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Ken Cooke 06-12-2013 03:35 PM

Baja BFGoodrich AT/KO tire review
 
I would consider myself to be a 'Conservative' driver - careful on-road driving, casual trips to the mall, and some 'light off-roading'. When I bought my Rubicon 10 yrs ago, I wanted to see what she could do off the lot, so I took her mudding with some experienced off-roaders. I was running 31" GY MTRs.

Gold Crown Road - Twentynine Palms area (Sept. 2003)
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In February (2013), I came across a killer deal on some 35" BFG AT/KOs and after running TrXus MTs for 8 yrs., I thought I would give the BFG AT/KO another shot.

Rebuilding for Baja - in Tijuana, Mexico
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By March, I was ready for some 4 wheeling action, so I took the Jeep to the 2013 Tierra Del Sol to see how these mild All-Terrains could keep up with the guys running KM2s and IROCs. I noticed some limitations, but also realized that the increase from 33" to 35" helped quite a bit with the traction.
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Later that month, I decided the Jeep should be tested along the 2 day BAJA POLE LINE ROAD - driving roughly 125 mi. to/from the trail - south of the massive Laguna Salada where the Baja 250 and 500 races take place every year. BAJA IS A BLAST!

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The drive down was WAY QUIETER than it would have been with my INTERCO TrXus MTs. Preserving one's hearing can be a good thing.:nono:

At the Bank in Mexicali withdrawing Pesos
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I had to lift the Jeep a bit higher to accommodate these new (to me) treads
4" suspension + 1" coil spacers + 1" body lift by Daystar
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The day of the run, I noticed all of the vehicles are running BFG tires. No tire failures was a good thing.:2thumbsup:
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Crossing the seismically active Sierra Mayor range south of Mexicali
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Here is where the tires revealed how good they would perform in the mud
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Surprising fact - These tires pulled through the muck. Sure, they packed in the mud, but they worked surprisingly well.
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Russ' Jeep with 33" KM2s pulled through just fine.
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Our group made it without winch pulls
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The rest of our trip worked real well - rocks, dirt, camping, I did it all with these tires, and no failures to report. :thumbsup:
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Charley3 06-13-2013 04:42 PM

Good post. I enjoyed it.

jimk403 06-14-2013 09:46 PM

Nice. I ran the BFG ATs when we had a house south of San Felipe, never had a problem with them.

VietVet67 06-24-2013 08:49 PM

I've taken the same BFG's to Malerrimo the last three times we went no problem good pic's ---stay safe!!


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