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Old 06-07-2013, 06:23 PM
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I love the smell of new tires.

I finally bit the bullet and got a new set of BFG A/T 285-75-R16 today.

After having gone through two sets of Firestone tires, one M/T and one A/T, I can say with good certainty that I will be sticking with the BFGs from now on, in one form or another.
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I'm loving my 285's. I opted to go with the factory wheels, so I got some 1/2" spacers and some early 03 matrix wheels studs (1/2" longer), for the front wheels. The 285's look pretty good, though not as big as I'd prefer, but still maintain streetability and reliability on the IFS.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:06 PM
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Here ya go. The proof is in the pudding. Or in this case, the proof is at the top of North Twin Cone Peak.

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Old 06-09-2013, 09:13 PM
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I'm loving my 285's. I opted to go with the factory wheels, so I got some 1/2" spacers and some early 03 matrix wheels studs (1/2" longer), for the front wheels. The 285's look pretty good, though not as big as I'd prefer, but still maintain streetability and reliability on the IFS.

I agree, pics are needed!

I thought the same thing when I first got these. I was thinking, man, I should have gotten the 35s. But turns out that even with a 4" lift, I actually ended up rubbing a little going up North Twin Cone Peak this afternoon. Not bad mind you, only while flexing quite a bit. Overall, I'm very pleased with these tires. I've always been a fan of the BFGs, they're a quality tire.
My MPG will suffer with these 285s, but I'm not really worried about that. MPG is the last thing on my priority list with this truck. I knew it wasn't going to be great, from the start. I am loving the extra ground clearance with them though. I only hit a skid plate twice today.
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Looks like you are running aftermarket wheels too. That'll do it. I was running Steve's classic MT's, but I just liked the factory look better. Nice work though! I still gotta work my fenders to avoid rubbing, as I only have 2".
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I agree, the AT's are a good tire. Here are a set of 33's on Holy Cross. Ran them for a long time on my old truck.



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Nice.
That looks more like, "holy crap!"
Please tell me that was the "difficult" path, and there's an easier one....
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Sorta. It changes week to week. Usually the left side is a bit nicer, but not always. It depends on where the rocks have moved and where holes have been dug out by tires.
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