Tires - beyond the trip down south - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 09:53 AM
paulb's Avatar
paulb
Status: Offline
Paul / Boultbee
1994 D-90, Green #1576
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Los Altos Hills California USA
Posts: 786
Tires - beyond the trip down south

So now Steve has his (well done by the way) tires; what about other options for those still looking.
What about a set of tires with the following criteria: "green lane driving", help with gas milage ($4.72 by me), noise on roads, good looking/some aggrssiveness (vanity my dear). From this and other threads tire with accolades are:
Dunlop Radical Rover RT
Dunlop Radical Rover RVXT
Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO (though not sure what the difference between the R and RR versions is)
__________________
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking about it!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:09 AM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
Cooper ST
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
revtor's Avatar
revtor
Status: Offline
Steve Maietta
1969 IIA 88" Bugeye
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern NJ, USA
Posts: 817
Registry
RVXT's have been the most reliable thing on my truck for the past two years.. Not really agressive, but they are quiet, look good and were $97 ea when i got 'em.

~Steve
__________________
"Yeah, make sure its a flatbed...."
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:09 PM
midturtle's Avatar
midturtle
Status: Offline
Wes
'95 90 SW #234
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 70
Nitto Terra Grappler AT, very good all around tire. I've run them on my z-71 for the past 3 years and never been in a situation they couldn't get me out of. a little on the aggressive side for a road AT. So far I've gotten 35K miles out of them and looks like I can get another 20K easy.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 24th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Roverowner's Avatar
Roverowner
Status: Offline
Brian Love
95/Disco
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Germany
Posts: 109
That is the dilemma I am facing right now. I have some BF AT's on my truck now (265/75R16) but I would really like to get a more 'road firendly' tire to put on my stock rims for the around town stuff, and then move the AT's over to some nice steel rims for play time.
__________________
Inspirational Thought of the Day

Some people are like Slinkies ...
Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when
you push them down a flight of stairs.


1995 Discovery
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 24th, 2008, 04:45 PM
flippedrover's Avatar
flippedrover
Status: Offline
Tyler
'94 D-90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ashburn,va
Posts: 3,124
The Revos. Got them on my truck and they are great. Not noisy good wet and snowy grip. Can play in a little mud.

Roverowner I'd keep the ATs and get a set of MTs for play if you want a second set of tires.
__________________
Can't you feel 'em circlin' (closin'in) honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only bait in town.
You got fins to the left, fins to the right,
and you're the only girl in town.

Jimmy Buffett


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 24th, 2008, 05:41 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
RTs are nice.

Cooper STs are pretty similar as someone just mentioned.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 24th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Roverowner's Avatar
Roverowner
Status: Offline
Brian Love
95/Disco
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Germany
Posts: 109
The BF ATs are nice, just so noisy. This sounds crazy, but something a little bit narrower would be nice so I can get a bit more turning radius in 'around town mode'.
__________________
Inspirational Thought of the Day

Some people are like Slinkies ...
Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when
you push them down a flight of stairs.


1995 Discovery
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 24th, 2008, 06:49 PM
headdamage's Avatar
headdamage
Status: Offline
Andrew
exmod 90 2.5na and a 93/RRC 200tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Yellowknife NWT
Posts: 227
Toyo M55 or for a cheaper tire I like the Big O X/T.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old July 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM
D90user's Avatar
D90user
Status: Offline
steve
109/110 ambulance-55 series I
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,447
If I were to pick a more road oriented tire it would either be the bfg A/T or the cooper ST.

I had a set of the coopers and they were quite good in the mud, on the road and in the sand. They chipped quite a bit on dirt and seemed to get a lot of flats in baja.

The coopers look good too.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
tire, tires, trip

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way across the US Mike Hippert Defender Technical Discussions 173 April 29th, 2010 04:56 PM
Tire choice for the big trip south D90user Defender Technical Discussions 25 July 23rd, 2008 12:20 AM
Road Trip Report, Defender Sightings chris snell Misc. Chit-Chat 5 December 28th, 2005 03:03 PM
Tires, Tires, Tires Joe P Misc. Chit-Chat 28 August 9th, 2005 09:58 PM
BFG AT Ko tires for sale Seriesman For Sale - Parts 6 August 18th, 2004 11:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.


Copyright