tyers

cruiserlad

4x4 Earth Contributer
im getting a new set of tyers in 2 weeks and thinking of either the maxxis buckshot or the nankang mudstars has anyone run these tyers and what do they think of them tyer l

ongevity noise the usual questions and also best prices 275/70/r16 bfg allterrains and want to stay the same tyre size
 
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grit

Member
What size tyres?
to fit what size rims?

Atleast, so that we can give you an idea on prices.

and... what are you currently running?
or will you be changing size and/or rims (for better comparisons to what you are used to)
 

grit

Member
Thanks for putting the size up. My next question is why change from BFG's? - They have a damn good name, some have complained about road noise, I thinks Muddy's might be noisier. Buckshot is pretty good value -it was Maxxis first Mud Terrain but I think most people would agree its worth the extra to step up to Bighorns.
 

Sharky

New Member
All muddies r noisy, but BFG are the best for money if used on a daily driver. The only muddie I'd have over a BFG is Simex but not an every day car. Bighorns r a good cheapie, but Bridgestones are better, if u want to pay a little more. I've heard as equally noisy all terrains too. Buckshots aren't bad but I believe bighorns r cheaper and just as good. I just paid $360/tyre for BFG M/T 305/70/16's. From all reports I've had they don't last too long and tend to rip chunks off when deflated to less than 20psi. My mate had bighorns on a 3L dsl hilux & they were good but not as good as bridgestone & I think he only got about 40,000km out of em
 
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LowLux

Moderator
I have Simex AT's on mine and personally I'll not use them again as an everyday tyre. I admit, they are quiet and handle well but I've found they just can't be balanced properly, by anyone. Mine tend wobble and vibrate through the steering at about 80k's/hr and then the wobble disappears again after about 95k's/hr. I've had everything done by everyone to try and rectify it but to no avail. Wheel balances, alignments, steering checked, joints checked, replaced suspension parts etc etc etc. I'd aim for the BFG's.
 

Offrdn60

Member
I have had a set of BFG A/T IMO they always get mud in the bead and go flat, and got bugger all klms out of them. For road tyres im running the Nankangs M/T 32x11.5. Only thing with them is the tyre tread does stick out alot to the side wall, but great vale 4 money. I payed $160 a tyre to give u an idea.
 

Blue Dog

New Member
I run Mickey Thompson 285/75 x 16 MTZ, they are louder than the road tyres but I find they hang on just as good wet and dry run 40psi road and 28 or lower off road have done 10,000k on them with very little wear so far.
They cost me $1500 for a set of 5
 

Pure Yobbo

Moderator
I'll be watching this thread closely. Had a rough quote today just to get an idea on price. For 285 75 R17 or about that size BFG All Terrians they wanted $430 per tyre. Thats huge I will definatly be looking for a cheaper tyre.

I have been advised to look for a 305 70 apparently they are the same height but offer better rim protection.

Cheers
 

grit

Member
Was that price for the KM or the KM2's?

What is the width of your rims?
 
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Paul100

Member
If you don't mind spending the $$$'s - Mickey Thompson MTZ's are hard to go past for a tough aggressive multi-role tyre.
Mine have taken a hiding & I'm full of praise for them :cool:
 

grit

Member
My track Buddy runs MTZ's on his new Hilux - I'm running the Baja Claws, only had them a few weeks. So far they haven't let me down. - Wish I got a pic of the mud trails I got into last weekend - It was the bypass to the closed section of Prickly Ridge Track in the Watagans (Lemon Tree area).
 

cruiserlad

4x4 Earth Contributer
i think i will go the maxxis buckshot there not quiet as aggressive as the bighorns so suit me but more than most a/ts
 

cruiserlad

4x4 Earth Contributer
changed my mind the only difference i can see in the buckshots to the bighorns is that buckshots dont have side biters and i can get bighorns for 205 each
 

grit

Member
IMO - the Bighorns will be a very decent tyre for the price.

...& the sidebiters are a major advancement in offroad tyres.
 

firey

New Member
4x4 tyres

I run BFG A/T for everyday use, my off road tyres are Goodyear Wangler MT/R these tyres have seen a lot work, they are good for rock mud and sand work, they are worth a look
 

goldrush

Moderator
Cruiserlad has changed his mind again. He is having the Nankang Mudstars fitted tomorrow. We'll have to wait and see how they go.
 

frosty

Well-Known Member
NANKANG! How good is the material and workmanship in these cheaper tyres? With my trucks, I wont run ANYTHING except yokis, bridgestone or michellin. I've had too many problams with toyos, cheng shins, etc. They go out of shape, delaminate or just wear too quickly. I find it cheaper in the long run to spend the extra $$, and get better perfofmance! That's my opinion and I'm sticken to it!! Must be something in it, I must have gone through thousands of tyres by now.
 

grit

Member
On the trails I swear by my Baja Claws. Mickey Thompson was a genious - he revolutionised offroad tyres with the introduction of side-biters that are now being adopted by everyone else for serious offroading. Fitting these tyres was my personal choice.

Life is about choices and unless we have emphatic proof beyond all doubt that a particular brand or tyre is clearly sub-standard we should not be too critical. I had a brand new bridgestone fail on me on the freeway (sidewall bubbled and blew out), I'm not going to use that to tell everyone with Bridgestones to use their money more wisely next time. I have followed this thread and can see that you have considered many factors along the way to this choice. I say good on you for making an independant, informed decision.
 
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