most popular tyre for landcruisers

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 17:52
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I have an 80 series landcruiser which has BFG A/Torrain tyres. I am about to head off into the blue yonder but would like to have a new set of tyres. Am happy with my current tyres but thought I would post this question: What is the most popular tyre and why?
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Reply By: Dozer - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:32

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 20:32
What you have because they are long lasting and puncture resistant.
New ones called KO have had some problems with tread, which has been addressed i think.
Coopers are good aswell, ST gives good balanced performance
Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Ian - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:02

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 22:02
I agree. Stick with the BFG's you've already got. I have KO's on our 80 and think they are a little better all round than the olg BFG model. Sure they ride a bit harder when lightly loaded than other softer wall brands but thats the small price you pay for much better sidewall strength. Change you shocks to progressive coil style (mine are Lovells) and the good ride will return and fit Rancho RS9000 shocks for real feel and control.
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Follow Up By: ray91 - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 00:31

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 00:31
Old BFG are not the same tyre as the new soft KO .sidewall strength??? they havent got any ,3 plys of nothing is still nothing, old BFG were good but not any more
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Reply By: Member - Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 04:08

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 04:08
Drive 265 75r16s and got 90,000kms out of my BFG A/Ts with 2-3mm to spare. (1.5mm on civilian vehicles in W.A.)
Now trying coopers and have been equally impressed so far. They're approx. $20 - $30 more per tyre - big deal. "Do" have a larger tread over A/T.Love the bush.
Chris
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Reply By: Member - Pedro (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:11

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:11
thanks to those who have replied. I run 285 75 16 currently. Will ther be a major difference if I go bown to 265 75 16 ?
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Follow Up By: diamond - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:51

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:51
gday pedro the main difference you will notice going down in size is engine will rev a little harder and use more fuel you probly wont even notice it.as for tyres go the cooper s/t unbeatable.
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