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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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What would be a choice of tires for a D110. My truck is in Costa Rica and they don't have any B.F. Goodrich tires there. The roads are dirt/rock and pothole ridden, and also alot of sand beach driving. I have always liked the at's and the mt's but I can't get them. Help!, my truck needs tires and I don't want to buy the wrong ones.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Tracy, for that kind of driving, 110 and Costa I would go with BFG M/T and ship them or Have you tried Goodyear M/T they were great on my H1

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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Tracy, for that kind of driving, 110 and Costa I would go with BFG M/T and ship them or Have you tried Goodyear M/T they were great on my H1

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Thanks Gustavo, I plan on taking a set of km2's when I move for good, but my 110 needs tires soon, I will look into the goodyears. Thanks.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Thanks Gustavo, I plan on taking a set of km2's when I move for good, but my 110 needs tires soon, I will look into the goodyears. Thanks.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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285/75/16 KM2s from Onlinetires.com $178.92ea.........they say they ship to Costa Rica
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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285/75/16 km2s from onlinetires.com $178.92ea.........they say they ship to costa rica
that would almost double with the import tax, then there would be transport from san jose to me ( about 10hrs), but thanks, i will be taking a set in my container , just need something good for now.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:28 PM
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What kind/Brand of mud tires do they sell in CR?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:22 PM
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The problem is that we have no idea what is available. If you cannot not buy BFG, then everyone assumes there is nothing to choose from.
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BFG has a CR presence ... my Spanish sucks but here are some BFG offerings

http://www.bfcr.co.cr/producto_tipo_...ageField42.y=7
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:03 AM
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It strikes me as really silly to buy tires you can't get locally. So you have a couple of torn tires and you're out of service until you get more shipped?
I'd definitely find something that you can buy in Costa Rica.
As for size, on primitive roads like that I've found 7.50x16's (or something close) work well, at least 8ply rating so they hold up.

I've liked my Cooper Discoverer tires a lot.

Cooper contact in Costa Rica:
Super Llantas Ramirez, S.A.

Mr. Ronald Ramirez
800 Sur Mall San Pedro
Apartado 72-1100
Zapote
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Phone: + 506-283-8364
Fax: + 506-283-8003
E-mail: rramirez@superllantas.com
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:34 PM
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What do you have available ?

What about Panama ? are you close to the south border ?

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Actually on top of the page has a TRANSLATE

Anyways , I think is Bridgestone/Firestone which brings me to my 109 run Destination M/T 235/85, and tha twould be a nice run down there



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BFG has a CR presence ... my Spanish sucks but here are some BFG offerings

http://www.bfcr.co.cr/producto_tipo_list.asp?
select_marca=Bridgestone&select_type=LTR&imageFiel d42.x=21&imageField42.y=7
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I have 2 sets of the Destination MTs and love them. #1 mud tire on the www.tirerack.com
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Old January 12th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Actually on top of the page has a TRANSLATE

Anyways , I think is Bridgestone/Firestone which brings me to my 109 run Destination M/T 235/85, and tha twould be a nice run down there
Thanks, there is a Brigstone factory there, and this is what I needed to hear, since I have never owned a set. I guess I will try a set, they can only be better than the Generals( which I hate) that came with my truck.

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What do you have available ?

What about Panama ? are you close to the south border ?

Suerte !
The problem with Panama is that the tire place is right on the border, and when you go back into CR, you pay import tax, which brings price back to what you would pay in CR, but without a warranty. The price is not my major concern, but a good easy to get tire, locally. I will look into the brigstone mt, as I think they are sold everywhere. If you look at what everyone else is runnung, they are ALL different, and I trust this board over anyone eles's opinion, after all most of us actually go off road and depend on a certain tire.Thanks for input.
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x3 on the Firestone Destination M/T.
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Here is a possible lead for off road accessories including tires. Super Accessories is the WARN dealer in Costa Rico, give them a call.



Dealer Name:Super Accesorios de C.A., S.A.Phone:+506-2219-7884Fax:+506.2287-4311Address:Paseo Colon Calles 34-36
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here is a possible lead for off road accessories including tires. Super accessories is the warn dealer in costa rico, give them a call.



Dealer name:super accesorios de c.a., s.a.phone:+506-2219-7884fax:+506.2287-4311address:paseo colon calles 34-36
san jose, cr
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Thanks, there is a Brigstone factory there, and this is what I needed to hear, since I have never owned a set. I guess I will try a set, they can only be better than the Generals( which I hate) that came with my truck.

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The problem with Panama is that the tire place is right on the border, and when you go back into CR, you pay import tax, which brings price back to what you would pay in CR, but without a warranty. The price is not my major concern, but a good easy to get tire, locally. I will look into the brigstone mt, as I think they are sold everywhere. If you look at what everyone else is runnung, they are ALL different, and I trust this board over anyone eles's opinion, after all most of us actually go off road and depend on a certain tire.Thanks for input.
What if you mount the tires in Panama ? will that work ? after that
you do a little wheeling in Panama so when you cross back the
border your tires are all dirty and the lazy oficial aduanero is not
going to see shit ...
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If you are off road a lot and not doing high speed work, I would get something pretty rugged and cheap. Old style bias ply 7.50x16 tires are tough as nails and great offroad.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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What if you mount the tires in Panama ? will that work ? after that
you do a little wheeling in Panama so when you cross back the
border your tires are all dirty and the lazy oficial aduanero is not
going to see shit ...
They know people do that, dirty or not, they will have new tread, only one way in and out in that area. The government makes there money on import taxes, which keeps most other taxes very low. Again, not to worried about price , as much as warranty and performance, and local availability. Thanks

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If you are off road a lot and not doing high speed work, I would get something pretty rugged and cheap. Old style bias ply 7.50x16 tires are tough as nails and great offroad.
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