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Old 10-16-2011, 11:24 AM
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Firestone Transforce AT

So I went in to get an alignment done yesterday after installing a new tracking bar in my 2004 F350 because it still had something out of wack in the front end. Low and behold, my BFG AT KO's had apparently worn down to the point that my driver's side front tire had separated and developed a minor bulge in the tread. Only tire I could find in town was the Firestone Transforce AT. I'm not completely unfamiliar with these tires, my father runs them in a 265/75R16 on his 04 F350, and he's got them in a 235/85R17 on his 05 Dodge 3500. And also, my father in law runs them on his 07 GMC 2500HD Duramax and his 05 Dodge 2500. Now, the last set my father in law replaced had just over 62k miles on them before he felt like they were used up and unsafe. They've both had really good luck with them so I figure they're worth a try. Has anyone else run these tires with much luck? I switched from a 285/65R18 to a 275/70R18. They stand a little taller but they ride 100 times better and they are 200 times quieter on the road. Can't beat the price either! $967.00 mounted, balanced, new valve stems, free tire repair, rotation and balance for life!


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Old 10-16-2011, 01:37 PM
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hated mine, they lasted forever but i was always getting stuck and having to put it in 4wd to get out. great tire for highway and little offroad stuff. they do last a long time. i finally sold my old rims and tires and no matter how many burnouts i did it didnt look like they lost any tread at all. haha
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hated mine, they lasted forever but i was always getting stuck and having to put it in 4wd to get out. great tire for highway and little offroad stuff. they do last a long time. i finally sold my old rims and tires and no matter how many burnouts i did it didnt look like they lost any tread at all. haha
Haha! I'm hoping for some mileage. I get sick of dropping $1000 on a set of tires that only lasts 25k miles. I travel down a few gravel roads, at least 2-3 miles daily, but not enough mud to need a mud tire. I do miss the look of the BFG tho! Best looking tire on the market I think. Just not sure about their durability.




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Old 10-16-2011, 06:36 PM
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Well you picked the right tire I kinda miss them though. I bought these basically cuz they look cool and they aren't bad road noise but tired of cleaning rims all the time now. Haha. The stock ones could get nasty as ever and clean right up. These not s much, too many little spots that yoUr fingers won't fit to clean
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I just bought a set of transforces LT265/75 R16. My cost for 4 was $720 w/tax. My set of steeltexs I got for free from my boss are coming off. They are down to 5/32 and are so hard that I spin way to easily on wet pavement. I've run them for 15,000 miles and they only dropped 3/32.
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I'd like to find some tires that get better tread life. i usually only get about 30k out of mine. I've had Nitto's TerraGrapplers and BFG TA/KO's. I was on set of Nitto DuraGrpplers when I traded the truck in so I didn't get to give them a chance but they seemed to be doing great after 5k miles. No bad wear at all.
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