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Submitted: Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 16:41
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Hi, i am having trouble trying to decide what tyre to get in the 285/75/16 range. I'm tossing up between the cooper stt, mickey t mtz or bfg mud km2. If anyone has their thoughts on these tyres it would be much appreciated to hear. Cheers
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:14

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:14
285/75/16 BGF A/Ts anytime.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:32

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:32
Another vote for KM2 BFG's.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:11

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:11
Yes BFG's and you will get a 100,000ks from them easily! Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 18:12

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Muds!! 80,000Ks
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Reply By: Wayne NSW - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:29

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:29
brendan,

It would not matter what brand of tyre you get, they will all wear out,get chipped on the blocks and even get a puncher.
Adjust your tyre pressure, and drive to the conditions this will help with the life of the tyre. Also make sure they are a LT construction.

I use to run mud tyres (STT) but have found an all terrain (S/Tmaxx) tyre suited me better.

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Follow Up By: brendan l4 - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:33

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 17:33
Cheers for the reply. In that case the bfg's sound good. They are 90 bucks a tyre cheaper than the other two.
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Reply By: Member - Brad S7 - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:52

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 20:52
BFG out of those you mentioned, but also have a look at the Kenda KR-29 it's only been available here in Australia just over 12 months but has been used in the USA for about 3 years and has had very good fed back. They are a 10 ply light truck constructed tyre worth the look. A friend of a friend uses them and has done well over 70,000 Kms still look 1/2 new

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 22:19

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 22:19
It might be interesting to know that the Indian Kenda company now owns Cooper.

There are plenty of good tyres on the market and from companies with a long standing reputation.

BFG have has some issues least of which has been patchy supply.
But their Km2 still have a big following.

Copper are a love em or hate em brand, there have been some complaints and warranty issues. There are plenty out there who will never buy another cooper tyre.

Cant remember any dirt on Micky...but they are a small brand that does not own any factories in its own right.

A lot of people giving good reports about the MAXXIS mud terains and all terains....maxxis is a brand of the Ching Shin Rubber company...one of the worlds largets and longest standing tyre manufacturing(owns factories) companies making everything from bicycle tyres to huge mining tyres.
I ran ching shin tyres on my pushbike back in the 70s and had a good run out of maxxis light truks till I discovered the michilins.

There are a few very much taken by the "General" brand. "General grabbers" have a following in some circles.

Both Perelli and Yokahama have a very good value for money all terain that revews very well against the trendy brands.
I'm running perelli scorpons in all terain at the moment and am very happy with them.

Then there are the second string brands and brands that do not have a profile in this country ..some of them are putting out some very good value for money tyres

There are a lot of good tyres out there..if you buy the fashionable brands you will pay more than is necessary.

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Follow Up By: Member - Brad S7 - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 18:55

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 18:55
Just clear up the above information Kenda is a Taiwan company not Indian the same Maxxis they major opposition it the tyre industry. Kenda have been producing tyres for 60 years and are o/e on Honda in Japan and also supplying tyres to GM in the states

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 22:35

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 22:35
The point being that KENDA a brand that is viewed as low rent in this country owns ( recently baught) COOPER a brand that is viewed as premium.

There are a lot of brands that are not well regarded in this country that have better actual track record than some that are very well regared by some.

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Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 06:21

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 06:21
We have run BFG T/A's on our vehicles for about 15 years have been to the cape, the flinders, the Kimberley's , birdsville track and have been extremely pleased with them , yes tyre pressure is very important, we are about to purchase again , BFG's all round. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - outbackjack 1 - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 18:19

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 18:19
HI brendon 14
Have a look at the TOYO M/T OPEN COUNTRY available at Tyre Power only. I've always been a BFG man, but since I've tried the TOYO's I wouldn't change for the world. My truck Toyota Landcruiser ute late 2012 V8 comes in just under 4 tone, and after looking for a tyre to suite Toyo came up the best. I have a few friends use them also, and they are very happy with them. I also changed tyre size, now running 265/75R/16 and no problems. 3 months in the outback, some harsh tracks, great.
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Follow Up By: Chris (Qld) - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:08

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:08
I will second Jack here, after having Cooper STT's then KM2's, which at half worn could not be kept balanced, I changed to TOYO MT open country. So far I have found them a very good tyre, good traction wet or dry, balanced up very well and well wearing.
I also would not change them for anything else.
Not sure about Tyre Power only though as I got mine from an independent tyre company.
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