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BFG MT KM3's | Wear results after 12,500 miles

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BFG MT KM3 Wear Report @ 12,500 miles, @~42-44psi

All Factory JT Willys ZF8 Pentastar, Hardtop

One tire rotation at 8500 miles.

Factory BFG tread depth measurement based on unused spare = 18/32
Fronts = 12-13/32 remaining depth
Rear = 13-14/32 remaining depth

Takeaways:
  1. Less than 1/32 variation from center of tire to either deep shoulder measurement. Very good. Indicating good alignment and near ideal tire pressures for the purpose of longevity.
  2. Recent winter blend Highway MPG was 19.5mpg. Very acceptable, IMO.
  3. Given the rotation schedule performed, the front tires have 50% more rear-axle time, and it would appear that the JT's (or the driver) are a bit harder on rear tires than fronts.
  4. The tires are loud, but not significantly more now, then when new.
  5. The tires have resisted excessively chopping.
  6. The tires are slick but very predictable in the wet.
  7. Offroad performance is outstanding.
  8. Dry performance has been moderate but predictable.
  9. Very satisfied overall and I will likely buy them again should I go MT.
  10. I have never encountered an offroad situation where I have wished for a larger tire. I'd rather squander my money on other more meaningless, wasteful, and destructive vanity purchases.

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I missed the part where someone told us where the rubber goes. Also along the same line, where does water go ?
 
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^^ Taking this at face-value.

The rubber is abraded off the tire as a result of friction with the road surface. Those abraded rubber particles then become minor trace components of the roadway dust profile.

The water is displaced by the tires until the space occupied by the tires transitions back into a void; or, until the water on the roadway flows off to combine with the water table or evaporates into the atmosphere.
 

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when in doubt, always remember: water always flows downhill. And when submerged, remember: air bubbles always go up
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