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    Default Alternative tyre consideration.

    Good morning,

    My Cruiser pick up V6 is nearly due for some new tyres. I am a BFGoodrich fan and have used them quite extensively but often on this forum it is mentioned that there are cheaper better tyre options out there.

    My Cruiser gets used on tar roads often a little faster than it should but not great tar roads, it gets used on long gravel roads, it gets used in mud and water, it gets used in very rocky terrain and often carries heavy loads especially in fire season with lots of night time driving on rural roads and off road.

    I would go for BF KM3 tyres but if there are cheaper options that will do better I would like to know and consider those options.

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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    BF KM3 is a good tyre.The influence of Michelin is showing.Users of KM3 are usually happy with them.Friend use them on his 110 p/u on the farm.
    Cheaper tyres will be available so the value for money is something only you can decide on.
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    So there isn't actually anything cheaper and better?

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    That's up to you to decide. Estee published the tyre comparisons. Many people have mentioned options.

    Buy what makes you happy. Because as true as squirrels love nuts, if anything goes wrong with tyre A, B or C, you'll blame the forum.
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    Sounds to me that you really work your tyres hard.
    I wouldnt skimp. Id stick with BFGs if I were you.
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    That's up to you to decide. Estee published the tyre comparisons. Many people have mentioned options.

    Buy what makes you happy. Because as true as squirrels love nuts, if anything goes wrong with tyre A, B or C, you'll blame the forum.
    I hear you but if there are cheaper options that are as good or better than BF, I would really like to know because buying a set of KM3's today is not child's play.

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    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac?
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    When we were looking for a BFG T/A to replace a blown tyre in Australia, the shop recommended a Toyo Open Country AT. They had both, however said the the Toyo was as good as the BFG but a better price. We've now gone to Toyos as we've replaced the other tyres. They're good on the highway, good on gravel, mud, dirt, sand, and rock.

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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    What about Sailun Terramax m/t ?

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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    Gareth, there is cheaper and cheaper. What price % difference would you consider cheaper.

    Here is the comparative table Jelo mentioned, it was compiled earlier this year so prices will probably have changed by now, but the % difference could be consistent.

    Determine what performance characteristic which is best suited to your application, eg, tread length and or sidewall bulge, weight etc or just choose the price range that you have in mind and see if you can live with the performance characteristics
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    Have come to the conclusion trying various ATs you get what you pay for, if you drive hard and rough tracks outside MTs, BFG AT is it, they suck in the wet is my only beef.

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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    The cheaper tyres will 4 tanks of fuel less, and you have to live with them for the next 60 000km. That equation doesn't make sense to me.

    Get what you want and know works for you. KM3 is a very good Mud Tyre with much better road handling than before.
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    Default Re: Alternative tyre consideration.

    On the "cheaper" end of the scale:

    - Sailun Terramax MT
    - Federal Couragia MT
    - Achilles Desert Hawk XMT
    - Radar Renegade R7 MT
    - Radar Renegade RT+
    - Comforser CF3000 MT
    - Lanvigator Catchfors MT
    Fortuner 4.0 V6 4x4 AT

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