What Tyres to use???

Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 22:00
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I am currently running BF Goodrich A/T's on my 80 series but they have gotten awfully expensive since I last bought a set, pushing the $400.00 mark per tyre. Can anyone suggest a good alternative tyre, I am off-road approx 20% of the time and the rest normal road driving. Should I look at replacing or should I just stick with the BFG's

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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 22:15

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 22:15
I've run bfgs for quite a few years now and they suit me. But $400 a go!!!!!!!! Don't give me the research and development stuff - they all do that. Sorry but $400 is getting silly for a bloody tyre. I'm looking for alternatives.
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 22:22

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 22:22
We use to run BF as well. We gave Mickey's a go. Very happy with them and paid 330 a pop in Dec last year.
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Reply By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 23:41

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 23:41
Friggin hell. Where are you buying your tyres!
My BFG muddies (33's) only cost me $280 each last year!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 12:36

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 12:36
15" vs 16" tyres I suspect Jo
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:00

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:00
not so I just read lower in this thread, maybe just higher transport costs
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Follow Up By: Krakka - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 12:59

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 12:59
Maybe it was that cute face and pretty smile Jo!!!!!. I reckon you would have a distinct advantage, LOL.

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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:15

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:15
I try Krakka... you just never know what it might get ya cheaper or for free!!!
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 23:56

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 23:56
Dont listen to what people are saying they bought tyres for last year or people running 15s (they are lighter construction and cost less)- they have gone up alot since then. last year goodyear MTR were costing me 280 now 350

What size are your tyres? I would have thought you could do a bit better if your talking 265x75x16

theres no doubt good quality tyres are getting to be a significant investment especially as they are just a consumable and 1 stake can lighten your pocket considerably
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 01:38

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 01:38
Dont listen to what people are saying they bought tyres for last year or people running 15s (they are lighter construction and cost less)-

Cuse me?? you saying that cause my tyres cost me 280 bucks that they are cheap sh#t and I'm not worth listening to??


You guys must be not in Queensland, because I just looked online and BFG AT 265/70R16's are $245 bucks as an example of just one website I looked at...
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 03:04

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 03:04
no im saying tyres have gone up alot in the last 6 months and many on this site have confirmed this
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 03:33

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 03:33
and if your talking about online BFG prices such as here
http://www.jaxquickfit.com.au/tyre-specials-4wd.html

that 265x70 BFG tyre hardly compares to the 3 ply sidewall all terrain we are all familure with in 265x75x16 i think you might find there just a bit more

for instance the bo repair online price for good year silent armour is $340 and MTR $370, Yea i reckon you could get that down some but that gives you some idea of current quality tyre prices

you say you paid $280 last year

were they
(A) 16 inch tyres?
(B) have you priced them recently


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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 05:53

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 05:53
Daza71
I have just ordered 2 BFG AT's 265/75/16's ( LT series) @ $305 each, from a Tyrepower franchise..
Last year in August I got 4 for $265 each from the same dealer.

Are you asking for larger size tyres, or maybe an out of the ordinary size. I know if you change from the original manufacturer's specifications, ( and go up in size ), you will stuff up your down low gearing, unless you are prepared to change ratio's somewhere else to compensate

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:20

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:20
Bucky,

The best price I have gotten so far in BFG that size is $340 F&B as well as the disposal fee for the crap Cooper ST's LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Monday, May 25, 2009 at 04:34

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 04:34
Kev

What can I say,........I'm just good
You must shop at the wrong place !

Disposal fee ? ... Bloody hell mate. what some owners, will do to get at people

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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:01

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 13:01
lets not whinge to much about 4by tyre prices i get enough of it each day from passanger tyres.
ve commodore 18 inch comes standard now on ltd edition
they do 20000ks on the rear $500 each
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Follow Up By: Wherehegon - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 18:05

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 18:05
Yeah my mate just replaced his on his R8 clubby, bloody hell $600 a corner and got just on 30 thou out of them, stuff that. We only use to get 30thou out of ours on the old VX spack, when we bought it new we upgraded to 17's (16 standard) but I think lowering it 2 inches all round caused the old rear end (independent) no adjustment so it really chewed the inside of the rears.......WHG
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 18:01

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 18:01
I just bought four for the prado 2 weeks ago, 265/70/16 they were $330 each, was first quoted $377. I bought them from Bob Janes here in Penrith, they were about $50 per tyre more then when I bought them 2 years ago but I had 75's on the older prado but I didnt want/need to run the higher profile and I found because they were that strong in the side walls when we used it for that bit harder stuff for climbing rocks and stuff even running 18psi it looked like I hadnt even dropped the pressure and wouldnt grip as well. They told me they have gone up by (for memory) 22% in the last 12 months. Not sure where your located so this could have a bearing on how much you have to pay but I wasnt even willing to pay $377 let alone $400, if you have plenty of outlets shop around. I was told the 75's are cheaper because they are L/T's ?? Not sure why as they obviously have more in them to incrase the side wall strength... Looked at the wranglers (spelling) but to me were extremely soft and where I live would be chopped/feathered out in no time at all. Neighbour had the geolanders on his old pajero, while he was happy with them at first, even with regular rotations they all feathered on the outer edges (wheel alignment spot on) but this is due to where we live hence why I didnt get the wranglers.........WHG
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:55

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:55
265/70/16 BFG AT's for $299 each at Widetread in Lilydale Melbourne, do some more ringing around for a better price is my suggestion.
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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:40

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:40
Thankyou Brian!!!

All I was saying Davoe is look around and you will find somewhere with decent pricing or having a good special.

For the record, my tyres are 265/85R15's 3ply BFG mud terrain LT.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 05:19

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 05:19
the AT or the ATKO? Thats about the right price for the AT
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 07:33

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 07:33
Er, unless I am misled (quite possible) the ATKO was a revised and improved tyre that replaced the AT many years ago.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 07:42

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 07:42
what i mean is id be making sure that qoutes not for the longtrail tyre which is a common BFG 265x70x16 which are a cheaper tyre than the AT KO which is much more common in 265x75 x16

if you can get BFG ATKO 265x75x16 then your doing well
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