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Maybe its stupid to ask a tyre question??

Andrew

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235 x 85 x 16 is the only size under consideration. (Ie no compatible MIchelins AFAIK except XZR which is unsuitable for a family car)

I do a lot of tar and a lot of gravel and a bit of trouble extraction. I prefer an aggressive tread.

I had good results with BFG MT. (I know the BFG's get rat eaten on sharp stone surfaces).

I had good results with Bridgestone Dueler A/T's except for grip offroad.

I am leaning towards BFG AT's

I appreciate everyone has his personal favourites but my question is - in the size required am I overlooking anything in the R2000 ea price class.
 

Doug Nel

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Hi Andrew

I have always had BFG's AT's on my G and have been very satisfied with them. My last replacement though was an upgrade to the wider 265/75. Same circumference as the 235/85 but the ride seems softer. In November last year I bought a 2nd spare for my Namibia trip from TWT for R1790.
 

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Hi Andrew,

My humble opinion as a G-user mostly for trips in Namibia with a slightly aggressive driving style:

Tread-wise you would get substantially more "rat-bite" on the BFG AT's compared to the MT's. If you find rat bites on your MT's you would eat the AT's tread to pieces in no time in your application.

The 235's are perfect. I however use 265's since they give a slight edge when driving in sand, though in rocky terrain the 235 is better since you can miss some obstacles due to the narrower footprint.

When you do use your G in rocky conditions I would stick to BFG, Their sidewalls have an extra ply compared to the other "common" tyres.

Regards
Rolf
 

Andrew

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I will stick with the 235's. I have had a set of MT which need replacing and I am now considering AT.

But a late starter has got me delayed. Michelin LTX AT.

This is not used for extreme 4x4 vehicle but it does do a lot of gravel roads
 

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Andrew,
My vote would go to the Michelin , I have see them in action and there is no tyre to match it, but the price :-o:-o:-o. But then they last longer so the initial layout could be offset. :lol:
 

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Alan, great website! Thank you. Did you have any experience with them as for delivery, fitment at home/office and balancing on site? For my new G I will definitively order Michelin tires ..... for sure!

amzimmy
 

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No question about this Danie, Michelin for sure! It's the best tire that I ever had! Very good in the wet, on gravel road, deflated to 0,8 bar in the sand, deflated to 1,5 bar on rocky and steep terrain, however, they do not like the "Black-Soapy-Lesotho-Mud"! but then neither do the "Mud-Diggers" from BFG :p

amzimmy
 

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Hi,

I bought my G with Triangle TR246 LT235/85R16, probably done some 10k at the time.
First time ever I heard the name, but am pleasantly suprised, ride is fine, flexibility good, wear even.
It is the cheaper option, but not too nasty.
I have have done approx 60k but lost one about two weeks ago, the others still have 10k or so left.

I have scratched around recently, there are agents in Centurion, CFP Tyres, (012)666-7656, http://www.cfptyres.co.za/pdf/Triangle_Passenger_0106.pdf

If I recall the prices were around R12/1400?

G roetnis

Cecil
 

Andrew

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Andrew,
My vote would go to the Michelin , I have see them in action and there is no tyre to match it, but the price :-o:-o:-o. But then they last longer so the initial layout could be offset. :lol:
They are cheaper than BFG's.
 

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They are indeed, I just rechecked. Not sure why I thought they were more expensive.
I must just add that the LTX I was referring to was the LTX M/S.
I have a friend who has the LTX ATsquare on his Pathfinder and no problems yet.
 

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Alan, great website! Thank you. Did you have any experience with them as for delivery, fitment at home/office and balancing on site? For my new G I will definitively order Michelin tires ..... for sure!

amzimmy
Hi guys. I bought my Kumho KL71s through them. Did what it said on the box. Arrived fitted and balanced the tires. The guy was friendly.

When I ordered they sent me a mail to say they were just out of stock on the Kumhos and asked if I would like to change my order. I wanted to try these tires so I opted to wait. I have found the prices to be very competitive.

If you are not in hurry for tires I recommend taking a look at them vs TWT/others.

Also found they have a much larger selection for my 300D and if you drive into TWT they are unlikley to have your tire and size so you would have to wait anyhow.

They don't do alignment for obvious reasons...
 

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235 x 85 x 16 is the only size under consideration. (Ie no compatible MIchelins AFAIK except XZR which is unsuitable for a family car)

I do a lot of tar and a lot of gravel and a bit of trouble extraction. I prefer an aggressive tread.

I had good results with BFG MT. (I know the BFG's get rat eaten on sharp stone surfaces).

I had good results with Bridgestone Dueler A/T's except for grip offroad.

I am leaning towards BFG AT's

I appreciate everyone has his personal favourites but my question is - in the size required am I overlooking anything in the R2000 ea price class.
So what was the result of everyone's 2c? About R4?
 

Gelände

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Andrew just buy the Michelin A/Ts! I had BFG A/T on my 463 and they chipped like crazy. My 290GDT had Michelins ... what a difference.

As far as I know JohannB also fitted the Michelin A/Ts to his 290?