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Old 07-01-2013, 03:31 AM   #1
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BFG all terrain T/A KO

Are they good? My dad said his lasted forever and they seem to be pretty popular. Plus it's the only thing i can find in a 33x10.50 that isn't a mud tire or strictly for pavement. Opinions?
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BFG is one of the only companies that makes a 33x10.5 tire (I think the others are Interco and Toyo) which is partly why they are so popular. BFG at's are popular because the tire style has been around for a LONG time and they really do last a long time on your rig if you treat them right. Tires are a subjective topic, but IMO they are outdated design compared to newer "hybrid" at tires and don't have the same on-road qualities that these newer designs have. Also they are so popular everyone and their brother runs them...so that will add do the cost of a 33x10.5 and limited availability when you need one ASAP vs a 33x12.5. On the plus side, they do pretty well for pavement pounding, have a great sidewall rating, look aggressive, and will fit a stock toyota and stock wheels.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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They look good and perform good on hard surfaces and snow and sand. They are horrible on muddy terrain and wet grass. Here in WV we call them grass burners. They do last quiet some time tho.

As stated above they are out of date. If I were to buy a new all terrain I'd choose Goodyear duratracs as they are great all around
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About a week ago, I was looking at General tires website (I had nothing better to do) and saw that they make the Grabber tire in a 33x10.5: http://www.generaltire.com/tires/lig.../grabber#Specs I was quite surprised when I saw that.

Just sayin'

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Old 08-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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They're great in sand and snow, and on dry gravel roads etc...wet grass/mud, they kinda suck. They are also not smooth riding tires on the interstate, if that matters to you. I put them on my DD cause they last so freakin long. I just changed out a set that still had tread on them at almost 100k on the tires... One of them finally got separation in the plies and had a knot in it. I put another set right back on my truck.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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My dad had a set on his chevy 2500HD and they lasted 80k with good tread left. That truck is our tow rig and not a DD. I wouldn't buy them and expect them to do good in mud. Even the BFG KM1's cake up pretty easy with the mud we have around here. They road great when they were new and the older they got the rougher they were, we are talking about a 2500HD in my case though. If I DD my toyota I would consider them or the Goodyear Duratrac, just depends what your going to use your truck for and your area.
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Put 100,000+ on mine and still had enough tread to sell. Great on the highway[ quiet, drove straight as an arrow and got very decent mileage].... They did great off road as well, considering what they are. I agree that there are probably better tread design available now... But all the other factors that have been mentioned, including availability, longevity, any reasonable price,... I seem to always get sucked back into them when purchasing all terrain tires.
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #8
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I have them on my yota and they do a ok job the donr like small rock beds tho
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #9
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I got hooked on BFG AT's when.a buddy used to give them to me when he was paid in tires for pit support in Baja.

Now days that deal is no longer but still buy them when I can get them Buy 3 get 1 free.
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They look good, and thats about it. I've been using them since '87.
Best to have a second set of rims, with the preferred tires of your choice.
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Them worked great for me and seem to be a strong tire
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I had a pair on my old pickup. Even with high miles in them (low amount of tread left), these tires performed great on the snow. I can't speak on behalf of their rock abilities, but I have many friends who only run these on their trucks and jeeps. They don't handle mud very well as they just clog up. Great tire overall and wear very well and can handle many miles on the road without wearing out.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:12 PM   #13
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never ran the AT, but km2's are some of the best tires I've ever owned.
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i honestly love these tires but yo get in anything slick your out of luck. But on the other hand they ride great are quiet (compared to a M/T), and last forever.
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Tire prices metric vs. standard

So I'm looking for tires for the original rims on my 86' 4x4 truck and I go to a Discount tire website and look up what are on the truck 235 75R 15's and then I go to a conversion site and it says that the metric match is 33x12.50 r15.
Why is the standard size $175.00
and the metric match $238.00?

These are for BFG KM2's
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The 235s are about 29" at best. Usually you don't want any taller than 31" unless you want to go slow or change your diffs.
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I'm a big fan of the BFG AT. My 4Runner had MTs (old style) on it when I got it, I switched to ATs as soon as I could and the difference in the snow was night and day. Most every aspect of the ride was improved along with it as well.

My first set was on my '03 S-10 ZR2, I thought those did well in the snow and rain too. For me, this was the best tire in terms of size, availability, and price...since my wholesale club had a sale on them.

Oh and it is one of the few options with white letters, which I'm also a big fan of. If you can't tell by the white letter tires and white wagon wheels, I apparently like the 70's look.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #18
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The 235s are about 29" at best. Usually you don't want any taller than 31" unless you want to go slow or change your diffs.
So the metric conversion chart is off? I am just learning as this is my 1st 4x4. I have done some reading, Honestly, what kind of tire would you put on a stock 86' to get the best mpg and still be able to get back in the desert. I guess mild 4x4 ing.

I do want to eventually put a solid axle and gears, lockers and lift. I wan't to see what it'll do stock though for a while.
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Well, I went with the BFG All Terrain's and an alignment. It's like night and day. Rides easy and smooth now.

I have done some research on here and tomorrow I am going to incline the truck and see if there is an air pocket in the coolant system as the truck Idles high after warming up and gets too hot, and then cools down and then back up. From my research this seems like the first logical thing to do.
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I'm a big fan of the BFG AT. My 4Runner had MTs (old style) on it when I got it, I switched to ATs as soon as I could and the difference in the snow was night and day. Most every aspect of the ride was improved along with it as well.

My first set was on my '03 S-10 ZR2, I thought those did well in the snow and rain too. For me, this was the best tire in terms of size, availability, and price...since my wholesale club had a sale on them.

Oh and it is one of the few options with white letters, which I'm also a big fan of. If you can't tell by the white letter tires and white wagon wheels, I apparently like the 70's look.
I got my white lettering facing out too. I'm a child of the 70's.
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