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I am leaning towards purchasing the 265/75/16 BFG A/T. How much of a ride difference did you notice with them? For example: more road noise, rougher ride, etc...By the way I have an 02 Tacoma Dcab so anyone with the same please chime in. :D
 

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morenar said:
I am leaning towards purchasing the 265/75/16 BFG A/T. How much of a ride difference did you notice with them? For example: more road noise, rougher ride, etc...By the way I have an 02 Tacoma Dcab so anyone with the same please chime in. :D
I have a set of the A/T's for winter and a set of M/T's for summer. The ride is about the same as far as firmness and sidewall flex IF they are aired the same. I ran the M/T's for a period at 18psi and was thinking the car was all over the place as if the swaybar was disconnected. When they are run at 32f/28r they handle the same. The M/T's do "hum" more due to the lugs. The traction on the street with the M/T's is way better from the softer rubber. On snow and ice the A/T's out perform. In mud the A/T's aren't too bad but they just don't shed it as easily. If you are asking about the A/T's over the stock rugged trails the A/T's are a bit louder but nothing you would realize. Tire pressure is key in any tire. Over inflate your tires now and you will have a harsh ride.
 

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morenar said:
I am leaning towards purchasing the 265/75/16 BFG A/T. How much of a ride difference did you notice with them? For example: more road noise, rougher ride, etc...By the way I have an 02 Tacoma Dcab so anyone with the same please chime in. :D
I consider them surprisingly "quiet" considering their relatively agressive tread pattern- My wife does not complain with the AT's . (She definately notices when I throw on the BFG MT's)
I have been quite pleased with their road mannerisms as well- I will be replacing my current set- (Purchased back in 2001 ) with a new set of AT's as my Street tires.
 

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I absolutely love these tires. I've had several sets of them on different toyotas over the years. I've actually been able to get 80k on a set of these in 33's on my 98 tacoma I used to have. And they still weren't bald. I still have one as a spare on my landcruiser. In a close to stock size, you will be very surprised how quiet they are for a relatively aggressive tread pattern. They also ride pretty smooth also. Snow traction is good, and they are quite good for most off road use. And they last a real long time if they are inflated an rotated properly. When the original wimpy tires on my 05 get about half worn or so, i'm going to buy another set of these.
 

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go for em, i have em on my 03 dbl cab and they get me everywhere i need to go. Just came back from baja and had no probs at all. The mud terrains are definately louder and had some balancing issues on my last tacoma, but the at's are great.
 

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morenar said:
I am leaning towards purchasing the 265/75/16 BFG A/T. How much of a ride difference did you notice with them? For example: more road noise, rougher ride, etc...By the way I have an 02 Tacoma Dcab so anyone with the same please chime in. :D
I've had mine since last spring and love them. I ride around with my windows down all the time and don't hear a thing. I think its you best bet if you have a street queen (like me) but do casual offroading. As far as off road traction, I have never been let down by these tires and the only times I have gotten stuck were because I don't have a 4x4.
 

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Does 162.99 per tire including mounting, Lifetime balancing, Lifetime rotation, Lifetime flat repair and new rubber valve stems sound like a good price?
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go for em, i have em on my 03 dbl cab and they get me everywhere i need to go. Just came back from baja and had no probs at all. The mud terrains are definately louder and had some balancing issues on my last tacoma, but the at's are great.
Hey how did you handle the premium fuel issue in baja?
 

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i had some michelin ltx's brfore my bfg at and to be honest i didnt really notice any difference. yeah theres a bit but the road noise is nothing you can hear with the radio on or whindows down. and besides the difference in being taller and wider they dont really handle any worse.
 

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Does 162.99 per tire including mounting, Lifetime balancing, Lifetime rotation, Lifetime flat repair and new rubber valve stems sound like a good price?
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I don't know how good that is. I paid $488 out the door for mine mounted and balanced with new valve stems. That's $122 per tire, but without the warranty - and mine were 32x11.50x15 which isn't an expensive size usually.
 

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Jamier2, Where did you get your tires at?
 

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I got mine at a small farm machinery / parts place waaaaaaay back in the woods in central Kentucky. This guy isn't really a volume dealer (they had to send my tires on a truck, and they were the only set on it), so I am sure other larger dealers could match these prices. If you did want to use the place I did, I'd definitely recommend them, here's their website: http://www.powdermillsfarmequipment.com/ Like I said, it's a small place, but if they can sell tires for that cheap, then surely the big boys could.
 

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morenar said:
Does 162.99 per tire including mounting, Lifetime balancing, Lifetime rotation, Lifetime flat repair and new rubber valve stems sound like a good price?
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I paid $178 out the door from Costco. Just got them put on yesterday.
 

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I paid $178 out the door from Costco. Just got them put on yesterday.
Yeah that is where they quoted me $174.92 OTD. The guy on the phone try to push me away from the All-Terrains said they were rated LT and that it would stiffen up me ride. Did they give you a hard time since the tire was not a manafacturers approved size and model tire?
 

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Does anyone have a pic of the the 265/75/16 All-Terrains on a 2001-2004 Taco without a lift?
 

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They didn't think they would fit for a sec. I told them that they would.. they checked the computer and saw that that was the biggest i could fit without a lift.
 

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They didn't think they would fit for a sec. I told them that they would.. they checked the computer and saw that that was the biggest i could fit without a lift.
Was your price including alignment?
 

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morenar said:
I am leaning towards purchasing the 265/75/16 BFG A/T. How much of a ride difference did you notice with them? For example: more road noise, rougher ride, etc...By the way I have an 02 Tacoma Dcab so anyone with the same please chime in. :D
I just went from BFG 265/75R 16 AT to GoodYear MTR's. The AT's are much smoother, and quiet.
 

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I just picked up some All terrains today. I have put them on the highway and I have already wheeled with them. I took them up a very steep incline that I might have been able to go all the way up, if I had a locker.

The tires ride just like the Bridgestones that came with the truck. The off-road traction is much better than the racing slick Bridgestones I had. Running low air pressure off-road seems to work well with these tires.

I have plenty of clearance. I thought for sure I was going to rub with some of the angles I hit, but no rubbing. Overall I am pleased. A locker and 3"s of suspension lift is all I want. Then I will have a respectable 4x4.
 

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I've had a set of 32s, 33s, and now 35" BFG ATs and taken them through just about everything. They are quiet and handle great onroad. And they'll last a hell of a long time with proper rotations.
 
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