choice of 4wd tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 22:27
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Currently driving gu 2.8 patrol and running simex road trekkers. Looking for a A/T replacement. Tossing up between Bridgestone, simex 300i and coopers. Any advice or comments would be a great help.
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Reply By: 28patrol - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 23:29

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 23:29
I have run BFG's since I wore out the OE H/Ts with no problems, most club members also run BFG
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Reply By: Pezza - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 23:33

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 23:33
Oooh noooo...

Well here goes..... am getting a great run out of the neumatic bobcat tyres I zip tied to my GU about 2months ago, have done about 25000 k's on them so far and am impressed by their slow off road grip, ( must try pounding them with a hammer some more to get them a bit softer ) high speed dirt and bitumen it tends to wonder, walk & skate a bit, nothing to bad, usually catch it before it drops off the verge on the other side, ( could be due to the cable ties not being tight enough). At the rate they're wearing at the moment I should get around 300000 k's out of them before they get down to the rim. Will post more as ongoing experiment continues.

Avagoodn
Pezza
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Reply By: Tbreak - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:35

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:35
G'day Kob,

I'd be interested to know what you thought of the RoadTrekkers. I have had these on the front of 95 series Prado for about 20k. While I can't complain about their wear rate (for the price) I am a little concerned about their handling in the wet on bitumen. Have you any complaints in this regard?

Graeme
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Follow Up By: kob - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:54

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:54
Hi Graeme,
The tryes were on the car when i bought it 12mths ago. Have had no problems on wet bitumen until now because the rears are getting down on tread, also cracked the casing on a rough gravell road.At $180 each fitted, they are sill good value for money. I am swaying towards replacing them with simex A/T.

Cheers Kob
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Reply By: Tonester - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:42

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:42
Hi Kob. I combed the Internet for info on all the ATs when I got mine. Hard decision but ended up getting the Bridgestone Dueller AT D694. (not the old Dueller D693). Couldn't see a negative comment about them. But then, I needed majority on road performance & wet grip for the missus & kids, while sturdy off road when required, so hence suited to my application - yours might be different. Very happy so far. Tonester.
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