Tyre Wear on muddies

Submitted: Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 18:53
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G'day all!

After a loooong time researching and considering different options, I have decided to get either Goodyear MTRs or BFG M/Ts for my 60 series cruiser, in a 31 or 32 inch size.

I am just wondering if anyone can give me some mileage figures from these tyres. Has anyone worn a set right out and remembers the distance they got? Or even if someone is down say 50% on a set, how are they going so far?

Cheers!
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Reply By: desert - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:33

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 19:33
Mate of mine got something in the order of 80,000km from his 235/85x16 BFG MT's with mostly road use. The second set he fitted is the newer design with the digger lugz on the sides and they are wearing faster, I think they were half gone at 25,000km when he took them off and fitted Coopers.
Don't think BFG's are what they used to be, quite frankly.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:49

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 07:49
I've had 32's on my HJ47 in BFG MT for 15 years and would always get up to 70-80,000 k to a set of 5 tyres with rotation every 10,000. and that was in all conditions, road, dirt, mud and sand with a bit of snow thrown in.
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Reply By: kezza - Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 22:37

Monday, Jun 23, 2003 at 22:37
Do a search on this forum.
Ive posted quite a lot about the muddies and given wear and klm figures and info re comparison between BFG MT KMs and MTRs also tips or maximising wear. Do a search going back 12 months and more- far too much to repeat again. I posted some info in the last couple of days, - its all there and more.
happy hunting
kezza
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Reply By: Steve from Armidale - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:41

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:41
I've got 255/85 R16's on my Troopy. They have 15,000 kms on and the wear is negligable. If this continues I'll be looking at 60,000+.

Great wear, pity about handling on wet bitumen - like ice skating!!!! In all other conditios they are awesome! Anyone else have this problem?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 11:03

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 11:03
The new generation BFG MT designated 'KM' accordin to every forum on the net are VERY SOFT SIDEWALLS, also they are wearing very quick. try any of the other forums. Some are saying 30,000klms and they are shot!

I had PRE KM BFG's and loved them, they are now on another car from this forum, and just did a large melbourne-qld-melb treck without a hitch! They would easily get 70,000, but the new KM/s depending on what you do, arent getting anywhere near that.

The MTR's are also SOFT! mine you can twist the knobs! Klms, I think that they are going to be 40-50,000klms tires, others are saying similar things, but then depends on what you are doing. 50,000 is 2 yrs anyway.

The thing is, we are all askin' for the best of everything - a tire that grips in every condition(Rock, Mud, snow, road, wet, dusty, firetrails etc), wears 100,000klms, I dont think they dont exist anymore...

As someone on another forum stated, it seems like tire companies have clicked onto the fact that they can make more $$ buy doing this forcing you to buy more tires...

You have to compromise.

The best option is to run a set of AT's for weekdays, and something SERIOUS for weekends. but thats twice the price :(

Im going to do that next tire change, get something like Cooper ST's for weekdays, and then some Centipedes or similar for weekends on different rims.
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:14

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:14
gday truckster.
just wondering why you want to fit s/t for just road use and then swampers for going away in.
why not just fit there h/t bloody buwdifull.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:26

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 18:26
it still has to look respectable ;)~~~~
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Follow Up By: Rhubarb - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 19:17

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 19:17
Also if you have two sets on there own rims, say a MT & an AT depending on where your going you may only require the AT. However if you had more road like tires fitted (HT) then when ever you were going off road you would need to change your tires all the time.

Thats my logic anyhow.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 23:59

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 23:59
I ran AT's and MTs both on own rims..

took me to change 5 rims and tires over, around 30mins just crusing, that was with trolley jack, jack up off diff, doing 2 at a time and wheel brace, wife handing me new hoops to go on.

its not much hassle when you do it a few times.

I'll do it again when Im working.
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Follow Up By: Suzuki Viagra - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:43

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:43
Get yourself a compressor and rattlegun - then it's a 10 min job instead of 30 mins......
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:44

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 00:44
Nope, too easy to stretch the wheel studs if you constantly use rattle guns..

Been there seen that....
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Reply By: kezza - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:24

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:24
My USA made BFG MT KMs still have over 11mm of tread after 32000klms looks like 70,000 or more out of them. I watch my pressures and rotate every 5-7,000km and they are very good on wet bitumen (compared to every other AT or MT tyre I have used)
just for the record

kes
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Reply By: Marty - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 17:09

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 17:09
G'Day,
My brother just replaced his BFG M/T's at 105,000km's.
Of the four that he replaced he kept three of them as they are still roadworthy and good enough to use on his trailer.( the fourth one had a slight bulge in the tread).
Needless to say he has replaced them with BFG M/T's again.
Marty.

PS. I also run tem on my 60series.
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Reply By: kezza - Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 00:04

Sunday, Jul 13, 2003 at 00:04
Cruza - check out post 5295 for a fair bit on the MTRs
kes
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