Anybody driving off road like gravel road, I need tire recommendation. (long bla bla)
mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Fri Oct 25 13:01:51 EDT 2002
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Pot" <paulnet at direcway.com>
. Does anybody have suggestions and/or experience to help me find the most
durable, toughest H rated tire? I guess I need an H rated offroad tire 205
60 15, does that exist? I have looked at Tirerack tires but that still
doesn't tell me the puncture resistance about them.
> Hope I am not in trouble for such long post.....but enjoyed telling.
> Thanks, Martin
Your writeup sounds like something I could have written. Your roads sound
similiar to the ones I drive on in Montana. My driveway is 3000 feet of
gravel/dirt road and climbs over 300 feet in elevation - real fun in the
I have had pretty good luck using BFG tires. I am running touring T/A's
(VR4) now -225/60/15. In the winter I used studded Winter Slaloms. I get
about 30k miles to a set of tires. I have never had a flat caused by driving
on driving on gravel yet. My last set were BFG Comp T/A's which I like
better than the touring TAs but they are NLA in my size.
My wifes Caprice had 3 flats in 6 months until I replaced the tires with
Michelin X radials (LT) - no flats no in over 3 years. The Michelins are
***really*** bad in the snow, but do well on dirt/gravel. Our cars are heavy
enough to handle the stiffer sidewalls but I have no idea if the X radial is
made in the proper size.
Costco here is good about ordering tires that they don't stock in the store
and their prices are pretty good.
hope that helps,
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