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post #1 of 9 Old 09-04-2005, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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comparo: Procomp AT vs BFG AT

Went wheeling today with my new BFG ATs. Understand I live in Florida so the context is sand, folks. I found the BFGs to be more aggressive then the Pro comps and dig more in the sand. However, in wet conditions(remember still not mud or gumbo(clay type) mud, the BFGs performed much better. I went onto a flooded trail where basically the everglade type environment had taken over the swampside trail and, while it had a firm bottom, was navigated successfully.

I want to say that when it rains in Florida, it dumps rain and the roads become flooded. The procomps were very scary in these conditions. the bfgs were far superior (thankfully) as I was able to test that out on my way home going 70MPH

Here are my ratings (obviously there is no point in gauging the mud perfomance as we know its not best) My scale is one to ten. This is on a 2K TJ and size is 32" Procomp 33" BFG. Tire pressure both at 29PSI (yes I know you can get better sand performance with lower pressure but these are not sugar sand conditions so there is really no need)

Sand : Procomp 8.5 BFG 7

Wet Roads: Procomp 4 BFG 8

Dry Roads: Procomp 7 BFG 8.5

Flooded Roads(pooled water and the assoc pulling): Procomp 2 BFG 7

Wear Procomp: 3 (50% worn at 15K) BFG 9 (from ratings seen and prior exp)

Ride on road: Procomp 8.5 BFG 7

The BFGs are clearly the superior tire.

For normal trails such as rocks, roots, dry, semi dry, non sticky mud, the BFGs are an acceptable tire that does not offer all the sacrifices you exprience on road with a mud tire. I was actually looking for something other than the BFG and was leaning toward the Nitto Terra Grappler, however it seemed they would be too on road biased and didnt have the three ply sidewall.

In the end, I think what they say about the BFG being one of the best all around tires is true. I hit a stump about 8 inches tall about 30mph and it just bounced off as if it was nothing. I have blown out a sidewall this way on a no name mud terrain tire.

The quality of the tire is very evident much like putting on street tires that are good, and then switching to a set of Michelins which are superior.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-24-2007, 12:39 PM
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Thanks alot. I also live in south Florida and I am beginning a restoration of my old college jeep. It's been sitting in Louisianna for the past 8 years after my little brother tore it up but I finally got it down here this weekend and I am ready to start working on it.

After reading all the tire reviews here I think I can cross tires off of my list of research. These look like what I need.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-06-2007, 06:39 AM
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BFG is a great tire, they wear like steel. I got 60k out of a set on my dodge ram and still had some decent tread left

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post #4 of 9 Old 09-12-2007, 04:47 PM
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Thanks, I have been 2nd guessing my decision to get BFG AT's (which I love)

I looked in the quadratec magazine & didn't see them listed, so I assumed they must be inferior & was about to buy some super swampers.

I don't go mudding very often, but do go offraoding as much as I can
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-13-2007, 09:36 AM
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I just went form BFG AT's to Pro Comp Xtreme AT's.
The BFG were fine...but I just wanted something different this time.

Did you have the Xteme At's or regular Pro Comps?

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-08-2008, 09:31 PM
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I have been looking around for deals on tires, and came across a buy 3 get 1 free on Pro Comp tires at

This thread has been very helpful, but I still can't decide LOL!

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-09-2008, 08:46 AM
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JUST FYI: Pro Comps are almost always on "sale" at buy 3 get 1 free. Marketing gimmic. Overprice your tires by 40% then give a 33% discount so they sound cheaper.
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-10-2008, 10:28 AM
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Good to know, thanks.

I've pretty much decided on the BFG AT K/Os.

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I like the All-terrains. good wear and tread life. no mud here, so I don't need them.

but I will say that what mud I do find cakes into the tread. and doesn't clean out very well.

but that's the only negative thing I can say about the All-Terrains. great tire all around. you never hear it humming on the road.
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