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Tyres !

Postby kryton1961 » Sun 26 Feb 2012 10:32 am

Well folks,
have to buy some new black circles for the lizzybus.Only problem , im not in Blighty but it Penang , Malaysia .
Choice , no where as good as UK and prices quite expensive.
I can get 265/70 x16 Bridgestone Dueler 694 A/Ts , anyone any experience ? I wanted Goodyear AT/SA but i cant track any down even though they are on the MY website.
Could have Toyo Open Countr AT again , any ideas .Also trying for some michelin zxy3 7.5 x 16 , again struggling to locate .
lizzybus is an overland 110 , fairly heavy and prone to lots of dirt roads/tracks.Need something to last us the rest of the journey to Aus/New Zealand then South America

Hope someone can shed some light
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Re: Tyres !

Postby Purpleflarge » Sun 26 Feb 2012 6:44 pm

I would contact forum member jwchoo he lives in Malaysia and may be able to give you details of local tyre and spares places for land rovers
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Re: Tyres !

Postby buford_90 » Mon 27 Feb 2012 1:10 pm

its all about bf goodrich :D
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Re: Tyres !

Postby farmerboy_y2k » Mon 27 Feb 2012 3:44 pm

buford_90 wrote:its all about bf goodrich :D



Why? They're overrated and overpriced. One of the biggest considerations when selecting tyres for a trip like this availability of replacements. Keeping to the original size is usually best.
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Re: Tyres !

Postby Pj2106 » Mon 27 Feb 2012 7:06 pm

farmerboy_y2k wrote:
buford_90 wrote:its all about bf goodrich :D



Why? They're overrated and overpriced. One of the biggest considerations when selecting tyres for a trip like this availability of replacements. Keeping to the original size is usually best.



Interlet posting this post, not pj:

I know you've found them slippy in the wt Martin, which makes sense given how hard a compound they are, but I've driven them in wet, snow ice you name it and I've never had a problem with them sliding about or not having enough grip...so i think it's down to opinion about them, rather than blanketly saying they are overpriced and overrated...so far I've been bloody pleased with em, and they probably havnt even worn 1mm yet...
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Re: Tyres !

Postby buford_90 » Tue 28 Feb 2012 8:30 am

Didnt mean to cause an argument but my bfg's r fantastic
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Re: Tyres !

Postby LANDYS4LIFE » Thu 01 Mar 2012 5:39 pm

Pj2106 wrote:
farmerboy_y2k wrote:
buford_90 wrote:its all about bf goodrich :D



Why? They're overrated and overpriced. One of the biggest considerations when selecting tyres for a trip like this availability of replacements. Keeping to the original size is usually best.



Interlet posting this post, not pj:

I know you've found them slippy in the wt Martin, which makes sense given how hard a compound they are, but I've driven them in wet, snow ice you name it and I've never had a problem with them sliding about or not having enough grip...so i think it's down to opinion about them, rather than blanketly saying they are overpriced and overrated...so far I've been bloody pleased with em, and they probably havnt even worn 1mm yet...


Yeahh they are slippy in the Mud and don't clear very well but in all other instances I have found them brilliant, great grip on the road, quiet, well behaved on the wet roads, brilliant in the snow, great for greenlaning but not very good on wet grass :P (nearly had to be pulled out by a jeep) :oops: :oops: but just got out in time
When I come to buy a set of tyres for overlanding I will be getting another set!

However I do find cooper STT's brilliant too, they are louder on the road, but better in the mud, worse in the wet ( Mud tyres and BFG's are AT) but I change my driving to suit so Im not too bothered

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Re: Tyres !

Postby jwchoo » Fri 02 Mar 2012 4:15 pm

Hello All,

I'm afraid I was a little too late replying to lizzybus' needs being away on work in those the crucial few days. Anyway, she's gone with 265/70 x16 ATs and have left my number with them at their disposal.

Anyway, just to share with all here, unfortunately, we suffer from not having standard sized AT tyres (235/85/R16s and 265/75/R16s) here in Malaysia. Closest ATs are typically 31inchers (as there is only enough business volume for these due to Japanese pick-up trucks). LR Malaysia fit the 235/85/R16 Conti Cross Contact ATs onto the CKD twin cabs here but there are none for sale at tyre stockist. So, any of such tyres need to be imported and I've been told they'd cost anything above GBP200 a piece! Singapore down south definitely have the BF Goodrich ATs available but its added hassle to bring an overland vehicle across into the island (vehicle paperwork etc!).For MTs, very very recently, we've only got Maxxis 265/75/R16 MTs, otherwise Silverstone 275/70/R16s MTs are the next best and cheapest options. And I've happily recently got hold of Maxxis 255/85/R16 MTs just in time before the floods hit production in Thailand. Thailand has better tyre choices as truck culture is pretty big there. Such is life over here but we still love our landys here for sure :) And the LRO Int magazine cost us 6 quid per copy over here :)

So, yeah, renewing standard size tyres on an overland trip is still a challenge in Malaysia.

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