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Yep tyres do tire, as did my digging around for details.

Notes of interest:

Yep you can get engineers certificates, as long as all the appropriate tests and checks and documentation are put through the appropriate authorities.

There was an actual listing in a separate document (can not locate currently on the web) that specified each make/model/year for which grouping it resides, that was where I got the final bit of confirmation that the foz was definitely in the softroader category, for ADR rulings.

Get my new AT/S set tomorrow arvo, will be a happy man again, old ones were a bit slippery on the snow a few weeks back.

Hope you all are a bit more certain about what the limits are going up in size.
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Hope you all are a bit more certain about what the limits are going up in size.
i went for stock size because i am too tight to buy another set snow chains
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i went for stock size because i am too tight to buy another set snow chains
Likewise. I'm running stock G95s at 225/55R17, and my chains won't fit the AT-S 225/65R17.
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i went for stock size because i am too tight to buy another set snow chains
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Got my new set AT/S, running smoother and instant 5mm lift

Wahoo for extra tread.

As for being too tight to buy new snow chains, they are just as effective in the mud, use to use em on an old late 70's Honda accord to get down to some out the way surf beaches in NZ years ago, always fun to see hard core 4WD hilux wagons with muddies on looking at you sideways when coming up a muddy track

Would recommend a pair to all those in the states less well endowed with snow

FYI I had to cough up $225 AU for each geolandar AT/S, stock size.

Expect to get 75,000km out of this set too, albeit was on the wear indicators on the set that just came off with 76,500km on them.
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Got my new set AT/S, running smoother and instant 5mm lift

Wahoo for extra tread.

As for being too tight to buy new snow chains, they are just as effective in the mud, use to use em on an old late 70's Honda accord to get down to some out the way surf beaches in NZ years ago, always fun to see hard core 4WD hilux wagons with muddies on looking at you sideways when coming up a muddy track

Would recommend a pair to all those in the states less well endowed with snow

FYI I had to cough up $225 AU for each geolandar AT/S, stock size.

Expect to get 75,000km out of this set too, albeit was on the wear indicators on the set that just came off with 76,500km on them.
Nice. I'm up for new tyres but I only got 45,000km out of my Geolander AT-S. I'm not impressed! Probably going BFG's next so I get over 100,000km out of them
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$225 good price i got mine cost price through a work shop for 218.
what size bfg are you going taza?
im hoping to get 60,000 out of my geolanders up to 5,000
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$225 was through Gob Jane T Mart

Was just under 3 years ago I got the other set, have been diligent in checking pressure and rotating.

Always would run them up to 38psi when loaded for long highway runs on the blacktop.

Keep in mind when going for longer life tyres, the tyres are subject to aging even if not being used, the rubber does go brittle over time and side walls weaken, hence the general rule of thumb I have often heard quoted, is to plan for max life of 5 years, have to say it seems real when I look at how dodgy the tyres on my trailer are now with lots of tread left and 8 years under them, but only 5,000 to 10,000km done.

How much are a set of BFG's going for?
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$225 good price i got mine cost price through a work shop for 218.
what size bfg are you going taza?
im hoping to get 60,000 out of my geolanders up to 5,000
I got 45,000km from my Geo AT-S which are 215/70r15. Stock size being 205/70r15. My new bfg's will be 215/75r15.

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$225 was through Gob Jane T Mart

Was just under 3 years ago I got the other set, have been diligent in checking pressure and rotating.

Always would run them up to 38psi when loaded for long highway runs on the blacktop.

Keep in mind when going for longer life tyres, the tyres are subject to aging even if not being used, the rubber does go brittle over time and side walls weaken, hence the general rule of thumb I have often heard quoted, is to plan for max life of 5 years, have to say it seems real when I look at how dodgy the tyres on my trailer are now with lots of tread left and 8 years under them, but only 5,000 to 10,000km done.

How much are a set of BFG's going for?
Just over $300 each. My geos were 225$ each before. I need 5 too so that's $1500
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I got 45,000km from my Geo AT-S which are 215/70r15. Stock size being 205/70r15. My new bfg's will be 215/75r15.



Just over $300 each. My geos were 225$ each before. I need 5 too so that's $1500
thats a lot of cash!
have you looked into the general grabbers at all?
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