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Thread: What Tyres are the army G-Wagens using ?

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    What Tyres are the army G-Wagens using ?

    Anybody know what tyres the G-Wagen uses,

    I heard it was Michelin XZL , but these are not listed on Michelin Aust website in 750-16 or 235/85 which is my preferred size.

    infact only one Michelin "SUV" tyre is listed in 235/85 R16 and that has road tread

    im after a LT tyre that wont fall to bits, my current tyres are letting me down
    my thinking is that whatever tyre the Army chose will be up to the job

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    Well,not always,those Goodyear "Steeltreks" we're not crash hot,and were replaced at the 5 year mark.
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    The old Bighorns (MT-762) are the goods, a lot rave about them, and the old style are heaps better than the new ones. I have them in 235/85-16 on my Classic, however they've only been on for a month so far, but awesome off road.

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    I've seen them with BFG ATs, but I'm not sure if that is a normal fitting or something special.

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    The 3 on a truck I saw the other day all had BFG AT's as per DiscoMicks comments.

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    All the G-Wagons I saw in the Simpson were running BFG ATs. Remarkably, out of 40 tyres, running at higher than normal speeds through cross-country terrain, only 2 tyre issues were encountered. 1 staked tyre, and 1 which I can't quite remember the cause, but I think a leaky valve or bead. These weren't new either, with some I enquired about having about 30,000km on them.

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    As above, and fromm BFG's facebook page:

    BFGoodrich Tires Australia & New Zealand
    7 April
    The Australian Defence Force has decided to upgrade to the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon with BFGoodirch All Terrains....
    IME the steeltreks were good, though quick wearing - even on an 88"!

    I am not a big fan of BFG ATs..

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    The tyre retailer told me to get the Maxxis Bighorns over the BFG's, I got them at trade price and payed a lot less than i would have for BFG's, my requirement was quality and ability over price.

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    All running BFG AT's:



    Me too, but I am running with MT's:

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    What year is yours, and what engine?

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