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Wheeled a short trail and roamed some graded dirt. Put 500 on so far.
1. An improvement on rocks for sure but not night and day. Haven't got into any really rough stuff yet but more sure footed and less slipping. Can't make a final conclusion yet.
2. Retains more stones but spits them out at about 50 mph. No stone has stayed in up to highway speed. Just big voids where more stones can fit.
3. The biggest improvment is on graded dirt! This is a huge difference. At speed between 40 and 75, when the back end starts drifiting, just stomp on the gas and the back hooks up. More stable on the straight aways. Harder to initiate oversteer with gas pedal, really have to keep up rpms now to break it loose.
4. Tire is definently slightly taller. The BFG runs a little small. The speedo with BFG was about 1 mph off at 70 pushing 2 or 3 mph off at 80 +. Now its a solid 2 mph off at 68 mph but I haven't gone over 75 yet. Used gps to verify speed.
Airing down to 20lbs on hot tires. Air temp 80. 40 miles at highway speed to get here. The tires don't even show any flexing at all until under 25 lbs. With 20 lbs it looks like most other cars on the raod with the bottom of tire slightly flattened. Sure wish they made load range E or I had 15's and 32X11.5. I'm now down to running 28-30 cold PSI. 30 for highway. 28 for combination highway and casual offroad mix. Tried 25 for a day it was just a wee bit too sluggish on highway.
Turning around because shelf road was blocked by snow. Even backing way up onto side of mtn like this still a 5 point turn. Note the bumper is almost touching. Pulled rocks off control arms , cross member(think thats what its called), and radiator before going forward. No chunking or gashes yet.
You can see the road switch backing up and part of the lake.