Anyone have an idea as to the tire size? How about comments on this tire for the Trooper? It's getting close for me to consider tires for my 1999 Trooper and I think they will look better than the Bridgestones.
Paris and Strasbourg, France. The only interesting suv was the Renault Kangoo. A little small but pretty cool looking. Puegeot (sp?) has come a long way with some very attractive wagons and sedans. I saw a Suburban in Paris, boy did it look big compared to everything else! Gas is sold/advertised by the litre, not gallon. Fuel prices are way high. Cheese and Kronenbourg were quite tasty though. Cheers to all!
I have BFG's on my car, at the standard 245/70R16. They were installed at delivery instead of the standard Goodyear Wrangler AP tyres we get in Oz. (If you guys are complaining about Bridgestones, have a go at how bad the Gyears are offroad).
They BFG's handled fine, but provide a harsh ride and are a little noisy. This ride in the Oz Jackaroo is already firm as a result of the gas shocks that are used, but it is a re-assuring sort of ride. The BFG's made it a bit firmer due to the straighter 3 ply sidewalls. Handling is starting to deteriorate now with around 40,000km and tread depth down to about 30% of the original 15mm.The aggressive tread looks great though, especially when new with the side lugs all nice and sharp.
I will be looking for a slightly softer tyre by the time it gets to 50,000km. As the guys here seem to be raving about the Pirelli Scorpion A/T's, that is my likely new tyre. But the Michelin Synchrone will get a look in too.
hey guys. Here are the pics from the Pine Barrens Trip. LOTS OF WATER. The pathfinder took on water at one point and the amigo hydrolocked the engine, we needed to take the plugs out of the amigo and crank the engine in order to get the water out. All in all a good day, everyone drove out on their own power.
The Pathfinder dunked in. Had to drain it out by opening the doors! The Amigo later on hydrolocked and we had to pump out the cylinders. It was a very very wet/waterlogged day. I bogged down my trooper a few times due to wet ECU (underwater ECU actually) But the K&N kept the intake side dry.
I think SBcooke would have been parking his truck and riding along on this one.
without mask, flippers and snorkel you bet. How does the K&N protect you? Is it disconnected from the intake behind the blinker?
On another note...I am getting close to my big purchase. I am bringing the steering thing in next week. After that, new tires and springs. I keep going back and forth, maybe I will just try to fit new tires, save the springs? I don't tow, so if I could fit 275/70's without springs, maybe that it the best route? Anyway, in about 2 weeks I will be warming up the MC!