B F. Goodrich Tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:44
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Hi Fella's,

Have the chance to pick up some new B F Goodrich AT's at a good price, but have heard that the new one's are not as good as the old in regards to wear. Can anyone clarify this for me before I jump in !
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:48

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 12:48
I've got some new 265/70R16 fitted to the Pajero - only done 4000km, but they've still got the little bumps on the tread from being molded! Would have thought they would have worn off by now.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:42

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:42
Mixed feelings Shane.
First set of BFG 225/75/16 ATs gave75000 km on 2002 Rodeo 3L diesel. Current set have 9mm(front) and 6mm(rear) tread left, from 13mm(new), after 23000km.
Rear tyres very badly chipped. Vehicle load approx. 600kg, plus steel tray. Speed kept under 95kph (fuel considerations),except on highway. Tyre pressure 45 psi bitumen, 30 psi gravel.
First set did more bitumen travel (round Aust., Tassie, etc.) Second set copped a Gibb R.R. run, up to Kalumburu, down the Tanami 'round Alice , and home through the Simpson---not a puncture in almost 100000 km.
So what to buy next ? Wranglers have been mentioned, but I haven't checked them yet. Coopers ? Probably not.
Yes I did convey my concerns to BFG., and got a polite but unhelpful response.
Good luck eh.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:06

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:06
BFG recommend 38psi on the black stuff
I run 26 on the dirt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:35

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 16:35
Jeff

You were lucky. I took a set of BFG AT's to show the dealer, didn't ask for anything just wanted him to see them.

Like the guy you saw he was unhelpful but he was not polite. He called me an "F ing idiot".

I may be talked into buying BFG's again but not from that guy.

I am now running Cooper ST/C's and they seem to be doing the job very well.

Duncs
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Reply By: johannagoanna - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:50

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 13:50
Jeff they are awfully high pressures to be running on the black stuff! Do you have a very hard ride, or is that how you like it? - Jo
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:09

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 14:09
Jo with a load on (which is most of the time), the ride seems fine. Unloaded we drop to 35psi. Also have fitted supersprings. Tyre wear is even---just too rapid.
JH.
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Reply By: DesC - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:14

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:14
had about 15 sets of BFG mud terrains and 1 set of all terrains. Early ones wore better than later ones. Might be because i carry more weight as the years go on.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:16

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:16
Hi there Shane,I have bf's all terrain on the lux 2nd set and wont be changing to another brand any time soon. Have now done 28k on this set and have hardley worn. I know the lux doesnt have the weight like the patrol/landcruisers but I'm chock full when we go away, canopy back seat you name every nook & cranny + roof rack + I have a 165 litre water tank on board permanately in rear ute.They probably spend 70% on road the other 30% off. But they cop a hard time rocks climbing what ever I can where I need to and havn't chipped away the edges. I run 38 all round on the black top and 25/28 off road 15/16 on the sand. I cant complain and very little tyre noise. My commodore's tyres are noisier an there from holden (factory fitted bridgestones). Go for it I reckon. Every body will have there own choice, maybe if I had coopers I would be saying the same thing but for the meantime I will be sticking to the bf's Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 19:08

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 19:08
I'm very happy with my BFG's on the Hilux.

I've had the chipped edges on the rear tyres on my previous set of BFG's (85,000kms) and reckon it's from the LSD in the back. On some occassions - when I power on too much in a corner - I can hear the tyres "chipping"
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Reply By: desert - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 19:56

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 19:56
Depends on what a "good price" is. I don't believe they are the tyre they used to be, since Michelin muddled the picture. There are better tyres around these days, for less money, so it all gets back to you're "good price".
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Reply By: GGL - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:18

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:18
Hi Guys

Have a look at Pro Comp they have a great deal at present 4 tyres including rims for the price of the tyres only.

GG
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Follow Up By: Stuart - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 18:49

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 18:49
High GGL any chance of posting a link to the deal you mentioned. I can't find anything. Thanks
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Follow Up By: GGL - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:27

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:27
Hi Stuart

Try this link:

pro comp abt4x4

These guys will ship all over Australia.

GGL
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Reply By: Anthony - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:49

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 20:49
The story that I recently heard was .... that the BFG factory was moved from the USA to China and for whatever reason, the tyre compound used for the manufacture of the BFG tyres in China was/is not up to the standard of the BFG’s previously manufactured in the USA.

May I say, I am currently using BFG AT’s and have used BFG’s on the Hilux for about 10 years and have been very happy with their grip, wear and overall performane.

But, I am also considering changing to Cooper STT’s in the future - I based on what I've heard. - cheers Anthony
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:32

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:32
Hi there Anthony they were actually importing them from china a couple of years back but now are making in the usa again because they had complaints about the quality, I bought my'n in march last year and are stamped made in usa and have had no problems. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 01:30

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 01:30
I've had BFG All Terrains on the patrol for 46,000 klm and am very happy.

A bit of chipping is evedent but they have seen a few rocks and I am convinced a lesser tyre would be in worse condition considering the treatment they've had.

Cheers,

Muzz
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 02:37

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 02:37
Muzzgit,
I like your motto - much as I like that of the (erstwhile) chappy (sorry, can,t rem--- something about mind working better after a dozen oil changes)
Like yourself, I was very satisfied with my previous BFG's. The problem I have is that we travelled with 6 tyres -all 'virgin' .When we put the 2 'spares' on (about 18 months since purchase), the driving tyres wore quickly and chipped ,(both leading edge and hind edge )like I could not believe.
I praise BFG's for their puncture/ cut resistance, but at around $800 a set, I feel that 50000km is a bit short of the mark,particularly when one considers how gently I drive.(I have accumulated a lot of years, but not much loot).
I'm a little regretful that BFG wern't a little more open to discussion. I've been directed to "
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 07:25

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006 at 07:25
I have decided to stick with my 31-10R-15 ( 60 Series Cruiser ), but if anyone want's a set of 32 -11.5 -15 BFG's ( $200 fitted each ) which a bloke had on a Jeep Wrangler for 5 minutes sing out. I can tell you where to go on the Gold Coast for them.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 16:27

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 16:27
MTR's.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 07:19

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 07:19
AT's
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:12

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:12
I'd still go the MTR's over any of them.

YMMV
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