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Old 08-01-2010, 12:28 PM
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Was out huntin bear this morning for the opener, and halfway through my trip into the woods i hear a hissing sound coming from my left rear tire. I found a rock the size of a quarter stuck in my tire leaking air. my tires are 345/75/16 bfg km2 that are 8 months old with great tread on them. was not to happy about my tire gettin a leak in it from a rock like that. and as my luck would have it i dont have a spare. had to limp the truck from gas station to gas station to put air in my tire to make it home. i thought that these new bfgs were supposed to be better than the old mud terrains. anyone had a problem with these tires??
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:13 PM
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I don't think I've ever heard of a rock puncturing a tire, especially a BFG MT
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:25 PM
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JBM, you haven't worked in the oil field, have you? Most of the lease roads are just jagged rocks. I have been lucky in not getting a flat yet, but my boss for a while there was getting them from rocks about twice a month.

Ive been ina similar situation as the OP. My dad and I were in his truck right after he bought it up scouting for Elk Hunting. We were 17 miles back in up in the Snowy Mountains, and found a place where we thought would be good to camp and build some temporary stables for the horses during the hunting trip.

Well, I hopped out of the truck and heard a hissing. Sure as hell, the passenger rear tire had a rock sticking out of it and was obviously leaking around it. Damnit. So we popped the hood to grab the stuff to change the tire then go to grab the jack. No jack. The previous owner neglected to tell my dad that his son had used it and left it on the side of the road somewhere (we got the story later because he bought the truck from a friend). We should have checked before heading out, but we'll pin the blame on someone else

So needless to say what took us 1.5 hours of driving in, literally took us 20 minutes to get out of. I felt like I was riding in Pastrana's rally car. Fortunately there was someone camping at the base of the mountain and they let us borrow the jack from their PSD. If you aren't familiar with the Snowy Mountains, the 17miles back in wasn't the problem - it was the fact that the closest town was over an hour away once we hit pavement and to top it off it was a Sunday and no tire shops would be open. Thank god we ran into the campers (who were scounting on quads) as they were leaving their camp, so we could borrow their jack. That would have been a LONG Sunday otherwise.


And to answer the OP's question, I haven't heard either way about the new BFG's. I have Toyo M/T's on my Yukon and love them, even though they're due to be replaced. I don't know if I am going to go with as aggressive of a tire on my PSD, but I am going to go with some sort of Multi-Terrain tire... I'll need a new set by spring anyways. (I put 5,000+ miles on my truck per month).

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Old 08-01-2010, 01:49 PM
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my old style bfg muds were excellent tires, i had them on my old half ton dodge. i am dissappointed in these new bfgs. traction and handling are killer but for durability.....not so happy with
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:48 PM
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i like my new BFG MT pretty much massacre mine daily
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:06 PM
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jsut got the word about my tire...since bfg rates them as pro tires, and i had over the minimum tread to be covered under warrenty, i get a new tire by the end of the week. only have to pay for shipping and for discount tire to mount and balance.
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