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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 05:09 AM
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YoGeorge put me on a set of BFG Long Trails and I love them. Just went through a Southern snow/ice event and I was very impressed with these tires. I rolled past other cars and even some trucks that got stuck on hills in the frozen blanket , but these tires pulled great and rarely did I even feel a slight drift on almost solid ice. I even took a right 90 degree turn facing an oncoming car and never slid on the ice but cornered it just fine. I want to get some winter tires for my future winters in the mountains , after we move further North, but for this Georgia town, these BFG's are just fine.
They look a ton better than the OEM Duelers , as well. Smoother ride and not as noisey as the stock tires.

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I'd like to know what your drop in milage is. Also, I don't see how a tire that is .9 inches in diameter larger can lift the car 1 inch?


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I did a long analytical post about gas mileage (prolly in this thread) and have concluded that after adjusting 3% for the greater tire diameter, there is basically no change in fuel economy from the stock Bridgestones (and I had those on my Foz for 9k miles.) The Long Trail TA Tours roll very nicely. They weigh a bit more than the stockers (but are tougher as well).

I noted the math error; height increase is only a half inch (or .45 inch if you want to be exact ).

I'm on my 3rd Michigan winter and they have gotten me thru a lot of crappy weather conditions but if I were living where roads are not maintained in the winter or wanted to venture offroad in winter, I'd get dedicated snows. Still, I believe both the tread pattern and edge blocks on the BFG's are tons better than the round-shouldered Bridgestone stockers.

Good to hear that yours are working for ya, Terry. I'm pretty critical of tires and these still hit me as "just right" for the 16" wheel Foz for a bit of toughness but great street manners.

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Now with 31k miles on stock Duelers... and they started to hydroplane in the rain this year. Last year they were fine.
So I went with 215/70/16... but I bought take-offs from a 2010 Outback.
ContiProContact. 24lbs. each. Came mounted on OEM steel wheels with the hubcaps, but no TPMS. Brand new, taken off first week of ownership. I'll have the look but not the white lettering.
I'm going to drive them without the TPMS. I'm trying to take my Duelers to 37k miles or change to new tires before fall, whichever comes first.

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Just wanted to say that after reading these posts, I have also decided to go the Long Trails route for the same reason that YoGeorge did, my car looks kinda limp with those little stock tires that are rounded around the edges. For those interested in trading in your newish tires you would be interested to know that the max that Discount tires will give you for your trade in's are $30 bucks each tire. Mine have 7K miles on them (as opposed to YoGeorge's 9K) so I am going to hold them to the max amount. Will post pics when I have done the deed. Thanks to all who contributed to this thread and especially to YoGeorge.
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Hi guys:
I am still happy with my choice of the Long Trail TA Tours and they are wearing REALLY well. I have 42k miles on them, and swear that somewhat more than half the tread depth is still there. I should get a tread depth gauge or little ruler and measure them but I'm a bit busy lately. They are wearing really evenly, with maybe a tiny bit more wear in the centers as I keep them around 34-35 lbs in front, 1 lb less in the rear.

I just did a 630 mile round trip to Chicago last weekend and really like the ride and handling of the tires.

Over the 42k miles, I have had no problems except for one puncture which fortunately was repairable. I am guessing they would still be quite good in the snow, but this last winter, we had almost ZERO snow in Michigan. I enjoy playing in the snow, but am kind of glad that the body and chassis missed their annual pickling in road salt over the winter.

So on a cost per mile basis, these are proving to be a great tire for the '09+ Foz.

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Those BFG Long Trails look damn good on there, white lettering always looks more rugged and tough. I'm running 215/70 R16 BFG All Terrains at the moment. Might have to pick me up some of these for my spare set of wheels for non-off-road trips.

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Also thanks to this thread I mounted Coopers Discoverer AT3 4S 215 70 r16 under the SH. Fits like a glove, rides like magic.
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