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Just received a warranty replacement for my stock BFG Rugged Trails

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bamma, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Aug 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    bamma

    bamma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 07 AC TRD OR 4x4 with only 18k miles and around 50% of the tread left. I noticed that the tires had developed long cracks (1" long or more, probably 1-2mm wide) between the treads. I didn't think to take any pictures, but evidently, based on a Google search both tacoma and F-150 owners with these stock tires have had similar issues.

    Took my truck into Discount Tire and they called the BFG warranty office and they gave me 40% of the replacement value of any tire they carried.

    I decided to go with the BFG All-Terrains (I was not required to get another BFG tire). Nice to get some value out of the POS factory tires. If you have the stock tires it may be worth checking to see if you have the same problem.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    tires do that..they weather check, its normal. Espically BFG's.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    You will like the BFG all terrains. I have them and abuse the shit out of them. With exception of severe rock climbing they will nto let you down. Tough as nails and wear well.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Agreed with extrememachin1
     
  5. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    Yeah...I got rid of those crap rugged fails when they had 15,000 miles. Ended up with the BFG All Terrain's also (great tire.) I've gone through 4 or 5 sets of the A/T'S on prior vehicals and have got around 70,000 miles out of them.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    bamma

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    It may have been weather checking, but the cracks were deeper than I have seen. I've had some old tires weather check on the sidewall, but never in the grooves of the inner tire where the sun doesn't hit much if at all.

    The tire tech told me that it looked like a defect. Wish I would have taken some pics. I'm pretty sure BFG warrants for weather checking anyway, as it can cause unsafe tires. But either way, I'm happy with a nearly $400 credit towards some good tires, especially because I planned to get new tires anyway.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    Your truck is four years old? What's the date code on the tires?
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    bamma

    bamma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I didn't get the date code. BFG warrants the tires for 6 years and replacement value is based on tread depth. Not a bad warranty.
     
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