BFGoodrich tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 19:40
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About to fit a set of BFG A/T's to the 80 Series and thought will let my local mechanic fit them as long as they could match the advertised price ,about $270 in NSW. No problems until I mentioned they must be US made.Having had some serious dealings with Dunlop Aust and their Japanese made Gran Treks and soft sidewalls, was quite suprised when he came back to me and said what he could get were Japanese made, which was news to me as I didnt think BFG were making A/T's in Japan.Checked with ARB Northside and their A/Ts are made in US. BFG website tells me nothing, would be interested to know who has fitted BFG
A/T that are Japanese made and not happy , especially puncture wise with the soft sidewalls.as there is a 8 month solo trip planned starting April.
Mike B
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:24

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:24
Michael, my understanding is that source depends on the size of the tyre - from my mate at Bob Janes. The 265/75 16" I have are from the US. When I was looking the 265/70 16" were coming from Japan.
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Reply By: David Au - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:39

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:39
Michael quit the stuffing around and go down to KMart Tyre & Auto for a set of Kumho KL41 at $150.00 each.
Kumho KL41 Press Release
Kumho KL41 product page
I would put these up against your BFG any day for an eight month solo trip.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 00:55

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 00:55
Looks like a fantastic on-road tyre, on par or maybe better than the gran treks. No doubt they will be popular in this years Tuff Truk challenge.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 22:11

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 22:11
Go Coopers ST or Goodyear MTR's.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 00:50

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 00:50
If you are that concerned about sidewalls, MTRs seem the go - on top of the 3-ply sides they have the side lugs, and are quiter and reportedly better handling on the road. Im running them on my 80 now and they stick to the road nicely. Coopers are 2-ply, and although I was assured they were a "thicker tougher ply than the others" I know what outcome i got with the 2-ply tyres I tried.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:03

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:03
My BFG 245/70 R16's are US made. As someone said, these people make products in various countries - seems certain sizes are made in one place only.
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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:29

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 09:29
Michael
I'm after a set of BF Goodrich for my Patrol, 265/75R16. Best price so far is Tempe Tyres in Sydney. $230 ea, fitted & balanced. The guy told me (over the phone) they were made in USA.

Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael B (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:07

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:07
Rob
Thats a good price, as I'm looking at 6 tires, same size, will check them out.
Thanks
Mike B
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Reply By: jackablue - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 14:10

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 14:10
Just passed the nissan dealer in Rockdale & noticed a few brand new Patrols fitted out with spotties, winch, rear sliding windows &
BFG A/T 265 70 16 "made in Japan". Oh well!
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