The eternal question ....what tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:58
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I want a set of off-road tyres for my 2008 D40 Navara for use on trips. Will keep the Continentals supplied for local use. Having had a suspension lift, am told I can now legally go up to 265/70.R16. Got a price on BFG A/Ts and almost fell over - $420 each. Also have considered MickeyThompsons. Any suggestions from you experienced outbackers?
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Reply By: Muntoo - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:06

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:06
Yes the BFs are certainly priced above and beyond being reasonable.

Check out the Bridgestone Duelers, either the 693 or 694, just make sure you get the LT rated ones, and preferably the Aussie made.

Lots of happy campers use them and are great tyres. Lots cheaper then the competition too
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Follow Up By: Member - don m (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:08

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:08
I agree with the Duellers in the 694s. I have them on my D40 and they are great.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:00

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:00
The bridgestone factory here is SA closed down last year. I think most stock of Aussie made Bridgestones are gone.
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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:51

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:51
Hi Bruce,

You would be hard pressed to find a better tyre than the Cooper STT. I got my first set a few years back now, only because Perth ran out of BFG's and so I took the risk on the STT's. I've never looked back.

You will probably only get 20000kms or so out of them before they need replacing if you do the hard stuff frequently, however 20000kms is quite a long way really.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:07

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:07
I hope you don't mean 20,000km out of the over rated coopers. I too had coopers once..........and have never looked back, only forward to other brands.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 16:07

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 16:07
Me too! Worst investment ever.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 21:49

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 21:49
Yep, most people only buy one set of Coopers. Me included!
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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 22:47

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 22:47
Come on guys are you blind or what; you gotta stop running over trees...
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Reply By: uneekwahn - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 00:00
Hi Bruce,

My wife and I purchased 6 Mickey Thompson (Dick Cepek) FC-II tyres to use during our 2 month honeymoon to the Kimberley region.

That was in July/Aug/Sept 2007 and I still have not used either of the two spares purchased for the trip. The tyres have done approximately 35-40,000k since 2007 and the only issue I have had is one lug come off due to not airing down on a local 4wd track.

I have found them to be great tyres for both on and off-road and would highly recommend them.

Hope this helps,

Jason.
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Follow Up By: Member - baffle (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 06:48

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 06:48
Thanks Jason and all other EO replies. Gives me something to mull over in this first week of my retirement.
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Reply By: Wil77 - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 13:01

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 13:01
I have had a D40 now for approx 3 1/2 yrs. The original Continentals lasted to 70,000 klms at 80% black top & the rest dirt roads/sand etc... which I was happy with. When it was time to replace I purchased Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S in 265/70.R16 with no suspension lift on the D40. Only had them now for just over 5,000 klms but have been impressed. Low noise on the highway with great wet weather traction/control and good traction on dirt (big improvement from the Continentals). Have not had a chance to test in the mud but could only expect so much from any A/T tyre anyway. I do recommend this tyre with no affiliations etc. to any tyre manufacture or retailer.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:53

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:53
Maxxi - Range

Check out the above - They are a good price and do the job
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Reply By: killer - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 18:43

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 18:43
Hi Bruce

just went through the same exercise, i ended up going for Pirelli Scorpion A/T LT 250 at Jacs quickfit tyres
have a look at this web site it might answer a lot of your questions www.4wdmonthly.com.au/tips_tyres.php

Killer
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