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Silvertstone MT-117

Discussion in 'Camping, Carravanning & 4x4' started by RoryBenn-Clibborn, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. RoryBenn-Clibborn

    RoryBenn-Clibborn New Member

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    Hey fellas/ladies,

    I Just bought a new set of tyres for the hilux. Silverstone MT-117's, They are extremely reasonably priced and seem like a great tyre. Has anyone that knows these tyres have any issues with them? Im just generally curious to know. Supposedly they are getting 70-80 000kms out of them which is bloody impressive for a mud terrain.

    Cheers
     
  2. hodzy23

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    no issues here except that bcoz they are bias the sound like a jet engine and if you use them to much they wear heaps
     
  3. RoryBenn-Clibborn

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    Havent noticed too much noise coming from them, But i prepared to deal with the wear in the tyre. they are only cheap tyres so i can afford to pick up another set in a few years time.
     
  4. chrisso

    chrisso New Member

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    what are they worth a tyre mate? what size you get?
     
  5. hodzy23

    hodzy23 New Member

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    my dad paid $1200 with rims for 4
     
  6. chrisso

    chrisso New Member

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    thats not really a "cheap" tyre then lol, can get bfg mt km2's for 1300 in 33"
     
  7. wharf

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    I wouldnt buy them myself.In the same breath i havent used them either.Have been using BFG muddies for the last 4 years now.First set i got just over 60k and they get abused/used very hard nearly every weekend.On my second set and have over 30k.I did look at getting the goodyear wrangler M/T last time but i didnt like the bloke selling them so i got the BFGs.Was also looking at federal couragia but found after asking a few blokes who used them they wear quick and dont grip well on road.Have heard the same about the silverstones.Have never had coopers and have heard good things.My next tyres will be mickey thompson MTZs.

    I pay $280 a tyre for the BFG M/T in a 16x235/85.Sunnies will cost you about $30/$40 for 15 inch and around $60 a rim for 16 inch.One thing in your favour is that a hilux is light and wont chew the tyres as quick as my patrol.
     
  8. wharf

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    Forgot to ask,are they the sport or extreme?
     
  9. TempesT

    TempesT New Member

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    I run MT MTZ's... not a cheap tyre esp/ when they are 35'x12.5 but a very very capable tyre offroad and performs better than most muddies on road.
     
  10. RoryBenn-Clibborn

    RoryBenn-Clibborn New Member

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    Gday fellas,

    Im running the Silverstone Mt-117's in 32". They are only $210-$220 a tyre and theyre made by the same rubber manufacturers as BFG. They are a fairly soft compound rubber, but they grip well and are super quiet on the road. They have a similar tread pattern to the BFG's but seem a little bit deeper. Im not too worried if i get only 50,000 out of them because they are quite affordable and they will hopefully be a little safer on the roads than some of your harder compound mt's.

    Cheers for the inputs fellas. Much appreciated. Maybe some of us canberra fellas could go for a bash in the brindies sometime.
     
  11. chrisso

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    how do you find the on road noise wharf with the bfg's, and tempest with the mtz's?????
     
  12. TempesT

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    Weeeell you see my truck isnt the best to judge the road noise from. Shes pretty loud with the exhaust and lack of real sound proofing in comparison to my 97 RR.
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    Having said that MTZ's are pretty much the same if not a little better than most Mud/ road composite tyres. You are suppose to get about 60k out of a set. The real gains that are had with MTZ's are their performance on wet/ greasy / muddy tracks. Drop the pressure and away you go.

    Have a search on http://www.4wdmonthly.com.au/forum for more info.
     
  13. Adz

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    Hi fellas,

    I own a 2008 GLX-R triton, and am in the process of finalising some steel rims & tyres. I managed to get some 16x6.5 steelies off a current model pajero, with Bridgestone Dueler M/T D673's in 235/85/16...all up $500 for 5 rims & tyres.

    Anyway, my point is...I belong to another 4wd forum for tritons & we have a trip coming up in the brindies, so I just thought I would extend the invitation to the local canberra blokes. Feel free to PM me for details.
    Cheers,
    Adz.
     
  14. RoryBenn-Clibborn

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    Sweet sounds good Adz post up the details when u get em. always keen for a bash! Unless im fishing ofcourse...
     
  15. wharf

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    I found a awesome track last weekend.Behind blue range.Very greasy.


    I dont have a problem with road noise.They arent wide.235/85x16.
     
  16. TempesT

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    hmmmm that good of a track wharf?

    Im interested... very interested. Next time your out for a wheel or just covering some new ground give us a hoi.:)
     
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  17. wharf

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    It wasnt really a planned trip,i just woke up on saturday morning,went and woke my very hung over mate up and went for a drive.This track isnt all that hard for the most part.But the last 200m was straight up rutted out and slimey clay.Ill have to take you there next time its wet.
     

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