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pugwash

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Hi Peeps

Love my new 100 and it needs tyres
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Looking at Mud terrains- will be 60% road 40% off road (mainly because i hardly drive it anywhere on the road....)- possibly in a 35" tyre, but maybe just in a 33"/

So which would you choose between:

Cooper STT Pro

BFG KM3 MT

Maxxis Mt764

Grabber X3

Geolander G003

Ideally it would be relatively quiet on road, great in mud, rought sidewalls, great wear pattern

Cost is a factor- i would normally go with the BFG KM3s, but they are VERY expensive compared to everything else. Also the really recent patters like the geolander also look great!
 

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Toyo open country were a bargain last time i looked but very heavy .
 

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Toyo open country 33 x 12.5 on a 15 rim on my 70 and at 125 per corner really good tyre. And a true 33" on 10" wide rims

Had cooper's on my 81 wore out very quickly so will never buy them again.
 

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I used to love BFG then Grabber was #1 for years....then Cooper STT 35s which I love became top-o-the-line. Bought them five years ago,
not sure which are the best ones now.
Tires going up in price so probably a good time to buy now.
I can get BFG 35s 15" for £240 and Cooper for £280 larger rims price goes up fast.
In Sweden
 

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Been running Cooper STT Pros on our 80 series (285/75/16s - so essentially 33s) for a few years now - pretty good on road, even in the wet, and typical MT off road. They drone a bit at speed, but no worse than any other MT.

They do seem softer compound than BFGs, so Iwan's wear comment may be correct - but they were way cheaper than BFGs at the time and as the truck only does around 5-6,000 miles a year, the wear rate hasn't really been an issue for us.

As an aside, I've got Geolander GO15 ATs on the Hilux and the Sprinter, they're okay but not very aggressive - main point for this discussion is that the carcasses seem pretty light to me, much lighter than the Coopers or BFGs - not sure if the G003 has a better structure? Be worth checking I think, if you're planning serious off roading.
 

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In fairness I'm a bit of a Geolander fan ( although I've been a BFG fan for 25 years) this might be a watch.

 
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The Falken Wildpeak M/T is well priced, seems to get good reviews and is on my list.
 

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Had lots of the main options over the years, a lot were OK at best!
Coopers proved very good, but for me, BFG all the way!
 

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Some of our friends did the NordKap run last year on Falken Wildpeak on L200s and a LC120. Came back to strongly recommend the tyre.
 

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I've been running 35inch stt pro on the 80 and have found them to be a good tyre, better then the BFG KM's they replaced.
Heavier then the BFG though, I fitted them so could feel the difference! Balanced up well.

Excellent off road performance on Rock wet or dry, great in mud but float a bit in sloppy/grassy stuff unless drop the pressure.

On road they grip well even in the wet, the BFG would understeer where the stt just digs in. A little noisy but they're MT's.

Snow/ice is OK but not the best imo, my rwd beemer on winter tyres grips better!!
They are 35x12.50 though so float on snow a bit more

Wear rate has been ok and have plenty of battle scars but stood up well to it. I like to drive on rocky lanes.

I won't be fitting them to the hilux but going to AT/hybrid tyre on that.
If I wanted MT's I'd fit them again though
 
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