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Re: Looking for some tires.

Post by SlowLane » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:18 pm

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Dang, you're right. Sorry, I got mine in Canada back in 2011. They are pretty serious snow tires. Van-Cafe used to carry them, but they seem to focus more on the larger sizes favoured by most Vanagon drivers nowadays.
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Post by Jivermo » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:39 am

Spoke with a guy named Edgar at Online Tire. At first he thought that the tire had been discontinued, but he said he'd look into it and call me back, which he did. He said he could ship out 4 by Friday (they are in CA.) I ordered them on the website: 119.39 each, with freight factored in (95.00). Thanks for the help, aircooledchris, in locating these. Another step completed.

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:16 pm

Jivermo wrote:Spoke with a guy named Edgar at Online Tire. At first he thought that the tire had been discontinued, but he said he'd look into it and call me back, which he did. He said he could ship out 4 by Friday (they are in CA.) I ordered them on the website: 119.39 each, with freight factored in (95.00). Thanks for the help, aircooledchris, in locating these. Another step completed.
I need a set of four Maxxis 751s to replace the ones I scarfed off the BobD to roll Naranja.
I will be using RandyInMaine's Commemorative Factory Perforated Drop Disk 14 5 1/2j spare wheel from 2009 to replace the mangled Naranja Pseudo-Cinderblock Square Wheel. I'll pick them up in California and strap them to the luggage rack in a display of bush-whacking cross-country rallyesque excess.
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Post by Jivermo » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:04 am

Better call ahead and order them, to have on hand when you arrive. Edgar had only two in his inventory there, and needed to get the other two from Maxxis. They are not a popular item.

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:23 am

Jivermo wrote:Better call ahead and order them, to have on hand when you arrive. Edgar had only two in his inventory there, and needed to get the other two from Maxxis. They are not a popular item.
My inquiry has been sent to Maxxis:

"Hey, whatsamatter you, HAH? Youse don't want to sell TIRES or sompin?"
Will keep you posted.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Looking for some tires.

Post by Xelmon » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:17 pm

By the way guys, the BFG T/A KO series is discontinued, thus taking with it the 195/75R14 Load-C tires.

The T/A KO 2 series tires so far don't seem to have a 14" size.

I'll make a PSA too.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:46 am

Xelmon wrote:By the way guys, the BFG T/A KO series is discontinued, thus taking with it the 195/75R14 Load-C tires.

The T/A KO 2 series tires so far don't seem to have a 14" size.

I'll make a PSA too.
BF Goodrich releasing the BFG All Terrain KO in size 195/75r14 on April 30th.
Part # 02339 99 side wall D rated.

Maxxis still a pain in the butt to order from. Will update you on the latest flurry of tree shaking . . .
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by Westy78 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:56 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Xelmon wrote:By the way guys, the BFG T/A KO series is discontinued, thus taking with it the 195/75R14 Load-C tires.

The T/A KO 2 series tires so far don't seem to have a 14" size.

I'll make a PSA too.
BF Goodrich releasing the BFG All Terrain KO in size 195/75r14 on April 30th.
Part # 02339 99 side wall D rated.

Maxxis still a pain in the butt to order from. Will update you on the latest flurry of tree shaking . . .
Colin

Where did you hear this Colin? I was just at Americas Tire and the clerk called a BFG rep and they said they weren't bringing back any ATs in 14". On the plus side I just scored five "14 alloys with BFG ATs on 4 of them with only 3000k miles. The whole set for $350. Came off a guys Syncro.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:05 pm

Westy78 wrote: Where did you hear this Colin? I was just at Americas Tire and the clerk called a BFG rep and they said they weren't bringing back any ATs in 14". On the plus side I just scored five "14 alloys with BFG ATs on 4 of them with only 3000k miles. The whole set for $350. Came off a guys Syncro.
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I just got off the phone with BFGoodrich. They are re releasing the BFG All Terrain KO in size 195/75r14 on April 30th. I will wait a few more weeks and order then.

Sorry to waste the time of you guys here but at least I was able to get some good information. BFG said that the part number for this new tire is going to be 02339 and it is still a 99 side wall D rated tire.
Did you give the part number? April 30th may be the day it shows up in the "database".
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Looking for some tires.

Post by Westy78 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:09 pm

No, I didn't have the number. Good news if they're still going to make them though.
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Post by hambone » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:43 am

That's what happens when you let these Chevy guys in, they get all panicky.
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Post by Westy78 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:38 pm

So I got the the new BFGs bolted up and was wondering if they should be run at the same pressure as the Hankooks (35 front, 45 rear)? The BFGs seem quite a bit stiffer in the sidewalls. What PSI are you running in yours Hambone?

Anyone looking for a set of VW alloys with Hankooks mounted on them?
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Post by asiab3 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:19 pm

Westy78 wrote:Anyone looking for e set of VW alloys with Hankooks mounted on them?
Old "wide five" rims or newer '71+ rims?
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:06 am

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Westy78 wrote:Anyone looking for e set of VW alloys with Hankooks mounted on them?
Old "wide five" rims or newer '71+ rims?
I'll answer for him :cyclopsani: ALLOYS as in "late model"!
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P.S. as per tire pressure, sidewall rigidity, a stiff sidewall does not have that much bearing on tire pressure. Try 35/45 for a hundred miles or so, then look at the pavement contact edge on the treads. They should be similar front to rear and the contact edge should be just inboard of the curve from the tire footprint to the sidewall)
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Looking for some tires.

Post by Westy78 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:32 am

asiab3 wrote:
Westy78 wrote:Anyone looking for e set of VW alloys with Hankooks mounted on them?
Old "wide five" rims or newer '71+ rims?
Yes, as Colin said late model Vanagon alloys. The Hankooks have a little life left.

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Post by hambone » Mon May 02, 2016 4:03 pm

35-45 first drive in the Clackamas, wow I was flying around curves. Very stiff tires.
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