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pointless to run BFG ATs if you dont off road?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BAP_29, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    BAP_29

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    I was just thinking about whether or not it would just be totally stupid to run these tires for strictly highway use. The only reason i ask is because i like the look it gives the truck, but i dont drive off-road. also, if i got a 3 inch lift and ran these tires for highway use only as well, is that just as stupid? thanks guys :)
     
  2. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    DanGer

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    If you like the look and have the money for the tires, then it is not pointless at all!
     
  3. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    It's not stupid. They are rather heavy and sometimes difficult to balance, but they will be fine on the highway. I ran my Jeep and Ranger 80 miles a day on the highway on them with no problems.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    haha, ok. do u know if these tires roughen the ride or affect the handling too much?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I am running the BFG Mud/Terrains and I drive the highway A LOT! Granted I also do a good bit of off-roading too BUT they are only a 6 ply tire and don't vibrate much. My taco handles better since adding them too.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    JDMcQ

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    The ride will be a bit stiffer, especially if you have Load range D like mine, but they handle nicely on the road.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    I definately reccomend having them road force balanced.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    ok. thanks for all the quick replies!
     
  9. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    No problem. Glad to have helped.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    I have had BFG AT's on the last 2 vehicles I have had. Not really any ill effects, and will put the on my 08 DC when the time comes.

    They are not as responsive on the highway as a true highway tire would be, but that's not what they are designed for.

    I don't do any off roading, but they are great for snow and the occassional "off-pavement" driving.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    My BFG A/Ts perform very well on the road!
     
  12. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    If it is your truck and you have the money then do what you please. I too think they are some good looking tires. I have had them on a few vehicles and love them.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    I run BFGoodrich a good portion of the year. When I head home from my college, my parents live in a rural area where the BFG are useful. Especially when it snows! Get them and you'll love them.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    not pointless at all! Everything is about looks.....think about it. I guess these trd sport hoodscoops are pointless too sense they dont work but i wouldn't want mine with out it lol
     
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    I had a 78 Trans Am, with the 403 Olds in it (6.6L), it had a fully functional shaker hood and scoop. When you go it up to 3500 RPM that sucker would open and it sounded like a jet plane.
     
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  17. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    They are the only ones I ran on my last truck. I drove it 249K before selling it. I would get about 50K from a set. Oh ya, my last truck was a '91 4x4 Toyota Xcab of course :D

    I did have a couple of problems with a set keeping them balanced, but they always claimed one of my rims was slightly bent on the inside. Never bother to replace it. A subsequent set did just fine on the same rims.
     
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