Yokohama G012 A/T-S Tyres vs BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 20:41
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Hi Everyone

I am about to fit new tyres to my Troopy and am considering the two options shown above.

I would like to hear from those of you out there who are currently using either of these tyres as to their general quality, longevity, reliability etc and whether or not you would recommend them.

I have read several reports on other forums about the BFG's not being as good a quality and not as hard wearing as they used to be so at this stage I am leaning slightly towards the Yokohama's.
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:03

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:03
G'day,
I run the BFG T/A on my Hilux & I find they do me just fine. A bit aggressive for deep soft sand though. Have not tried the Yokohama so cant comment on them.

By the looks of your Troopy you have split rims like I do so 2 things to watch out for.
1. Make sure you use good quality Michelin tubes.
2. Ensure the fitter removes any internal stickers from the tyre carcass before fitment.

If you don't you can blow out the tyres & damage them beyond repair. Been there & done that!

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Follow Up By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:12

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:12
Hi Stu

I neglected to mention that I am also upgrading to "Sunraysia" type steel wheels and getting rid of the split rim wheels.

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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:23

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:23
Good plan.
Was going to do the same on My Hilux but will upgrade to Landcruiser 70 series in the next 12 months so will stick with my split rims.
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Follow Up By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:25

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:25
Hi Stu

I neglected to mention that I am also upgrading to "Sunraysia" type steel wheels and getting rid of the split rim wheels.

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Reply By: peterdre - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 07:45

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 07:45
I am running the Yokohama GO12 on my Colorado.
I find they are great.... Expecting to get 70,000 out of them. Been to Cape York, Savannah Way and Strez to Innaminka. No problems and cost effective compared with Bridgestone A/T's
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:22

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:22
Hi,
Where are you going to get the 'Sunraysia's'?

I am looking for something similar for my Prado?

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Follow Up By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:38

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:38
Hi Bill

I got prices from Bob Jane (2 different franchises), Tyres & More and JaxQuickfit and all four prices were between $100 and $110 per wheel. I have not yet decided which dealer I will go with when I purchase the wheels and tyres together. I will decide after I (hopefully) get more feedback from the forum.

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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 09:16

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 09:16
Hi,
Thanks. I have a Bob /Jane around the corner. Will go and have a chat.

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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 09:52

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 09:52
I've had a couple of sets of each in various sizes.
The bf's will be better in the mud, the geo's will be better everywhere else, in the rain, and just as good on dirt but will hurl less rocks and won't fill up with pebbles like bf's tend to do.
The bf's will harden up half way through their life and turn into ice sates in the wet and chip, but they will run more k.m.'s than the yokos. The yokos know when to die which suits me fine - I hate old hard worn tyres.
The yokos in LT come with more tread and wear better than P rated, but P rated are heaps more comfortable and still have the correct load rating for commercial - this is pretty much the same story for all manufacturers.
The bf's have a dicky rim protector piece of rubber which I always managed to fill with sand, grass, mud and other crud. The yokos do not.
The bfs will get noisier and noisier - the yokos start and finish pretty much silent.
I keep going back to the yokos as an all rounder. They are quiet, strong and dependable on and off road. They also have some puncture guarantee which i've never used because i've never punctured one. Probably just coincidence?
As with all tyres, there are no definitive answers, you won't go wrong either way. Hope my experience helps somewhat.
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Follow Up By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:41

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:41
Hi GBC

Your information and advice is excellent and has definitely helped me in my decision.
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Reply By: MARIC - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:03

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:03
Hi Snolly
I have used BFG's AT tyres on nissan patrol, getting 85,000k's and still have tread so transfer them. To a dual axle trailer.
I travel to the outback of WA prospecting nd NEVER had a staked tyre or puncture. If I was not going off road I might try other brands but for off road I can't complain about the reliability of the BFG's. Next set for my dual cab Cruiser will be them also.
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 14:18

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 14:18
Snollyghosster

My brother and I have used Yokohama,s on and off for the last few years ( I have at the moment Coopers ) We do some fairly tough outback travel.
I reckon the yoko,s are really good all round tyre , good value and wear really well.( And they don't seem to go hard like others do )
I will be going back to the yoko,s when the Coopers wear out .

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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:05

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:05
G`day Snolly,

My 1985 60 series (30th birthday in March) L/C Started its life with Yokohama Super Diggers and up until they became unavailable.
I then had the Yokohama GO12 31 - 10.5 - 15 R fitted.
I am now on my 3rd set of these and both the previous sets exceeded 80,000 klm.
Heaps of outback klm`s, Simpson Desert, Anne Beadell, CSR, Cape York and more.

15" are a fair bit cheaper than 16`s. Would pay to check them out .

IMO a very good tyre for all conditions.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:50

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 22:50
Snolly,

Used to run BFG's on an 80 series wagon we had. Tough tyres, never had blowout, and only a couple of punctures.....tek screws or welding rods. :-(

I never got more than about 35K out of them, due to where we lived at the time. The lugs used to get chipped, and wear would increase after this. Never tried the Yoko's......

Re the Sunraysia type wheels, first set I bought were made in Brazil, and have heard tales that these can't hack it in extreme conditions. Bought some extra rims later on and these were Australian made. Great to have tubeless tyres on these rims, few flats, less weight and a bigger choice of tyres. With punctures, and using "strings", it's possible to repair the leak without removing the wheel from the vehicle.

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Follow Up By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:55

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:55
Thanks to all of you who replied with your experiences and commonsense advice. This is the type of information that makes the ExploreOz forum so helpful. I appreciate all of you taking the time to reply to my thread and I have decided to try the Yokohama's with the "Sunraysia" type steel wheels.
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Reply By: Member - SNOLLYGHOSSTER - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:56

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 08:56
Thanks to all of you who replied with your experiences and commonsense advice. This is the type of information that makes the ExploreOz forum so helpful. I appreciate all of you taking the time to reply to my thread and I have decided to try the Yokohama's with the "Sunraysia" type steel wheels.
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Reply By: cruza25 - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 10:42

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 10:42
Good luck whatever you choose.

Over the years i have used cooper bfg bridgestone and pirelli.
Never a problem with any brand.

A friend has used several brands and has had problems with them all.

Problems come from wrong pressure, too much speed (heat), overloading and picking the wrong line ( and a bit of bad luck somtimes)

treat them with respect and they will serve you well, and get you home.........

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Reply By: Simon V - Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 15:40

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 15:40
just to add some confusion there is a new model BGF AT which should released in oz about now
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