or not to get actual snowtires.

    TIA
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    desertdude59

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    I believe they are snow rated. Probably also depends on the depth of the snow too.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    A buddy of mine in canada refuses to run any other tire on his jeeps.

    They're also snow rated. I'd say they're a safe bet.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    Dmonkey

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    They grip really well in snow
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 2:48 AM
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    i had them towards the top of my list of tires i want to get next, till i realized they don't sell for less than $200 each anywhere for 265/70r16.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:07 AM
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    You can buy them all day long for less than that. I paid about $180 a piece for mine and they are 285/75/16's
     
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    where at?
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:35 AM
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    I think they are only okay. I had them on my 4Runner, and they were decent in the snow at best, and sucked ass if it was hard packed or icy. I got the silent armours right afterwards, and they were way better. I now have REVO's, and they are also pretty good. My buddy bought the Duratrac's when they came out, and put them on his Dodge right before a major snow storm, and they were amazing...almost never had to use 4x4. I do think the BFG A/T's are a cool looking tire, and have a nice highway ride/ last long, but I think you can do better...
     
  10. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    They're awesome in snow. I've had them on my last truck for 10 years. I live in the mountains of UT with 500+" of snow a year. Unplowed snow, packed down roads, whatever, never had a problem.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    I think they handle really well in the snow and I have had no trouble running them in the snow.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    +1 for great snow tires, live in Colorado up in the hills. For the price probably the best tire all around, had them on every truck I've owned.

    Dan
     
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    most people that i know around here run them and they wont use anything else. if i could afford another set i would swap out my toyos for the winter
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    I used a set years back on a pathfinder and to me, they felt unstable in the snow. IMO They were ok and will get the job done but after using actual snow tires, there's nothing like them for traction in the snow and ice. Duratracs should be very good in the snow due to the /\/\/\/\ sipe patern. I can't wait to see if they'll grip as good as the Blizzak WS-60 I run on my AWD galant.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    I never use snow tires, and probably never will. Not worth the time, or money in my opinion...

    Dan
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    There is a slight difference in the BFGs. Some have the snowflake symbol and are rated for extreme snow and some aren't. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is besides 1/32" of tread depth and possibly a different rubber compound. Might have more siping or something.

    I got the shaft from the tire shop and they gave me the ones not rated for the snow. I'll see how they handle Utah snow this winter I guess.

    Without symbol
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=All-Terrain+T%2FA+KO&partnum=675QR6ATAKO10&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes


    With symbol
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...AKORWLV2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
     
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    Ive always ran them, never had a problem....great in snow.....This year I switched to the Grabber AT2 only because of price.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    I agree. They don't clear snow out of the tread well at all. Hopefully my revo 2s will work better. They are already 10 times better in the rain so my hopes are high.
     
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