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Old 13 December 2013, 11:19   #11
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Originally Posted by boristhebold View Post
I just had BF Goodrich AT's fitted today, not cheap but had to be done. Drove back from christchurch to ringwood, raining slightly, damp greasy road, definately seemed more grippy and quieter than the old Grabber TR's. Very pleased indeed.
Ah, but you'll probably get 10 years out of 'em. 50p per tyre, per week, aint too bad
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Old 13 December 2013, 12:19   #12
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Originally Posted by boristhebold View Post
I have a couple of tyres which have cracks on main side wall, need to replace a set of 4 as they are just over 10 years old and showing signs of getting knackered.

So those defender owners what would you recommend as choice of tyres and a supplier, my main use is road use, not much off roading but small amount.
Originally Posted by Jeff Hutcheon View Post
Try Chis Caton in his hospital bed he's good on all things l,rover inc tyres. He could do with some thing to take his mind off things.
Sorry Boris, as Jeff said I've been in hospital following a little op!

I did spot your question but wasn't upto replying at the time, spaced out a touch anyway, I see you have gone for BFG ATs which is probably what I would have suggested would be most suitable for what you described as your general use, I prefer the Mud Terrains as I do a bit more off roading and have had no probs regularly getting 50+k from them so I would guess that you should do at least as good with the ATs. My only advice would be to keep the pressures on the high side, as if you were fully loaded all the time, BFGs don't respond well to low pressure, and make sure your tracking is spot on or you will ruin the fronts in no time! I once had a rear near side tyre with tracking symptoms, when we checked the rear axle the tube was bent so throwing the rear tracking out, a new Salisbury rear axle case sorted that one out

hope you enjoy them and don't forget to get them muddy once in a while

Cheers, Chris
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