Tread depth BFG All Terrains

Submitted: Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 10:35
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Does anyone know what the tread depth of a new BFG AT 265/70R16 is? I'm trying to figure out just how much further I can travel before I'll need new ones - staking notwithstanding.
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 10:44

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 10:44
I have the AT specs here.

Tread depth is 16/32 inch so , half inch . . . which equates to about 12.7mm
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Reply By: Roachie - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 11:40

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 11:40
I'm not sure that you will be able to make any worthwhile conclusions about how far you can travel on any given amount of tread depth. Different tyres have different wear rates. Also, in my opinion, if a tyre's original tread depth was say 32/64ths and you'd done 30,000klm with the depth now down to 16/64ths (ie: half way down), you couldn't expect to get a total of 60,000klm out of them.....probably only about 40,000klm all up. You need to keep 2 things in mind.......(1) you can only safely use about 80% of the original tread depth or else you'd be running on slicks & (2) as the tyre wears, it's diameter decreases and it does slightly more revolutions per 100klm of distance travelled, so the wear rate is accelerated the more the tyre wears.
Just my opinion....I'm no bloody expert.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 13:52

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 13:52
Hi Pete
Just for interest, the last 10-15% of the tyres life is when you get the most problems with punctures, if you are going to stay around town that is fine, if heading out on a trip this can be a major problem.
Raywanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:35

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:35
Interesting to compare with the Cooper STs
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 17:38

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 17:38
bfg site says 275/R16 are 18/64...why dont they just say 9/32?
are the ones we get here the same though?Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 09:42

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 09:42
Thanks for the advice everyone - will probably get a new set and keep my existing one's for round town and spares. I have 9 rims so running two sets of the same tyre makes some sense.
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