Tyres? mix and match

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RE: Siping.
Not just in North America, but those who travel in most of the
European mountain ranges will find tyre dealers who will do the job
for a fee. Though its all hand work and not cheap - but worth it.
And I know I am a tad off topic here but...
BFG's: For those who can't afford them but would like tyres of
similar construction and (alleged) quality. Then Bridgestone have a
Turkish subsidiary called Lassa. They make all the Bridgestone range
in all the sizes but give them different names of course. (But not
the Dueller before you all start the old jokes again!). If any of
you have been to Turkey then you will know its very definitely run by
the military, so its very easy to see that most of their vehicles run
on these tyres. (Apart from Unimogs they use almost exclusively Land
Rovers made in the country).
The AT version that I have is called the 'Competus' and performs well
at budget cost. They are available in the UK as well as in Europe.
Cheers
Jon
Linslade, Beds
HZJ80 ex UN Bosnia surplus - where are you JB ?
 
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Hi
Just to second the siping issue - Team Bertelsen in DK has a machine for it,
it is around 200 DKK per tire, and gives a lot more grip back/forth (not
that much sideways, as the sipes are right across the thread).
And about budget tires: I would at least urge to consider carefully. In the
long run it may not even be a lot cheaper, as wear and resistance may be a
lot worse, and for security while driving some discounts are a high risk.
That is not an argument to buy the most expensive, but to look at some of
the trustworthy, reliable and proven products. I know that such attitude
will make it hard for new players on the market, but a 3T Cruiser should be
rolling on the more secure stuff, for the security of everyone around it.
Just imagine a tire blow in speed or a critical offroad track - that may
cost you and others the car and even lives. The Firestone/Ford
Explorer issue could illustrate the importence of the matter...
Have fun out there, but be careful :)
Regards....
Henrik, DK 100-V8, on 295/75-16 BFG-AT/KO all 6 siped, had 160.000 kms on
the last set with 5mm of thread left - thats a mileage price for tires near
many midrange cars.
 
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Jon
Re> so its very easy to see that most of their vehicles run on these
tyres. (Apart from Unimogs they use almost exclusively Land Rovers made
in the country).
I was in Turkey last May and toured around a fair bit in a Transit -
was suprised to see a shed load of Military Landrovers and inspected a
few thouroughly (as you do) - they all had savage lumps of tyres on
them
Also noticed loads of garages with shed loads of BFG signes,
paraphanalia etc - makes sense in light of your mail
Cheers
Niall
 
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Hello the guys again, about BFG tires I have been just read a ricain
magazine reportage about some new AT tire from General Tire. Well the ricain
mag say that General is better than BFG and not so expensif. May be that
same reportage is on the web site? No I just finish look on mag web site
www.fourwheeler.com/techarticles/index.html but it is not here.
Anyway I am like some other guys saying myself "is BFG realy so much the
best now?" So they race them tires and pay huge butt cheek money for
publicities, but other tire General makes no pubs and may be spend more
moneys on cherching ameliorations. But lest we not forget BFG is child of
Michelin and no body except crazy man say Michelin not very serious tire
company maby best in whole world.
So I say it is dodgy question but may be next time I try these General Tire.
Oh yes this siping stuff is not done in France. We all scared of
responsibilit=E9 factor.
2007/7/31, toyj80 <[Email address removed]>:
>
>
> RE: Siping.
>
> Not just in North America, but those who travel in most of the
> European mountain ranges will find tyre dealers who will do the job
> for a fee. Though its all hand work and not cheap - but worth it.
>
> And I know I am a tad off topic here but...
>
> BFG's: For those who can't afford them but would like tyres of
> similar construction and (alleged) quality. Then Bridgestone have a
> Turkish subsidiary called Lassa. They make all the Bridgestone range
> in all the sizes but give them different names of course. (But not
> the Dueller before you all start the old jokes again!). If any of
> you have been to Turkey then you will know its very definitely run by
> the military, so its very easy to see that most of their vehicles run
> on these tyres. (Apart from Unimogs they use almost exclusively Land
> Rovers made in the country).
>
> The AT version that I have is called the 'Competus' and performs well
> at budget cost. They are available in the UK as well as in Europe.
>
> Cheers
> Jon
> Linslade, Beds
> HZJ80 ex UN Bosnia surplus - where are you JB ?
>
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> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
 
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