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davework
02-04-2012, 11:01 AM
I've found (5) BFG MT KM1s with 7-9/32nd of tread on 4 & 13/32nd on the spare for $250.

By the time I get them here and mounted, I think I'll be into them for $450-500.

They are date stamped 2005, and have been on a DD supposedly.

My only concern is they have some cracking where the lugs meet the surface of the tire. I don't know how prevelant it is on the tires, but I wanted to see if others running these have any opinion on this and whether I would be throwing my money away.

The tires are going on my 40, which isn't driven a whole lot.

A new set of 5 will run me $1100-$1200 I figure.

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Myredyota
02-04-2012, 12:45 PM
I don't know if my opinion counts or not, but I wouldn't spend that much on a 7 year old set of tires. Think of the damage (to your 40/passengers) that could happen if one separates. They say "6 years from manufacture date." I am guilty of having 10 year old tires on my Packard but they will get swapped out before spring. The body damage from one tire coming apart will cost me more than a set of new wide white walls. I must be getting old to be thinking like that..........

baja1d
02-04-2012, 03:20 PM
Agree with Carey. Don't spend good money after bad. $500 + travel time to tire shop + time waiting for mount & balance = 2-3 brand new tires depending upon your hourly rate. $250 straight up would probably be worthwhile but not after shipping cost. My .02

davework
02-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Yeah, I am starting to think the same thing. Even though a $1100 set of tires on a weekender 40 is a lot.

farnhamstj
02-04-2012, 05:16 PM
I'd pass on those IMO.

cool breeze
02-04-2012, 07:20 PM
what size you looking for? Treadwright may have some in your size for a good price.

About those bf's they run forever even cracking. Have seen many trucks with them, mine included. Seems the tire gets hard when older and cracks some.

Man Jerk
02-04-2012, 09:54 PM
The rubber on those is gonna be HARD. Tires won't hook up off road and you would be better served with something else.

davework
02-04-2012, 10:40 PM
33x10.5x15 to run on stock steelies. I wish treadwright had 'em.

I am being real indecisive about this. Might and just wait to see what else pops up.

farnhamstj
02-04-2012, 11:42 PM
No personal experiences, but some are weary of retreaded tires. What are you're intentions with this truck? Keep an eye on the for sale section. 33's come up fairly often.

L43dean
02-07-2012, 10:13 PM
No.

davework
02-08-2012, 11:59 AM
Yep, decided to pass...if anyone has a decent set of 33x10.5x15, let me know!

Phrog
02-08-2012, 02:12 PM
If you decide to buy new, give Barnsley in Boulder a call and get a quote.
I've found that they are usually (tho not always) less expensive
than Discount Tire. And they are great guys to deal with.

-Phrog