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Old 22 Feb 2007
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Bfg MT's of Fulda 4x4 street tyres?

Hello friends!

I have a little problem because I'm not sure what kind of tyre to take with me during my trip to marocco.
I have two choices.
first is my one year old Bfg Mud Terrains 265/75R16 (32')
sounds nice but if I take them I must buy one more for a spare.
pros for MT is they are very good off-road but my trip is something like 8.000km on road and only 2-3.000 off-road.
the second option is Fulda 4x4 street tyres 265/70R15 (30')
I have used them two years ago during my trip to mauritania and they worked well but now I see that MT is much better off-road. But I have no even one puncture on my Fuldas! they are better on-road but not so good off the road...
and I have 6pieces of them so don't need to buy something extra for a spare tyre.
Ok, I think thats my problem looks like... If you guys have some good ideas please let me know.

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Hi Peter
where are you going in Morocco and when ? - if its going to be rocky pistes and wet then use the BFGs - if all road and sand then the Fulda's - is the sidewall on the Fulda's good - and plenty of tread ? - a combination of everything the BFG MT's are hard to beat.

As youve pointed out with the size - you will lose some ground clearance - but you should still have about 9 inches under the diffs with 30 inchers -as opposed to 10 inches with the 265/75's - just be aware of it when going over rocks.

My preference is always for BFG MT's - purely beceause they are very tough and they cope well with any conditions - but maybe best to use the Fulda's and save the money for the extra BFG - for the trip.


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I do drive the BFG mud year round.
also for travelling to Maroc.very good allround tyre which I use on pistes,snow,rockcrawling and also good when it get's muddy
the only disadvantage is the nois they make at higher speeds (+100kph)

I even deflate them to less than 1kg of tyrepressure to drive the dunes and that works pretty wel.

My opinion> BFG Mud!!
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A mud-terrain tyre isn't the best for sand - road-tyres are better, other things being equal. On the other hand, the road tryes will be much worse for traction in muddy conditions. So if there's any kinds of mix of conditions you are likely to encounter, I might opt for an MT pattern.

Two further points, though - firstly, the tyre with the bigger overall diameter will give you an advantage in almost any offroad situation (sand included), and probably won't hurt you on the road either.

Secondly, 16" rims are much more common in Africa than 15". In a pinch you could use a (widely available) 7.50-16 to get you out of trouble.

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thanks for your replys! I forgott to add that Im driving toyota Hilux 2.4D known for his HUGE power thats why Im considering smaller tyres (street fuldas)
And about my trip. First Im going on road down to the todra gorge via fes, midelt and errachidia, then I like to go to Marrakech probably via ouarzazate or the other option is going north from todra via high atlas to cascades d'ouzoud and then on road to marrakech.
then from marrakech I go south west to taroudant, tiznit, ifni (on the atlantic coast) and then I start my trip to the east via tafroute from which I want to get to the dunes of merzouga using as much off-road as is possible
passing along my way something like tata, foum zguid, mhamid and erg chebbi.
Then I like to get back west on road to alnif and take a piste from criss Scott book (Alnif-Tinerhir) and stay some days in todra again (because we are going to do lots of climbing during that trip). after that we are heading back north using main roads.

So do you think that I need MTs for such a trip?
almost forgot, Im leaving something about 16of August (16.08.2007)
Hope the weather is nice during that month and september in Marocco?

thanks for your help!

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So do you think that I need MTs for such a trip?
almost forgot, Im leaving something about 16of August (16.08.2007)
Hope the weather is nice during that month and september in Marocco?

thanks for your help!

The weather will be very hot and you won't need MTs but they will do a great job. ATs are probably better for mixed driving.

Say again, in the south it will be hot.

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