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I've tried to search for BF Goodrich tires size 285/65R18 AT without success. Most of them said they were out of stock. Some said they were back order. Does anyone know where can I get them?
 

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I had the last set from BFG ... my local Discount Tire got them for me. You wont be able to find them until around late July to mid Aug according to BFG. They are on national back order.
 

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tirerack.com has them in stock - and cheaper than your local dealer.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=BFGoodrich&model=All-Terrain+T%2FA+KO

oops - I have to correct myself. They don't have 285/65 but 285/75. That's a better ratio anyway.

I just ordered 295/75R16 for $171 - my dealer wanted $244

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4x4abc - 4/30/2005 1:03 AM

tirerack.com has them in stock - and cheaper than your local dealer.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=BFGoodrich&model=All-Terrain+T%2FA+KO

oops - I have to correct myself. They don't have 285/65 but 285/75. That's a better ratio anyway.

I just ordered 295/75R16 for $171 - my dealer wanted $244

Harald
They dont make a 285-75 in a 18 inch tire... just the 285-65. [:p]
 

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4x4abc - 4/29/2005 12:03 AM

I just ordered 295/75R16 for $171 - my dealer wanted $244
Greeting Harald! [:)]

What size tire is that 295/75R16 tire (33 or 34 inch)? I'm assuming you're going to mate your nicely painted black wheels with this tire on your G500? [:D] If so, I'm curious to see how it will look.

This might sound weird, but do you need to have a lift on your G500 to fit these size tires?
 

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Brent,

yes, the tires will go on the black 16' wheels for my G500. According to the tire specs the 295/75R16 BFG AT has a circumference of 2570 mm = 32.21" diameter. It should fit just fine without any lift. I don't plan on using any taller/stiffer springs - if needed I'll ad trip packers of 2". I primarely want to retain the ride quality I have now.

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In the 16" size, I have been told that the Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO are the best ones out there! Since they don't come in an 18" wheel size, they don't get discussed very much here.

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Braingears - 4/30/2005 11:20 PM

In the 16" size, I have been told that the Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO are the best ones out there! Since they don't come in an 18" wheel size, they don't get discussed very much here.

Chuck
The REVOs are very nice, but they do not have 3-ply sidewall protection like the BFG AT KO. Among the popular AT tires, only BFG AT KO have the 3-ply sidewall.

IMO, REVOs are more for on-road traction.
 

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It was about 50 years ago when the "ply-rating" meant something on bias ply tires. 6-ply was considered stronger than 4-ply.

We have moved on to radial tires. Super strong steel belted thread area - soft, textile cord (vulnerable) sidewalls. Off-road reqires strong sidewalls.

I know from first hand experience that an unmounted BFG 3-ply sidewall tire has softer sidewalls (quieter, more comfortable) than the early Goodyear MT with a 2-ply sidewall (strong, inflexible, loud, uncomfortable). And the 2-ply GY was less prone to sidewall punctures than the 3-ply BFG.

Now, the GY MT (2-ply) has been replaced by the GY MTR (3-ply) and it is supposed to be even more puncture resistant. The BFG has retained its 3-ply sidewall and has improved considerably in durability.

Main thing I wanted to get across was, that the number of plies does not tell you anything. Are three very thin (flexible) plies stronger than 2 very thick plies? Depends on the materials unsed. Could be - but no guarantee. 2 Kevlar plies would probably beat 3 nylon cord plies.

Goodyear could have built the new MTR with only 2 plies, as strong or stronger than BFG's 3 plies. They decided to use 3 plies more as a marketing tool because too many buyers just go by numbers and the "3 must be better than 2" philosophy. Duh!

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Harold, you should really like the new GY AT tire with SilentArmor. These tires have a kevlar layer among the steel belts (2). The sidewall is 2 plies, but uses the same technology as GY MT/R (aka Durawall).
 
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