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BFGoodrich Baja T/A KRT Tire

Posted in How To on September 1, 2010 Comment (0)
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Photographers: Jon Acuff

We were eager to test this tire, as we'd been trying for some time to get our hands on a set of the BFGoodrich Baja T/A KRTs-a tire that's made in race-only versions (not DOT-approved) but is available from BFG through its race program. Now, before you whine that you'll never be able to get a set because you're not part of the race program, we'd like you to know that it's actually not hard to sign up after contacting BFGoodrich. You just have to actually take the time to do so, and you'll have access to good deals on race tires you can purchase directly from BFG.

When this new set of Baja T/A KRTs arrived at our offices, we were a little excited to go test these: We've had experience with the standard Baja T/A in both street-legal and race versions, and have also tried the smaller and more aggressive Baja T/A that comes in a 33-inch and 35-inch sizing, but this is the first time we've been able to try the big dogs-the tire made from a need for more traction while still meeting the requirements of a tire that can stay together for an entire race.

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We mounted our Baja T/A KRTs on Centerline three-piece I.C.E beadlock wheels to give the ultimate performance package to our test truck. Unfortunately, the test truck broke before we were able to test them, and we barely got the truck back together in time to get some hours on these tires.

In the future, we'll be giving you some long-term updates to let you know how these work out, but so far they've been excellent and we haven't chunked any tread out at all. These tires are obviously purpose-built, and while we're not racing on them we will be using them hard and putting them through their paces.

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SPECS (AS TESTED)
MAKE/MODEL: BFGoodrich Baja T/A KRT (race only)
MOUNTED ON: 17x9 Centerline I.C.E three-piece beadlock wheels
SIZE ON SIDEWALL: 39x13.50R17
TREAD DEPTH: 68 on tread, 58 on sidewall with type-Atire durometer
MEASURED DIAMETER UNLOADED: 38.50 inches
MEASURED WIDTH UNLOADED: 14.00 inches
MEASURED TREAD WIDTH: 11.50 inches
AVAILABLE SIZES: 39 inches tall
AVAILABLE FOR: 17-inch wheels

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