Treadwear on BFG A/T's

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
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Hi all, I currently have BFG Radial All-Terrain T/As (not the KO's) with 48,000kms on them. They are a LT245/70R16 and have around 5 mm tread depth left. I've been told by a few people that they should last me upto 80,000km. However I think the absolute max I can now expect out of this set is 55,000km. Is this normal sort of wear, or is it premature? They have done about 90% road / 10% offroad.
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Reply By: definate110 - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Savvas.

If you said they have 5mm of tread left on these tyres, then that is nearly half of the total tread when new (12mm) So if you have done 48,000k's and used 7mm then the remaining 4mm (illeagal to go under 1mm) should be good for a fair bit more yet.

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Reply By: chris - Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00
Hi all

I fitted BFG radials to my GU Patrol after trying other brands.
This set achieved 135,000 klms covering all types of terrain. (60% road 10% offroad.
The secret is to ensure tyre pressure is kept at 40 psi in my case.
I would not fit any other tyre to the nissan.

The dealer tyres only lasted 25,000 klms before they disinegrated. no assistance from Nissan to replace. So whats new did not want to know me after purchase complete.
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Reply By: Derek - Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Savvas. I've just purchased my second set of BFG all-terrains because the first set were so good. I run 285/75x16 on an 80 series at 35psi and achieved 76,000klms and when I go off-road I don't muck around. OE tyres have less tread depth and are of a different compound than their after-market cousins. They are put on to keep the car's purchase price down and merely sell it. I'd definitely stick with the BFGs and consider going up a size and certainly running a higher pressure. Derek.
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Reply By: Savvas - Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks to all who responded. I have done the math now and could probably get upto the 68,000 mark leaving about 2mm of tread. I have experimented with the pressures and am currently settled on 35psi front and rear. Let's see how I go. Thanks again.
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