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I've had problems with BFG'S before. They aren't the be all and end all and there are so many tires that look better on a mostly street driven truck. I don't miss mine and I have construction site mud all over my truck.
If you ran 18 psi in your BFGs like you do in your sig in your other tires then you caused the problems for yourself.
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another agree on that i run mine around 32-35psi...
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another agree on that i run mine around 32-35psi...
I ran 40 psi in mine but I like my truck to ride like a truck. I got great even where out of mine.

You could also check if you have a Walmart in the are for Liberator All Terrains, I believe they are even made by BFG. They are pretty similar to the BFG and they are a little less expensive. I had them on my S10 in a 235/75R15 for a couple years and they wore great and road awesome.
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Alot of the noise from BFG A/T comes from lack of rotation.
I disagree. I've rotated my BFG AT's pretty religiously, and mine still have some noticable road noise. They have since day 1. It may not be as loud as an MT or seem excessive to most of you, but the noise is still there. In my experience John is right, all-seasons ride smoother and quieter than AT's. But both ride smoother and quieter than a real MT.

I think I may shoot for a good quality set of all-seasons next time around. The AT's are nice in the snow.. but I hear many premium all-seasons are nearly as good. Specifically those BFG Rugged-Trails. My buddy has a set on his Nissan and they've treated him pretty well. .. I think I may actually be getting better tread-life than he is. But I think I am more religious about rotating too.

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If you are looking for something slightly aggressive, check out the Dueler H/Ts, there are a few different models, one of them may satisfy what your looking for.

The Firestones, great tires, I believe they are a 60K tire, UNI-T technology which is made for wet weather traction as well as a smooth ride through out the tires life.

Another tire which may work for you is the Destination LE, a little less aggressive, but still do pretty good in the snow from what I hear, I had them on a Ranger for a while and liked the ride, but never had any snow encounters from them.
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You'll get a worse ride, more noise from the tire, less traction, and less mpg, on pavement than you would with a good all-season tire.
Not true with the Destination A/T. I had Goodyear Eagle GTII tires before I got my Destination A/Ts. The amount of noise is roughly the same, traction is FAR better (on pavement too), MPG is the same as before and ride is the same as before. I was really suprised by how much traction improved on pavement after I got the Destinations. Driving in rain is so much better now.
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I'm running 18 psi in lemans at's , they have been wearing great at that pressure , have yet to be rotated[ I don't rotate tires till There is a problem and I check my tires daily] and they ride quiet, and cushy. My BFG's were 31 10.5 15's and I ran them at 37 psi on my suburban. Noisy, cupping out on the rear, two warrantied, rotated about every 2k miles . Fixed the problem with goodyear trackers, 38k miles and have never been rotated. Maybe I just got a bad set of bfg's. I expect to get at least another 10k miles out of the trackers. Ps. I just run the Lemans at 18 because they are on the stock rim and that's where the tread wears evenly all the way across. At first I was worried about the tires having too much flex and getting hot, but I checked them and they run cool. Zero rotations , zero problems at 10k.
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Ok sorry to bump an old thread, but I was hoping for some more Info. The Chevy I want to buy has the original Goodyear Wrangler RT/S' on it I hate Goodyear with a passion. I need to get new tires. I off road occasionally for fun, but mostly it's just logging trails to get back to my hunting ground. other than that the truck is just to haul my boat and drive me to work. I have no desire to lift this truck. I was talking to my buddy that runs the local Firestone shop and I think I have decided on the destination A/T's. Has anybody since this thread started had any personal experiance with these.

Now before you jump down the whole BFG road, I love these tires, but I am looking for stock 265/75R16 on the stock rims for now. I will maybe buy new rims and tires in the spring, and put 285's on it, probably BFG's. But I can get the Firestones for about half of the BFG price throuhg my buddy and I think firestones are decent tires.

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I dont have the A/T version, but have the Destination LE's on my truck and they are an excellent traction tire, have a tread-life warranty, ride really nice, and wear pretty good.. so I'd imagine the A/T's would perform really really good. The Firestones are a pretty good value.
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hey hazzard john, i have a set of bridgestone dueller A/T revos for sale without rims if your interested.
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i got the revos now on the jeep..it was a toss between the dest. m/t, dest a/t, and the revo...but i think the revo was cheaper by a tad bit but i dont remember.
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hey hazzard john, i have a set of bridgestone dueller A/T revos for sale without rims if your interested.
What size? The stockers on this Chev are 265/75R16's

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they are 265/75/r16 with about 15,000 miles left on them.
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Well let me talk to my buddy and see what kinda deal he has on tires for me. I want them for the stock rims that i'll use during hunting season and winter. I bet with the deal he'll get me I will be within a couple hundred dollars of your tires once you add all the shipping.

I'll get back to you

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sweet keep me informed.
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