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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:38 am 
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road tires do fine on sand, in fact many claim they are better than AT tires

Yep, dont use muddies on sand, just digs big holes lol.

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Yeah the more tread the more it digs in. But the big thing on sand is tire pressure, buy a portable compressor and quick deflator.

100% right! 16psi for most sand, down to 12 if really soft & 8 if you're in trouble.

15" OEM def wont fit over the calipers. OzRacing will, so will Audis like I have (only from Audi A3 '96-03). You need custom wheel nuts & hubcentric rings though. Look here:
http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthrea ... 11&page=11

Geolander ATs are a great compromise for onroad handling & offroad ability. Even better is 2 sets like itsjasper says, best of both worlds.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:03 am 
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yeah i have been thinking of running two sets, just have to get it past the financial controller haha.

Most thing i've read the Geolander's are a happy mix of on/off road control. have to wait for my xmas bonus to finally come through and then i can go shopping :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:48 pm 
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justletgo wrote:
yeah i have been thinking of running two sets, just have to get it past the financial controller haha.

Most thing i've read the Geolander's are a happy mix of on/off road control. have to wait for my xmas bonus to finally come through and then i can go shopping :D


Not sure if you have made any decisions on this yet but Bob Jane have a good offer at the moment for 215/70 r16's - just got myself a set :D

http://catalogue.bobjane.com.au/offer/4 ... u104b.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:21 pm 
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justletgo wrote:
yeah i have been thinking of running two sets, just have to get it past the financial controller haha.

Most thing i've read the Geolander's are a happy mix of on/off road control. have to wait for my xmas bonus to finally come through and then i can go shopping :D


Not sure if you have made any decisions on this yet but Bob Jane have a good offer at the moment for 215/70 r16's - just got myself a set :D

http://catalogue.bobjane.com.au/offer/4 ... u104b.html

Wow, $169 for BFGs is an awesome price! These are the T/A KO which is the old model, making way for the new KO2, hence the great price :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:11 am 
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Yeah I saw that price and tried to avoid crying, almost tempted to get some as a second set for when these wear out! :D

ATM we won't be able to use the KO2 at all since they are only making it in larger sizes at the moment. The smallest one is LT245/75R16. But it is driving the prices down on KO1's, so thats a win!

Nah next up for me is some mud tires!

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:50 am 
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aophoto wrote:
justletgo wrote:
yeah i have been thinking of running two sets, just have to get it past the financial controller haha.

Most thing i've read the Geolander's are a happy mix of on/off road control. have to wait for my xmas bonus to finally come through and then i can go shopping :D


Not sure if you have made any decisions on this yet but Bob Jane have a good offer at the moment for 215/70 r16's - just got myself a set :D

http://catalogue.bobjane.com.au/offer/4 ... u104b.html


Just took advantage of that same deal. Got to test them out on the sand at Hawksnest over the last week. Very happy with the result.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:06 pm 
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WOW thats crazy pricing!

cheers for the hot tip. now off to burn a hole in the bank account


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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:21 am 
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Hey guys i'm new here, just bought a forester the other day :D

Has anyone fitted 215/70/16 BFG AT KO2's? Or 215/70/16 anything for that matter?
I'm looking at getting a set for my 03 XS. Stock height atm but plannig for raised king springs and maybe a 1inch strut lift if necessary.

Will they fit without rubbing or hitting the spring perch? I've read so many different answers to this on different forums.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:05 pm 
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Congrats on buying a Foz!! :ok:

BFG AT KO2's are a great tyre, I haven't used them but reports are they are quieter than the KO and do better offroad. They won't be as good onroad as a Yokohama Geolander AT or as quiet & will use more fuel. But they look great!

215/70/16 is pretty big, 27.9". They will fit but you might have a tiny bit of rubbing. Mine are 27.7" and rub slightly on full lock in reverse.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire choice - Need a bit of advice
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:36 pm 
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Cheers!

What tyre size combo are you running?
I can deal with a little bit of full lock rubbing if it means i get more height from the tyres. Its going to be a weekend warrior not a daily driver :thumbs:


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