18" BFG all terrains

Submitted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 16:23
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Hi All,
I drive a VX landcruiser 200 series and I am finding it hard to buy 18" tyres for the vehicle, everyone says we cannot get them, I need 18" all terrains BFG, please let me know
rgds Pete
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 16:46

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 16:46
Pete Hi,
Sorry but you are going to have a hard time with the 18".
I recently upgraded my vehicle, the model had 18" as standard, checked with BFG etc.
To get the sale the dealers were quite happy to pilfer 17" wheels & tyres off a lesser model. Can't be done with some makes as the brake callipers won't allow the smaller diameter.
Regards Mike.
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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:17

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:17
Hi Pistol
I have 200 Sahara and initially had the same difficulties locating tyres to fit. In the end I got Mickey Thompson's which I am well pleased with. When the eventually need changing, it'll be `same again please'.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunter Gatherer - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:37

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:37
Ditto,
Did you get 4 or 5 rib? I have the 4 rib MT's on my 2013 200 series Sahara but find them a bit noisy after having had BFG's on my previous vehicle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 17:22

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 17:22
Hunter I got the Baja MTZ 305/60 18's
I love them. Can't comment too much on noise as I tend to have the music pretty cranked up when I am driving so tyre noise is not a factor (unless it was louder than stereo of course!!) LOL
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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:26

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:26
I just had a look and Tire rack in the states heaps of different manufactures offroad tyres in the 285 18 inch range. 65/70 and 75 profiles. You can get a quote delivered to Australia. Only one in the 75 and 70 profile but lower than than you have a fair choice of brands.
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Reply By: Member - Legendts - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:31

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:31
Hello Pistol, I have BFGs on my 200 Sahara. 285/65/18 and got them through Tempe Tyres and couldn't be happier. Great company to deal with and quick delivery. Everyone told me you couldn't get them but you can. They import them direct from the states and don't be put off by people telling you that they're not as good a quality. That's rubbish! Have done over 20k on them so far and reckon I'll get 90k out of them if not more ad I tow a 3.2t van.

Re Tempe, usual disclaimer just a satisfied customer.
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Follow Up By: Member - J&R - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:59

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:59
A lot of tyres from os do not meet Aus standards.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:29

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:29
Jeff,
Funny how a reputable tyre company (Tempe Tyres) imports a BFG tyre from the states and if the distributor doesn't import it, even though it is from the exact same factory they are labeled as sub standard.

I don't think you or I are not talking about some back yard tyre manufacture in antarctica or any other big place.
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Follow Up By: Member - Legendts - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:54

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:54
Agree RA. Usual scare campaigning in my book. All I wanted were tyres to suit my new GREY nomad look :-)
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 09:29

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 09:29
Tyres from a reputable tyre manufacture will always meet or exceed Australian standards no matter where in the world they are sold.

The Australian standards thing the Australian importers scare consumers with is nothing more than a deceitful marketing approach.

There are five other standards that exceed Australian standards....

We see the same with motorbike helmets from the importers.

Do you really think a large scale manufacturer who produces 10's of thousands and in most cases 100's of thousands of a product is going to produce a very small quantity to meet the Australian standards.

Australian standards are a crock anyway after they deregulated it and started to involve private companies in issuing them.

Under Australian standards a product automatically becomes approved if it has a rating that exceeds the Australian standard from one of the other countries standards like TUV, EC, ISO, SAE, JASO.
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Follow Up By: Penchy - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10:49

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10:49
+1 for Tire Rack. I have used them and even with delivery from the US they were still a couple of hundred bucks cheaper than buying local, delivered in 5 days too! Lets see a local guy do that. They gave the usual no warranty stuff, but they are BFG KM2 - no need to worry about that stuff. Had them on for 30k kms and probably have another 50k in them. I'll go through them again next time - if the aussie dollar is still strong.
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Reply By: garrycol - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:18

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:18
Musn't be looking too hard there are plenty of different brands in 18" ATs - depends on size and P vs LTs

BFG AT (LT)
General Grabber (some P some LT)
Bridgestone Dueler D697 (LT)
Pirelli Scorpion
Mickey Thomson
Cooper Zeon LTZ/AT3
Maxxis Bighorn

There are a few for a start.

Garry
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Follow Up By: pistol - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 19:09

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 19:09
garrycol,
I know there are other brands out there, and have them on my vehicle but I was wanting BFG's as I have had them on other vehicles, now when somwone asks a question on this forum, try and answer it nicely

rgds Pete
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 19:14

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 19:14
Not sure how I didn't answer nicely - all it takes is a simple google search to find options - maybe if you listed the specific size you are looking for then maybe you might get better answers.

Garry
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Reply By: Bruce-n-Bundi - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 20:49

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 20:49
Pretty easy to do a search on Ebay.............

18" BFG All/Terrain
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Follow Up By: Member - Legendts - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:07

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:07
Yes, but 265! OEM size is 285/60/18, my BFG replacements are 285/65/18 and speedo now shows accurate where previously was about 2klm slow. I'll stick with the 285s thanks.
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Reply By: stephen R5 - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 09:44

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 09:44
Hi Pete

I have the 2013 VX model and have gone through the same issue. In the end I went with ROH RTX 17inch alloys and now have a wide choice. These meet the load rating, though that can be confusing, however the wheels are rated 1000kg per rim then the additional rating of the tyre.

check it our but do your own research.

cheers

Stephen
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 09:57

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 09:57
17" are the go for sure.

Toyota also sell steel rims specifically for the 200 at $108 to $130 depending on how well you haggle. I use them for muddies and my OE wheels ( which luckily are 17") for on road tyres.

Having 2 sets of wheels also has the advantage that I use the OE size tyres normally and 33" for the Muddies. The 200 will use about 3l/100km extra if you use 33" tyres over the standard 31.5".
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