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Just got a new set of BFG KM3 tires.. 30/10/14.. Huge gap on my beadlock.. I know the side wall is thick but has anyone else experienced this?
 

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I’ll let you know when I mount mine up. Got a picture?
 

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I had to have mine mounted three times before they held air as they should
 

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They hold air. Tire shop dunked them and no leaks. Just seems odd
 

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I had to have mine mounted three times before they held air as they should
Yea but you took them to a flea market, with seven crackheads and two street walkers to have them mounted.

Did you double check the lug nuts? Cause they cannot seem to tighten lug nuts so what makes you think they can tighten beadlock bolts, and then tq them correctly? 🤦🏼🤣🤣
 

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When tightening bead locks you need to go in a star pattern. This avoids what you are seeing
 

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FYI, mine are being mounted now... same problem.
 

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FYI these tires are very impressive. I’m a fan.

I told them to put some sealant around the beads and torque the bolts to 20 ft lbs. They weren’t flat this morning so I’ll take that :)

The thicker bead on the BFG seems to be a known issue. This is certainly something you will encounter with STI wheels. OP has STI wheels and so do I.

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Wow new shoes! Ready to go again!!
 

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FYI these tires are very impressive. I’m a fan.

I told them to put some sealant around the beads and torque the bolts to 20 ft lbs. They weren’t flat this morning so I’ll take that :)

The thicker bead on the BFG seems to be a known issue. This is certainly something you will encounter with STI wheels. OP has STI wheels and so do I.

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These tires suck! I’ve torn two already 🤬
 

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These tires suck! I’ve torn two already 🤬

F my life.

Sidewall?

I literally had 0 problems with my Maxxis Libertys for 3K plus miles. I finally got a small stick through them about 100 miles ago, plugged it and ran 100 miles before pulling them off for these.
 

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F my life.

Sidewall?

I literally had 0 problems with my Maxxis Libertys for 3K plus miles. I finally got a small stick through them about 100 miles ago, plugged it and ran 100 miles before pulling them off for these.
Both tires have sidewall damage. I’m considering going back to stock. Those never gave me any issues at all.
 

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Both tires have sidewall damage. I’m considering going back to stock. Those never gave me any issues at all.

That’s a bummer. The traction and steering is really good with these.
 

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Sticky tires that you don't need to aitr down a ton to ride good but i won't run them as i have seen too many sidewall punctures or cuts. (pretty sure 4 wheel parts voided my dads tire care package after 3 ruined tires)

Maybe they work better on a sxs due to the weight but on a full size rig i think toyo/nitto are impossible to beat.
 

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Sticky tires that you don't need to aitr down a ton to ride good but i won't run them as i have seen too many sidewall punctures or cuts. (pretty sure 4 wheel parts voided my dads tire care package after 3 ruined tires)

Maybe they work better on a sxs due to the weight but on a full size rig i think toyo/nitto are impossible to beat.

The max recommended tire pressure for most modern performance SXS desert tires is 18 PSI. Most recreational cars ride like crap in the desert at that pressure.

They race them at 20-24 PSI usually.

Some people still like to run LT tires. They are more durable but ride rougher and are much heavier, like 10 lbs a tire at least.

The sweet spot for most of us is 13-15 PSI cold, depending on the tire and setup. I try to run as much pressure as the family can stand and still maintain a good ride. I run 13-13.5 cold usually, which goes up to 15-16 PSI while driving.

Some people are harder on tires than others. Sometimes it is just bad luck.
 
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The max recommended tire pressure for most modern performance SXS desert tires is 18 PSI. Most recreational cars ride like crap in the desert at that pressure.

Some people still like to run LT tires. They are more durable but ride rougher and are much heavier, like 10 lbs a tire at least.

The sweet spot for most of us is 13-15 PSI cold, depending on the tire and setup.

Some people are harder on tires than others. Sometimes it is just bad luck.
Last I heard BFG support team recommends 18-22 for that tire in Baja
 

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Last I heard BFG support team recommends 18-22 for that tire in Baja

For race conditions, yes. Most seem to prerun at a lower pressure. The harder you drive, the more tires pressure for sure.

I’ve had to adjust my shocks a bit to compensate as I’ve gone up on tire pressures.
 
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