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Old 11-10-2019, 09:13 AM   #1
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I've always been a BF Goodrich fan but my last set has me wondering. 315/75/17 on a powerstroke F250. Running KO2 all terrains. I'm about to have to replace them and only have 32,000 miles. What are you guys running in a load range E that I can get better mileage out of? Yes I keep them rotated-they are all wearing evenly. TIA
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:15 AM   #2
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Interesting, I just left the terra grappler and went to BFG all terrain, this is my first set of BFG’s and I am @ 40k with good tread left! The terra grapplers were good tires, just wanted to try something new! This is a half ton ford.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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A lot of farmers, hunters everyday drivers run these up here in Iowa. I am on the gravel and in snow and mud more than most people. These tires have been great !!!


Falken Wildpeak A/T3W Tire https://g.co/kgs/wSAJrw

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:31 AM   #4
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I went w aatro xt and love em
700 for all 4 tires cant beat it..smooth ride and the 35s

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:40 AM   #5
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I just got the same set and thought about selling them. They are getting 5 MPG less... I was get 19 to 20 in my Ram and now I'm getting 14 to 15. I don't think I drive offroad on the lease enough to justify the two the three hundred extra they cost + the cost of gas.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:45 AM   #6
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Iím on my second set of Cooper ST Maxx on a 2017 F250. I like them a lot. In my younger years I ran BFG because they looked cool...but they never lasted long and I would tear them up in rocks. Never even got 40k out of a set of BFGís. I switched from those and started running Toyoís for years but got tired of the high price. Switched to Copper years ago and have been very happy. Iíve seen tons of oilfield truck running these same tires so I figured they would be good enough for me. And they have been great.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:46 AM   #7
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I just replaced a set of BFG AT2 KO that I got 68,000 miles out of.

I really canít remember any tire that Iíve gotten less than 50k out of.

Iím running a set of Toyo AT2 right now and donít like them at all.


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Old 11-10-2019, 09:49 AM   #8
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I just got the same set and thought about selling them. They are getting 5 MPG less... I was get 19 to 20 in my Ram and now I'm getting 14 to 15. I don't think I drive offroad on the lease enough to justify the two the three hundred extra they cost + the cost of gas.
I'm betting it's not so much the tire tread/manufacturer that's decreased your mpg's. I'm guessing you went up in size? Increasing tire size/height increases your drag which makes your engine work harder to get to speed and stay there.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:50 AM   #9
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A lot of farmers, hunters everyday drivers run these up here in Iowa. I am on the gravel and in snow and mud more than most people. These tires have been great !!!


Falken Wildpeak A/T3W Tire https://g.co/kgs/wSAJrw

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This x10. These tires are awesome! 2 sets of ATs and they were great.
Just put the Wildpeak M/T on about 5 weeks ago.
7k in and so far I really like it.
Quietest MT I've ever run.
For the price you can't beat em imo.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:30 AM   #10
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Running bfg a/t 275/65/20 @ 50psi got 46000 off 3 of them one got a side wall puncture
And is brand new so I will return with 3 new ones
Hear good things about general atx and grabber x3 m/t
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:32 AM   #11
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Toyo RT, averaged out about 63k last two sets
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:49 AM   #12
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:59 AM   #13
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I'm betting it's not so much the tire tread/manufacturer that's decreased your mpg's. I'm guessing you went up in size? Increasing tire size/height increases your drag which makes your engine work harder to get to speed and stay there.
I figured it might go down, and yes, they are bigger than stock, but I wasn't thrilled when the decrease was 25%. More reason to drive my old green Chevy and put the miles on that truck.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:10 AM   #14
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Interesting, I just left the terra grappler and went to BFG all terrain, this is my first set of BFGís and I am @ 40k with good tread left! The terra grapplers were good tires, just wanted to try something new! This is a half ton ford.


I've had several sets over the years and loved them but only on half ton vehicles or Jeeps. Maybe they just don't like the big diesel truck.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:11 AM   #15
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I figured it might go down, and yes, they are bigger than stock, but I wasn't thrilled when the decrease was 25%. More reason to drive my old green Chevy and put the miles on that truck.
You went 315/75/17 on a truck and didnít expect to lose significant mileage? Thatís roughly a 35.5Ē tire. If youíre driving a diesel youíll lose some, but not as bad. That tire on a gasser is going to significantly decrease your mileage regardless of tread pattern.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:24 AM   #16
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If you didnít correct your speedometer with the larger tires youíre getting better mileage than you think.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:44 AM   #17
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If you didnít correct your speedometer with the larger tires youíre getting better mileage than you think.
Amen to that, when I bought my truck stock tires for my truck was 245/55/20 from the dealership it came with 275/65/20
And was told it had been re flashed / calibrated
It gets terrible mpg, I got a app last we and both my mph and odometer are off mph is off by 4mph
My gps hand calculated mpg went up by 18%
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:53 AM   #18
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I run the falken wild peaks on my 1 ton. I've had them for 2 years .. the wear evenly and ride great..
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:55 AM   #19
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If you didnít correct your speedometer with the larger tires youíre getting better mileage than you think.
This is very correct.... plus, you put less miles on your truck over the period you have them.
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:25 PM   #20
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I always go for tires that are round. Lol,
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:42 PM   #21
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No help here. I have the same BFG A/T on my Duramax now and have about 45k on them and they aren’t even close to being worn out. And I’m not the kind of guy that pushes tires to their limit. Maybe rotate more often?
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:21 PM   #22
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I don’t buy aggressive tires
But I love my Michelin for for rain and ranch roads
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:59 PM   #23
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No help here. I have the same BFG A/T on my Duramax now and have about 45k on them and they arenít even close to being worn out. And Iím not the kind of guy that pushes tires to their limit. Maybe rotate more often?


That's the thing. They are all wearing evenly and I rotate AT LEAST every other oil change
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:27 PM   #24
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Iím on my second set of Cooper ST Maxx on a 2017 F250. I like them a lot. In my younger years I ran BFG because they looked cool...but they never lasted long and I would tear them up in rocks. Never even got 40k out of a set of BFGís. I switched from those and started running Toyoís for years but got tired of the high price. Switched to Copper years ago and have been very happy. Iíve seen tons of oilfield truck running these same tires so I figured they would be good enough for me. And they have been great.
This^^
I just put a set of ST Maxx on my F350 about 2 months ago. The reason I did is because my tire dealer told me most all of the guys in the oilfield up here that are hauling heavy goosenecks with their trucks and are off road a lot run the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx.
That was all I needed to hear. I really like the tire both on and off road.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:30 PM   #25
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I ran Michelins on my F250s and got more than 70,000 miles every time. They are the longest lasting smoothest running tires I've ever used. When my new F150 tires crap out at 25K miles, I'm going with Michelins.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:56 PM   #26
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I have not found anything that gets 40k miles on my 1 ton. Ive ran most everything. I just put another set of BFG AT's on it. Just replace them and go. Just bought a half ton for a daily driver, not sure what I'll put on it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #27
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On my 1 ton I’ve ran

bfg’s- nice ride on hwy, no grip
Cooper st max- great tire for gravel and thorns
Toyo rt’s- better ride than coopers, excellent traction and tough

Never more than 40,000-50,000 with any tire but I don’t rotate
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:33 AM   #28
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I've always been a BF Goodrich fan but my last set has me wondering. 315/75/17 on a powerstroke F250. Running KO2 all terrains. I'm about to have to replace them and only have 32,000 miles. What are you guys running in a load range E that I can get better mileage out of? Yes I keep them rotated-they are all wearing evenly. TIA
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If you are wanting a good all around tire that is very good on mileage look into Toyo AT2. They will go 60k if you rotate and care for them.

I'm currently running F rated Nitto ridge grapplers. They are very quite, I went with them for looks. I think you will probably get about 45k out of them though.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:10 AM   #29
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I used to run BFG they would always separate on me. I switched to Hankook man I really liked them but they are getting hard to find except online. I put a set of Nitto tires on my current truck bad mistake they aren't worth a crap in mud. I will be going to the Falken next.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:15 AM   #30
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Had 2 sets of Nittos in the past and both wore out quick. I try to stay away from them now.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:21 AM   #31
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Iím on my second set of Cooper ST Maxx on a 2017 F250. I like them a lot. In my younger years I ran BFG because they looked cool...but they never lasted long and I would tear them up in rocks. Never even got 40k out of a set of BFGís. I switched from those and started running Toyoís for years but got tired of the high price. Switched to Copper years ago and have been very happy. Iíve seen tons of oilfield truck running these same tires so I figured they would be good enough for me. And they have been great.
I've had good results with Cooper as well.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:35 AM   #32
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This^^
I just put a set of ST Maxx on my F350 about 2 months ago. The reason I did is because my tire dealer told me most all of the guys in the oilfield up here that are hauling heavy goosenecks with their trucks and are off road a lot run the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx.
That was all I needed to hear. I really like the tire both on and off road.
I can vouch for that. Iíve ran a couple sets of them on my Duramax and a Cummins. Iíve also spent a bit of time bouncing around locations in the Powder River Basin. Iíve seen quite a few ST Maxxs running sprung the patch out there.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:36 AM   #33
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I think we need a tire forum where the same things can be discussed over and over again....lol
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #34
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I'm betting it's not so much the tire tread/manufacturer that's decreased your mpg's. I'm guessing you went up in size? Increasing tire size/height increases your drag which makes your engine work harder to get to speed and stay there.
You might be surprised, BFGs have a very high rolling resistance. I lost 3 mpg when I switched to the last set of BFGs on my Excursion and lost 2-3 MPGs when I switched to them on my Dodge. Same size tires. Those were the last two sets of BFGs that I will buy.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:02 AM   #35
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After several BFGs blew up on me, I switched to Cooper. They have been good tires. and they are not all that expensive.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:24 AM   #36
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I've had several sets of BFG's on previous trucks, but when these factory tires hit end of life early next year I'm probably getting something different given how many good AT tires there are on the market now. I'm leaning towards Nitto Ridge Grapplers based on everything I'm hearing from folks running them, but I might look into the Falken Wildpeaks too given the price and reviews. As far as mileage, I think Toyo Open Country A/T are supposed to be good, but I'm looking for something a bit more aggressive.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:37 AM   #37
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You might be surprised, BFGs have a very high rolling resistance. I lost 3 mpg when I switched to the last set of BFGs on my Excursion and lost 2-3 MPGs when I switched to them on my Dodge. Same size tires. Those were the last two sets of BFGs that I will buy.
I didn’t lose anything on our 16’ 4Runner, but I lose 1 mpg on my 18’ Sierra. I was averaging 19.4 for the first 26k miles, and have been at 18.3 mph for the last 78k miles. This is actual mileage based on my fuel tracking app. Not truck computer calculated.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:01 AM   #38
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Michelin guy myself, they pay for the higher price by lasting longer than any of the others I've used, wish you guys hadn't brought this up, my new truck came with generals, already dreading buying new tires.
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