G/Yr MTR's

Submitted: Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 18:12
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Currently running Toy/HZJ-75 fitted with BFG 32x11.5x15 MT's Magic tyre and have given terrific kilometre return considering approx 60% has been on bitumen. Given that the G/Yr MTR's are "reasonably" new on the market has anyone run a set out on a similar size vehicle and with what results?
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 18:58

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 18:58
currently running on 80 series. I like 'em but think they've jumped a bit in price. Ideally I should be running them as a second set as I do too many miles on bitumen for my liking but I can't be bothered changing wheels all the time. Still have like new tread after 15K but too early to tell yet really
Sorry can't be much more helpso many places, so little time !!!
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Follow Up By: TRAKA281 - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 16:52

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 16:52
Thanks for the reply - Can identify with changing rims etc back & forth I too had thought about it, and thought again
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 19:55

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 19:55
Traka,

Running 235/85R16's on 79 series turbo, and have done 7K kms so far. Impressed with grip in mud, but seem to wander a bit on dry dirt. Too early yet to know whether would buy again, will see how they wear. Only downer is having to buy new rims, which I haven't. Just running them on standard rims.

Hooroo...

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Follow Up By: TRAKA281 - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 16:54

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 16:54
Ya running good size rubber - Great carrying capacity.
When you run em out post the results
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 20:01

Friday, Jul 18, 2003 at 20:01
I run 33x12.5's on my GQ, they measure 31.9 on the rims on the car!

I had BFG MT's that measured 32.9 on the rims on the car...

They are brilliant in the snow, good on rock, yet to try in the mud, Lots softer than a BFG MT so klms wont be as good.

90% of people I know are runnin MTR over BFG now.
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Follow Up By: TRAKA281 - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 17:10

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 17:10
When G/yr MtR's came on the scene they were eye catching, on inspection I noticed they had a lot of lug base movement due to the lug not being as dominant as other M/Terrains BFG for one. I figured as the G/yr - MTR's rolled through their circumference and the flexiable lug parted company with the road surface it would flick and possibly accelerate wear rate (reason for this post). I like the sidewall thickness
of the G/yr's it is substantially thicker than the BFG's not that I ever had any problems.
I'm runnig the old BFG- M/T I believe the rubber compound in the new carcases for both the MT's & A/T has been modified to combat the chipping that the A/T was subject to on some surfaces - it will be interesting also to see how this new generation BFG stacks up against the old. I'm due for a set in a few month's I'll have to keep me ear to the ground.
Thanks for the reply
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 18:26

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 18:26
No need to keep ear to ground on new KM/KO BFG's reports of them ripping sidewalls, and wearing out EXTREMELY fast all over the net since they came out!
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Reply By: Tony - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 08:03

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 08:03
Traka281

I am running 265/75/16 MTR's and have done 40000k's on them (70% on road). They are less than half worn and I am expecting 80000 + at this rate. Reports from the US where they have had them longer than us say they are getting approx 50000-55000 miles out of theirs. IMO they are the best road/offroad tyre combination I have used to date.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: TRAKA281 - Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 17:22

Saturday, Jul 19, 2003 at 17:22
Similar situation to myself TONY -Got the vehicle but don't use it as much as I'd Like off road.
Poistive feedback - Sounds like you are more than happy with them.
Thanks for the reply.
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 20:52

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 20:52
Hi there,
I got a set of 265/75 R16s for my Prado last Friday, and am happy with how they look, although haven't had much chance to get out with them yet. I like the pattern, and they are no noisier (first impressions over 300km) than the BFG ATs they replaced. I've had BFG MT before, and they are certainly quieter than that. Sidewalls are very impressive compared to the BFG too. Had some trouble getting them though - nobody in Melbourne had them, Goodyear said at least 6 weeks probably more (no shipping date etc). One enterprising Tyrepower dealer hunted around the country dealers and scrounged a set from a couple of places, so I was OK, but they seem in short supply.

Cheers.Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 21:33

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 21:33
I fitted a set of 265/75R16 to my Prado - done only 6000km but have done a lot of offroading, and they don't chip like everyone elses Coopers and BFGs. No noticeable sign of wear yet - I'm very happy so far.

Phil
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