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Old March 3rd, 2007, 07:38 PM
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BFG MT's 255

I am in Greenville SC and I havent had any luck finding these seems the people i have spoken with all say they are unavailible and arent making them???
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:15 PM
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Depends on size and wheel from what I see. I was going to buy 255X85R16s so I know they have them LT255/70R16, LT255/85R16...Notice no 75s They are MT KMs. I ended up getting 285X75
http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...a-km/1152.html

I used the price from 4X4 GroupBuy and had Discount tires beat the price. If local dealers get stupid you can order from these guys I suppose.
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/bf-...558a37ba769fe4

Hope it helps. These for your D or your missile launcher? Oh yeah. I posted some PICs of them and can recommend them. From what I hear, a lot of our members in CO (Solihull Soc) run them. Not sure if they'd be great for your area...But they look bad ass.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:28 PM
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Who are you talking to about them? I got my set of 255/85s from 4Wheel Parts. Anyone that sells BFG MTs should be able to order them in.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:40 PM
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Who are you talking? I got my set of 255/85s from 4Wheel Parts. Anyone that sells BFG MTs should be able to order them in.
Yeah...What Chris said... (BTW Chris, thanks for modifying that post)
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 09:50 PM
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I thought so. I was thinking about ordering them from the www. tire--rack or ebay. Then id have to find a place to mount etc and it would be a bitch to get 5 of those in a Defender I think. I wish i could drive a truck with them mounted already, I wonder how much more of a dog my truck will be when I put them on, cant wait to get them.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 10:02 PM
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I thought so. I was thinking about ordering them from the www. tire--rack or ebay. Then id have to find a place to mount etc and it would be a bitch to get 5 of those in a Defender I think. I wish i could drive a truck with them mounted already, I wonder how much more of a dog my truck will be when I put them on, cant wait to get them.
Costco, NTB, anyone that mounts tires should be able to put them on your rims. I cant say you will have a problem or not with stock lift.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 10:09 PM
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its got the OME standard HD/MD lift, There are plenty of tire places around to get them mounted... I just wonder if I can get 5 tires in my truck.
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
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I've ordered from summitracing.com before and had them send it directly to the shop to mount.. just called the shop before hand and let them know to expect them..
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Old March 3rd, 2007, 11:06 PM
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I fit 4 265s and 1 285 into the back of mine. Stacked bottom to top. No stress on my ST or windows. Barely fits.

I was told that with my manual trans the drag in power would not be so noticable. True so far. Haven't climbed any serious hills or wheeled it yet. Hell, I keep it in third all the time just so I can hear the engine and be obnoxious anyway. Automatics may notice it more.

I have the standard OME lift.
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Old March 4th, 2007, 12:37 AM
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I have used Tire Rack and had them dropped shipped. Notify the shop prior to delivery.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 02:52 AM
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FYI, Costco will not mount tires if they are not the "stock size". if you have a 4wheelparts shop around use the price from the group buy site and have them beat it.

I've run the 255/85 for six months now and love it.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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FYI, Costco will not mount tires if they are not the "stock size". if you have a 4wheelparts shop around use the price from the group buy site and have them beat it.

I've run the 255/85 for six months now and love it.
That must be a new policy for them or dependant on each location as I used to have them do tire changes all the time on both my D90 and Disco's oversized tires.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Quick question about these tires. I don't have them, but a friend of mine does on his NAS D110 and when I drive it I feel like I am fighting to keep the vehicle in a lane. I assumed it was tread squirm of the tires since his entire susp. is basically new. What do you guys that have them think? I was planning to go with the BF Goodrich M/T instead b/c I don't like the way his vehicle drives on the road. Let me hear your opinions.

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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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All the BFG MT sets I have owned drive great so my first thought it to have his alignment checked.
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Sorry, I made a stupid mistake...I thought he was looking for the Goodyear MT/R. My friend's 110 has the Goodyear MT/R's which is why I was thinking of going with the BFG MTs. Does anyone have the Goodyears on here? I'd like to hear your opinions.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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All mine (3 sets) drove just fine.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 09:30 PM
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Sorry, I made a stupid mistake...I thought he was looking for the Goodyear MT/R. My friend's 110 has the Goodyear MT/R's which is why I was thinking of going with the BFG MTs. Does anyone have the Goodyears on here? I'd like to hear your opinions.
I ran Goodyears on all my vehicles (30 years) until I switched to BFG MT KMs for my D. (30,000 D owners can't be wrong ) I love them. No regret on the switch. But it's your $

IMO The problem you describe just doesn't sound like a tire problem to me. Play in the steering wheel or alignment? (Guessing)
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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Quick question about these tires. I don't have them, but a friend of mine does on his NAS D110 and when I drive it I feel like I am fighting to keep the vehicle in a lane. I assumed it was tread squirm of the tires since his entire susp. is basically new. What do you guys that have them think? I was planning to go with the BF Goodrich M/T instead b/c I don't like the way his vehicle drives on the road. Let me hear your opinions.

Thank you
I have them on my 110 its solid as a rock 3" lift & 3link

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Sorry, I made a stupid mistake...I thought he was looking for the Goodyear MT/R. My friend's 110 has the Goodyear MT/R's which is why I was thinking of going with the BFG MTs. Does anyone have the Goodyears on here? I'd like to hear your opinions.
a good tire but wear kinda fast
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