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Who has BFG All Terrian T/A's?


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Looking at putting these on my 08 Silverado Z71.

How is the performance on dry roads, wet roads, snow, off road?

Also where were your made?

If anyone has a pic of their truck with them on that'd be awesome too.

 

TIA

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They're a very popular tire. We use them a lot at my shop and guys love them. I had them on my old s10 a long time ago and they seemed to do ok. I never understood some peoples fascination with them but they sell a lot.

 

What you gotta understand is they are an all terrain so they are just ok at everything, not great in anything. They load up fast in deep mud and slip a lot on wet roads. That being said they did really good in deep snow for me and are decent on dry roads. Also tire wear is very good from what i have seen with my customers vehicles.

 

I lean more towards the Bridgestone/Firestone AT choices and my top pick would be Michelins, either the LTX MS/2 or AT's. BF Goodrich's are still a solid pick though.

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I have 245's on my 05 2500HD, 245 so I have a more common size up here and to cut through deep snow and get more weight on the contact patch because the roads are constantly packed snow ice. They work pretty well, don't seem to have any more issue than other similar vehicles. I do have about a half ton of ballast in the back though. I would have said they are great but I am sitting in my driveway ditch waiting for the tow truck to replace the one that broke. That is more my fault, but I still prefer to blame something else.

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Last set of BFG AT's I bought was in '05. Always liked that tire very much living in Mi with the variety of weather we see. Regardless of road conditions: dry, wet, snow, etc. In wet, sloppy snow is probably the weakest for the BFG's, but not a strong point of many tires. Same with nasty mud, but overall a great tire.

 

That said, I recently had a set of Cooper A/T3's. Compared to the BFG's, it is hard for me to recommend one over the other, unless you consider the 55k mi warranty on the Coopers, even on the LT's.

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I just put a set on my 2010. I moved up to a 275 70 18. I have had these tires before and really liked them. They seem to perform well for anything I need them for, quiet and when clean they look great too. The only negative thing I can say is my fuel milage dropped a couple MPGs, but that was expected moving up in size and to a 10 ply tire. Also the price was great, $865 out the door (including a $50 mail in rebate) at Discount Tire!

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Brad,

 

That is a great price!!! I was quoted almost $1k otd (somewhere around $960 or so-after $100 instant rebate and $100 tire trade in) for a set of the BFG AT's 275/65/18 (265/65/18 was even higher!!!) when I went with the A/T3's instead because of the price- were about $700 otd (same $100 rebate and $100 trade in credit). Do you have a leveling kit or lift? Didn't think the 275/70/18 would fit otherwise. I had a LR C in the 275/65/18 A/T3's and noticed maybe a 1mpg difference (if I remember right!). But that could have been just the difference in how traffic was moving when head North for the w/e!

 

Darrick,

 

Do you need an LT tire? If not, Cooper makes the A/T3 in a P rated tire. May be a slight mpg savings over the LT???? If I remember correctly, St. Catharines is just about due East of me, so the weather is probably very similar.

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I've ran them on my last three trucks before this one, and really liked them. My dad puts them on every truck he buys (and he trades every two years) and won't run anything else....but he's also kind of set in his ways, haha. I put about 40k on my last set, and they were still half tread when I traded trucks. Like others have said, they're like the swiss army knife of tires....they're really good for a lot of things, but they don't really excel in any one area. They're also heavy and expensive. That being said, I'm also very happy with my Cooper AT3's. I chose them over the BFG's this time around because of price and being able to get a 6-ply LT, rather than having to go up to a 10-ply. I've also heard great things about the new Toyo AT2.

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Just thought I'd update you guys b/c I decided to get the BFG All Terrian T/As and thus far they're fantastic tires. We even got a half a foot or so of snow 2 days after they were installed...Talk about great timing! I have actually barely driven them on dry roads...lol

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Had em put on my 2011 Lease at delivery..., took them off and put them on this truck. wouldn't run any other tire the look and performance speak for themselves...... I have LR "E" and it did cost me some MPG though. (heavy Tire) and they don't ride as good as the stock good years (Still nice ride though)

 

 

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Not me! BFG's are entirely over rated and over priced. There are way better tires out there for a fraction of the cost.

I really couldn't find any... $180 a piece for mine vs. $160 ish for the coopers that don't last as long (my co worker put Cooper AT3's on his truck the same week I put these on my 11 and we both had around 20k on them this summer his had way more wear) and I won't even consider China/Mexico/Korean tires......

 

 

I put 60k on a regularly rotated set of BFG's... That's insane. double of what I have gotten out of lesser All terrains that were more than half price

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