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Old 08-21-2011, 12:55 AM
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:27 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

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doesnt change the fact that their tires used to blow up....
Which was because the tire pressure was incorrect for the weight of the Explorer - Ford wanted a comfortable ride and wanted the tires to soften the suspension. Heavy Ford + under inflated tires = catastrophic failure.

I'd use Bridgestone/Firestone tires over anything else on the market.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:02 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

I've had the firestone Destinatiom AT's for about 20,000 miles now and think they're awesome. They're unstoppable in the snow, quiet on the highway, and perform well in the rain.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

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I've had the firestone Destinatiom AT's for about 20,000 miles now and think they're awesome. They're unstoppable in the snow, quiet on the highway, and perform well in the rain.
Exactly what he said. I used to have the Goodyear Fortera tripletread and I got stuck pretty much any where I went. As soon as I put these on in the winter I have never had a problem. They are also very quiet like what was posted above.
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

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What does 2 sizes bigger than stock mean?

+2 application as in 17"-19" rims or 2" bigger tires??? I'd ask them to define that more clearly and in writing.

I have these on my Jeep during the winter. They even work when lowered with the RoadMagnet ver. 2 springs!

Back in the day when she was stock.

LT 265/65/17's BFG AT/KO's

At full steering lock they will have a very very slight rub on the inner plastic liner and you WILL have to cut the bolt!

How hard is it to cut the bolt? I live in the city so its hard for me to really work on my WK


I actually had two sets of the Firestones (wilderness?) tires on my explorers back in the late 90s. Both sets were produced in the decatur IL plant and were subject to recall. I actually loved the tires, but given the recall I let Firestone buy me a brand new set of Pirelli Scorpion ATs for free (which I proceeded to wear out in 25k miles - I still loved them)


Looks like I'm going to go with the Firestones or the BFGs once I understand what it takes to cut the bolt (or If I get a better deal on one vs. the other).
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:50 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

225/70/17 Load range D and 245/70/17 and 265/65/17 are the only BFG ATs that will fit stock and they are only available in a 10 ply load range E tire.

The 225/70/17 is the same diameter as the stock 245/65/17 but its a bit narrower. Its about the same width as the other stock size 235/65/17 but a tiny bit taller. its a load range D 6 ply tire.

The 245/70/17 is a 30" tire a tiny bit taller then stock but a bit narrower then stock by a tiny bit. Load range E 10 ply.

The 265/65/17 is a bit taller and a bit wider then stock and load range E 10 ply. This is what i am hoping to put on my WK.

You do not need to "cut the bolt" for the 225/70/17.

Some 265/65/17s do not require you to cut the bolt, same for the 245/70/17. Some do. You need to test fit them first and then cut if needed. I had 265/65/11s on my WK but they were about 75% new so i did not need to cut the bolt but if i get brand new ones i will have to cut it.

Cutting the bolt is very easy to do. It is usually done with a metal cutting blade "cut off wheel" on a dremel or angle grinder or any other metal cutting tool that you can get your hands on. Jack the jeep up, remove the front wheel and cut off the end of the upper ball joint bolt that stick out of the steering knuckle. re install wheel.

You need to cut off the non threaded part up to the bottom of the nut.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:00 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

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How hard is it to cut the bolt? I live in the city so its hard for me to really work on my WK


I actually had two sets of the Firestones (wilderness?) tires on my explorers back in the late 90s. Both sets were produced in the decatur IL plant and were subject to recall. I actually loved the tires, but given the recall I let Firestone buy me a brand new set of Pirelli Scorpion ATs for free (which I proceeded to wear out in 25k miles - I still loved them)


Looks like I'm going to go with the Firestones or the BFGs once I understand what it takes to cut the bolt (or If I get a better deal on one vs. the other).

You may not even have to cut the bolt. I had 265/70/17 on stock rims and the bolt was ok. If you do have to cut it though it's very easy. A grinder with a metal cut-off wheel (or even a dremel with metal cutting wheel).
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:01 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

Budasac is right you may not need to cut it. It all depends on the tire you buy. every tire is a little different in width height and tread depth.

Please test fit 1 wheel and tire on the front first.

I agree with you, the Pirelli Scorpion ATs where great tires but mine wore out in 20k as well. They dont make them any more. They have been replaced by the Scorpion ATR that i hear wears out just as fast.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:56 AM
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Re: Stock Replacement Tires - BFG All Terrains?

I had to cut the bolt with my 265/65/17 BFG AT/KO's

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BFG A/T all the way ^.^
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will bfg AT KO's that are 245\75\17 fit stock with just the bolt cut????

just wondering cuz they just came to the house today.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:14 PM
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