Excellent traction, when new
Nov 6, 2004
Review by steve98
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Cons:slick when half worn out
The Bottom Line: They last forever if you are brave enough to try it.
Bought a set for my 1994 4Runner at 30000 miles. These tires had 19/32 of tread when new. These tires provided excellent traction on and off the road until they had about 40000 miles on them. I began to notice wet traction was getting worse than I expected. A friend of mine had purchased a set at the same time as myself and I noticed he no longer had them. I asked him what had become of his tires and his reply was they were getting slick in the rain. I thought this strange because of the amount of tread still remaining of the tires I had and just assumed it was his vehicle (1998 Pathfinder) or his driving habits.
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Well as the mileage progressed they got worse traction until at 84000 (54000 on tires)I spun out going down a hill in the rain. Thankfully I did not hit anything and continued to work. Now at 86000 (56000 on tires)I was going up a hill at about 20 mph in the rain when again I spun out of control (going slow because of distrust in tires). This time I was not so lucky as I hit a concrete retaining wall. Now these tires were only about half worn out (10/32 remaining) and should still be gripping well, but they were dangerous and cost me $1200.00 in vehicle damage. Well now I have BFG All Terrain KO as of 86003 miles.
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