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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 24-08-07, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thank You everybody i reckon we have sorted the problem once and for all like i set out to do at the beginning of the topic. I for one was a new comer that couldn,t find what i was looking for and if this is kept recent then all the newcomers will find it easier to get the information they want just like me!!
Now i,m getting four BFG`s fitted today at 12.30 for 468 all in and i,m setting off for La Rochelle at five tomorrow!!
I,d like to ask about tyre pressure..... Shall i start a new topic??
Dont think so too many people kick off because:
" its been talked about too much"
so i,d best spend three hours going back through history to find it ey??!!
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post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old 24-08-07, 07:21 PM
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Regarding tyre pressures, I have run them at 32/34 as suggested by Cupar Tyres but am now running at either 35/35 (no load) or 35/38 (with load and trailer).

The standard pressures are 35/35 so I cant see how a bigger tyre can take less pressure in it as suggested by Cupar Tyres. This is why I have upped them to 35/38.

I have also looked on one of tyre charts on Kwik-fits wall (michelin supplied I think) and that lists 2 tyre sizes for the D40, both have pressures of 35. Also lists 2 sizes for the D22, again using the same pressure.

I carry a 12v Compressor around (as BFG's are designed with running at low inflation in mind for mud etc) so I mess with them and have found it to be more comfortable at 35/35 or 35/38. I suggest that you do the same, checking for excess wear on either the edges or in the center band.

I concede that sticking to OE sizes would eliminate the hit and miss for tyre pressures on non-standard sizes.

Steve

Was: Silver D40 Aventura (06 plate), BFG's, reversing sensors, Snugtop XTR.
Now: Skoda Octavia vRS TDi (170bhp) Hatch,07 plate
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post #13 of 56 (permalink) Old 29-08-07, 08:01 PM
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I bought mine from Auchinlea Tyres in Motherwell (Scotland) so too far from you I guess. Just do some searching on Google etc for a local BFG dealer.

I think all navs have 5 tyres the same size, so would be better to get all 5 done, they cost me (well the company) 558 for 5, fitted and balanced with about 6kg of lead per wheel!!

Try http://www.4site4x4.co.uk/ for dealers.

I also found http://www.rlgtyres.co.uk/ to be helpfull, they are a cooper, General and BFG dealer and he drives a D40, infact I think he was the first in the country to put BFG's on his.

Steve

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post #14 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-02-08, 09:15 PM
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Done 20k on the Goodyears now, got stuck on a grass verge last week- very embarassing
Got my local tyre dealer to check them out, they have a couple of thou left so asked him to organise an A/T tyre and ask Nissan for confirmation of alternate size, expecting a similar debate to here.
His reply, no need to go to Nissan, we have General A/Ts in stock in the OE size 76 all in ea. I nearly fell over.
Turns out he only has 2, 2 coming this week, all to be fitted asap for the sum of 304 all in and I dont have to throw away my brand new spare. Nice.
I'm guessing the more popular the size becomes, the more manufacturers will make. pretty soon there will be choise of 10.

hope this helps.

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post #15 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-02-09, 08:14 PM
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

Hi newbie here,

Introduced myself in the appropriate section, so jumping into the deep end now

I have been off-roading (mainly) Freelanders since 1998 in the UK and have unreservedly recommended BFG ATs as about the best tyre there is. Its as good on road as most standard summer tyres, better than any of them off-road and second only to a MT off-road.

However, my current vehicle (Ford Ranger which is going for a Navara this week) was originally shod on Bridgestone Duellers which are fine on-road and very poor off-road. I swapped them for the BFG ATs based on previous experiences and must say I now have mixed emotions. The BFG ATs are better both on and off-road for traction and grip, but the big let down is ride comfort. The car bounces/crashes and seems to find bumps and undulations that I didn't even see. In addition they took so many weights to balance they had to 'piggy back' the weights. This caused constant problems with vibrations and frequent trips for re-balancing. Swapping back to the Duelers and I find the ride is much softer and far more comfortable, balancing is no problem though grip is down

I thought this may be due to the BFGs triple side walls and higher load rating meaning less bumps are being absorbed through the tyres and more weight to balance. On Freelanders this didn't matter as they have good, soft coils all-round and so were able to deal with the stiffness better, whereas my Ranger with its torsion front and leaf rear is primitive and is shown up very quickly. Plus smaller tyres on Freelander meant less to balance.

Anyway, how are you guys in Navara's finding the ride and comfort with BFG ATs? Any difference from stock road?

Thanks,
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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-02-09, 08:26 PM
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

There has been loads of discussions about this, so in order to not get typers cramp I will refer you to this link viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3594
Garryd has a fair bit to say about this topic, as he has had the BFG AT's also. We are thinking of going for the BFG Long Trails next.
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

What about my d22 on standard alloys what size would be best for that thanks
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post #18 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-10-09, 12:57 AM
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

I have a Thai build Navara Calibre 4x2. The tyre size is 255/70R 16. Weels 16x7 J
I Google and find a tyre calculator. I find that 275/55R 18 shall fit ok. But what about the weels? 7.5" or 8"?
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post #19 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-10-09, 08:01 AM
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

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What about my d22 on standard alloys what size would be best for that thanks

I run 245 75 16's mate they fit like a glove
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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-10, 11:56 AM
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Re: Tyre Size( Once and for all please)

Keeping this current....

Just joined this site 2 days ago and want to say thanks for all the advice here.....im going to look for 275/60R17's for my 2006 D40 Aventura. The previous owner gave the truck a 4" lift and widened it by 2" but kept the standard wheels and tyres.

I want tyres that will fill out all the height my truck has, BFG All terrains look awesome, however the majority of my time is spent on road so I was considering the BFG Rugged Trails which a couple of guys on here have suggested.
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