avalability of coopers and/or BFG

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Does anybody know how readily available coopers s/t or BFG A/t tyres are, outside capital cities?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 15:54

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 15:54
What sizes?
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Reply By: ausielux - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 16:37

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 16:37
31 X 10.5
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Reply By: basecamp15 - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 16:56

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 16:56
They're pretty easy to come by. Where abouts are you lookin?
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 02:12

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 02:12
Good luck - I have never been able to find either of these brands readily available once you leave the cities. You generally can only get them from larger towns or you have to order them into smaller locations.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Always working, not enough travelling ;-)
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Follow Up By: ausielux - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:26

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:26
Thanks for the info ExplorOz Team.

We are planning a trip around Australia, leaving early in November. I've been reading a few of the posts on this site to get a bit more info regarding tyre choices. Of the bigger names there does'nt seem to be one that really stands out as being the best tyre for the job.

After chatting to a few 4x4 shops and reading up on the subject on the net it seems as if the choice is between Coopers and BFG. I'm tending toward the Coopers but was told that BFG is more readily available.

The plan is to take 5 tyres on rims and 2 casings. I am of the opinion that this will be more than enough to get out of a sticky situation. and to the nearest town. As we have no time constraints, We can offord to get family or friends to send tyres from the bigger centres to wherever we are.

Going by your info we will at least be able to get the tyres. Be it at a higher price, but that will hold true for anything that needs to be sent to remote areas.
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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:57

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:57
It's not really an issue, is it? If you have to buy a tyre and they only have &^%^%$%# brand in stock, then that is what you take. When you next get to your major centre you have the choice to trade-in on the BFG, or carry on and don't worry about such minor gremlins in motoring life. If all you have to worry about is what name is on the side of the tyre, then your trip has been very successful and trouble free!
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard- Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:46

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:46
Desert.
agree totally,
touch wood I have never runout of tyres on a trip but plan A if I do is buy the first tyre I come across that is the same rim diameterand is capable of holding air with the use of a tube.
Run the thing on the front axle and who gives a rats about make, model tyre profiles , rolling circumferences , load ratings. transmission wind up etc. as long as it keeps the brake discs from getting rubbed flat on the bottom and it gets you to civilization eventually.
then you can look for the pretty one with the white letters and the fancy tread pattern
regards
Howard

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Reply By: johnsy - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:31

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 22:31
Both readily available in The Alice and if your any where on a hwy get one put on a bus and delievered to the door.
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