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Old 08-10-2011, 11:06 PM
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The BFG A/T is pretty decent for on road use, in wet, dry or snow. They actually carry the "Severe snow" rating. As such, when driving in mountainous regions where chain laws can be enacted at any time, they are exempt from the chain requirement.
They tend to wear quite well, so they last a while. Another good feature, as replacement cost is rather high.

Where they fall out of favor, is off-road. They're ok for hard packed ground, but in deep sand or mud, they are far from being optimal.

I run them on the rear of my 2wd, and with a little weight in the bed, I have no problems getting around in snow. We had 2 heavy snows back-to-back here in Feb, which is pretty rare. I had very little trouble plowing thru foot-deep snow. Stopping was a different story, since the front tires are highway tread......
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ctubutis View Post
Good job, BritGuy!

Look at LMC Truck and also probably National Parts Depot for the headliner stuff, or maybe a local automobile detailer or upholstery place could help in that area.

Looking up parts by VIN, man, that's a post-y2k capability.

As for the air conditioning, not real sure but I *think* the original R12 refrigerant is still available but it'll cost ya. But, so will converting to R134 (or whatever it is). You might start a brand-new thread on just that topic and see what kind of response you get. Or, better yet, search the archives here, I know I've seen it talked about.....
You can also get a bolt on nozzle to use r134 in an r12 system, I think it'll set you back around 40 bucks or so, plus the two cans of freon for a total of 75 or so, and that seems to work pretty well. Its what I did to get the AC back in my truck, and its not ice cold but it works pretty well, as well as my folks 07 volvo's AC does.

OP - Very nice truck! Keep us up to date on what you do to it, I'm planning on slowly rehosing and rewiring my truck over the next year or so, it desperately needs it (I just can't afford to do it all at once).
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