BFG rugged terrain tires.. tread is coming off on all 4 tires.... -
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post #1 of 7 Old 04-08-2014, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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BFG rugged terrain tires.. tread is coming off on all 4 tires....

I have newer rugged terrain T/A on my 5.9, I have had em for only 1 year and 1 month.. they have 18k miles on em.. when I was doing my brakes today I noticed all 4 of my tires inside and outside have a solid crack line on the top of the tire on the sidewall by the tread going the entire circumference of the tire... The tread is starting to peel off the tires..... I went to a mechanic to have it looked at and he said yes the tread is peeling off and it can be very dangerous for my vehicle and myself if it comes off..

He told me his shop can call BFG and get replacements under warrenty but BFG might only cover like 70% of the cost.... I think that is BS... Has anyone ever had had BFG tires do this ?? Should they replace all 4 tires at no cost... I mean if all 4 are separating then something is wrong with the brand of tire...

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-09-2014, 04:12 PM
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Can you take them back to the tire store you got them at? You should be able to get replacements at a pro-rated cost but you'll come outta pocket some.

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Yea I took them in an the place measured my tread depth.. I showed the 4 recipts I had from the alingments I did and the original when I got them a year ago.. they will call me back tomorrow they said.. Michelin wanted to know which tires I wanted as a replacement I said A/T's if they are the same price but ill stick with the T/A's if I have too.. but if im paying 30-40% out of pocket then they can go to hell
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Why? Did you not use 30-40% of the tread life? Why would they give you 100% refund for tires that are only 70% tread? Shouldn't have purchased tires from a French company to start with. Over-priced over-rated trash tires. Get you some Coopers or Generals.

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Delamination of the tread outside of the cord layer is a fairly common problem caused by contamination in the factory, usually smoke from overheated equipment or a plant shutdown. It makes for a very dangerous situation.

BFG will be very interested in the build date and lot or serial numbers of the tires and you should hold out for a 100% replacement. Threaten to go to the NHTSA if you don't get 100%.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-22-2014, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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They only offerd me a 20% discount on new tires... yet I have 70% of my tread life left.. according to the shop and them... lawl.. w/e ill just keep my tires if they blow up and dmg my vehicle they are paying for it.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-27-2014, 02:45 AM
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I'd go with wilson's advice, this seems sketchy.
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