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At 30,000 miles I have worn out my 285-65-20 BFG T/A KO with Mountain/Snowflake symbol and will be purchasing another set. I mention the Mountain/Snowflake symbol as BFG has at least two different tred compounds, winter being the softer compound. I understand the hard compound last 45,000 +. I wish I would have gotten more mileage out of $1550 tires, with replacements at $1600. The tires are right next to bald and what surprises me is they still ride and drive great. I questioned running them through the winter but did it anyway and I had no problems. I have had tires in the past that I felt had 15,000 miles left in them and had to take them off as I could not keep the vehicle on the road.
 

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There are better tires out there in that price range. Not sure why youd repeat buying them if you only got that much mileage out of them.
 

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I ran th e BFG AT for years and was impressed with performance and wear on my Tacoma, easily getting over 40,000 miles out of them. Now Im running Duratracs on my Tundra and so far am very happy with performance, we'll see about longevity....
 

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I got 18k outta my "Ragged Trails", went with Michelin's...haven't looked back, after 12,000 miles, they still look relatively new.
 

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Im not sure what you consider a "long life for a tire" but I have a set of nitto terras with 31k on them and they still have well over half tread left on them. Those BFG's are trash if they run in the 1500 dollar range and you only get 30k miles out of them. That's nearly a set a year with average driving :eek:
 

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There are better tires out there in that price range. Not sure why youd repeat buying them if you only got that much mileage out of them.
I love the looks and performance of the tire I just wish they would last longer. I know how hard I am on tires so 30,000 is tolerable. The biggest issue is size. I could down size to a smaller tire but there are only two tires in 285-65-20 size. So, unless I get a great deal on a set of 275-65-20 I will buy the same tire.
 

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I've run BFGs on all my small trucks and 4Runners. They were great back then. I've always been told they don't do well on full size trucks. Now, I just feel they are overpriced. Still look good. They do however suck in mud. They load up waaay fast.
 

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I had over 40k on bfg ta/ko's on my fj... they still had over half tread left.

I think it is driving style, and the fact that our trucks will break traction when you don't even know it and aren't trying.
 

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BFG A/T's are great tires. I've run 5 sets, all on full size trucks and a Tahoe. Every one of them I have gotten well over 50,000 miles out of them, one I got damn near 80,000 (on an F250 of all vehicles!).

I think the issue is that a lot of people run them at low tire pressure, and also some getting the softer tire. I always ran them at higher pressure and gotten great results out of them. They do suck in heavy mud, but if you're a highway guy that spends his time off road on the weekends or in the oilfield like I do, they get the job done. If you spend a lot of time in the mud, get a mud grip!!!
 

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I had BFG A/T'S on my tundra for a winter. They were absolutely horrible in every winter condition, they were loud, and wore down alot in the low miles they were on the truck.
I sold them and bought new tires. Hated the bfgs.

Back ten years ago had them on my Tacoma and they were awesome, so I don't get it.
 

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I had BFG A/T'S on my tundra for a winter. They were absolutely horrible in every winter condition, they were loud, and wore down alot in the low miles they were on the truck.
I sold them and bought new tires. Hated the bfgs.

Back ten years ago had them on my Tacoma and they were awesome, so I don't get it.
That is part of what I was trying to point out. BFG has different tred compounds. The Mountain/Snowflake branded tires are a soft tred compound. The tires without the Mountain/Snowflake emblem are a very hard compound designed for desert use they are really bad in snow and ice. However, they last a long time. Mine worked great in snow and ice but the soft tred compounds compromise is decreased longevity.
 
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BFG A/T's are great tires. I've run 5 sets, all on full size trucks and a Tahoe. Every one of them I have gotten well over 50,000 miles out of them, one I got damn near 80,000 (on an F250 of all vehicles!).

I think the issue is that a lot of people run them at low tire pressure, and also some getting the softer tire. I always ran them at higher pressure and gotten great results out of them. They do suck in heavy mud, but if you're a highway guy that spends his time off road on the weekends or in the oilfield like I do, they get the job done. If you spend a lot of time in the mud, get a mud grip!!!
I think you are right about the tire pressure issue. There is slightly more tread in the middle then the edges. I have purposely run the tires down at 34 psi in an attempt to gain a little softer ride out of an E-rated tire on a 1/2 ton truck. My issues are snow/ice and off/road, most miles are on the highway that may have ice on it 6 mo. a year. They are an A/T which means compromise and I know that. I just have not found a better A/T and I have run most of them on my last two Toyota s.
 

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MICH AT/2 in P METRIC 275/65 18. No road noise, great in rain in Texas and light tire so gas mileage wont take a bad nose dive. I am at 38,000 miles on these tires and if they get me to 45,000 I will be very lucky. They have a 60,000 mile warranty now. To get a new set price went up by 65 dollars a tire just in the last 3 years, which is B.S. if you ask me and reason looking at other options.
 

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Do you run two sets of tires? Softer winter compound for winter, and harder for summer?
 
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I only run one set of tires year round on my truck. I had a set of Michelin A/T that were great on my 200 Tundra. Then they changed the tread design to the A/T 2 and I am not impressed with the looks. I am sure they preform great and I have considered them and the Goodyear Duratrac in a 275-65-20. The BFG and Michelin's are about the same price. The Goodyear s are about $200 less. Price may make the decision and Costco has $70 off Michelin's.
 

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Just replaced my last set of BFG A/T KO in size 285-65-20. There was aproximatly 5000 miles left on them but winter is here so, time for new treads. I did get 38,500 miles on this set. It appears that BFG has been paying attention to their customers and came out with the BFG A/T KO2. The tire has a different pattern at the inner and outer edges and more sipping. The inner pattern has the same familar look although the lugs are at different angles. The KO2 has a side biter treads for airing down traction. The claims are that the tire should last 30% longer then the KO and with aproximatly 30% more rubber at the edeges, this might be true.
 
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