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Tyre choices!!

Post by TiaanKotze » 08 Mar 2018 11:20

Hi All. I am quite new to the 4X4 community. I bought Alex's Patrol towards the end of last year. I want to replace the tyres as I have picked up cut (on a Kumho) and the fix is 1. not so safe 2. Tyres needs replacement anyway. The big question, what tyre to get. I am looking at the Cooper STT's but there are always the BFG's and I noticed GT Radial Adventures. I will be doing more overlanding than hard core 4x4 trails, but there will be some 4x4 trails. I have read about the BFG's and Cooper and between these two I probably lean towards the Coopers. Have anyone had experience with the GT Radial Adventures? The net is scarce on reviews. Thanks

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by Tinus lotz » 08 Mar 2018 11:28

Big thing is strong sidewalls ....bf km2or new km3 for muddies cooper stmax or st pro for muddies you have 16 inch mags on that one so biggest i will go is 285 75 16
And not a lot smaller also
The fong kong tyers are much cheaper speak to antony he has a set on his car he did break a sidewall on one .
A lot of guys like the kumos but being directional that is a big no no for me
1 strong side walls
2 price
If that makes any sense to you :wink:
I got about 95000 on my 4.8 on a set of bf tyers

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by Wilkie » 08 Mar 2018 12:26

Have a look at your Maxi's 674 or Bighorn ..brillant traction and mileage .. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by SJC » 08 Mar 2018 12:56

TiaanKotze wrote:
08 Mar 2018 11:20
Hi All. I am quite new to the 4X4 community. I bought Alex's Patrol towards the end of last year. I want to replace the tyres as I have picked up cut (on a Kumho) and the fix is 1. not so safe 2. Tyres needs replacement anyway. The big question, what tyre to get. I am looking at the Cooper STT's but there are always the BFG's and I noticed GT Radial Adventures. I will be doing more overlanding than hard core 4x4 trails, but there will be some 4x4 trails. I have read about the BFG's and Cooper and between these two I probably lean towards the Coopers. Have anyone had experience with the GT Radial Adventures? The net is scarce on reviews. Thanks
:welcomewave:

You can also consider the Cooper AT3 (the LT rated one).
Or Cooper ST Maxx.
The AT3's will give better mileage.
Wilkie wrote:
08 Mar 2018 12:26
Have a look at your Maxi's 674 or Bighorn ..brillant traction and mileage .. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Not so sure about the mileage part though... :think:
http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=797

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by XenoBlitz » 08 Mar 2018 13:03

Personally, I use BFG AT KM2. Best for all conditions. Size: 285 75 16
There are a lot of good tires to choose from so you really can't go wrong with either of your two choices.... but I love my BFG's. Previous set gave me over 120 000km (had to replace because of age not tread) and I have never had a sidewall cut, lack of traction or other serious issues. It does see some minor "chips" and cuts if you drive rocky terrain but no problems.

If you have a specific reason to go for another tire, or you drive mud often then you can consider another tire or the BGF mud terrain (they also look really good), but if you are looking for an all-round performer, you simply cannot go wrong with BFG.

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by Rhett » 08 Mar 2018 13:25

XenoBlitz wrote:
08 Mar 2018 13:03
Personally, I use BFG AT KM2. Best for all conditions. Size: 285 75 16
There are a lot of good tires to choose from so you really can't go wrong with either of your two choices.... but I love my BFG's. Previous set gave me over 120 000km (had to replace because of age not tread) and I have never had a sidewall cut, lack of traction or other serious issues. It does see some minor "chips" and cuts if you drive rocky terrain but no problems.

If you have a specific reason to go for another tire, or you drive mud often then you can consider another tire or the BGF mud terrain (they also look really good), but if you are looking for an all-round performer, you simply cannot go wrong with BFG.

Cheers!
Absolutely agree, fantastic tyre matched only by the Cooper's as far as an A/T goes. If it's for overlanding mainly, great choice :thumbup:
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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by TiaanKotze » 08 Mar 2018 14:39

Thanks to all, I think I am going to settle for the Coopers. I am going to look at these tyres for a long time (hopefully) and they must look good too!

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Re: Tyre choices!!

Post by SJC » 08 Mar 2018 21:43

XenoBlitz wrote:
08 Mar 2018 13:03
Personally, I use BFG AT KM2. Best for all conditions. Size: 285 75 16
Cheers!
I found a second hand set of km2' s(285/75r16)..., fitted them today...
From the good reports wrt to mileage give by bfg, i though it might be a good choice for a "used tyre" to purchase.
Paid 5k for the four. Will post some pics tomorrow.
They have worked, got some chips, two plugs between the four, etc. but the thread should last for another 20-30k... (based on the mileage the guys gets on km2's)

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