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John, weren't your AT's second hand? I've noticed some derogation in snow traction this year w/ my ATs now that I have yet another year of wear on them. Although I'm undecided if the new traction bars don't have something to do w/ this. It's a lot easier than I remember to break the rear end loose when being careless w/ the throttle..
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hey, sorry to dig up an old thread, but how do the bfg at's compare to the procomp at's in the snow, on a '91 2wd ranger?

How are the bfg at's in the rain? how are the procomp at's in the rain?

I would like one set of tires that I can use year-round. There's no snow from april until (possibly), november but between december and march, there can be either very little or a lot. In any case I expect most of my driving to be on dry pavement, but I still want to help traction on the rear of this 2wd truck. I also wouldn't mind making this 15 year old truck look a little better w' bigger tires.
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wow this is old....
the bfg a/t is an all around good tire for a DD.
i have been in a truck with procomp a/t's in the rain and they arnt as good as the bfg a/t's.
as for snow.. i dont know yet. but im going to say the bfg's are going to be better.
just get some sand bags to put in the bed and make a 2x4 frame to hold em in place.
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no sht thisis old i was like ugh snow where
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no sht this is old i was like ugh snow where
lol me to..
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perfect all around tire i bought 1 set and plan on buying another
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I love my BFGs, I power past a lot of other 2wd rangers in the snow that are stuck, but I have to buy new ones pretty soon
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i love the BFG A/t's.....i just bought my second set.........will not have any other tire....the 1st mod on my next vehicle will be BFG A/t's....worth the little more that you will pay in my opinion.....

I had a set of the Pro Comps on a s-10 blazer that sucked.....it was 4x4, but the tires were the limiting factor.....they were horrible in the snow and rain......
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Yea as long as you don't have a heavy foot, the BFG A/T's are great in the snow for 2wd. I love mine, still wish i could have afforded bigger ones hehe.
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Yea as long as you don't have a heavy foot, the BFG A/T's are great in the snow for 2wd. I love mine, still wish i could have afforded bigger ones hehe.
yours are TINY man i see them at school all the time thats how i know its your truck lol
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I cannot speak to the procomp brand AT's.. But I stand by my earlier posts in this thread: the BFG AT's are highly recommended. Rain traction is very good.. as is snow traction. I have considered looking for a cheaper set of tires when these wear out.. but I actually doubt I will. I can afford the BFG AT's in the stock size, so I do not see any reason to tempt fate and risk a poor decision.

My neighbor has an earlier model 4WD Ranger w/ the BFG AT's as well. His are a much smaller, p-metric sized tire. I forget the exact proportions, but I seem to remember doing the math and it worked out to a ~27 or 28" diameter tires. I have discussed the tires w/ him before. He also likes his quite a bit.




Oh.. Bring on the snow baybe!
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i cant wait to try mine out in the snow also first time having them. I cant wait for SNOW!!!!
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i have been in a truck with procomp a/t's in the rain and they arnt as good as the bfg a/t's.
it doesnt help that i have a heavy foot on the skinny pedal and twice the engine as yours. not to mention i was messing around. procomps are good tires imo.
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it doesnt help that i have a heavy foot on the skinny pedal and twice the engine as yours. not to mention i was messing around. procomps are good tires imo.
yeah they are good tires, but i still think the bfg's are better.
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This winter will be my first with my BFG A/T's I'm looking forward to it :)
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This winter will be my first with my BFG A/T's I'm looking forward to it :)
you will enjoy it far better then stock tires
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I love my BFG A/T's.......now studded tires would be great. My g/f's winter tires for her Civic has the mounting holes for studs, but here in Ontario, we can't have studs. I'm sure it's another story up north, but around here we can't. Too bad.
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yours are TINY man i see them at school all the time thats how i know its your truck lol
yea yea rub it in.
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I am so glad i found this thread because i was about to post somthing about the this tire. It seems like people love them and they are really good. I have a set of BFG Long Trail tires on my truck right now but i have only had my truck since march and dont know how they handle in the snow yet. I have noticed with the tires that they dont have very good traction in the rain. I also have 60,000 miles on the tires and was wondering when i should replace.
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I am so glad i found this thread because i was about to post somthing about the this tire. It seems like people love them and they are really good. I have a set of BFG Long Trail tires on my truck right now but i have only had my truck since march and dont know how they handle in the snow yet. I have noticed with the tires that they dont have very good traction in the rain. I also have 60,000 miles on the tires and was wondering when i should replace.
if you have 60,000 miles on your tires, now would be a good time to replace them.....before winter starts...
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yea yea rub it in.
will do i might be selling my wheels and tires soon *might* lol
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Meh one of these days ill get around to getting exhaust, and as for the tires, i gotta stick w/ the skinnies til i get some tread wear. I dont think I've lost a cm of tread. Then again, i've only got 7k miles on my truck.
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Is it better to have skinnier tires in the snow versus wider ones?

I'd think it's a pressure thing: the more area you have, the more distributed the force is, thus the less effective it'll be.
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Is it better to have skinnier tires in the snow versus wider ones?

I'd think it's a pressure thing: the more area you have, the more distributed the force is, thus the less effective it'll be.
the bigger and wider the tire, the more "floatation" you have........also you will have more grip because there is more tire surface hitting the ground....
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see i heard something along those lines as well, that a skinnier tire works better in the snow?? i mean you would think that a wider tire would work better cause its wider but ive had people tell me otherwise.....
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