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BFG AT or Hankook RF10

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by markvfr, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    markvfr

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    Question for you all... I just upgraded my suspension a little and now have new Bilstein 5100's all around and a Fabtech AAL in the rear. I'm seeing around 2 inches of lift all around. My tires are shot, so this is my next purchase and I'm down to these two tires, the BFG ATs and the Hankook RF10 LT. I'm sticking with the stock size of 265-70-16. Both are the LT D rating 8ply tires. Any opinions on the comparo of these two tires? They are about the same price, I drive quite a bit with dirtbikes in the back and on gravel roads. I'm in Canada, so lots of snow and ice as well.

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  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    i'm sorry i don't know much about the hankook tires but i will say that the BF A/T's are a great tire for all around use. I ran a 325/60/15 BF a/t on three of my taco's and i was extremely happy with the life/ tread wear and minimal noise. Notice this was a 31 x 13.50 tire and it still rode well and i got at least 70K miles out of each set. These tires worked well in mud/ snow/ sand and highway for me.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    What model BFGs exactly? I was just looking into the all terrain ta KO and the rf10 are almost half price...
     
  4. Jun 10, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    I'm going with rf10s personally. They look awesome and the price is right plus I've been reading some pretty good reviews online... Maybe do some googling
     
  5. Jun 10, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Thats exactly why I asked the question. The RF10s have been getting great reviews. Where did you find them for half price? Here in Calgary the shops that carry Hankooks were quoting me almost the same as the BFG ATs.

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  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    Go with the bfg's, best all around tire ever made, and they get 60-70,000 miles out of them!
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    Ontario Tire a small shop in my hometown... maybe not half price but significantly less

    $119each for 265/75/R16s a little bigger then stock
     
  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    I've been very happy with my BFG AT's. Had them for a couple of years now & they really are great for freeway driving or off-road, & they aren't too noisy on the road either. They have taken everything I've thrown at 'em & still handle really nice...one of the best tires out there IMHO.....:D
     
  9. Jun 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Get the BFG's. They come in a 10 ply for only a few dollars more.
     
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    Ouch, I wouldn't say that until I've checked out this extensive review of the BFG A/T , TOYO Open Country A/T , and the Hankook ATM RF10.

    This extensive and elaborate review shows video evidence that the Hankooks clearly out preform both of these other highly respected tires on multiple surfaces and conditions.


    Check it out here:
    http://www.4x4tirereview.com/ATcomparotest.html

    Make sure you check out their Asphault tire test clips "Slolam and Skid Pad".

    I recently purchased a set of RF10's for my Highlander. Extremely Quiet even at high speeds, Excellent wet/dry traction. We just had a massive snow storm, these puppies preformed amazing in deep snow and on Ice.

    Last but not least - very nice looking aggresive tread.
     
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    YES, 100% There is no other tire I would even consider. I've used the BFG A/T for the passed 25+ years and they last at least 80k (with still a lot of tread) miles on much heavier SUV's. Put it this way. The tires have out lasted the vehicles they were on.....;)
     
  12. Dec 10, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    i love my bfg's
     
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    Sounds like neither of you actually looked at any of the video reviews offered in the link, if you did you might change your mind from life of a tire to saftey and performance. BFG pretty much made the whole idea of A/T tires we'll give them that, but they are far outdated in today's technology.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    Just my opinion. He asked between the 2 and I gave my answer and why. If you don't like it then fine. So, your not happy I said BFG..? LOL
     
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    You can't beat the BFG AT for an all around good tire..I'm getting some on this truck as soon as the Bridgestone's that came on it wear out!
     
  16. Dec 10, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    I just had my HK's installed tonigh. So far so good. And for $115/tire.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    I would look at michelins at2. I just got mine Ive posted them probably 4 times but Im just trying to help. They have been greater than expected.

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  18. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    I love the way the BFG looks and i have never had an issue with it either, i dont know too much about the other
     
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    bfg at x 99999999999999999999999999. search around and you'll find lots of the same threads with polls. bfg always win (don't quote me) but they have proven themselves billions of times!
     
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    I just put a set of 265 75R16 BFG AT KO's on my '01 and I love them. Just got our first respectable snow fall in southern Ontario and they are awesome, no weight in he back in 2 wheel and no slip at all, and I live on a pretty steep hill.
    Installedi paid $980 for the 4, when I was looking, two weeks ago, every dealer I called in southern Ontario was sold out of the 70 profiles and they were on backorder at Michelin so I upped the sidewall because they were available and I think it looks even better...
     
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