Tyres: hankook v bridgestone.

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 14:50
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Son has a triton GLXR needs tyres. Wanted Goodrich all terrain but has been told can not fit to triton.
Does anyone have an opinion on tyers for this vehicle,
thank you, bruce
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 15:41

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 15:41
What size are they?

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 15:59

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 15:59
I've had Hankooks for the last few sets and can't fault them.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 18:40

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 18:40
These days, I'm not real keen on bridgstone, there are a lot of other brands that I would entertain before bridgstone....as for the goodriches...there has been some "issues" with their all terians.

The perelli scorpions and the yokahama geolanders are certainly worth a look.

Maxxis is getting a pretty solid following.

Hankook, while not so well known in this country may not be a top shelf tyre, but in my view neither are the bridgstones.

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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 19:08

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 19:08
Did you have in mind Bridgestones for a particular vehicle or certain sizes/tread patterns Bantam, or are they all in the same boat as far as you're concerned? Any special gripes about their off-road tyres?
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 21:55

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 21:55
Primarily I do not believe bridgstone generally are the top shelf tyre that many people think they are.
Many of the lesser brands make better tyres at a lower price.
They make a lot of mediocre tyres.

I had bridgstone all terains on my current 4wd when I baught it, the Perelli scorpions that I now run ar all over them like a rash on road and off.

Some recent tyre comparisons bear that out.

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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 22:10

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 22:10
Right, that clears that up.
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Reply By: Artisan - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 19:54

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 19:54
I've driven 4WD's for over 30 years. I've tried Bridgestone and Hankook and I'd take the Hankook every time. I currently run Maxxis 751 as my road tyres and they are exceptionally good value. Very quiet and smooth on the road with good grip and wear.
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Reply By: 08crd - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 20:16

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 20:16
I run Hankook Dynapro AT's and am very happy with them, will put them on again.
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Reply By: andrew t - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 20:57

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 20:57
i had hankooks in a/t on the troopy and currently have toyo open country a/t's on it now both have been great tyres i found the hankooks to be a great tyre at a good price.
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Reply By: fence - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 21:13

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 21:13
Thank you very much for the replies.
Looks like the Hankooks have it.
thank you again.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 22:33

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 22:33
Go hankook
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Follow Up By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 00:31

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 00:31
hi rambler I would second that twintrail
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 09:47

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 09:47
"..............Wanted Goodrich all terrain but has been told can not fit to triton."

Is this because Triton's have SQUARE wheels or some other unique or peculiar reason????

I'd be seeking to get a rational explanation as to why they can't be fitted. It is possible that your source may be not fully informed or accurate. Most big name tyre manufacturers make their models in a vast array of sizes and patterns, so to be not able to be fitted to a Triton beggars belief.

Regarding manufacturers brands, an experience like "I've had 'em for 4 years and like 'em" is not really of much value, apart from 'feel good'.

It's more helpful to give a recommendation when the conditions of use are known, like
vehicle & model
speed driven
towing what size trailer, if any
% of km on bitumen
% dirt
% sand
% mud
% rocks, etc.

So, here goes with my two bob's worth!

Over the last 17 years have owned & driven two GU Patrols + current Mazda BT 50, all fully loaded to GVM (2.9 t to 3.2 t & often way past that up to 3.8 t). I tow a 1.5 t trailer about 15 % of those km. I do approx 30,000 km per annum in desert trips + small amount of city/good country highway miles- say another 10,000 at most.

50 % of km on bitumen highways to get to desert destinations at 95-110 kph and home again.
25 % on fast, well made dirt roads like Strzelecki track, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track etc at 25-100 kph.
15 % on tracks like Canning Stock Route with terrible corrugations on firm & on sandy surfaces at 5 to 50 kph.
10 % on shockers like Gunbarrel Highway, Binns Track, station tracks, with big pot holes, corrugates, wash outs, branches, mulga sticks, every other stick, big rocks, huge rocks, no tracks at all, serious bull-dust, big gibber plains - situations that will potentially destroy a tyre in 2 minutes; at 2-40 kph.

I used to think if I got 30,000km out of a tyre that was OK, but now I'm up to the 50,000 km 'satisfied' stage.This is for 4 tyres. Often no balance or rotation is possible for up to 10,000km, so a wear pattern can be well established before I can get back to good tyre facilities/fitters. I reckon this is mostly because I constantly am altering tyre pressures to suit load & conditions.

Had one set of Goodyear muddies which were surprisingly well performing on bitumen & on sand, but great on dirt & rockier terrain. If driving in rockier country like Vic High country or similar, I would get muddies again. Other wise there is no benefit to them over a well built LT All Terrain for most uses.

Had one set of Kumho LT all terrains - OK for general use but not as robust in walls or as resistant to sticks in the walls or tread as other tyres used.

One set of Toyos Opat AT's which seemed to cop more punctures than other brands.

Had 3 sets of sets of Bridgestone LT all terrain Duelers in 693, 694 and 697 models in 16" (these are consecutive models of the same tyre). The 4th set (currently 697's) are in the shed, ready to go on. Very hard to fault as a good all-rounder- resistant to stone punctures in the tread, good wall strength, resistant to sticks in sidewalls, can run all day at low speeds at low pressures with big loads, getting acceptable mileage (~ 50,000 km for a set of 4). A great all rounder. Widely available all over Australia, so you can mostly always get a new one to match when you get into Newman/Katherine/Broken Hill/Alice Springs/wherever. Reasonable price at approx $ 280 to $ 300 for a 265/70 x 16 LT size.

Hope this helps.


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Reply By: fence - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 13:58

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 13:58
Thanks for the info.
The tyers son wanted to put on were Goodrich All Terrain which i have used for many years .
You are apparently unable to fit these to the Triton because they dont meet the load rating of the triton therefore makeing the vehicle unroadworthy. He has been told this now by two different dealers.
thanks again.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:57

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:57
No need to take their word for it Fence. Look up the specs in the Triton manual then find your way to the BFG website and see what tyres they have to suit. They make a variety of sizes with varying load indices and speed ratings and it would be very surprising if there wasn't one to suit. Many tyre places only stock certain popular sizes and that may be the real issue.

I have a V6 Jackaroo and have run BS's without any problems for years. The BS D697s in my expereince are good all rounders but not great at any one thing. Early days yet to see what mileage they get. I've read copious amounts of comments on tyres on off road websites and for "all terrain" use in dry conditions BFG, BS and Yoko Geolanders rarely have many negative comments. I'll tell you one thing for certain - I'd rather have BS 697s on wet tarmac than BFG ATs any day of the week!
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Reply By: fence - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:13

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:13
thank you, will look em up, chow
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Reply By: Member - Benno - Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 00:42

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 00:42
Gday Fence, Not sure why your son has been told this info as I currently have an MN Triton GLR with BFG AT's on it which have been outstanding tyres - 90000kms, plenty of work and still look safe for at least another 10000kms. Prior to this I had an MK GLS with BF's also without any issues. I have never heard of there being any sizing issues with either the MK or MN and BF Goodrich tyres. If you havent already, check it out with BFG directly and if you wouldn't mind, get back to us so we are all aware. Cheers, Benno
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Follow Up By: GeeVee - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 18:15

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 18:15
Hi Benno,

I previously had a ML Triton and Mitsubishi had a relatively high load rating specified for the tyres, around 110 or 111 from memory. This unfortunately ruled out a number of tyre options at factory spec size. I think the BFG's came in around 106 -108. This problem was further exacerbated by having 17" alloys as opposed to the earlier 16" rims. It was a little while ago now and I remember it was a challenge at the time. Ended up with Bridgestone Dueller 694s as the load rating was 113. Was happy with the Bridgestones.

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