i have BFG A/T KO 265/70R16 on my Navara - haven't gotten stuck with them yet.
Performed admirably on the following trails:
- Las Cuevas (3x, never got stuck - once u have the right path chosen)
- Blanchisseuse; absolutely destroyed that trail
- Morne Diablo - heavy mud, was sliding around a bit cuz the mud there hard to throw off unless u spin the tyres real fast
- Lopinot Trail - great tyres for climbing small/moderate size ruts & rocks/logs
- Cumuto/Mt Harris: dug well into the ruts, however due to ground clearance issues I kept dragging my belly all over the damn trail, ripped off my stone shield and basically graded the trails for the guys behind me
- Caroni bird sanctuary swamp & riverside: while scouting and planning the map for the Side B rally, back in July when the tyres were brand new, the BFG's handled the caroni mud very well, only stopped to switch into 4wd cuz the back of the navara was light and didn't have enouhg weight for traction.Highway performance
: Very good - Excellent. Wet roads aren't a problem at all, esp when there's water on the road in puddles, etc. Due to the aggressive tread pattern, I can splash through a decent sized puddle at up to 60-70km/hr and not even feel any tugging on the steering wheel (i even tried going through a smaller puddle at 45km/h, no hands on wheel - truck went through straight and true, no pull, didn't even slow down). Grip on wet pavement is better than most highway tyres, again cuz of the aggressive treading as well as the massive amount of Siping on the lugs; this helps clear out water from the lugs and prevents hydroplaning. The siping is the key for good wet performance; every lug has two sipes cut into them and these sipes go ALL the way down to the bead, unlike other tyres like the Kumho KL78 A/T and even the Toyo Open Country A/T. It's difficult to find another all-terrain tyre with the same amount of meticulous siping as the BFG A/T.Dry pavement
: very good. Great grip, had to do a couple emergency braking stops and the tyres protested with a moderately low-pitched "skkrrroooo" but they held well and I was able to stop/maneuver away from the gunta taxi driver in front of me who decided to stop on a corner to pick up passengers. Road Noise
: Audbile, but easily tolerable. They do make a bit more noise than the stock Dunlop Grantrek highway tyres, and slightly more noise than the Pirelli Scorpion A/T - but it's more of a soft hum than a loud buzz like a nest of angry bee's. Some of the guys on Side B run aggressive M/T's: Maxxis Bighorns, Kumho KL71's, Mudstar Mudders and those tyres definitely buzz on the road, but the BFG A/T is much quieter than those mud tyres. Let me put it to you this way: the engine noise is louder than the tyre noise, the only way I really notice those BFG's is when I shift into Neutral and coast to a stop, eg. slowing down at a traffic light.Overall
: Highly recommended, esp if you do a good mix of both highway & trail driving. I do about 700km's per week or so of highway driving, and whenever Side B goes out offroading, I have never stuck except for when my ground clearance hung my fat-butt up. Put about 8000km on them now, and they don't even show any signs of wear. I'm expecting to get about 50,000km or more out of these..... that is if I don't sell them first!! (may upgrade to a bigger tyre or even the BFG M/T KM2). But I would definitely buy BFG tyres again, whether it's A/T's in a wider tyre or the M/T KM2.
Two other guys have bought BFG A/T after I did, and they both say the same thing and would recommend the tyre. Yes it's pricey, but you really getting a higher-class tyre than a simple Roadstone Roadian, it's in a completely different league.
I should know, I ran Pirelli Scorpion A/T 265/70R16's for 6 months... and those are a highly rated tyre. THe BFG's blow them away in almost every category... different league.
You won't regret it bro, TRUST ME.