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Submitted: Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:21
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I've just ordered a Terracan and expect it by the end of May. I have also asked the dealer to fit some decent tyres before delivery. I'm looking for something that will be useful off road and improve the vehicle's off road ability. The dealer has suggested Yokahama Geolander A/T's. I had asked for Cooper ST's but he said they were noisy and not legal (speed rating) on the vehicle.

1. Anyone had any expeience with them (Yokies)?
2. The BFG A/T seems to be evrywhere, is it as good, worse or better?
3. Is there a more agressive tyre available that will be suitable and quiet on road?
4. Any other suggestions?

Jim.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:37

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:37
Jim a mate of mine had the geolanders and had a terible run out if them about 30,ooo k out of them and many punctures.
He may have been unlucky he now has coopers and loves them they were on a prado.

Good luck
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:22

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:22
Thanks,

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Reply By: Topend - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:51

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 19:51
Don't get the Geolanders. They wear out too quick. I changed to Goodyear ATR and am happy with the wear rate. They are legal too. There are a few tyres that have good wear rates and are a legal fitment, just tell your tyre dealer that you want a tyre that wears well.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:23

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:23
Thanks,

Jim
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:20

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:20
I got the BFG A/T's on my Patrol from new and theyve been excellent, also find it hard to believe that the Coopers are not legal, p'shaw I know the Terracan is a tad more refined than the Patrol but its no BMW, maybe Mrs Diamond can get her hubby to comment re this.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:24

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 20:24
Bonz,

Do you use them off road? How do they perform?

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:36

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:36
Yes Jimbo, I have used them offroad, sand, tracks etc, aI also have a set of BFG muddies if I head up the high country. The A/T's perform really well off road but the Muddies are better at the extreme end of the scale. I will be off to Broken Hill and environs North of there next month and the AT's will do fine there.
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:20

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:20
my personal choice hankook A/Ts

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:45

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 21:45
I had some Hankook AT's 235-85R16's on my Mav. After 18000 km's I swapped them for a set of BFG radial Trac-Edge in the same size. At 18000 the 'kooks were about half gone and I was heading off to WA and thereabouts. I put the 'kooks back on the Mav to sell it, and traded the BFG's to the local tyre guy for a sweetheart deal to fit the AT's to the new Patrol and got $100 thrown in the deal also, which I told him I didnt want, and have had free puncture repair/tyre swapping/balancing there in return. The BFG's had 50000 km's on them and were about half worn and he since sold them on to another guy for $120 for the set of four. I wouldnt put 'kooks back on anything. Just my experience.
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:21

Friday, Apr 23, 2004 at 22:21
Pirrelli Scorpions in A/T ,quiet as a church mouse on the tar, magic in the sand and as good as it can be whithout big $ for Birdsville track ect,ect, now up to 50k and still less than 1/2 worn,,,,pressure IS every thing.
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:46

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:46
This comment dosent solve any problems but, speed ratings are in my opinion, quite irrelevant. There are speed limits almost everywhere and at 100-110kmh who really needs a speed rated tyre for any legal driving at all.
It becomes impossible to use an appropriate tyre for the conditions off road as ratings override practicality.
Yet after wearing out the original speed rated tyres we are allowed to fit recaps or remoulds rated to 120kmh at best!
Legislation for dummies methinks!!
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 13:31

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 13:31
Might be dfferent in other states but in Vic if you do not meet the minimum load and speed rating depicted on the tyre placcard it may render the vehicle unroadworty and void you insurance. No tyre dealer that I have spoken to will even consider fitting non compliant tyres.

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Reply By: Sparkie - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 08:51

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 08:51
My brother had some KELLY tires on his navara and every time he went off road he would get a sinking feeling as another puncture appeared out of nowhere.

DON'T GET KELLYS for offroad vehicles.

My brother changed to SAVERO's and has never looked back. I personally have not heard much of the SAVERO brand of tyres but my brother has never got that sinking feeling since so that is my two cents worth

Good luck
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Reply By: saggy73 - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 14:20

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 14:20
Jimbo,

I have had my Terracan for 3 weeks now. What a car. Nice and smooth, great to drive. I owned a Hilux 4x4. It had Yokies on it to start with and they were nice on the road but not good off-road. I changed them for a set of BFG's A/T 31 inch. They lasted around 60,000 kms. They went everywhere including Cape York. Before I sold it I had a set of Bridgestone 693 (A/T) on it. They were also great, but sometimes noisy at high speeds.

Did u buy the Auto or manual terracan

Saggy
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 18:38

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 18:38
Auto, but I stilll haven't got it yet.

What is yours? Good/Bad?

Jim
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