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Poll: New Rubber

BFG K02 A/T 215/75/15
5 100%
Goodyear Wrangler A/T 205/75/15
No votes 0%
Continental ATR 215/75/15
No votes 0%
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 195/80/15
No votes 0%
Total number of voters: 5 ( Gadget, Lambert, X8GGY, Grima, RumbleAndSway )
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25 Sep 2020 16:52 - 25 Sep 2020 16:53 #228539 by DAGZOOK
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As the Poll suggests, the time has come to choose a new set of rubber to be fitted to my steel wheels for the Gen.4. I plan to utilise this set up all year round, I do pretty high mileage so 'bang for buck' has been a large factor in rounding up this selection so far.

This group of tyres were selected based on price, performance, availability. (Appreciate there are other great tyres out there available, this list has been tailored to my own specific requirements and also local availability). I'd really appreciate your guys expertise to help me make a selection out of the list below!

Prices:

BFG K02 - 215/75/15 - £125 per corner (fitted).
Goodyear Wrangler A/T's - 205/75/15 - £95 per corner (fitted)
Continental ATR's - 215/75/15 - £87 per corner (fitted)
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 - 195/80/15 - £75 per corner (fitted)
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25 Sep 2020 16:56 #228540 by Soeley
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I can't comment on any of those on your shortlist as I only have experience of the stock Duellers and currently on Yokohama Geolanders in stock size. Just want to ask though are any on your list Winter/All Season tyres?

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25 Sep 2020 16:58 #228541 by DAGZOOK
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I can't comment on any of those on your shortlist as I only have experience of the stock Duellers and currently on Yokohama Geolanders in stock size. Just want to ask though are any on your list Winter/All Season tyres?


I believe the Continentals and BFG's both carry the '3 peak' snow rated symbol. I believe the others are classed as dedicated summer tyres.

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25 Sep 2020 17:11 #228544 by Soeley
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I'd be tempted to go with one of those two then, seeing as you are using these all year round and not swapping for winter and summer.

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25 Sep 2020 17:39 #228548 by 300bhpton
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Depends what you want from the tyres. The BFG’s are the most off roady. The rest are high road biased.

If your aren’t going off road. Then the BFG’s would be somewhat pointless. If you are. Then the others could potentially be lacking.

For myself I narrowed it down to the BFG’s and the Maxxis Wormdrive which is very similar. As I do off road. Went with the BFG’s as they were considerably cheaper and I’ve had good experience with Maxxis in the past.

No regrets thus far.

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25 Sep 2020 17:46 #228549 by Lambert
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I might be bias but if it has bfg on the side it's going to be brilliant.

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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25 Sep 2020 17:48 - 25 Sep 2020 17:51 #228550 by DAGZOOK
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Thanks 300bhp, definitely agree that the BFG's are the most capable.

I use the Jim as a daily, but also take it on weekly shoots. Me and the Mrs often go away on adventure type weekends and that's only going to increase now that we've got our doggo. The extent of my off roading will be forestry commission tracks, farm tracks and fields. I don't think I'll ever be taking on hard core pay and play sites! hence avoiding MT tyres completely.

Key factors for me are piece of mind whilst on remote trails, decent tyre life & intermediate off-road capability.
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25 Sep 2020 19:20 - 25 Sep 2020 19:32 #228555 by Grima
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Bite the bullet. Go for the best BFG.
Cheaper look a likes but the rubber compound is different.
High mileage
Not over noisy
Good wet grip on tarmac
Look cool
Off road, need i say?
Buy once, not cheap, forget the car its the only thing between you & the road.
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25 Sep 2020 21:40 #228557 by gusthegorilla
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I have BFG's on mine, which spends more time off road on photo shoots than on the road to get there....extremely capable in either scenario, very hard wearing, and stick like the brown stuff to a blanket in the wet (20 psi all round)....
Personally, I wouldn't have anything else..:) :) :)


I'm planning to live forever.....so far, so good !!
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25 Sep 2020 21:46 #228558 by sniper
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I've had KO2's for a couple of years with around 12k on them, I drive quite hard on dry B roads and they stick like the proverbial..... Off road performance has been spot on too, never been let down by them, amazingly good in mud for an AT, done all the rocky lanes in the Lakes with not even a mark on the tyres. Unbelievable in snow.....

Wet tarmac is a weakness, not tragic but you do have to watch how you drive. My car is little more prone to rear end slip due to the Quaife diff but the tyres are predictable which makes them manageable.

Apart from a little shoulder wear on the fronts (enthusiasm....) they are virtually as new.

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26 Sep 2020 06:58 #228561 by Lambert
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my bfg urban terrain are about half worn at about 45000 miles on 2 cars. I will get them again. Eventually.

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26 Sep 2020 09:19 #228562 by Busta
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I've used BFG tyres for many years. One big advantage for me is that they can easily be sold part worn. I tend to put 40-50,000 miles on a set then sell them for roughly half what I paid for them. When you factor that resale value in, they are pretty much the cheapest tyres you'll ever use!
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