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Life of OE Rubicon BFGoodrich Mud KM Tires...?

Does anyone know how long the OE Rubicon tires (i.e., BFGoodrich Mud Tire KM) are supposed to last?

Mine have 16,000 miles and the tread looks more than half gone...

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I got 55K out of mine; however, they were wobblin by 45K.


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They seem to last pretty good as M/Ts go, variables like tire pressure and rotation will be factors as well. I only have about 7K on mine and they still look like new.

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I got mine used and it looks like we're on track for something like 50k roughly. They wore what looked like the first half of the tread faster, then it's like the wear slowed on what's left if that makes sense.
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I got 55K out of mine; however, they were wobblin by 45K.
I keep them around 34psi and 5-tire rotation every 4-5k miles. They seem to be wearing pretty evenly. I pushed it to 6k once and they got really bumpy.

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Got 36k on mine and at 40psi and only rotated two or three times and still almout half tread.
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40,000 miles on mine and it seems I can not wear these suckers out. 5 tire rotation every 4-5000 miles.

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I have 29K miles and doing good.. I will get about one more year out of them then will upgrade..

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Wow! I got to 17,000 and was well beyond half worn all the way around. Only did one rotation (my bad...) so they were like riding on gravel even on freshly paved roads.

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Wow! I got to 17,000 and was well beyond half worn all the way around. Only did one rotation (my bad...) so they were like riding on gravel even on freshly paved roads.
Yeah, it sounds like rotating them is key. I've rotated them twice so far. Last time I did they got REALLY loud. But following the advise of others on here I ignored the noise and eventually went away...

I also gather these tires wear a little faster at first but they settle after awhile... Overall, I am VERY happy with these tires

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Before I switched to 35's I had about 11000 and more than half gone.
I rotated every 3000. They are soft and tend to where/chunk while wheeling on the rocks.
They were great tires and I didn't expect them to last long since we wheel hard and mostly on rocks.
Now my MTR Kevlars seem to wear better than the BFGs.

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I got about 45000 miles out of mine and I feel I could have gotten more. I started out right with 5 tire rotaions then got a flat that I pugged and figured I go with a 4 tire and just use the plugged one for my spare. Well I missed a rotation then took a cross country trip without checking my tire pressure and front end a little off. I got to SLC and noticed a bit of feathering on the fronts so rotated them there. At the end of the trip (NY to SLC to Nehelem Or and back) I noticed the once front, now rear, tires were a bit more worn than the now fronts. A friend was selling his Rubi wheel and tires with 7000 on them so I bought them. I will pay better attention to this set and see how much I get

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I have just over 105,000 miles on mine. Yes, they are worn, but not to the wear bars yet. They don't hold balance very well and they are really cut up from wheeling, but regular rotating and balancing does wonders for tire life. Most of my miles are on the interstate, so the shoulders aren't getting worn as bad as they would with that much in-town driving.

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I have just over 105,000 miles on mine. Yes, they are worn, but not to the wear bars yet. They don't hold balance very well and they are really cut up from wheeling, but regular rotating and balancing does wonders for tire life. Most of my miles are on the interstate, so the shoulders aren't getting worn as bad as they would with that much in-town driving.

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LOL you should tell BFG about your miracle 105,000 mile tires! They would love to hear the story... --and if you are lucky they may even give you a free new set!

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I've put the set on my WJ at about 85K, and I'm at about 106K now, then it was T-boned and one was replaced with a new tire when it was repaired...

at 12,000 miles they look absolutely beat to hell, maybe 50% tread and the lugs are all rounded down...something to do with spending the majority of their time getting ripped up in AWD full throttle slides around corners in gravel I'm sure.

They sure have performed well though.

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Mine went 53,000 nearly slick.
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Really depends on hot you get them as to how long they will last. They are pretty soft tire. Anyway I put 25,000 km on mine and they are about 50% gone. I did quite a few roads trips with them on, so I would say all in all they are lasting quite well.

Rotate the crap out of them and they will last you a lot longer. I rotate mine every oil change, including the spare.

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I checked mine at 36K and had 8-10mm of tread to the wear bars. I'm too lazy to check the original tread depth and do the metric conversion so I don't know what percentage is gone. I expect to get another summer out of them though. They've got 39K rught now and still look OK. I rotate about every 10K.

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Mine are siped and I am at 50,000 km. Still looking great actaully, just chunked up a bit!
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Mine are siped and I am at 50,000 km. Still looking great actaully, just chunked up a bit!
ot......did you sipe them yourself or have it professionally done? I've considered siping what's left of mine for better rain traction. Read up and it doesn't look that bad, just maybe time consuming.

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ot......did you sipe them yourself or have it professionally done? I've considered siping what's left of mine for better rain traction. Read up and it doesn't look that bad, just maybe time consuming.
I got them done at a local tire shop, $15 a tire. Makes a huge difference in the snow and rain. They downfall is that they chunk much easier in the rocks.
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I got them done at a local tire shop, $15 a tire. Makes a huge difference in the snow and rain. They downfall is that they chunk much easier in the rocks.
If you do sipe them GK.. just do the inner lugs. They won't fall apart (as easy) that way.

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I only got 17000 and mine were a little too worn for winter snow but I kept them for later.
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I've got 16k on mine so far and have rotated them 3 times. Wear wise, they are in pretty good shape, but I have had to patch one tire 7 times, another 4 times. It seems like the two original rear tires pick up nails like you wouldn't believe.

So, they hold up to multiple patching at least...

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37k on mine other than 3 of the 4 being egg shaped they still wear pretty good with a little bit of uneveness on just the outer lugs.. still at about 65% tread life
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Mine lasted about 30K, i didnt rotate well though.
I have 30K on my Bighorns at the moment and I'd say theya re at 1/2 tread or better.....damnit

i like them to wear fast! i get bored quickly. Oh well better on the wallet I suppose.

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