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Nice job I had a similar situation years ago when I was active duty stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. I happened to be out paintballing when in-between rounds I got a call from my buddy I work with. He had gotten his new F-150 stuck on one of the tank trails that we could use for offroading on the weekends, since there was a fresh rain the day before and all night. Well I was just wrapping up anyways and told him I'd be there as soon as I could I just had to grab some straps from my room. Well I finally get out there and what do I find my buddies stock F-150 stuck up to the bumpers in some deep ruts and then theres also one of the PFC's who's duty it is to patrol the trails looking for unauthorized vehicles and persons got his duty truck stuck trying to assist my buddy. So now I show up in my 98 Ram 2500 4x4 4in lift BFG A/T and end up pulling out a 99 F-150 and an 02 Chevy 2500 Z71.
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nice irishredneck!

I've heard tank trails are no joke
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nice irishredneck!

I've heard tank trails are no joke
Tank= The perfect off roader..plus any objectives in its way can easily be eliminated..

Irish redneck.. How did you like the BFG A/T
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I had the BFGs on my f150. loved them. didnt do any offroading in them but for a semi aggressive look and a long lasting tire they were awesome.
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I had the BFGs on my f150. loved them. didnt do any offroading in them but for a semi aggressive look and a long lasting tire they were awesome.
I am stuck between them or a mudder.. Like I will do some offroading but nothing to crazy.. I just gotta counter in that my drive to work is about 130km roundtrip each day, and would like a long lasting tire... Could always go grab a used set of mudders and throw on steel rims if a/t don't do well...

How are your tires for on the road gonefishin?
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hmmm have u looked at the duratracs?? they look beefy.

I like mine on road. a good hum at 30/35 mph but at highway speeds it's real subtle. took about 2-3mpg hit with the 35s but was expecting that. no comment on tread life yet, haven't had them long enough, although I'm sure there are others that will out last them. but for the price I couldn't pass them up.
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hmmm have u looked at the duratracs?? they look beefy.

I like mine on road. a good hum at 30/35 mph but at highway speeds it's real subtle. took about 2-3mpg hit with the 35s but was expecting that. no comment on tread life yet, haven't had them long enough, although I'm sure there are others that will out last them. but for the price I couldn't pass them up.
Because I don't know if I can get a good discount on the duratracs yet . but I will have to do some research.. My stock wranglers have a few MM's of thread left .

Im planning on running 35's too.. I do want to get a good tire with long thread life though for the drive.. tire loudness doesn't bother me too much because my super 44's will most likely kill that out anyways.
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ahhh well. I think ull like bfgs
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ahhh well. I think ull like bfgs
I am sopose to be able to get discounts on goodyears.. So I am gonna do some research on the duratracs, so far what I have read they are great tires.. Thanks for mentioning them.
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Irish redneck.. How did you like the BFG A/T
Gone; Yeah the tank trails could get nasty especially after a good rain since it didnt rain very often there. My buddy actually strayed a little off the trail cause he saw standing water and wanted to splash his truck to showoff, but low and behold he ended up in 2ft of thick slushy mud with street tires. The biggest danger though was when we had days off that the Marines didnt and hit the trails during the week so you had to keep and eye out for 5ton trucks and M1 Abrams coming at ya or crossing your path

Canadian; Well when I got the BFG A/T's they were a brand new size they had just started making them for the 18x9 aftermarket wheels I just got to go with them. They lasted quite a long time not sure on the total mileage they had at their demise but I put a ton of mileage on them when I was in SOCAL and they did a really hard 2500mile road trip from SD to the IL/WI border to come back home, if I had to guess probably around 25-30,000 miles. Maybe less IDK cause I did alot of offroading on the tank trails with them and all of my daily driving at average SOCAL highway speeds of 70+. So the miles I out on them were very hard.

You just have to rotate them more often then other tires to keep the wear even, I didnt stay on top of them and they wore kinda funky and once the one side was down lower than the other it was just downhill. Also I dont think it helped that they were under a 2500 ya know 8800lbs of truck before towing or loading the bed. But I bet on a 1500 they would be much happier and last longer.
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