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Old 09-17-2006
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Off Roading Problems

So I go wheelin to a local trail area where I have been 100 times before.I go down the trail following a friends s-10 and we both go through some kinda muddy ruts no problem, right. Well we get to the end, turn around and go to try the hill climb, when all of a sudden its like I hit a rock and both of my passenger side tires are blown. My friend passes no problem and and My BFGs are flat. He has firestone street tires and they are perfect. I walk the trail with a 1 million power spotlight and find nothing but smooth dirt. Does this seem strange to anyone? Has anyone else had a problem with the BFG ATs? Its also upsetting because there are no places open on sundays to fix tires. I think I am getting the Goodyear MTRs next. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?
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MTR's are sick tires... but they need to be rotated evey oil change.. not just for life, but to keep them quiet and smooth
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I've heard nothing but good thing about the life and toughness of BFG ATs I don't care for their tread pattern and will take my Cooper ST's anyday.
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The BFG AT's are great tires -- but the sidewalls aren't real thick. Was it a sidewall fault? It's also possible you got a couple of tires from the same lot with a defect. That happens even with BFG's.
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They came on my FX from the factory. I didn't buy them after. And it was actually not a sidewall puncture so I am hoping for the good people at belle tire to patch it.
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Whatever it was probably tore into your tires and then was thrown clear -- leaving you nothing to see when you went up the trail. Your buddy was just lucky, most likely.
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I think the BFG AT's I had where the best offroad tires ive had. I kinda thought they had 3ply sidewalls, I never blew one, I ran them until the belts where showing. At the time I was broke and bought some General Grabbers, I tore sidewalls out of both front tires in two weeks, they suck. Yokohama AT's are pretty good, I dont think they are as quite as good as BFG off road but have more grip in water and ice. My truck came with goodyear crap and I was patchin them all the time, gave up after like 8 times and bought the yoko's
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