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BFG AT's or ProComp Xtreme AT's?

Ok, Re-looked at tires. Going with 36" or 37's is not just practical or needed. I really like my 4" lift and my stock tires don't look that bad. I'd like to move up in tires, not kill my wallet and not KILL my MPG in the process. The truck will only see pavement and sand. can't see it going into mud. Camping trails etc. I have narrowed it down to:

BFG AT 285/65R20 (E). Roughly $340 ea. (34.7"x11.5")

ProComp Xtreme AT 35x12.50R20 (E). Roughly $277 ea.

Both seem like a good choice, the only difference I see is the Procmp is about 1" wider, or at least supposed to be. that might help in sand I think. What do you guys think? Keeping my stock 20" wheels. The main complaint I have with my stock tires is they are SKINY! Look like pizza cutters for that truck (NOT good for sand!).

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Just got the extreme a/t's and I love em. Took off 35'' bfg a/t's and switched with 37x12.5 r17. tons of rubber, 5-ply! Plus pro comp is running a special all month, buy 3 get 1 free.

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I have the 285/65-20 BFGs...love them...but I think they measure about 32" - 33"..not quite 34". Work great in the sand aired down to about 25#s of air...Have pics posted here:
Tire size for 20X9 inch rim?? At stock height or w/leveling kit?

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Main reason I'm thinking about the ProComps is b/c of the extra width and price. and I don't want tires shorter than my OEM tires!

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You shouldn't have any problems in the sand with 285s. They are about 1/2" wider than the stock 275. I ran quite a bit in the sugar sand at Hatteras this summer with no problems at all. Tire pressure is the key. I was surprised that I was able to negotiate the sand with 70 psi in the tires. I was just experimenting at 70, 26-28 works real well even with a 275.

I love BFG tires and have used them with great success over the years from the AT to the MT. I just can't justify the price. There is no way that they will outlast the Goodyear ATS almost 2:1. I can get the GY for about $170/ea on the rim and out the door. At this point it looks like I will get close to 40k out of the original GY tires and they have been good tires with great traction and low road noise. Maybe if I hit the lottery in the next 6 months I can get some BFG replacements!
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Can't argue about the price, BFGs are pricey...got mine at wholesale through the in-laws shop...Size wise, these were one step up from my stock...275/65-20 up to 285/65-20s

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Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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I have the 285/65-20 BFGs...love them...but I think they measure about 32" - 33"..not quite 34". Work great in the sand aired down to about 25#s of air...Have pics posted here:
Tire size for 20X9 inch rim?? At stock height or w/leveling kit?
Eric the specs on them show 34.7" diameter. In the real world with a load on the tire it's always less. They should spec truck tires like tractor tires. They are rated by using a loaded radius.
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Eric the specs on them show 34.7" diameter. In the real world with a load on the tire it's always less. They should spec truck tires like tractor tires. They are rated by using a loaded radius.
Really? Dammn, I swore they weren't..thats cool that my tires are bigger then I expected!

Anyways, they don't rub, looked great, awesome in the sand, decent off-road, not bad snow tires

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Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

Truck- 12.51sec @ 108mph @ ~7700lbs (1/4 mi)
Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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Hence why I'm leaning toward the Procomps... PRICE... extra width.

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i went from BFG A/T to the procomp and love them.... they are a great all around tire and rock in the sand.....


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