Originally Posted by cnskate
Are BFG AT's a really good snow/ice tire? I'm wondering if I should keep my studded tire set or sell them and just run the BFGs.
If you have good studded, siped tires, do NOT change them for the BFG ATs!! ATs are pure crap compared to real winter tires on normal icy/snowy road condiotions. On deep snow ATs work much better though.
I've had nothing but bad experience on driving with BFG ATs on ice/snow- covered roads. Hard rubvber compound, not enough sipes, etc.. -> total lack of grip. I know a lot of guys here praise the BFG ATs for being great for snow and decent on ice, but I simply cannot agree on that. Then agin, here in Finland we must use winter tires (either studded or studdless) during winter months, so it is kinda obvious when you are used to having best possible grip on snowy/icy roads, anything less than that is just crap.
At least for me, running BFG ATs as road tires during winter would be about as stupid idea as if I'd be wheeling muddy trails on street tires.. I've got Nokian Hakkapeliitta LTs (studded), size 235/85 R16 for winter. I ran Cooper Discoverer M+S tires last winter, pretty good also. Depending on weather, when I go wheeling in winter I either use my street tires, or swap my Maxxis Creepy Crawlers under the XJ..
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