Tyres for jackeroo which ones?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:10
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in the market for a set of new rubbers for the jack ,leaving in 3 weeks for a lap around our big beautiful country and are chasing up prices on set of A/T s(JACKEROO TD 01 AUTO) towing a trackabout c/t approx 1000kg loaded.
Would like some feed back from the learnered colleages on the forum ,regarding brands prices and experiences here are some of my choices,

Bfgoodrich a/t 245/70r16 $ 247
goodyear all weather $ 215
dunlop AT2 $205
Your thoughts greatly appreciated
thanks Tony
p .s in melbourne s/east
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Reply By: teribul - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:10

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:10
Tony
I have an earlier model UBS55 2.8TD (which I won't part with) with 225/75R16 Goodyear ATR. They have done a little over 40000k and probably good for somewhere between 5 & 10k more.
My fault for not rotating often enough. I'm keen to try BFG All Terrain next. Have done better out of Goodyears in the past but as I said lack of rotations has cost me.
Hopefully some replies will help us both out.
Hope you have a great lap. Will keep an eye on the forum.
All the Best
Terry
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Reply By: Andrew-rodeo - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:33

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:33
Hi Tony,
I have a 2002 Rodeo (same size tyres as your Jackeroo), i recenty put Cooper
AT-R's on. I think they retail for about $260 at tyrepower. Talk them down to a good price, i ended up paying $225 each. They are still quiet on the road and perform heaps better off road than the goodyear wranglers that were on it.
Hope this helps your tyre choice, and have a good trip around the 'block'.
Cheers
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Marc - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 21:29

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 21:29
Coopers on the jack handle better than Dunlop. STAY AWAY from Dunlop!!!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (VIC) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:34

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:34
Tony,
Put a set of BFG A/T on 2002 Jack TD Auto, used for towing van, 4WD in high country, mud and rock, sand driving the lot.
Sold it last year and they had done 72,000 -(although most was freeway) rotated every 10,000, and they coped with everything I asked of them. In my opinion - brilliant!
I paid $215 ea but that was 2 years ago so i suppose price is about right, but my son put a set on his Expolorer a couple of months ago and got them at a local dealers for $225 fitted so ring around.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:57

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:57
Value for money Coopers, have 40ks on our STs, I had Goodyear ATRs on before 60 k and they had lost it. The Coopers just have a lot more rubber and I can not hear them on the bitumen . You get what you pay for is the old story. Another, we had an emergency brakeing situation I could not believe how well she pulled up. We do not have ABS.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:26

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:26
Coopers are fine on the bitumen ...... but wear & chip badly off road.
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:59

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:59
We've had the 245/70R16 BFG's on the Jack from new - now on set 2 - never had a flat - been over a real mix of terrain on our trips - also have them on the Campomatic trailer. 80,000k seems the limit for us - set 2 might do 85k at a pinch. Seems important to keep pressures up around the 40psi for the blacktop, to extend their life - they lose shoulder rubber early, otherwise. There are many great alternatives of course, but we put our faith in the BFG's are have no reason to change. Your price for the BFG's is good - set 2 here in Adelaide cost me $275 fitted and balanced.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:32

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:32
Tony,

The BFGoodrich A/T's sound like good value to me.

I got 65,000 K's (minimum) from the Bridgestone Duelers before one bleep itself recently on the Borefield Track. This wasn't the fault of the tyre itself, as a sharp rock sliced through the sidewall. (I think)

Have put another pair of Dueler's on to replace two than were warn (or destroyed, see above). The other two have another 10,000 K's left in them at least.

The Dueler's cost $240 each, balanced and fitted, which is about what you have been quoted for the BFG's.

The Goodyear's I wouldn't recommend, if they are similar to the Wranglers as fitted standard to the Jackaroo when new. I only just got 40.000 K's out of them.
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Reply By: Steve63 - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:42

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:42
Tony,
I had BFG A/T and M/T, Coopers and of coarse the Wranglers that came on the vehicle before I sold the Jack. I had no complaints about the Coopers or BFG. The BFG A/T's tended to chip on shale and rock but they were given a hard time so I can't complain too much. The more aggressive the pattern the noisier they are on the black top so it ends up being a bit of a trade off. I liked and trusted the BFG A/T and they rarely let me down. The biggest problem I found in more remote areas was the availability of anything that doesn't fit on a Landcruiser or a Patrol. In the end I just carried two spares and tyre. Can't really help with prices in Melbourne.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:55

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 18:55
thanks to all that replied ,i'll think the bf goodrich are the way to go
cheers tony
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