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BFG AT-How tough?

I had my stock 31'' BFG AT's for 23k miles, wore great. I'm running 32's now.

After a recent trail run, while running over some sharp rocks that had fallen onto the road, I thought to myself... How tough ARE these tires?

Well, how tough are they? Whose cut them on what?
How well do they hold a bead? Who's got the lowest PSI on them?
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Right after I got mine I had a pretty big piece of sheetmetal stuck in one of them, it sliced a little hole pretty easy. Had it patched and it's been fine since.
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At pismo i would run 8psi on my BFGs.

Also i had a larger nail stuck in the tread that was found when i rotated mytires... didnt even puncture the tire.


yep they're awesome.... now if i could only find as good of a tire for the Benz =(
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They are tough!!

I've pulled a few nails from my tires before and they never punctured through. Gotta love the thick rubber treads. They are also rated and very good at low psi.
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I drove for probably two or 3 weeks with a VERY large screw stuck in my tire. I only realized it was there because I kept hearing a clicking noise when i was driving. Finally found it and pulled it out. No problems at all, but I had it patched up just in case.
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Had chunks ripped off the corners while wheeling. never once was a problem. Strong A$$ tire.
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I've had two of my BFG tires punctured, but a quick trip to the tire shop and they were fixed (free).

You know I've always been curious though, has anyone ever tried taking these tires over those little spikes that you see at parking lot exits? The ones that have the warnings "dont back up" when you drive over them. Curious how the BFGs would hold up to those considering all the sharp rocks I've driven over without a problem...
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I've had two of my BFG tires punctured, but a quick trip to the tire shop and they were fixed (free).

You know I've always been curious though, has anyone ever tried taking these tires over those little spikes that you see at parking lot exits? The ones that have the warnings "dont back up" when you drive over them. Curious how the BFGs would hold up to those considering all the sharp rocks I've driven over without a problem...
I predicted shredded tires and the driver looking like a dumbass
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i had a set on a work truck and hit a curb that was like 2 ft tall at like 40 mph and nothing happend
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How well do they hold a bead? Who's got the lowest PSI on them?
I would not go below 10 PSI, below that and you will be risking damage to the inner sidewall. The out side will look fine but the inside will be shredded.

Working at a tire shop that only sells BFG and michelin I've seen quite a few BFG A/T's with things in them. Remember you have a 2 ton truck running over a point. If its long enough it will go through. They arnt made out of solid steel.
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I've taken mine all over the place. I'm amazed that they don't leak or that I haven't gotten a flat yet. I have chunks missing, rips and tears in the sidewalls (nothing unsafe) and they still continue to hold their own every time I go wheeling. The only reason my next set will be BFG A/Ts is because they a last long time and they've proven themselves in the rocky terrain and have survived beating after beating in the desert out here. I've been with my dad in his F-150 while wheeling and shreaded a Micheline and two General tires but these BFGs have done great. I've heard local Jeep guys that do some pretty extreme rock climbing say they're terrible and they don't like them, but that is becasue they're not made for that. Anybody who uses these for their DD and weekend warrior wheeling these are great. I usually air down to 15psi. I don't want to go lower as I already have some rock rash on my rims and in the rocks with steep inclines and stuff I don't want to roll the bead.
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At pismo i would run 8psi on my BFGs.

Also i had a larger nail stuck in the tread that was found when i rotated mytires... didnt even puncture the tire.


yep they're awesome.... now if i could only find as good of a tire for the Benz =(
just a suggestion, i have the bfg g-force t/a kdws on my grand prix, they wear awesome, tough as....nails? no, but they're pretty tough, and they're cheap as hell.

tread isnt super aggressive, but they have really good handling feel, and get great traction in most weather.
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just a suggestion, i have the bfg g-force t/a kdws on my grand prix, they wear awesome, tough as....nails? no, but they're pretty tough, and they're cheap as hell.

tread isnt super aggressive, but they have really good handling feel, and get great traction in most weather.

i was just about to ask if you were smoking crack, but then i saw it was in respect to tires for a 'benz...
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from what i have seen they are a very tough tire
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