BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tyres - On GU

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Hi All,

Has anyone had balancing troubles with their BF Goodrich All-Terrain Tyres? Is this a common problem with BF's or a bad batch of tyres? Are there any All-Terrain tyres tried and tested by yourselves that you could recommend?

Cheers
Leanne
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Reply By: flappa - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:32

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:32
I've had 3 sets of BFG's with No balancing problems.

I have heard about these socalled balance problems , but never experienced it.

They put it down to a bad batch ?

Sometimes there is a bit of stuffing around , and maybe a bit of extra lead at times, but , its never bothered me.

I would use them again.
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Follow Up By: snailbate - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 18:50

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 18:50
hi flappa
BFG do have probs of anything up to 400grams
i will always use thems
There is a way to negate this Talk to your large truck tyre people not the car people the real large truck people and ask about the littlr bag of beads
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Reply By: Leroy - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:41

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:41
The trick is to find someone that can balance 4wd wheels/tyres. What area are you in as someone here could recommend somewhere. I had my BFG muds balanced at Bundoora Tyre service and had a slight imbalance in the front and went back and they only added on 10g to one wheel which is bugger all but it made all the difference. I was happy with their service so if youre in Melb give them a go.

Leroy
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Reply By: 3.0turbob - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:43

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:43
Leanne
Just had some fitted to mine (2 weeks ago) no balancing problems at this stage. Fitted the 265/75R16. The ride and handling seem to be much better than the standard Bridgestone duelers that were on it before.

Rob
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:53

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 15:53
G'day Leanne,

I seem to recall reading on here somewhere that there was a batch of bad Nissan wheels too....they wee slightly out-of-round and that made them very hard to balance.

Other than that, i have not had any problems with balancing of wheels and that has encompassed BFG A/Ts, BFG M/Ts and now Cooper S/Ts.

Good luck

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:01

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:01
The wheels you speak of Roachie are the steel rims. After much jumping up and down at Nissan my mate finally had all of them replaced as he couldn't get them balanced.

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:12

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:12
I'm on my second set of BFG's (245/70 - 16) and balance has never been an issue.
Mind you ..... the tyres on my vehicle get a pretty easy life - I hate the idea of wheel changing so I take it quite easy off the blacktop. My size has always been USA made - maybe of no importance.
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:42
I have heard that GUs have an inherent balance problem!
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Reply By: Old Johno [NSW] - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:42
The 265/70 are now made in Japan, maybe part of the problem where as the 265/75 are still apparently made in the States
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Reply By: Lea - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:52

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 16:52
THANKS EVERYONE.

We are in Brisbane. We have also heard that GU's have a poblem with balancing etc.

Thanks Again

Cheers
Leanne
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 18:08

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 18:08
Not a zot pf problem with mine at 65000 km's just fitted Cooper ST-C's for the Simmo trip and will put the BFG's back on afterwards and get the last 25000 out of them.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (Bris) - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 18:18

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 18:18
Initially had hassles getting the BFG A/T 285/75/16 right on my GU. Tried several tyreshops before finding one that got it right.

Just gone 70000 hard km on the tyres and they've still got a fair bit of life left in them. Found after giving them a rough life they need balancing regularly (10000km without fail).

Just did 18000km on one trip from Brisbane to Tassie and straight up to the gulf without the regular alignment and balance, and the vibrations through the steering wheel on the final leg home nearly left bruises. I always take it to Bob Janes at Browns Plains, and except that they never have it ready on time, they always do a good job.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 19:40

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 19:40
Hie Leanne
Just had a problem with balancing the BFG Tyrepower took them off rotated them 180 and put them back on and rebalanced them. One was out of round and it was blown up to over 100lb then let down and reinflatedwhich fixed the problem
Ray
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:28

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:28
Different car but similar drama.
80 series L/C with 285/75x16.
One tyre shop put a heap of lead on and it still had a shimmy so they had a second go. A bit better.
10 K later I got another tyre shop to relocate on the rim and balance. Much better but if I put the back tyres on the front I can't hold the steering wheel. They have done to many K's now for warranty claim, 41 000 k so I will put up with it until they wear out. The drama is no more rotation,, where they are is the best so will probably wear out early but nothing I can do. They are about 50% worn now.
Will probably go back to 275 next time.
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Reply By: Big Woody - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:57

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:57
Here we go again guys!

My guess Lea is that you also may be unlucky enough to have one of the dreaded Nissans that develops a tremor in the steering that you may never fix.
BFG's are a good tyre and it is unusual to come across any that are beyond balancing.
Do a search about Nissan steering tremors and you may be shocked at what you find.

Good Luck,
Brett
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Reply By: kiss'n'dirt - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 07:55

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 07:55
Hello Leanna

I'm on the northside of brisbane and i take my GU to Doytyred at Kallangur.

Prob seen them in 4WD monthly. They do heaps of 4b's and mine seem pretty good coming from them. The owner use to have a Gu but now a GQ. I would try them. Bob jane i found was a rip off. extra $50 to do the same job.

E-mail if you want more info.
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Reply By: snailbate - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 18:58

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 18:58
Hi guys
Yes there is a prob with bfg all terain they could be out by 400 grams the way tyre co get around this is by static bal and not dymanic bal when a tyre is static bal it gets a woble up like a shimme and has a wear problem you think it is the sterring damper go to the tyre people who do the big trucks like 21 whellers and ask abut the packet of beads costs lot
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