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Question Series 80 4.2d Tyre Choice for Cape Town

Hello, I have a 1993 series 80 4.2td fitted with aly rims 8JJ x 16 what would be the best tyre choice for an overland trip to Cape Town via the East coast.

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Hi, my LC had 2 new BF Goodrich ATs which made it all the way, but then again so did the 2 Korean ones I had to put on in Libya....

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Plenty on the internet ... the Overlanders favorite is the BF Goodrich ATs as mentioned....
if you are not overly worried about the detailed specs of each tyre / size then a 235/85 R16 would suit you nicely... (aprox £125 each)
Be careful though, once you start reading all the specs and recommendations you might start dreaming of Michelin XZL 255/100's on split rims, suspension lifts, spacers, body work modifications, ... LOL
Good luck with your trip plans

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Thanks Lucie & Matt, I have decided to go for 285/7/R16S BFG KM2 tyres as they are designed for all surfaces & have had a 33% increase in sidewall strentgh.

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