tyre upgrade / prices (WA)

Submitted: Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:55
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Time to upgrade the tyres on my 80 series cruiser (3in lift) - currently have 275/70/16s (31in) on aftermarket 16x8 alloys - now im looking to go bigger (up to 33") in probably a M/T pattern - but I'm having trouble finding decent prices?

Searching the internet, it seems back in '05 a ~33" tyre would have cost ~$300 new ... cheapest price so far I've had today has been $450 (BFG AT) a tyre!

Is this about average for these size tyres these days? Any idea if theres a "value" size (assuming tyre wholesalers buy in bulk etc)? 285/75/16 (33x11) or 305/70/16 (33x12) ?
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:42

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 14:42
Michelin prices increasd 26% on Jan 1st.
BFG is owned by Michelin, so may have copped it at the same time?
Stay with AT, I reccon.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Inkbandit79 - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:33

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:33
I gotta quote today for cooper's STT in a 33 for $350 and if you buy them in perth you get your garauntee i think its for 80,000 for the muddy but dont quote me on that
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Reply By: perthburts - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 00:18

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 00:18
You can get 33" BFG A/T's (295 75 R16) from Midalnd Wholsale Tires for $390.00 each
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:15

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:15
Go and see Tim or James at Kewdale 2nd Hand Tyres.

Great prices on Maxxis and others and despite the name...all new tyres.

Cant go wrong.

Matt.
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Follow Up By: oz doc - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:52

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:52
I'll second that - we've had a couple of sets of tyres from this mob at very competitive prices.doc..
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Reply By: perthburts - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 02:22

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 02:22
What did you end up doing?

I'm looking to renew mine as well.

I'm looking at;

Hankook RT03 285 75 R16 @ $320ea
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BFG A/T 295 75 R16 @ $390ea

current are BFG A/T 285 75 R16 - well worn
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Reply By:- Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:26

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:26
Ended up getting 285/75/R16 Maxxis Buckshot mudders from Bob Jane in Balcatta - $284 each.

Overall pretty happy - although I'm wondering if I should have stuck with an A/T pattern for the sand dunes after trying them out at pippindinny afterwards - but then they wouldnt look as cool :) You had to take them down to about 10psi until they looked like they were really flattening out ...

The Maxxis A/Ts were about $10 cheaper per tyre than the mudders from memory ...
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Follow Up By: perthburts - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 00:10

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 00:10
Thanks for the feed back. The price for the Maxxis is realy good. I considered Maxxis, but might. You are the second person to post (1 on another forum) stating low pressures are required with muds in the sand - other guy said his Hankook Dynapro FT03's were as low as 8 to get him out of trouble.
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:33

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 11:33
Just had mine in at the local Bob Jane for the Wednesday speciall $55 for wheel alignment and balance. I got it done on my muds/sunnies in place of the ATs/steelies already on.

A casual enquiry re: BFGs ATs gave me a quote: @ $400 a go
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