Pajero Exceed 18” tyres

REAList
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: Pajero 3.2 DID GLS Swb
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Pajero Exceed 18” tyres

Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:01 am

Gents,
My first set of tyres needs replacement at 42k km.
Recommendations based on your experience please.
Had Coopers on my previous swb paj which gave excellent service.
I do about 20% dirt road travel yearly.
Am a bit concerned (for insurance) with tyres like BFG that lists a speed rating of 180kmhr.
Anybody ever had issues because of this - the current Dunlops have a speed rating of 210kmhr.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
User avatar
KurtG
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
Location: Lonehill, JHB
Posts: 801
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Re: Pajero Exceed 18” tyres

Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:43 pm

Do you really drive at more than 180km/h?

I have the BFG now for nearly 50,000km and have no issues. They are tough but expensive, a little noisy now that they are a little worn.

A good option that I have read about (but never owned) is the new Pirelli Scorpion ATR Plus, it looks pretty good but the load index is low.

If I was buying tyres for your 20% gravel use, then load index would be way more important than speed index because the higher the load index, the tougher the construction.

A high speed rating also means the rubber is softer hence shorter life.
- Kurt
2014 Pajero SWB 3.2 GLS | EFS Suspension | Stofpad Bashplates
2008 Pajero LWB 3.2 GLS (Sold @ 243,000km)
REAList
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: Pajero 3.2 DID GLS Swb
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Re: Pajero Exceed 18” tyres

Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:55 am

KurtG wrote:Do you really drive at more than 180km/h?

I have the BFG now for nearly 50,000km and have no issues. They are tough but expensive, a little noisy now that they are a little worn.

A good option that I have read about (but never owned) is the new Pirelli Scorpion ATR Plus, it looks pretty good but the load index is low.

If I was buying tyres for your 20% gravel use, then load index would be way more important than speed index because the higher the load index, the tougher the construction.

A high speed rating also means the rubber is softer hence shorter life.
Thanks for the input Kurt.
Load rating is very important as I tow a heavy caravan.
I am not interested in a tyre with a highway tread as I visit rough road areas often.
Of interest with the BFG is the difference in their ratings on the sidewall in the different ads. So one needs to be wary of this.
The softer tyres, like the Dunlops which it leaves the factory with, only last some 40k odd kilos on the Pajeros.
How does BFG handle on wet roads?
There is a limited choice of the tyres available in 18" rim size :-(
There are currently no BFG tyres in 18" stock from the importers.
User avatar
KurtG
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2014 Pajero 3.2Di-D SWB
Location: Lonehill, JHB
Posts: 801
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Re: Pajero Exceed 18” tyres

Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:20 pm

Honestly, the BFG is not great on wet tar. I use 4H as soon as I experience a wet road. I don’t have much experience on wet gravel / muddy roads.
- Kurt
2014 Pajero SWB 3.2 GLS | EFS Suspension | Stofpad Bashplates
2008 Pajero LWB 3.2 GLS (Sold @ 243,000km)

Return to “Rims and Tyres”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Login · Register

Latest Posts

Login  •  Register