265/70/16 bfg's unavailable till Christmas

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 13:46
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Production problems have caused this size tyre made in Japan to be unavailable till Christmas. Three retailers today phoned Michelin and confirmed this.

What do I buy now. My preference is for LT but only bfg do this size in LT.

I’m interested in hearing from those who only use the lighter made passenger construction 265/70/16 AT tyres, any brands.

What terrain have you had them over and what problems have you had, if any.

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Reply By: Michael - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 14:52

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 14:52
Is there any reason you want to stay with 70 series? I just replaced my original GU tyres with 265x75x16. slightly higher profile, actually feels heaps higher,, only bigger by a few % and they are a more readily available out in the bush than 70 series, i think you will find LT is on the side of 75 series also.They may be A/T but also Light Truck as well. $970 for set 4 Bob Jane Bankstown. Best regards Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 15:35

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 15:35
Gotta agree with Michael on this one,

The 75 series is much more readily available and in different brands too. So, in theory, if you blew a BFG way out west and they didn't have one in stock, there's a good chance they could get a similar size Cooper or Goodyear MT/R or something to keep you going.

Nobody I know runs 265/70's

Just my opinion.


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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:02

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:02
Also...Look for the BFG's made in the US. Theyre a better tire (sic), wear better etc etc etc and theyre the go over the Japanese ones. Go for the 265 75's too in the LT design you cant have too much under axle clearance.

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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 20:41

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 20:41
Yeah, I agree with Michael and Roachie, for the same reasons - go for the 265/75/16s in an LT. If you can't wait for Christmas, have a look at the Cooper Sts.
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Reply By: rolande- Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 09:01

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 09:01
Agree with Bonz, other's experience shows U.S. made BFG tyres much better than Jap ones, same as Aussie Duelers better than Jap ones. They may have better factories, tighter tolerances etc, but all it means is you get less rubber for your money
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Reply By: Member - Andrew O - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 12:27

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 12:27
When I looked at this 2 months ago, the 75 series were about $50 cheaper per tyre. Wasn't a hard decision for me to get 5 newies for the price of 4, and then to cap it off, they (bob jane hornsby) gave me a $200 trade-in on the spare (had never seen the road).

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