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can anyone give me idea of what good a/t tyres to put on my 2007 patrol wagon going to the cape late august ,i thought of cepek tyres heard they pretty good or bg goodridge ive got general grabbers at2 on at the moment not real impressed any imput would be great thanks, first time to the cape cant wait
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Reply By: Member - John G - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 13:53

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 13:53
G'day Robert

Can only comment on BF Goodrich A/Ts. We have had them on a Hilux since 2002. Get about 70000km, and have only had one puncture in that time. We've been to the Cape, including the Old Telegraph Track.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: robert s4 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:06

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:06
thanks john
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Reply By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:57

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:57
I have used both the bf Goodridge, and the bridgestone desert dueller, and between the two I have found the Dueler to be quieter on the black stuff, and a bit more capable in sand but in saying that I found when rock hopping and crawling through mud the BF goodie performed a tad better, it may well have something to do with the space between the tread blocks being a wee bit wider than the Bridgestone. My next set of rubber will be going back to the bridgestone, because I have been told that the new ones a very good at mud and rock hopping,and very capable in sand,but I shall wait and see on that subject. as for any other type of tyres I can't comment on them because I have not used them. I hope this is of some use to you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:59

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 14:59
Please excuse the spelling mistakes.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:00

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 15:00
Whatever you get make sure they are of the Light Truck designation. Generally stronger sidewalls and deeper tread.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 16:02

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 16:02
Any of the reputable brands would be fine for the Cape trip.
When fitting the tyres- just remember to have the Whitewall lettering positioned 'inside'- not facing 'outside' !!!!

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Follow Up By: Mark C - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 20:25

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 20:25
I have noticed that tyres with the white lettering on the outside generally wear out quicker.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunter Gatherer - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 21:50

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 21:50
Mark, you are obviously taking the mickey out of us !!!!!!!

I have had BFG'S and have been very happy with them.
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Follow Up By: Penchy - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:56

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:56
most ridiculous explanation for tyre wear I have ever heard. As Hunter said, you must be taking the piss. Put the white letters which ever side you want.
To answer the post, I have BFG KM2 and not had a problem.
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Follow Up By: wombat100 - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:30

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:30
A few years back- here on exploroz- we did a survey and it revealed with the white lettering facing out, tyres were more prone to punctures.
I, infact, had applied for a Government Grant to do a more comprehensive survey, but for some strange reason was knocked back !!
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Reply By: Rockape - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 09:43

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 09:43
Robert,
have used wranglers, Coopers, Bfg's and can only comment on those as prior to that the tyres I used had technology was behind the times.

Wranglers did around 60,000k and were ok. Both sets of Coopers did around the same but the 2nd set had around 8mm of tread left and decided to throw lugs and generally look like they had been used on a dozer.

The Bfg Km2 mudders were very good and I was quite happy with them. I sold the vehicle with them on but they were wearing quicker than the other tyres.

I have now fitted Bfg AT tyres and only done around 3000 k on them, so it is way to early to tell. Recently on a logging track they did seem quite good.

Many like the Bridgestone 697's.

The wrangler kevlar mud terrains were the best at work but very expensive if you buy them. From memory they only paid a little over $200 for a 255/85/16.

Happy tyre hunting. Just be careful of advise from tyre salesman. Tyre fitters normally give you a much more honest answer.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 09:47

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 09:47
PS.
put the writing on the inside, that way you don't have to keep it clean.

Secondly you will use 10% less fuel as the raised writing does not interfere with the aerodynamics as much.
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Reply By: Penchy - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 16:17

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 16:17
Also, dont buy the tyres locally you will pay too much. I bought mine from the US off website tirerack.com and saved a few hundred clams. Be sure to ask them to paint over the white letters as customs may think your smuggling drugs
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:14

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:14
another vote for BFG a/ts and the Bridgestones.

There are budget tyres around Wombat but I'd really bite the bullet and get a tried and trusted brand cos you can't go wrong with those. They'll last and they'll perform well.

oh, and keep the lettering on the inside cos the cops will pull anyone over who is showing off their brand. Big fines.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:22

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:22
sorry I meant Rob, not wombat


Wombat: just keep the survey going eh? ;)
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Reply By: Member - kym111 - Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 12:08

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 12:08
The first set of tyres on our 2005 Patrol Wagon were BF Goodriches A/T. Hubby pleased with the wear, and they went well in the sand. He had one puncture (stake in the sidewall whilst out bush, had let the tyres down for the corrugations).

This time around he's gone Mickey Thompson Mud Terrains. We've done about 2000-3000kms on them, and he's disappointed at the wear on them. I'm not wading into that issue, we had enough debate on them as it was, prior to purchase!! lol

I think next time he'll go back to the BFG's as they are a good all-rounder.
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