BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain Tyres

Hi there
I'm just about to replace my Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tyres which have done 70K.
I was happy with the product, never a flat. however as they wear down they do become very slippery in the wet.
Therefore I'm looking at the BFGoodrich muddies.muddies

They get good reviews in 4WD magazines, but some mention that they wear down quickly.
Would anyone be able to give me some more info on that
As always any info is very much appreciated
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Reply By: muffin man - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:00

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:00
Without doubt they are the best looking muddie on the market by far.
You would think they would be ok as the BFG ATKO version is easily the best and most toughest AT out there.
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:02

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:02
Can't comment on the tyre wear/life
But as you say they get good reviews.
Drove a mates 80 series recently with new BFG muddies to see what the road noise was like, and they were very good not noticeable at all.
As i am up for a new set of tyers soon. 70k on a set of BFG AT'S.


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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Kerry W (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:52

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 10:52
Fast wear has not been my experience with BFG Muddies, (On Nissan Partrols x2) I expect approx 80,000+ ks out of mine and I am happy with that. They generally get a good mix of Rock Gravel sand mud and bitumen
I do pay lots of attention to tyre pressure and rotation.
I have noticed narrower muddies on smaller vehicles do not give the same long life as the wider ones fittted to the larger vehicles. I suspect that the amount of rubber knob in contact with the ground on the smaller tyres may contribute to the faster wear. (Just an observation)

I find that the BFG Muddy's softer compound helps considerably in the wet compared to other muddies I have used. I also adjust tyre pressure down slightly on wet highway running.
Currently I am trialling the new KM2s and so far am impressed with their wear.

Hope this is helpful.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 13:06

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 13:06
TireRack is a useful starting point for user 'surveys' and ratings, albeit that the tyres may be from a different factory (????) to what you can purchase here.

Click on the BF Goodrich link (top left of table) will get you to individual reviews (comments) from USA users.
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Follow Up By: member-PradoMad - Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 13:20

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 at 13:20
Great link, thanks for that
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 05:48

Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 05:48
All muddies get a little slippery in the wet, depending on your driving habits.

On the black top you just got go a bit easier all the time, especially in the wet.
My old mate Bill has had a set on his 1999 Patrol, and never has had an issue with them, as he drives everywhere a little slower than most people.

Have another mate with an Earth Moving Business will not have anything else, and in the wet he just does the same, backs it off 5 - 10km/hr slower, and never has an issue.

BFG's are a brilliant tyre, I run AT's, and they do averything I ask of them, and then some,, 4000km at 12 - 15 psi, and never an issue.

Wear factor I am not too sure on, but I know you can rely on them to do a superb job, so why not the muddies.


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Reply By: member-PradoMad - Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 07:59

Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 07:59
Thank you all.
will get some quotes this week. Will give BFG a go due to positive feedback.
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:18

Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 09:18
Yep I'm on my second set (first was MTs, second MT2's). The first set got 95,000km without any issues at all. 99% road use. Still had tread left but as you say they become marginal in the wet as the tread goes down.

Fairly easy to induce a 4 wheel slide on a wet roundabout even when new if too heavy on the gas so as always drive to the conditions. Straight line braking is better than sideways slides.....

They do not chip like my tyres originally on the car (Cooper ST's) & are excellent in the sand (Fraser) - as you drop pressure they lengthen their footprint more than sideways due to the stiff sidewalls. This gives better floatation.

Its always good to know you've got MT's on when the weather changes for the worse....

Really I can't see the benefit of AT's.....they have similar life, but fill with mud almost as easily as normal road tyres...

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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:42

Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:42
I have 6 of them on my dually and they ride like the magic carpet.
I run them at 74psi front and 68 psi rears and was extremely surprised to have almost no road noise. Mind you my cabin is well insulated and probably a lot quieter than a Toyota V8 or Patrol but I was impressed.
I have the KM2 and they also balance well with my beads. I run ceramic beads for dynamic balancing.
Tires were purchased in the US at and where A$250 including fedex freight + 10% GST which I get back anyway. Local prices were 360 and the dealers were not able to get my size (255/85).
I did some sand driving and they go very good and also done some serious acceleration and braking on gravel roads to see what they can do. On gravel the grip is phenomenal on sand I have to be very careful with my 400 horses because the tire can dig deep very quick, which is the nature of the muddy. I run it for the load rating not so much for the tread and was a bit skeptical at first but it is an awesome tire.
good luck
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Follow Up By: keepingitreal - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 19:15

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 19:15
Whoa, that's some serious tyre pressures!! Why so high?,
Keep it real

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Follow Up By: _gmd_pps - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 20:19

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 20:19
keep it real ?? you don't know what you are talking about do you ?
The max load rating of the KM2 is at 80 psi cold. My truck has an empty weight of 3.6t and a GVM of 5.2 .. this is a real 4x4 not a toy lol
have fun
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Follow Up By: keepingitreal - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 20:37

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 20:37
Get Ur hand off it mate!! Even @ a GVM of 5.2, unless you hauling coal that's very high tyre pressures. Might be a dually, but not a REAL truck!!! Keep dreamin sunshine!!! BTW, I do have a considerable knowledge of tyre pressures and do know what I am talking about. The question is, do you?? 74 psi on the steer of a yank tank, Pft. It weighs 5.2 MAX, not a 10 tonne truck. Tosser
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 05:05

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 05:05

I'm on my 3rd set of BFG muddies and got 75,000KM out of the first two sets with about 50% outback touring and off track driving. The 3rd set is the new pattern and I expect to get about the same. Had a few punctures and a smashed sidewall but bad luck rather than tyre problems. Can't do much about tech screws and sharp rocks.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 07:15

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 07:15
These also perform very well and last as well, may be worth considering, they will be cheaper :-)

Maxxi Mud Tyre

Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 19:04

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 19:04
be aware that there is a considerable wait for supply these days.I have a 6 week wait for 4 236/85/16 in Mildura
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