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Finally got some round tires.

Well the LTBs road horrible, and the BFG A/Ts sucked off road and wouldn't stay balanced. I got tires of swaping tires out every time I wanted to go play so I decided to get one good set of tires.

They are the Goodyear MT/R Kevlars in a 33/12.50-15.

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Nice! They look good!
I love my KM2s but these have got my attention next time I buy a set or tires.
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Looks good man. I'm starting to like those tires the more and more I see them.
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Well the LTBs road horrible, and the BFG A/Ts sucked off road and wouldn't stay balanced. I got tires of swaping tires out every time I wanted to go play so I decided to get one good set of tires.
Whats the deal, everyone talks so good about the BFG A/Ts...?
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Whats the deal, everyone talks so good about the BFG A/Ts...?
As far as sucking off road, I may have spoiled myself with the Baja Claws and Swampers. But the BFGs didn't ride good at all, they took a lot of weight to balance, and they wouldn't stay balanced. I even glued the weights on because I thought maybe I was slinging them off. Nope within a couple months they were out again. One of my BFGs took 16oz of weight I think it was. The most that one of the Goodyears took was 5oz and the rest were around 2 or 3.

I should add, the only thing the BFG Mall Terrains had going for them was traction in sand.
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Another rig with the MT/R Kevlars.
They're nice.

How come yours have the white outline lettering? Mine only have the black wall.
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nice let us know how they perform
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As far as sucking off road, I may have spoiled myself with the Baja Claws and Swampers. But the BFGs didn't ride good at all, they took a lot of weight to balance, and they wouldn't stay balanced. I even glued the weights on because I thought maybe I was slinging them off. Nope within a couple months they were out again. One of my BFGs took 16oz of weight I think it was. The most that one of the Goodyears took was 5oz and the rest were around 2 or 3.

I should add, the only thing the BFG Mall Terrains had going for them was traction in sand.
I really did not want to hear this, I'm getting some BFGs A/Ts here soon, now you almost have me backtracking...
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The BFG all terrains suck off road in anything wet really. They are good in sand because they don't dig. In mud they turn to slicks instantly.
People like them because they look cool I think, and they last a long time. Probably not a bad all terrain if you just occasionally run gravel roads or dry dirt roads. Well I hear they work good in snow I guess.
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After having BFG AT's on my Jeep in the mud once, I've never used them again. They suck off road and aren't that great in the snow either. They don't clean out at all. I got a set of Courser AT/2's this year and so far they are great.
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As far as sucking off road, I may have spoiled myself with the Baja Claws and Swampers. But the BFGs didn't ride good at all, they took a lot of weight to balance, and they wouldn't stay balanced. I even glued the weights on because I thought maybe I was slinging them off. Nope within a couple months they were out again. One of my BFGs took 16oz of weight I think it was. The most that one of the Goodyears took was 5oz and the rest were around 2 or 3.

I should add, the only thing the BFG Mall Terrains had going for them was traction in sand.
im not a big fan of them either...i had a set on mine for the winter last year and they were horrible.. they were better than my bald stockers but geez.. i constantly got stuck in 1 foot of snow. it got old really quick.. if you wanna run them tires in the winter make you got a shovel or a buddy with ya because your gonna get stuck..next year im going to put a 3" BL and some 33's on my truck to replace the stockers finally but im not getting mall terrains.
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Another rig with the MT/R Kevlars.
They're nice.

How come yours have the white outline lettering? Mine only have the black wall.
Some sizes have it and some don't. Actually that is what kept me from getting 35s. The 35/12.50-15s didn't have the white lettering.

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I really did not want to hear this, I'm getting some BFGs A/Ts here soon, now you almost have me backtracking...
I might have gotten a bad batch idk. My friends has them and they ride fine, plus I have never heard anything bad about them as far as ride quality.

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The BFG all terrains suck off road in anything wet really. They are good in sand because they don't dig. In mud they turn to slicks instantly.
People like them because they look cool I think, and they last a long time. Probably not a bad all terrain if you just occasionally run gravel roads or dry dirt roads.
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they look good, have you hada chance to test them out yet?
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Nope not yet, maybe tonight. They ride great on the road though, and they are really quiet. Too quiet for my taste actually.
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Im not a fan of the BFG at's either, my cousin has them on his tundra and hes gotten stuck in snow where he shouldn't of been. My Firestone Destination A/T are why better also when its wet I have to try and get them to break loose.
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Dang--ya'll now what do i do!? I was really set because of what everyone said about how great the A/Ts performed on and off roa, but they did cake up in mud. This isnt good.
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Scott just buy some of these tires in 31s
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Looks good, I think I'm going to get these for the 50.
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i bought some goodyear wrangler dura tracs, i dont have em on yet but they are a little less expensive than the bfg's and seem a little more aggressive.
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i bought some goodyear wrangler dura tracs, i dont have em on yet but they are a little less expensive than the bfg's and seem a little more aggressive.
I have my eye on those or the Cooper ST's as my next tires....
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Scott just buy some of these tires in 31s
I cant run a mud terrain, I would never get my money's worth out of them, they'd wear down too fast. I don't offroad hardly at all (not that i dont want to, i dont know where to). I drive my truck everyday back and forth to work and on weekends fsihing...

Mud Terrains would probably wear out entirely too fast for my likings and i cant afford to go buy a set every 10 months or so
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Mud Terrains would probably wear out entirely too fast for my likings and i cant afford to go buy a set every 10 months or so
Modern mud terrains have come a long way in the last decade even. Granted I don't have too many miles on my MTRs, I can say that after ~4000 miles there is no discernable wear to the tread. Even the edges of the tread blocks are still sharp and well defined. I drive my truck daily, and am averaging about 22,000 miles a year. Make no mistake, any mud terrain from a well known manufacturer now has siping and computer aided tread design to make them quiet and long wearing while giving superior off road traction over good, old-fashioned all terrains like the BFG. Look at all the guys on here running the KM2s daily with great results.

These new MTRs do better in rain than my BFG All Terrains I had on my Ranger.
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Looks good man, love those new MTRs.


The BFG A/Ts are fine for street driving IMO. I have them on my F150 and they're great, but they also don't hit anything but pavement. I would never put them on my ranger.
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Modern mud terrains have come a long way in the last decade even. Granted I don't have too many miles on my MTRs, I can say that after ~4000 miles there is no discernable wear to the tread. Even the edges of the tread blocks are still sharp and well defined. I drive my truck daily, and am averaging about 22,000 miles a year. Make no mistake, any mud terrain from a well known manufacturer now has siping and computer aided tread design to make them quiet and long wearing while giving superior off road traction over good, old-fashioned all terrains like the BFG. Look at all the guys on here running the KM2s daily with great results.

These new MTRs do better in rain than my BFG All Terrains I had on my Ranger.

agree my muds on my truck i got them with around 5-7/32s on them i put 25-30k on them b4 they have 1/32 left and those were mud rovers and there a pretty soft compound i think you could easly get 50k out of a set of muds now a days
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I have the Goodyear Wrangler Dura Tracs on my yota and they do great off road.
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