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Tire Dilemna

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by macgyver, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    macgyver

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    Ok guys,

    The Toyo A/T's that came on my truck are just about gone. Currently I have some 16" first gen tacoma wheels on my second gen that the previous owner put on with 265/70/16 tires. I am in the market for a set of BFG A/T's.

    I called discount tire and they only sell D&E load ratings in 265/75/16 for the BFG A/T's..with the higher ply sidewall I know it will affect my gas mileage a little bit due to heavier tire. The D's are $214 a tire installed and the E's are like $190 a tire. $986 OUT THE DOOR! OUCH!

    They do however offer a C rated BFG in 265/70/17 but its pretty much the same price..I think $1 less per tire.

    Do I buy a set of 17" Sport wheels and go with the C rated BFG's or stay with a 16" wheel with the E's and get a little worse mileage...?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    JimBeam

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    are you dead set on BFGs
     
  3. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    General Grabber AT2 FTW!
     
  4. Jan 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    BFG=overrated, overpriced
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    I'm pretty much set on BFG AT's. they are a great tire I put a set on my girlfriend's Xterra and they performed excellent. They last a long time and are proven quality.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    i think were just saying to open your mind and look whats out there.there r some very good tires for less$$$ imo.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    I too had the BFG's and they are a great tire, but IMO the General's are a better tire for less $. I am running them now and I have to say they are very much worth the money you would spend on the BFG's.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    How long do they last?
     
  9. Jan 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    12-13k and still look pretty new.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Don't be afraid to use the E rated BFG's. I just put a set on my truck and they actually ride better than the old Rugged Trails. Mileage hasn't changed either.

    I got mine for 770 out the door.
     
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