Friday, November 1, 2013

Before and After!

After over three and a half years, I finally needed a new set of tires for my unstoppable beast of a pickup truck. My last set were 31" 10.50 BFG All-Terrains (thanks for the graduation present, Mom and Dad!) which did very well in the relatively dry mountainous South Carolina trails where I used to venture off-road. In South Florida, it's almost 100% mud, so I decided to go with a slightly different tire: 


These are 32" 11.50 BFG Mud-Terrains. They are a much more aggressive tire which will hopefully help with Florida's flat swampiness. Since I have put a 3" lift on my truck since I got out of college, there was no problem fitting the new tires (except a piece of the front mud flaps had to be cut off, no big deal). 

BEFORE:


AFTER:


The only problem is that the rainy season (summer) is over and the dry season (winter everywhere else, but pretty much spring here) is starting, so all the mud holes are drying up. I'll have to give them a real test in May when it starts raining again!


PS: If anyone knows a decent body shop in South Florida somewhere that will paint my truck for a reasonable price, I think it might be about time for that.