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Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 13:19
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i was going to put on 285/70/17 bf goodrich all terrains on a 200 l/cruiser. now i am hearing the pirelli scorpions atr's are better. any stronger? less k's? what do you think seriously. tractor
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 14:34

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 14:34
Have you done a comparison on the constuction of both tyres?
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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 15:39

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 15:39
Hi Tractor,
I have a 200 series towing a 3.5 tonne van....more than happy with the BFG's
Rotate every 10,000 k's for max tyre life

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Reply By: Members - Bow & Nan - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 15:42

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 15:42
The BF in 285/70/17 are LT with a load rating of 121.
I think the scorpions are not LT and only have a load rating of 116
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:27

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 18:27
I have 40,000km's on my BFG 285/70R17's and they would be half worn. Very happy with on/off road performance and would put them on again after the experience.

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Reply By: Mark B - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 08:40

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 08:40
Hi Tractor,

FYI, Pirelli do make a Scorpion ATR in LT285/70/17 (121R). I had a set of ATR's on my last 100 series, and found them really good on the black top.
Didn't have them on the dirt much, as I sold the car before any major trips, and while the tyres were also fairly new, so also can't vouch for longevity.
But generally thought they were great on road, excellent handling, and I was hoping they would go the distance.

Cheers, Mark.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:03

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:03
What ever tyre you go to make sure they are "LIGHT TRUCK" rated.
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:23

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:23
I've heard/read very good things about the Scorpion tyres. Very good on the road but at the expense of life, due to the softer construction.
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Reply By: Doddgey - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:39

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:39
For what it's worth I have the BFG's as my trip tyre and the Scorpion's as my home (road) and sand tyre. They are totally different and in my opinion I don't think the Scorpion is an all terrain tyre in comparison with the BFG.
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Follow Up By: Tractor - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 16:18

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 16:18
thanks for the input everybody but my insurer tells me as do tyre business's that 285/70/17 are an illegal size. i can go lower but not higher i.e. 265/70/17.
what now?
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