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Is BFG A/T KO Really the best?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by avengedkevinfold, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    stunt man hans

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    Duratracs are probably they best tire I have ever used. They make the truck a phenom in the snow and ice they are quite on the pavement and did not seem to affect the gas millage at all really. So far they rock!
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    Maybe doing a search will produce the best results?
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    Depends, in my opinion they are not the best. I've got Cooper Discoverer ATR's and couldn't be happier with them. Good road manners and handle snow very well. I haven't had them in any real mud but I'd imagine something like the BFG would do a little better in mud than the Coopers based on the tread pattern.

    People here also rave about a few other tires, Duratracs, Bridgestone Revo 2s, Nitto Terra Grapplers (some people seem to like them), Hankooks (can't remember the tire name). Lots of options, just a matter of personal preference but I certainly wouldn't say BFG A/Ts are the best, just the original.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    I had the BFG AT's on my '99. Loved the tires. On my '10 I got the Hankook Dynapro ATM's. Finding them to be just as capable and worthy. To me I'd spend the money on the Hankooks again over the BFG's. The Hankooks are a lot cheaper and lighter to salvage some MPG's and keep your pep with the 4-banger.
     
  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    I love the bfg a/t, until I put them in the mud, then I slide everywhere and hate my life.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    chris4x4

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    BFG's are over rated. There are many tires out there, that out perform them. The one thing they DO have, is strength. They are a strong tire, but that comes at the price of comfort. They are about mid pack for off roading, and in mud, or wet roads, they suck.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    I think they are overpriced.:cool:
     
  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    I spend more time on road then off I've gotten as much as 70,000 mi on them several sets over last 20 years go with what you know!!!!!
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    BFG ATs are an excellent tire. "Best" tire? Best at what? There are better offroad tires than BFGs, but if you're looking for offroad performance you shouldn't even be considering ATs, you should be looking at MTs.

    If you need a good compromise between on road/off road performance, BFGs are probably the best I can think of.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    X2...the tires are great for on road and light offroading. I've went through around 5 sets of them over the last 30 years and have had them last up to around 70,000. Like mentioned their not the best choice for mud but they aren't bad in the winter on snowy roads where the mud terrain wouldn't be a good choice.
     
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    got them on my taco, and i like them a lot not to much road noise.... no problems...
     
  14. Jan 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Quiet, Great on snow rain and good on soft sand. :cool:

    I am getting mine soon, but I drove them on another Tacoma
    and they were great on all those conditions.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    I had BFG's on my 4runner, and I thought they were okay off road and on the highway, but they sucked in the winter! I then went with the Goodyear Silent Armours, and although they didn't look as cool (personal opinion) they were way better all around, and did really well in the winter. I now have Bridgestone REVO's on my Tacoma, and they are better then both the BFG's and the Silent armours accross the board.
     
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    I have BFG All Terrain KOs and honestly they are way over hyped and have underperformed in my personal uses. They do look great, they are quiet, excellent dry road traction, and they wear pretty good. However they have poor rain traction and I have punctured them twice on very small rocks. I don't rock climb or mud these were just rocks on the road. So I am literally at Discount tire right now typing this message on my Droid X getting Duratracks put on. :)
     
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    BFG A/T is an icon,probably one of the best selling light truck tires in history,this tire created the A/T class.Is the tire better?Maybe not but when you say BFG everyone from your Dad to your younger brother knows what your talking about.Good for resale and bragging.Oh ya it also has the bead protector.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    I love mine. Mud performance could be better, but their A/Ts not M/Ts. Would definitely buy again.
     
  19. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Tried and true performance and Baja Champion for over 15 years. As some others said, they pioneered the A/T class. It's not designed for prolonged mud traction. It's designed to give you traction in MOST circumstances. Could it use a little more siping for wet traction, yes. By doing so, you'd loose traction in other circumstances, and decrease life expectancy. Are they overhyped, or are the negative responses due to people using them for other than what they're intended for?
     
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    That's a valid argument. ;)
     
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