Submitted: Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:47
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I am about to change the tyres on my 120 prado before heading to Gibb River Road and I am looking at AT Coopers or BF Goodrich,just any thoughts as to which is the better choice.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 10:02

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 10:02
Coopers ATRs are newer and quieter compared to BFGs and I beleive got stronger sidewalls.
Coopers for 120 are available in 265/65/R17 and 265/70/R17 size
Coopers AT model is beeing retired...
In the end it all comes to personal choice :-)
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Reply By: John - Qld - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 12:07

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 12:07
It doesn't matter.

It won't help what you read here, you won't be able to choose.

Look at each tyre and go with your gut.

I'm convinced it's more luck than anything with tyres ... + a bit of the driver.

Great help aren't I?
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 12:21

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 12:21
whatever tyre you get air down instead of running highway pressures. BTW it is tru what they say about 17 inches was in the Tyre store yesterday and a bloke was waiting for some to turn up and that was in Kalgoorlie
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 18:10

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 18:10

I got my 120 TD in May last year and had Cooper A/T's put on on the first day. They were 265/70R17 but were not LT construction. I did 37,000km on them before replacing them two weeks ago with Cooper ATR in LT265/70R17.

The A/T's were only about half worn and I took them off to put on a Camper Trailer to be built shortly as well as giving me a couple of extra good spares. The A/T's performed pretty well including a recent trip to Cape York (not quite to the top) and across the Strezlecki Desert.

The ATR's that I have just put on handle a heap better than the A/T and I cannot believe how quiet they are. I put them to the test in some beach sand last weekend and in some real soft stuff they did well but then got pretty well bogged (so did the other vehicles) BUT that was at road pressure of 40psi. I let them down to 20psi and just drove straight out. So they did the job good there. They handle real well on gravel as well.

In the choice between Cooper and BFG I cannot help you other than to pass on my good experiance with the Coopers. Never had BFG so cannot comment but a lot of people that I know really like them. If you are looking at the Coopers in an All Terrain pattern then go with the ATR and get them in LT construction. Both the BFG and Cooper are top stuff (and priced accordingly!). I reckon you will not be disapponted which ever way you go.

If you are going remote then do buy another spare as they are still hard to get outside capital cities.

Good Luck.

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Follow Up By: stevep - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:04

Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 14:04
Thanks for the info, after talking with a couple of other people and your info I think I will be going with the Coopers.
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 21:25

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 21:25
Put 16 inch rims on and you will widen your choice of tyres dramatically.
You only have to grind the casting marks off the calipers.
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