tyres again

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
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I know this has been ask before but here goes again. I have a 2001 jack and am ready to buy a new set of tyres but dont know if to buy cooper or bfg or is there another tyre I should be concidering.

Merry Christmas to all

Regards Geoff
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Reply By: Darian - Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff....I have the BFG's....they have been very good to me on the 99 SE Diesel Jack....not one flat....10% outback travel....lot of stone territory.....much of my load is carried in the camper trailer though. I should get to 80,000 on current wear trend.....I swapped them over from the super soft Wranglers on day one.....I will probably go BFG again
(using the unused BFG spare), but will research the discussion here about "versions" of BFG....some are reputed to wear quickly, depending on country of source.....whatever.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Darian I have heard that too.

Regards Geoff
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Reply By: Peter - Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff,
Have been using Bridgestone D693 AT Duellers for a couple of years now with no problems. Quiet on bitumen, not too aggressive for sand use, havent had any punctures on stony ground either.
Now made in Australia and quite a bit cheaper than the imported tyres.
Regards
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Peter I Know an owner of a Bridgestone store I'll ask him.

Regards Geoff
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Reply By: Tommyruff - Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2002 at 01:00
Hi
I have just bought a set of bridgestone dueler A/T D693 tyres ( but not in the light truck range ) I believe only the 31 x 10.5 R15 109S and the 265/75R16 112S sized tyres are made in Australia, the rest of the range is made in Japan.

Too early for me to give an opinion just yet.

Regards tommyruff
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Tommyruff

Regards Geoff
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff,

I had BFG A/T's fitted when my Monterey was new. Will go BFG's again, probably at 255/70R16 this time.

It's the only size increase that is legal on Jackaroo's. 15mm increase in diameter which is the maximum allowable, 10mm increase in width which is less than the 20mm allowable.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Savvas I'll make my mind up after Christmas is over.

Regards Geoff
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Hello geoff, i have tried coopers and bfg allterrains from 1995 to2000 good performance from both,both good for around 80000k,an now running my 2nd set of bridgestone 693 a/t on new patrol,so far no punctures,recently did 8000 kl thru south aust,nt,west qld,no worries.
saw abandoned near new bfg all terrains dumped at dalhousie tip and alongside the road at various places.

i took advice from this forum and lowered air pressures and reduced speed,i may be just lucky but it seems to work for me,i think tyre performance may be more dependant on driver attitude and vehicle load than tyre brand,
happy travelling.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks brian it seems you have had a good run all 3 tyres.
You might be right about drivers.

Geoff
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Try searching the archives this has been done 2034982039482098402394802394802394802398 times before!


Try Coopers ST's ..
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
I know but what the hell, thanks Truckster.

Geoff
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 26, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff
I have just fitted Cooper ST's 245/75 to a 2000 Jackaroo.Tyres are noisier than expected, although tread pattern is slightly more aggressive than the BFG's. The wear-to-date is to be evaluated. Tread has torn from the bottom of the tread blocks - 3 blocks in a row on one tyre. A number of small chunks have been torn from all tyres.Tyres have only done about 1,500km - a little around town and a couple of trips to Sheepyard Flat, Big River & Walhalla surrounds. Will continue to monitor the tread wear, but to this point am a little disappointed. There has been some discussion in these types of forums of tread compound changes on both the BFG's and Coopers. Can't confirm anything officially. Good luck with your decision.
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Follow Up By: Busysteve - Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00
Me and a mate just come back from birdsvile racers and through the simpson then onto the flinders then home to newe . We had to 4by 4s 1 had bfgs and the other had wait 4 it hankooks both heavey loaded and the only flat was with the bfgs none with the hankooks but in saying that they both were very good but 4 wear and tear i would go the hankook get more ks 4 your money (1 landie hankook 1 hilux bfgs)
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Mike I wouldn't be happy if they were my tyres.
Geoff
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Reply By: kezza - Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00
Cant complain about the bfg muddie km series I admit they may not have the toughest sidewalls on the market but hell Im getting great mileage great traction and hell good wet bitumen traction and damn they aint good for 200kph (rated at 160 kph ) but what do u want???
There are sooo many tyres out there but from a researcher and having done 30 000 kms on the kms I dont think Ill be using any thing else next time and hey I do some hard work Im a bushie and I snig logs and am often up to my armpits in the %#@XX Im always looking for a better tyre My only suggestion is do yer homework and honestly if you find a better all rounder TELL ME!

Kezza
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Kezza

Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Chris - Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 27, 2002 at 01:00
Geoff,

Have a look at the Kelly product. I've had good work out of the rubber, both using it to do the Darwin to Adelaide blacktop runs and out in the Kimberly as well.

Don't know if they are cheaper than bfgs, but they are than coopers.
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 28, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Chris, thanks for giving me another tyre to think about .


Geoff
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