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I am looking into getting some BFG A/T's but I have a couple of questions about them first...

1. Are the tires any louder than Goodyear Wranglers or any other truck tire, If so are they alot louder?

2. About how many miles do they last?

3. Is the ride alot rougher?

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not too loud
great tread wear
find them at discount and the price is not too bad either
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^ditto

Didn't notice any difference in road noise, after about 15000 miles there isn't much tread wear, and the ride hasn't changed any that I can tell.
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mine arent that loud and the wear is good also hardly any
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best place to buy them would be cosco (from what i've heard since theres not many around) and second would be sams club

i like mine so far, it actually seemed to smooth out the ride from the stock tires, even though i didn't have the wranglers

treadware is good i've been impressed, mine are hardly worn and i haven't rotated them and done some burnouts *embarassed*

it would all depend on what size you got though.. you didn't mention that
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Thanks ya'll. My wheels are 15X8 I am thinking 235/75 R15 or maybe a little taller.... I need help with the size... i dont wanna go real big (what is the stock size in reference to when you say 31's)?
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40,000 miles and never been bothered by them. They are the greatest all around tire in my opinion. I have a bddy that has a 2002 ZR2 and his tires still looked good at 80,000 miles. but that's probably at the extreme of there usefullness!
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Thanks ya'll. My wheels are 15X8 I am thinking 235/75 R15 or maybe a little taller.... I need help with the size... i dont wanna go real big (what is the stock size in reference to when you say 31's)?
a 235/75 is supposedly 28.9" tall, my 31's are only about 30" tall. I say get 31's look great!
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BFGs tread wear is great. I have a little over 30k on mine and there was 10-11/32 left on them. Easily could have got 30k+ out of the remainder of them. The noise is not bad if at all noticeable.
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1. Of course they will be louder then the stock POS wranglers, but not much. Even wih the very aggressive tread they arent that loud.

2. Lots and lots! I've gone off-roading atleast 15 times on my set, plus about 15000miles of highway travel and they still have tens of thouands of miles of tread life left

3. No. The ride got alot more stable and you get 10X the grip, cotrol and handling
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Thanks ya'll. My wheels are 15X8 I am thinking 235/75 R15 or maybe a little taller.... I need help with the size... i dont wanna go real big (what is the stock size in reference to when you say 31's)?
get 31X10.5R15 or 31X12.5R15 They will fit in good, but still leave you room for travel.
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get 31's will look better and wont rub!
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I had my 31" AT's for 86500 miles. Great tire.
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My stock 31's lasted 45k, but the previous owned overinflated and never rotated them. I also had some 235/75R15's on my old 93, and put about 20k On them with about half tread left. Lots of burnouts, and alot of driving out of balance and misaligned. Great tire, just alot of people have them, and theres a reason for it!
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ima need new tires in the spring, my stockers didnt last long.; a whole 25K miles. the inner wear bar is already begining to show. weird since the truck will drive in a straight line down the highway and wont pull to either side. dad has taught me, that you do not, under any circumstances get an allignment done, unless of course u smash it up then u hafta... but otherwise, not to touch it... but even so, it runs in a straight line, just are wearing funny.. and i rotate them every 5-6K miles....

I also looked at tires this fall, the bigger tires, and the 31's i think it was, were HUGE like, they didnt even fit in the wheel well... so whats up with that? looks to me, after holding the tire next to my truck that i MIGHT be able to go up one size, and thats it. I have thought about torging the t bars, but that would require an alignment, which goes back to the, "you have that truck alligned ill shoot you" response. heh.
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I also looked at tires this fall, the bigger tires, and the 31's i think it was, were HUGE like, they didnt even fit in the wheel well... so whats up with that? looks to me, after holding the tire next to my truck that i MIGHT be able to go up one size, and thats it. I have thought about torging the t bars, but that would require an alignment, which goes back to the, "you have that truck alligned ill shoot you" response. heh.
31's should easily fit... My 275/70R16s (32.2inches) still have plenty of room for travel. I have only cranked the bars a bit too(not near maxed)

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Does gas mileage go down alot when going from stock to 31's... about how much mpg decrease is there?

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Not that my MPG was any good to begin with, but atmost i lost 1mpg
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Well that kinda sucks, but it's to be expected...
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i lost 50 miles per tank with my 31's, but then again my odometer is slower then before, so in reality it maybe not that bad
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i lost 50 miles per tank with my 31's, but then again my odometer is slower then before, so in reality it maybe not that bad
yea you have to add 1 mile for every 10 driven on ur trip. So if it reads 200, then u actually went 220 on the tank.
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