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BFG AT's

Anyone ran BFG AT's on a 2002 and older Dodge with a diesel?

I'm in need of some new tires and with my 16.5 Welds the pic'ns are gett'n mighty slim. I've always ran the BFG MT's with great success. The set that is on the truck now that will need replaced before winter has just over 50k on them. Was looking at staying with the BFG's but was wondering how the AT's do on the these heavy trucks? Looking to know what you think of them on the pavement, in the rain, in the snow, on the ice and offroad. I know several people that have ran them on lighter trucks, jeeps, and suv's with good reviews but don't know anyone with them on a Dodge 25 or 3500.

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Wish I could help, but as far as the heavy Dodges, I don't know. My 2500 Dodge has ran Dueller AT/Revos now for about 68K, and they have still have a little life in them.

I have a 97 1/2 Ram 4X4 with BFG A/T's and they have about 55,000 on them and still have 50% tread!

The only heavy truck I have exp. with these tires is a buddy of mines GMC Duramax 2500. He ran the BFG's for quite a while without any issues.

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My buddy runs them on his truck i think there 35/12.50R16.5 and he likes them he has a 95 2500

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I didnt have them on my dodge, but I had an F-250 diesel previously and had a set of them put on. Had 15000 miles on them and they were hardly worn at all. Definitely a long lasting tire. The only thing I didnt like about them was the fact that they threw a lot of small rocks up on the truck.

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just get a load range E run the highest pressure recomended (70psi i think) rotate them often. i had 35x13.5x16.5 at's that lasted about 20,000 and had both the fronts blow out on different occasions. also ran a set of 315-75r16 E bought new ran at 85psi, hauled 85% of the 40,000 miles. ran to the wires and never had a problem. thats the experience i have with them, i would never buy a set of them again.

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One of the things you may have to keep in mind is how each of us uses our rigs and what we expect of our tires. I have nothing but good things to say about BFG's. However, my expections may be different from others. I expect and demand that I have great traction in the snow. (A common situation here in the Rockies) I also expect that the tires last around 40,000 miles and give me no problems in getting there. I also want very little to no road noise and a tire that will get me to the trails that I often want to wheel with my off road rig. Sometimes I may need to get my tow rig and trailer off the road to get to someone, or myself, that is broken. With all of these considerations I have run no less than 13 sets of BFG's and have yet to even have a flat. I hope this helps.

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i got good milage out of my second set of bfg's. im not sure what happened to the first set tho, i had both front tires throw the tread. i found they didnt do very good in sugar sand or sandmud. but were good on the ice, i will agree with you on that.

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I've always ran the BFG AT's on my '93 with very good overall results.

However, for a short while, I ran 16.5" rims and had a very bad issue with spinning the rim inside the tire with a hard launch. It ultimately ruined the tires by messing up the bead where it meets the rim. They wouldn't hold air as a result.
It's my experience the 16.5" rim has an inferior bead interface compared to the 16". - Bummer.

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BFG AT's great tire if you almost never leave the paved road...

You get any place near mud or wet pavment or wet grass and you F'd...

Tread wear they last a while.

Handle fine.

They just aint for leaving the paved road.

Now BFG MT's how ever have done a fine job for me and they lasted well on the highway under heavy loads.

But altimately they aren't as cost effective as 19.5 MT's n MTR's . . .

But I have ran many 16s 16.5s 17s and even 17.5s and I found the 19.5s out performed them all better traction better tread wear lower maintenance costs and cheaper to buy.

A $250 16 last me 30-35K miles...

A $140-$160 19.5 lasts me 60-75K miles...

The mileage per doller is way better plus the handling under load With a 19.5 is better then a 16 empty !

BFG AT's work good on pavment snow and sand !

But they do hydro plain on wet pavement once they get some miles on them...

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